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25 May 2020, 8:54 am by Walter Olson
Longtime reader Jim Dedman reminds us of what this blog looked like in 1999: Requiescat in pace, @Overlawyered (1999 – 2020). [read post]
9 Jul 2018, 8:45 am by Jean O'Grady
Congratulations to the 2018 Class of Fastcase 50 recipients: Shruti Ajitsaria, Counsel and Head of Fuse, Allen & Overy Kenton Brice, Director of Technology Innovation, The University of Oklahoma College of Law John Browning, Shareholder, Passman & Jones; Adjunct Professor of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law; Adjunct Professor of Law, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law Femi Cadmus, Director, J. [read post]
9 Jul 2018, 8:45 am by Jennifer Brand
  Congratulations to the 2018 Class of Fastcase 50 recipients:   Shruti Ajitsaria, Counsel and Head of Fuse, Allen & Overy Kenton Brice, Director of Technology Innovation, The University of Oklahoma College of Law John Browning, Shareholder, Passman & Jones; Adjunct Professor of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law; Adjunct Professor of Law, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law Femi Cadmus, Director, J. [read post]
1 Apr 2016, 4:03 pm by Eugene Volokh
Jim Dedman (the Abnormal Use tort law blog) has the details; click on the link for more: We here at Abnormal Use remain fans of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” so it was with great interest that we read this morning’s opinion in McCammon v. [read post]
4 Feb 2016, 10:05 pm by Jeff Richardson
   And now, the news of note in the world of iOS from the past week: Yesterday, I had a chance to grab lunch with North Carolina attorney Jim Dedman, who was in New Orleans for a DRI conference. [read post]
21 Sep 2015, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
District Attorney” comic book cover at right is from Jim Dedman at Abnormal Use, who as part of his Friday links roundup for years now has featured great law-related comic book covers related to law, crime, and justice. [read post]
1 Apr 2015, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
” And it relates to slip-fall cases [Eric Turkewitz] No more of Prosser’s tricks: Scalia warns modern Restatements “of questionable value, must be used with caution” [Orin Kerr] Impact of revelations in Garlock document trove continues to ripple: “Insurer Claims Asbestos Fraud Tainted Pittsburgh Corning Bankruptcy” [Daniel Fisher, Forbes, earlier] Trial lawyer allies want to make California’s insurer-shackling Prop 103 even (if possible) worse [Ian… [read post]
23 Dec 2014, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
“Chicago judge ruled legally insane wants to be restored to bench,” and voters don’t seem to mind that; New Kevin Underhill book on odd laws, The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance, review and interview by Jim Dedman; Music rights organization BMI sues Cleveland bar over one night’s performance by a cover band, seeking up to $1.5 million; It’s rash to assume you can fire an employee caught working another job while on FMLA leave from your workplace. [read post]
16 Oct 2014, 6:56 am
From Walter Olson's Overlawyered, I learned about this post by Jim Dedman who writes at the blog, Abnormal Use. [read post]
13 May 2014, 2:26 am by Walter Olson
Ready to brew (h/t Ted Frank) Because the twenty-year-old Stella Liebeck case is getting another round of attention on some blogs — Susan Saladoff’s short film Hot Coffee having served quite successfully to keep the trial lawyers’ side of the controversy in circulation — it’s worth a closer look at the latest in Jim Dedman’s (Abnormal Use) writings deflating the case’s mythos [Defense Research Institute DRI Today, previously briefly noted… [read post]
29 Apr 2014, 4:02 am by Walter Olson
Another of our favorite legal bloggers, Jim Dedman of Abnormal Use, has interviewed him about it and I was trying to decide which snippets to excerpt when I realized I liked the whole thing and should just ask to reprint it. [read post]
24 Apr 2014, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
By convention the business/defense side isn’t fond of jury trial while plaintiff’s side sings its praises, but Louisiana fight might turn that image on its head [Hayride, sequel at TortsProf (measure fails)] Generous tort law, modern industrial economy, doing away with principle of limited liability: pick (at most) two of three [Megan McArdle] Fallacies about Stella Liebeck McDonald’s hot coffee case go on and on, which means correctives need to keep coming too [Jim… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 11:45 am by Kevin
Thanks to Jim Dedman and the others at the award-winning products-liability blog Abnormal Use for reviewing The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance, with a special thanks to Batten Farrar for his expert rendition of the cover. [read post]
20 Feb 2014, 3:21 pm by Kevin
For now that's based solely on this online docket entry, noticed by Jim Dedman of Gallivan, White & Boyd (and of at least equal importance, the Abnormal Use blog): Back on the street If this holds up, Finley will have escaped any punishment for her alleged crime, other than (1) a night in jail, (2) having to post a $2,000 bond (seriously?) [read post]
13 Jan 2014, 10:09 am by Eugene Volokh
Thanks to Jim Dedman (Abnormal Use) for the pointer. [read post]
17 Nov 2013, 8:05 pm by Walter Olson
[NYT "DealBook" on Obama comments, Jim Dedman, Abnormal Use] “UVM, Vermont Law School consider joint degree” [Burlington Free Press] As “Old Media” shrinks, shouldn’t the number of law reviews do so too? [read post]