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Around the web, May 23



  • "Unions flexing their corporate-governance muscle" [Copland @ Examiner]
  • Randy Barnett on the med-mal reform bill and federalism. I don't understand why the bill doesn't simply condition a certain percentage of Medicare block grants on meaningful malpractice reform, which would resolve any constitutional problem, though it exposes the federalism problem caused by Medicare block grants. [Barnett @ Volokh; earlier @ POL]
  • Pincus has the better of the argument with Miller on Concepcion. [NYT; see also [DRI]
  • Judge Reinhardt Ninth Circuit decision asserts jurisdiction over Germany corporation for allegations involving actions in Argentina. [WLF]
  • "Deutsche Bank A Scapegoat For Bad Housing Policy" [Zywicki @ Forbes]
  • Speaking of attempts to squelch criticism through libel suits, Minnesota court dismisses doctor's suit against online critic; similar Illinois suit with different doctor pending. [On Point]
  • No new trial in $5.9M rollover case against BMW. [LNL]
  • Toyota sudden acceleration "economic loss" claims continue to survive motions to dismiss. [NLJ]
  • "Three Cups of Tea" faces consumer fraud class actions. [Trask; earlier @ OL]

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