Torts roundup

by Walter Olson on March 4, 2014

  • Tasteless lawyer TV ads, yet another helping with some new to us [Above the Law, more, Daily Caller]
  • “Study Says N.Y. ‘Scaffold Law’ Drives Up Construction Costs, Causes Injuries” [Insurance Journal, study, Cornell] Foes of NY’s liability-friendly Scaffold Law have videos on YouTube [sponsor]
  • What can we conclude about the efficiency of liability rules in markets where nearly every provider tries to disclaim liability? [Bryan Caplan] “Regulation through Boilerplate: An Apologia” [Omri Ben-Shahar, SSRN]
  • Stephen Yeazell on the declining political salience of the tort reform issue [SSRN]
  • The “record of the elite defense bar with regard to the law of expert testimony… not a happy history” [David Bernstein, more] “The Misbegotten Judicial Resistance to the Daubert Revolution” [same] Acronym new to me: “SWAG,” short for “Scientific Wild-A**ed Guessing” [Paul Barrett, Business Week]
  • “Turning litigation into a business is corrosive” [Philip K. Howard on lawsuit finance and champerty]
  • Will health insurers be the ones to pull back the curtain on the asbestos bankruptcy trusts? [Daniel Fisher]

{ 1 comment }

1 Fred 03.04.14 at 12:11 pm

“Tasteless lawyer TV ads, yet another helping with some new to us [Above the Law, more, Daily Caller]”

Whoa… Roger Orlando… how did that happen?

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