A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of June 24-30.
Kevin Underhill | Lowering the Bar
You’re out there somewhere. You are the person who will say, “yes, it sounds like a good idea to go to a place that is full of drunk people throwing axes. That sounds like fun.”
Sarah Maslin Nir | New York Times
In an ambulance speeding through Staten Island, a patient began tending to his own needs. He unbuckled the straps of the gurney on which he lay, and opened the doors of the moving vehicle. The patient, Yaugeni Kralkin, then jumped out, tumbling onto the asphalt and falling unconscious. On Friday, Mr. Kralkin, 56, filed suit in State Supreme Court on Staten Island against the city, the Fire Department and the four emergency medical workers who were administering to him that night last June.
U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform
One in four Americans taking certain prescribed medicines say they would stop taking them immediately—without consulting their doctor—after seeing ads promoting lawsuits against the drugs’ manufacturers, according to a new national survey released by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR).
Abraham Moussako | Law360
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a New Jersey attorney’s bid to revive his pro se class action, which accused Nordic Naturals Inc. of misrepresenting the safety of its fish oil supplements but ultimately exposed him to frivolous appeal sanctions.