June 30 roundup

by Walter Olson on June 30, 2008

  • To hold a party in the public parks of Bergenfield, N.J., you’ll need homeowner’s or renter’s insurance to throw on the line [Bergen Record]
  • More on suits against Victoria’s Secret over allegedly hazardous bras, thongs, and undergarments, including an aspiring class action over contact rashes [Heller/On Point News]
  • Supreme Court will review Navy sonar controversy, which we’ve long covered in this space [Adler @ Volokh]
  • Hope of legalized online gambling fades, and you can blame Republicans on Capitol Hill for that [Stuttaford, NRO "Corner"]
  • Disney said to be behind bad proposal to soak foreign tourists to fund visit-America promotions [Crooked Timber]
  • “Squishier than most”: Nocera on A.M.D.’s predatory-pricing antitrust suit against Intel [NYT]
  • Process serving company lied about delivering SEC witness subpoena and falsified later document, judge rules, awarding victim $3 million [Boston Globe]
  • Revisiting the false-accusation ordeal of Dr. Patrick Griffin, and how it relates to pressure to have needless chaperones at medical procedures [Buckeye Surgeon, Dorothy Rabinowitz Pulitzer piece]
  • Overlawyered turns nine years old tomorrow (more). Commenters: how long have you been reading the site? Any of you go back to its first year?


1 MTGlass 06.30.08 at 9:23 am

I bookmarked this site 6 September, 1999 on my first visit, with daily visits thereafter.

2 Ted Frank 06.30.08 at 10:58 am

Dr. Patrick Griffin’s ordeal did not end after the Pulitzer-prize winning account of his acquittal. Christine Jeffreys’ civil suit proceeds.

3 Bill Poser 06.30.08 at 11:43 am

Has any action been taken against the judge in the original Griffin trial? It looks to me as if she was grossly incompetent if not malicious.

4 Greg Dwyer 06.30.08 at 7:25 pm

I am proud to say that I have read every single post on this site. You are truly an icon, Walter.

5 Walter Olson 06.30.08 at 8:27 pm

Wow. I’m impressed. Thanks.

6 Steve 06.30.08 at 9:24 pm

About 5 months and I digg your stories almost daily.

7 Jason Barney 06.30.08 at 10:46 pm

I can’t remember for how long, but likely at least five years. And, I can’t remember how I came to know of this site, and I wish I could–who linked me to it…?

8 kimsch 06.30.08 at 10:49 pm

Bookmarked and blogrolled since September 2004. Keep up the good work!

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