The litigation ledger
- Slate Testifies at Judicial Conference Hearing. // Dispute Resolution Journal;Jan1995, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p6
Reports that the Committee on Long-Range Planning of the Judicial Conference of the United States issued a report describing a crisis in the court system due to the number of filings of lawsuits. Alternative dispute resolution services; Delays concerning cases; Issue on courts' power to have...
- Canadians threaten boycott. Malcolm, Teresa // National Catholic Reporter;7/26/96, Vol. 32 Issue 35, p9
Reports that a coalition of Canadian church and development groups are threatening to launch a boycott of tourism in Florida if the American government implements Title III of the Helms-Burton law that would allow American citizens whose property was expropriated by the government of Cuba to sue...
- A practical guide to the ins and outs of multidistrict litigation. Barry Jr., Desmond T. // Defense Counsel Journal;Jan1997, Vol. 64 Issue 1, p58
Expounds on proceedings within the Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in the United States. Congress' creation of the panel in 1968; Temporary transfer of civil actions pending in different federal districts; Prerequisites for transfer of civil actions; Choice of transferee forum...
- Ruling that overturned suspension of student with gun assailed. Walsh, Mark // Education Week;10/02/96, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p9
Reports on developments concerning actions and defenses in the United States, for the week ending October 2, 1996. Uproar in the New York city schools over a court ruling that overturned the suspension of a student who brought a gun to school because the boy was searched illegally; Virginia...
- In love with lawsuits. Zobel, Hiller B. // American Heritage;Nov94, Vol. 45 Issue 7, p58
Focuses on popular interest in trials and offers thoughts on why litigiousness is part of the American national character. Litigation as a spectator sport; History of public interest in the court; Concerns about the financial nature of law and lawsuits; The contingent fee in the middle of the...
- Selected recent court decisions. // American Journal of Law & Medicine;1996, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p563
Presents court decisions from the US Court of Appeals and District Courts. Black v. Secretary of Health & Human Services; Visiting Nurse Association of N. Shore v. Bullen; Sarkis v. Heimburger; United States v. Fang; Perry v. Chen; Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc. v. Lumpkin.
- Monster on the loose: The civil justice system. Waddell, Bill // Business Forum;Summer/Fall94, Vol. 19 Issue 3/4, p3
Opinion. Comments on the effects of the civil justice system abuse in the United States. Emergence of numerous medical malpractice lawsuits; Excessive filing of class action lawsuits; Increase in the number of employment litigation.
- Arbitrary rationality. Magliocca, Gerard N. // Yale Law Journal;Apr97, Vol. 106 Issue 6, p1959
Discusses the case `United States v. Annigoni,' and the traditional remedy of automatic reversal for convictions obtained following the erroneous denial of a peremptory remedies. Convergence between the jurisprudence of peremptory challenge and selective prosecutions.
- Silence cannot be harmless. Chernack, Gregory S. // Yale Law Journal;May97, Vol. 106 Issue 7, p2305
Examines various aspects of the case `United States versus Rogers.' Assertions of the harmless error review's appropriateness; Arguments on the non-subjectivity of the omitted jury instructions to the `Chapman vs. California' review; Highlights of the case; Question on the function of the jury.