Liability News by Walter Olson

“Illinois Supreme Court Allows No-Injury Biometric Information Privacy Act Claims in Complete Victory for Plaintiffs’ Bar” [Locke Lord] Google’s “which museum portrait is your selfie like?” an early local casualty [Illinois Policy and generally on the law]

“Class action reform isn’t dead. It’s just not coming from Congress” [Alison Frankel, Reuters]

To get around Daimler v. Bauman line of cases, state statutes now provide that by registering to do business in the state an out-of-state business consents to general personal jurisdiction. Is that consistent with due process? [Anand Agneshwar and Paige Sharpe, WLF, and on Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway case in Pennsylvania; Beck with survey of state statutes]

“As Pelvic Mesh Settlements Near $8 Billion, Women Question Lawyers’ Fees” [Matthew Goldstein, New York Timesearlier and more]

More on Department of Justice crackdown on fraud and mismanagement in asbestos bankruptcy trusts [ABA JournalAPAlison Frankel/ReutersSen. Chuck Grassley statementearlier]

Judge: Port Authority not liable over George Washington Bridge jumpers [Julia Marsh, New York Post] Read More

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