- More shenanigans in the Skilled Healthcare $671 million verdict: apparently one of the jurors is friends with one of the plaintiffs (the plaintiffs deny this). [Bloomberg]
- Is Sholom Rubashkin's 27-year sentence just? [NLJ]
- Et tu, Bobby Jindal? Louisiana governor retains Baron & Budd in BP litigation, which pretty much means that Louisiana taxpayer dollars will be funding Democratic candidates. [Fisher @ Forbes]
- Second Circuit reaffirms Judge Weinstein's decision in the Egilman/Zyprexa protective-order end-around. [WLF]
- Massachusetts federal district court rejects settlement involving entirely unrelated cy pres slush fund. [Class Action Defense]
- Kansas federal district court rejects Costco fuel settlement providing $0 for the class and $10M for the attorneys, if not for that obvious reason. [CCAF]
- The convoluted law of set-off in California. [Toxics Defense]
Around the web, August 20
- Bond v. U.S.
- A Poster Child for Overcriminalization: The History of the Lacey Act
- Opposing FCPA Overcriminalization
- The Detrimental Effects of Extreme Deterrence
- On the Supreme Court cert docket: Glazer and Butler
- Businessweek on class actions
- Debate Concludes: The need for a reasonable mistake of law defense
- Reply: Never underestimate a defense lawyer's imagination
- A Debate: The need for a reasonable mistake of law defense
- Two podcasts
- No, Virginia, the employment class action is not dead
- Follow the debate: Overcriminalization is a problem, but a 'mistake of law defense' is not the right solution
- "A Facebook Deal That Needs Unfriending"
- New Featured Discussion: Reconsidering the 'mistake of law defense' in the battle against overcriminalization
- Teen Sexting, Youthful Mistake or Felony?