Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

December 10, 2014

Westlaw Journals Weekly RoundupSome highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a $650,000 award to a double amputee; United and Orbitz’s suit against a website promoting ‘hidden city’ airfares; and N.Y. Giants must face sports memorabilia collector’s suit in New Jersey:

D.C. high court upholds $650,000 award to double amputee: The District of Columbia’s highest court has refused to disturb a jury award of $650,000 to a patient who lost both legs from post-surgical blood clots that allegedly formed because hospital nurses failed to apply compression devices to his legs. A trial judge correctly refused Providence Hospital’s request to set aside the jury verdict because the plaintiff presented ample causation evidence, a three-judge panel of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals said in a Nov. 20 per curiam decision. (Medical Malpractice)

United Airlines, Orbitz sue website promoting ‘hidden city’ fares: A website called Skiplagged.com wrongfully encourages travelers to purchase “hidden city” tickets — booking a layover and intentionally skipping the second flight — a practice that saves people money but is banned by many airlines, according to a federal court lawsuit. United Airlines and travel booking site Orbitz filed the complaint Nov. 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Skiplagged.com and operator Aktarer Zaman. (Computer & Internet)

Sports memorabilia collector’s suit against N.Y. Giants belongs in state court: A sports memorabilia collector’s lawsuit accusing the New York Giants, its owner and quarterback Eli Manning of fraud and violating New Jersey common law belongs in state court, a federal judge has ruled. In granting plaintiff Eric Inselberg’s remand motion, on Nov. 10, Judge William J. Martini of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey rejected a federal magistrate judge’s recommendation that removal was proper because some of the allegations raised questions that established federal jurisdiction. (Entertainment Industry)