Engle Fallout

In 2006, the Florida Supreme Court decertified the class action of smokers against the tobacco industry, ruling that cases could be tried individually but laying down certain rules by which those cases would be tried. Engle v. Liggett Group, Inc., 945 S0. 2d 1246 (Fla. 2006). Decertification can happen when the Court determines that the […]

The Secret Garden: Espy and Executive Privilege

Privileges should be narrowly construed; exceptions to the demand for every man’s evidence are not lightly created nor expansively construed, for they are in derogation of the search for truth. Espy a/k/a In Re Sealed Case, 121 F. 3d 729 (USCA DC 1997) In 1994, allegations of corruption swirled around the Secretary of the US Department of […]

National Deaf Academy: A Song For the Deaf

Beautiful senses are gone Canary in a gilded cage Singin Queens of the Stone Age, A Song For The Deaf Last week, a friend sent me an article about a recent Supreme Court case involving what constitutes a “medical malpractice case” and asked what I thought about it. Unfortunately for him, I had a lot […]