Scene:  A cafe in Uptown Dallas. Noonish. Sunlight streams through half-open vertical blinds. The beams hurt your eyes. Or they would if you hadn't left as soon as Bitey started talking about the Italian Cowboy case.

Bitey:        Just think, Snappy, the Supreme Court of Texas just ruled for plaintiffs last week! Shazaam!

Snappy:    Imagine my surprise.

Bitey:        A landlord told a

The Second Circuit last week prescribed death for a class action alleging that Eli Lilly and Company fooled doctors into treating patients with Lily's anti-schizophrenia drug Zyprexa.

The plaintiffs — unions and others that pay all or part of patients' pharmaceutical bills — alleged that Lilly violated the Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act by hiding and misrepresenting

The subprime residential mortgage business got much of its lending money from big banks.  Wall Street in turn acquired the cash by pooling thousands of subprime mortgages into securities and selling the paper to investors.  

In 2007, Lone Star bought $61 million of such securities from Barclays Bank and Barclays Capital.  The deal documents