As usual, around this time of the year we start seeing "top ten lists" for everything. Here are a few lists of interest:
Abnormal Use has a list of their favorite posts from their own blog here. It is a good one. Note that it is in chronological order, rather than the more typical "top ten" order. Also note that the second one of their posts from way back in February involves a discussion with me! Does that make my comments one of the top ten of the year too?
Drug and Device law blog has a list of what they consider to be the worst cases of the year here. If you take the time to read this list, you must also read the next one.
Litigation and Trial has a great response to Drug and Device here, in which it argues D&D is wrong about these cases.
Similarly, The Week has a list it calls the 8 craziest (by which it means most frivolous) lawsuits of 2011, and David Waterbury and Eric Turkewitz reply to it here arguing many of these cases are not frivolous at all.
Finally, take a look here for the Top Legal Ethics Stories of the Year list as compiled by the Legal Ethics Forum.