March 19 roundup

by Walter Olson on March 19, 2010

  • Plaintiff in case alleging defective clown shoes “does not want any additional publicity” [N.Y. Post via Lowering the Bar]
  • Santa Fe’s anti-wireless activists [The New Mexican, earlier]
  • Law vs. vaccines, cont’d: “Judge Declines to Upset $22.5 Million Jury Award in Polio Case” [NYLJ]
  • Arizona high court launches probe of Maricopa County prosecutor Andrew Thomas [Coyote, earlier]
  • “Innumerable histronics” but no conspiracy: litigation over 1996 Filegate scandal fizzles out [Althouse]
  • More boosts in regulators’ budgets [Roger Clegg, NRO, OFCCP employment regulation at federal contractors; Koehler, FCPA Professor] Obama’s putting in regulatory hardliners at many agencies; a clue to his politics? [Bainbridge, Judis/TNR]
  • If only they’d confine themselves to suing the actual bad actors in FACTA (credit-card-slip) and junk-fax litigation [Bart T. Murphy, Chicago Business Ledger; my '06 take]
  • So may bullies ever fare: sanctions set against company that sued BoingBoing for libel ["MagicJack" case and more]

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1 Walter Olson 03.19.10 at 11:24 am

On a personal note, my power is finally back on, so a normal blogging pace can resume.

2 robert 03.20.10 at 11:04 pm

Just wondering–why do you think Junk Faxing is OK?

Suing Junk Faxers is very different from suing small buisnesses that print 5 digits instead of 4 on CC receipts.

3 Walter Olson 03.21.10 at 6:53 am

For why I believe junk fax litigation has led to some highly unjust results — which is different from saying “junk faxing is OK” which is not what I said or would say — see the 2006 article linked above.

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