A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of Jan. 24-30.
Drug and Device Law Blog
Following the completion of its overhaul of Rules 26(b)(1) and 37(e), the federal Advisory Committee on Civil Rules is set to take up Fed. R. Civ. P. 23, concerning class actions. Sadly, our preferred outcome abolishing Rule 23 altogether and allowing Congress and state legislatures to determine the availability of class actions on a subject-by-subject basis – is not on the table. One thing that is on the agenda is ascertainability.
Extra Mustard | Sports Illustrated
An inmate at Fremont Correctional Facility in Cañon City, Colorado, has put his time to good use by filing a lawsuit seeking more than $88 billion against the NFL on the behalf of the Dallas Cowboys and their fans.
Dan Diamond | Forbes
I heard it over dinner at a friend’s house. I talked about it on a call with a scientist. I discussed it while waiting for public health officials to issue an update on the measles outbreak. The same murmured question, the same growing fear. What happens if a child dies because some parents decided not to vaccinate their own kid?
Martha Neil | ABA Journal
After the announcement of criminal charges that he took millions of dollars in kickbacks under the guise of legal fees in exchange for misusing his government influence, a longtime New York legislative leader is stepping down from his role as speaker and taking an unpaid leave of absence from his position as counsel to Weitz & Luxenberg.