Archive for December, 2008
Pepperdine University School of Law hosted torts scholars, international law scholars, corporate counsel, judges, and practitioners at Pepperdine’s Malibu Beach House on December 12.
Professor Kristine S. Knaplund’s paper entitled, “Postmortem Conception and a Father’s Last Will” was recently listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for AE: Biomedical Ethics (Topic) and ETH: Applied Ethics (Topic).
(Ill., Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Drugs & Biotech, Government Law) In a declaratory judgment action brought by two pharmacists and three corporations against various Illinois public officials and the State Board of Pharmacy seeking to invalidate an administrative rule that forces pharmacies to dispense Plan B contraception, dismissal of the action is reversed where, contrary to the ruling below, the action was ripe for judicial review and should not have been dismissed.
(Ill., Corporation & Enterprise Law, Injury And Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law, Workers’ Compensation) The immunity afforded to an employer by the exclusive remedy provisions of the Workers’ Compensation Act (820 ILCS 305/5(a), 11 (West 2000)) extends to the employer’s co-venturer in a joint venture and to the joint venture itself.
(Ill., Administrative Law, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law) Section 9(a1505) of the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act precludes an employer from litigating the Illinois Labor Relations Board’s determination that a union enjoys majority status and, consequently, an employer is not entitled to review the evidence of majority support.
Robert F. Cochran, Jr., recently published the second edition of Lawyers, Clients, and Moral Responsibility with Thomas L. Shaffer.