A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for September 16-22.


When Plaintiff Conduct Matters

Bexis | Drug & Device Law Blog

We previously addressed the in pari delicto doctrine, whereby a plaintiff injured in the course of his or her criminal conduct cannot recover for those injuries.  We specifically examined this doctrine’s most common application in prescription medical product liability litigation – where the plaintiff is injured as a consequence of his or her illegal use of prescription drugs, particularly those prescribed for somebody else.

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Elderly Houston-Area Woman Sues Red Lobster After Getting Drunk, Breaking Hip

Robert Downen | Houston Chronicle

An 82-year-old Harris County woman is suing Red Lobster, saying the seafood restaurant got her so drunk she fell and broke her hip and arm in the parking lot.

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