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Thursday, March 1, 2012

"Court sets schedule for Texas elections": The San Antonio Express-News has this update.

Bloomberg News reports that "Texas Primary Election Scheduled for May 29, Court Rules After Map Dispute."

And The Associated Press reports that "Federal court orders May 29 primary date for Texas."
Posted at 08:54 PM by Howard Bashman



"Court Upholds $27 Mil. Verdict in Lackawanna Birth Defect Case": Back in October 2010, The Legal Intelligencer -- Philadelphia's daily newspaper for lawyers -- had this article reporting on the ruling of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania in a case on which I worked as appellate counsel for plaintiffs.

Today. the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued this order denying the defendants' petition for allowance of appeal. You can access plaintiffs' answer in opposition to the petition for allowance of appeal at this link. My earlier coverage of this case appears here, here, and here.
Posted at 08:42 PM by Howard Bashman



"Montana Judge Apologizes in eMail Controversy": The Public Information Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has posted copies of the apology letters at this link.

In other news, apparently the Ninth Circuit's Public Information Office believes that "eMail" is the way that one capitalizes the first letter of the word email.
Posted at 08:22 PM by Howard Bashman



"Court to rule later on Georgia, Alabama's anti-illegal immigration laws": The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has a news update that begins, "A federal appeals court in Atlanta announced Thursday that it would wait until after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on Arizona's anti-illegal immigration law before it acts on similar statutes in Georgia and Alabama, keeping parts of those measures on hold for months to come."

And Reuters reports that "U.S. asks court to overturn Alabama immigration law."
Posted at 06:10 PM by Howard Bashman



"Human rights groups, citizens call on Cebull to step down": The Great Falls (Mont.) Tribune has this news update.

And The Associated Press reports that "Judge who sent Obama email asks for review."

Update: The Ninth Circuit's Circuit Executive issued this statement today.
Posted at 04:23 PM by Howard Bashman



"Mattel appeals $310M award in Bratz copyright case": The AP has this report.
Posted at 02:51 PM by Howard Bashman


"Justices in closed-door meeting on speech freedom": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 01:48 PM by Howard Bashman


"Dane County DA slams Gableman 'fee arrangement' with prominent law firm": The Wisconsin State Journal contains this article today.

And Bloomberg News reports that "Wisconsin Top Court Asked to Remove Justice Gableman From Labor Law Case."
Posted at 08:25 AM by Howard Bashman



"Most N.D. Supreme Court justices, attorneys in Fighting Sioux nickname case have UND ties": This article appeared yesterday in The Grand Forks Herald.
Posted at 08:22 AM by Howard Bashman


"Georgia, Alabama illegal immigration laws headed to appeals court Thursday": The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has this report.
Posted at 08:20 AM by Howard Bashman


"In this case we are asked to determine whether a physician owes nonpatients a duty to exercise reasonable care in the affirmative act of prescribing medications that pose a risk of injury to third parties." So begins an opinion that Justice Thomas R. Lee issued on Tuesday on behalf of a unanimous Supreme Court of Utah.

In coverage of the ruling, The Deseret News reported yesterday that "Utah Supreme Court rules medical staff had duty to children in David Ragsdale case."

Yesterday's edition of The Salt Lake Tribune contained an article headlined "Utah justices: Patient's family must be considered in treatment; Decision comes in response to suit that claims drugs given to man contributed to his shooting his wife."

And The Daily Herald of Provo, Utah reported yesterday that "Supreme court allows kids of killer to sue medical providers."
Posted at 08:14 AM by Howard Bashman







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