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Personal injury suit claims 3-year-old swallowed Buckyballs® magnets

USA - November 20 2014 The parents of a 3-year-old girl who was allegedly hospitalized after swallowing 37 high-power magnets from a "Buckyballs®" adult desktop toy set…

Greg Fowler, Simon Castley, Walter L. Cofer.

SCOTUS says imperfect statement of legal theory not ground for dismissal

USA - November 20 2014 In a per curiam ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has summarily reversed the Fifth Circuit's dismissal of claims filed by Mississippi police…

Greg Fowler, Simon Castley, Walter L. Cofer.

Is SCOTUS a Court? Are the justices judges?

USA - November 20 2014 Eric Segall, who authored Supreme Myths: Why the Supreme Court Is not a Court and Its Justices are Not Judges," continues to press his point in the…

Greg Fowler, Simon Castley, Walter L. Cofer.

Circuit splits generate commentary—part I

USA - November 20 2014 "I have been critical of [Sixth Circuit] Judge [Jeffrey] Sutton for creating a Circuit split on the SSM [single-sex marriage] cases. Specifically, I…

Greg Fowler, Simon Castley, Walter L. Cofer.

Tenth Circuit rules two CAFA exceptions inapplicable to employee benefits class action

USA - November 20 2014 The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that neither the state-action provision nor the local-controversy exception to the Class Action…

Greg Fowler, Simon Castley, Walter L. Cofer.