- John Yoo wins in the Ninth Circuit against Jose Padilla, no thanks to the Obama administration. [Yoo @ WSJ; Elwood @ Volokh; Fed Soc; Padilla v. Yoo]
- Third Circuit reaffirms conviction in United States v. Bond internationalizing local poisoning trial. [Greve; Adler @ Volokh]
- Illinois trial lawyers still trying for multiple bites at the apple in long-closed "light cigarettes" class action. [LNL; earlier]
- More on Sixth Circuit affirmance of Kentucky fen-phen convictions. [Erichson (who testified); NLJ]
- The problem with trial by formula. [Trask]
- Dealbook/NY Times on litigation investment firms.
- Predictive coding, which could potentially reduce the dramatic costs of e-discovery (and thus the ability of plaintiffs to use discovery as legal extortion) gets a chance. [Beck; RAND; Fulton County Daily Report with the view of the legal cartel]
Around the web, May 7
- Post-tort-reform Texas doctor supply
- Evading CAFA's scrutiny of coupons: In re Online DVD Rental
- Breaking: federal Kentucky fen-phen convictions upheld
- Fox Business on class action settlements
- Overcriminalization annals
- The problems of product liability
- Olson on Wal-Mart bribery allegations and the FCPA
- Cy pres in the appellate courts: In re Lupron and In re Baby Products
- $7M for attorneys, $0.5M for class
- Overcriminalization on the high seas
- Around the web, April 11
- What does the Baylor Law data leak tell us about affirmative action?
- Sackett v. EPA
- Prospective injunctive relief class actions and McNair v. Synapse Group Inc.
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