A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of Feb. 14-20.
Mark Walsh | Education Week
It sounds almost like a contradiction in terms: a teacher who suffers from “pedophobia”—a debilitating fear of young children.
Martin Bricketto | Law360
A $190 million deal with Occidental Chemical Corp. over Passaic River pollution was among more than $346 million in settlements and judgments that New Jersey’s civil litigation arm secured in 2014, a 14 percent increase compared to the previous year, the state said Wednesday.
Kevin Underhill | Lowering the Bar
You might not consider Utah the most progressive state, but it has become the first to grant its citizens a controversial right that many have long been denied, proving that the law does evolve. Utah has now become the first state to officially allow its citizens to sue themselves.