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Around the web, October 27

  • Hallowe'en celebrations bring specter of drinking and dramshop liability [Hochfelder] Not entirely unrelated: "Recent Bar and Restaurant Assault Cases Increase Exposure to Premises Owners" [same]
  • Veteran Iowa trial lawyer Roxanne Conlin plans race against Senate's Chuck Grassley [Quad City Times, Mason City Globe-Gazette, Des Moines Register]
  • More straws in wind on international climate change class actions [Carter at ShopFloor]
  • "Healthy Choices" food labeling program, furiously assailed as fakery by New York Times and Connecticut AG Blumenthal, turns out to be based on the government's own nutrition standards [Allysia Finley, WSJ] More: TortsProf (some food manufacturers retreat from program).
  • "Democracy in Name Only -- Election reform in New York is long overdue." [John Avlon, CityJournal]
  • When ProPublica teams up with Business Week for a litigation piece, it's a pretty good bet the resulting article (on gadolinium/MRI dye suits) will please the plaintiff's side [Jeff Gerth, BW]



Rafael Mangual
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Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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