Finger on the Pulse: From Our Blogroll and Beyond

  • Louisiana Attorney General diverts $238 million from development of new medical products into state treasury with “unfair pricing” suits (The Times-Picayune)
  • As first draft of proposed rule reflects, EPA’s attempt to clarify “waters of the United States” after Rapanos v. U.S. SCOTUS ruling is still underwater (Law and the Environment)
  • Federal court rules law firm must turn notes over to plaintiff in a corporate defamation case that were used in a presentation to SEC (On the Case)
  • As legislative debate advances on “patent troll” issues (Blog of Legal Times), Federal Circuit judges say leave reform to them (Morrison & Foerster)
  • Justice Alito issues opinion respecting the denial of cert in class action case and raises a very unique concern (Class Defense)
  • Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund: SCOTUS to reconsider “fraud on the market” theory that underlies most private securities fraud class action (D&O Diary) (Drug & Device Law)
  • Is this the best way to prevent future financial fraud?: New York legislature wants more incentives for financial whistleblowing (Original Source)
  • The good news: U.S. House of Representatives passes two legal reform bills; the bad news: there are two law-making chambers in Congress (Point of Law)
  • The Senate’s rules change on filibusters: Any impact on Noel Canning case in Supreme Court? (Volokh Conspiracy)