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Around the web, October 29

  • Judge Kessler's "P.R. as racketeering" decision against tobacco companies, now on appeal to D.C. Circuit, incorporated typos from DoJ proposed findings [B.L.T. first, second posts]
  • Schulman and Bershad, former name partners in Milberg Weiss, sentenced to six months each [Jurist, Karlsgodt]
  • "Get ready to relearn the ADA" [Lorber et al, Legal Times; Paul Secunda, Workplace Prof, with extensive discussion of inside negotiations from Chai Feldblum]
  • 95%+ of House members get majority of campaign money from outside their districts, but docs better not take a ballpoint pen from a drug rep, that would be corrupting [Happy Hospitalist]
  • Congress may make later assignees of mortgages liable for "predatory" conduct of original lender -- and retroactively too, one plaintiff's lawyer hopes [Seattle P-I]
  • Medical directory publisher that knowingly misstates doctor's qualifications can be held liable for later patient injury [OnPoint News, Knepper v. Brown, Oregon Supreme Court]



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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