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Around the web, February 15

  • David Stirling and Tim Sandefur of Pacific Legal Foundation have an op-ed urging Jerry Brown to drop his "frivolous 'global warming' suit." [San Francisco Chronicle; PLF brief]
  • Kreitzman Mortensen & Borden post on the Dukes case. [Representing Management]
  • SEC files brief in Tellabs seeking stricter pleading standards for scienter in civil securities cases. [SEC via Roberts]
  • Failure-to-warn case against Wyeth over Prempro held preempted. [Erichson; Pharmalot]
  • Do plaintiffs' lawyers avoid federal court to avoid Daubert? [Bernstein @ Volokh (Nordberg and Frank comment)]
  • Victor Schwartz et al.: "Toward Neutral Principles of Stare Decisis in Tort Law" [South Carolina Law Review via AJP]
  • Bone screws and informed consent. [Beck and Herrmann]
  • Klick, Kobayashi, and Ribstein: "We find that employment in franchise industries is significantly reduced when states enact restrictions on franchisor termination rights and the effect is larger when states limit the ability to contract around these restrictions." [SSRN]



Rafael Mangual
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Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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