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Around the web, March 18

  • Illinois toxics case: court turns thumbs down on medical monitoring class action [Russell Jackson]
  • Californians may hope for class action reform, but lawyers with clout in Sacramento have other ideas [Cal Labor, Karlsgodt]
  • Court dodges Twombly/Iqbal in pain pump case [Beck et al] Edward Hartnett compromise proposal on Iqbal/Twombly [Wasserman, Prawfs]
  • $5 million pain and suffering award set aside in suit against NYC housing authority [Hochfelder] $105 million NYC hospital award will result in $5 million recoverable damages [same]
  • "Corporate penalties and the SEC" [D&O Diary]
  • Lawyers swarm Toyota and scramble for position in resulting litigation [Bronstad, NLJ, AP; WSJ Law Blog] And here come the public-private lawyering partnerships: Orange County, California D.A. Tony Rackauckas hires Newport Beach's Robinson Calcagnie [Reuters, NLJ]



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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