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WHITE PLAINS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

REEL TORT REFORM, JUDGES WE’LL MISS (SOUTER), AND AVOID (LOPEZ)

It’s been an exciting week in the world of torts, and the law in general.  What follows is a wrap up of some of the more pertinent developments.

  • Tort “reformers” take aim at captive audiences in movie theaters .
  • DC MedMalBlog  reports that the idea of physicians “fleeing” from the threat of medical liability is no more than a myth in their neck of the woods: Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.
  • Justice Souter’s replacement is likely to be not only liberal, but Latina .   See the Gothamist’s take on Bronx-born legal powerhouse and current jurist, Sonia Sotomayor, with whom I had the pleasure to work in the old days when I was a summer associate. (I’m the only one who aged.)
  • Ashby Jones, at the WSJ  Law Blog , interviews Mayer Brown’s Evan Tager on how Justice Souter’s departure from the U.S. Supreme Court may affect “Big Business.”
  • From Chicago, a reason to consider judge shopping:  the ABA Journal  reports that Cook County Associate Judge Mark Lopez held a female attorney who appeared before him in a child support hearing jailed on civil contempt charges due to an alleged error she made in a draft order.  The ABA Journal’s Martha Neil wrote that the attorney “was handcuffed, strip-searched and insulted by jail guards before being released the next day.”   No comment yet from Judge Lopez.

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