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Science and Law Intersections: When Did Injuries Accrue and Become Known or Knowable – the NHL Concussion Claims

Posted in Mass Tort Issues, Science, Statutes of Limitation
The intersections between law and science continue to increase as more issues turn on when and how injury is defined and the light science can (or can not) shed on the questions. The point is illustrated by the latest ruling in the NHL concussion litigation (online here). There, the court rejected some reasoning from football… Continue Reading

IIllinois’ Statute of Repose Is Gone for Premises Claims, Subject to Litigation Challenges

Posted in Asbestos, Litigation Industry, Statutes of Limitation
As expected, outgoing Governor Quinn of Illinois has signed a bill ending Illinois’ 10 year statute of repose for “premises” asbestos claims. The back story is here, and is part of a larger story of changes in Illinois law relevant to trying mass tort lawsuits in Illinois. Another key change is that Illinois will now… Continue Reading

When Should Suit Be Filed by a Potential Pharma Plaintiff?

Posted in Litigation Industry, Mass Tort Issues, Statutes of Limitation
The yin and yang of litigation creates interesting alternatoives. Today, we hear some on the defense side complain bitterly that “meritless” lawsuits are awful and that more investigation should be required before any suit is filed. Consider, for example, any med mal statute that requires  a series of pre-suit steps. On the flip side, I… Continue Reading