July 16 roundup

by Walter Olson on July 16, 2008

  • Another compilation of the hundred best law blogs, with a familiar name among the nine “general” picks, so thanks for that ["Criminal Justice Degrees Guide" via ABA Journal]
  • Europe has a transnational association of personal injury lawyers, funded by the EU, but with no wheeler-dealer, masters-of-the-universe vibe in evidence [PoL]
  • Delta wasn’t liable in Kentucky Comair crash, but some plaintiffs sued it anyway in what their lawyer describes as an “abundance of caution” — that’s a diplomatic way to put it [Aero-News Net; link fixed now]
  • U.K.: Mom told she’d need to pass criminal record check before being allowed to take her own son to school [Telegraph]
  • Regular coverage of the litigious exploits of delusional inmate Jonathan Lee Riches, if you’ve got the stomach for them [Dreadnaught blog]
  • Federal Circuit reverses $85 million infringement verdict won by Raymond Niro, blasted by critics as original “patent troll” [AmLaw Daily]
  • “Determined to defeat lawsuits over addiction, the casino industry is funding research at a Harvard-affiliated lab.” [Salon]
  • Hired through nepotism by in-laws, then fired after divorce, sues on grounds of “marital status discrimination” [eight years ago on Overlawyered]

{ 3 comments }

1 Dreadnaugh 07.16.08 at 8:01 pm

I am not sure if I have the stomach for the lawsuits of Jonathan Lee Riches(c), and it’s my blog. Also, you must remember he insists his name is copyrighted.

2 z0l0ft 07.16.08 at 8:33 pm

The ‘Delta’ story link points to the wrong URL.

3 Walter Olson 07.16.08 at 8:39 pm

Whoops. Link fixed now.

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