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Around the web, May 5

Tri-state area edition:

  • Lawyers squabble over Staten Island ferry crash fees [NY Daily News]
  • Connecticut is among states considering creating special criminal courts for veterans [Connecticut Forum, text of proposed bill 676 (PDF)]
  • New York City has paid $540 million in claims of improper police actions since 1998, and last year outlays hit a new high [NY Post]

  • NYT wraps up its series on "costly legal swamp" of New York workers' comp system [overview page]
  • NYC physician tries to offer free care clinic, more easily said than done [KevinMD]
  • Rep. Rosa DeLauro obtains $143,000 earmark for labor history in New Haven [Schwartz]
  • Lessor of car liable in $40 million award to upstate athlete in crash where brother was driver; Congress has since moved to override New York's uniquely punitive lessor-liability rules [Buffalo News, background]
  • The New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance now has its own blog.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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