August 28 roundup

by Walter Olson on August 28, 2010

  • EPA considers petition to ban lead sporting ammunition and fishing sinkers [National Shooting Sports Federation via Zincavage]
  • Claremont-McKenna economist Eric Helland, known for his work on litigation policy, joins the group blog Truth on the Market;
  • European Union expresses concern about provisions of Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act [Sidley Austin, PDF letter courtesy Learning Resources]
  • Michigan judge rules two waitresses can proceed with weight discrimination claim against Hooters [WSJ Law Blog, earlier]
  • San Francisco prosecutors charge former MoFo partner and wife with misappropriating nearly $400,000 from funds earmarked for autistic son’s services [The Recorder]
  • When litigants demand to depose the opponent’s CEO [Ted at PoL]
  • Wal-Mart seeks Supreme Court review of billion-dollar job-bias class action [Ohio Employer's Law]
  • If you want to hire a home attendant to keep grandma from needing a nursing home, better hope you’re not in California [five years ago on Overlawyered]

{ 4 comments }

1 CTrees 08.28.10 at 9:40 am

From the first link: “There is no scientific evidence that the use of traditional ammunition is having an adverse impact on wildlife populations.”

LOL

2 Dennis 08.28.10 at 11:42 am

Looks like we won that one. The EPA has dropped the attempt.

Don’t want to get complacent, though.

3 Walter Olson 08.28.10 at 3:40 pm

Links on yesterday’s EPA decision: AP, U.S. News. Also see: John McCormack, Weekly Standard.

4 William Nuesslein 08.29.10 at 10:23 am

If only we could get the gun lobby to work CPSIA. What ever happened about the mountain bikes?

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