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NEWS TO END THE WEEK

In the ever contentious area of TORT REFORM, an Oklahoma senator aims to halve contingency fees   (although his state’s current fee allows up to  50% ). Billion-Dollar Verdicts are a thing of the past, according to Bloomberg News . And the nation’s…

ESCAPED TIGER ENTERS THE TORTS RING

This would be today’s entry in the Dept. of Cases We’re Unlikely to Hear About Again.  Courtesy of today’s Gothamist , we learn that a case involving an escaped circus tiger whose presence caused car accidents along the…

WHEN YOUR DR. SHOULD TELL YOU TO GO TAKE A HIKE

Should part of the informed consent discussion include your physician’s telling you that you would get better care elsewhere?  That is the subject of a fascinating article in today’s NY Times .   Reporter Denise Grady discusses the…

UPDATE RE: NYC’S POTHOLES

There is a new development in the story of NYC’s Pothole Map, and its continued viability (see my December 19th posting regarding the NY Court of Appeals’ problems with the map). According to the Gothamist’s John Del Signore ,  Mayor…

LAW FOR A SNOW DAY

Welcome to TNYMMLB’s SNOW DAY EDITION .   Today, we talk about, what else, snow.  What is a landowner’s duty to those who might walk by or through his land when there is a snow storm?  …

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