Finger on the Pulse: From Our Blogroll and Beyond

  • Why the U.S. shouldn’t import Australia’s practice of allowing unregulated third-party litigation funding (Global Legal Post)
  • Legal scholarship’s reining polymath, Richard Epstein, on whether patents spark or hinder innovation, podcast with George Mason’s Adam Mossoff (Truth on the Market)
  • In California, even if you’ve been compensated for an injury, you can sue solely for punitive damages (California Punitive Damages)
  • Also in California: Growth in online privacy regulation, enforcement a forerunner for other states? (FTC Beat)
  • Federal district court rejects False Claims Act liability for doctor who prescribed a drug off-label (Drug & Device Law)
  • Can you be injured by a product you never purchased? Food class action plaintiffs say yes (Private Surgeon General)
  • Maryland looks into sending jobs and economic growth to Pennsylvania, other states through precautionary hydraulic fracturing ban (Washington Times)
  • Supreme Court to consider petition to overturn Oklahoma state ruling which cast aside arbitration clause (SCOTUSblog)
  • SEC should stick closer to its regulatory mission, leave the criminal enforcement to prosecutors (Harvard Law Forum on Corporate Governance)

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