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Table Saw Lawsuits Allege Injuries Caused by Lack of Adequate Safety Equipment

Despite the existence of technology that could prevent countless injuries caused by table saws, thousands of Americans suffer finger amputations, lacerations, or hospitalizations each years due to accidents caused by table...more

Texas Supreme Court Adopts “Learned Intermediary Doctrine” and Holds Facts of Case Did Not Justify Creating Exception Based on...

The Texas Supreme Court has held that the learned intermediary doctrine generally applies within the context of a physician-patient relationship and allows a prescription drug manufacturer to fulfill its duty to warn end...more

Blogging and Social Media for the Legal Profession: Advice on What Works and Why

At the recent American Society of Trial Consultants convention in New Orleans, I was part of a wide-ranging panel discussion on social media and marketing that considered the benefits and effects of blogging and other social...more

Law Firm Marketing and Design Lessons Learned While Redoing My Website

Earlier this year, I embarked on a months-long process of building a new, more sophisticated and customized website, which I’m happy to unveil at cogentlegal.com. This post will share some of what I learned about website...more

Supreme Court Rejects Medical Testing Patent

The United States Supreme Court recently issued a key intellectual property decision. In Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc., the Supreme Court ruled that a medical process of making correlations...more

Am I Eligible to File a Yasmin or Yaz Lawsuit?

Women who used the birth control pills Yaz or Yasmin and suffered blood clots or other side effects may be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive compensation for their injuries. More than 10,000 Yasmin and Yaz lawsuits have...more

List of Transvaginal Surgical Mesh Products and Manufacturers

The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning in July 2011 that patients who received a transvaginal mesh device may face a greater risk of complications than those who received other forms of treatment. Transvaginal...more

Damage Caps Law Fails to Curb Texas Health Care Costs, Rate of Uninsured

In 2003, the state of Texas passed a radical bill that placed strict limits on medical malpractice damages for pain and suffering. Under the guise of “tort reform,” this law has not only placed sweeping restrictions on the...more

Zoloft Birth Defects Lawsuit FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions about birth defects lawsuits filed concerning the antidepressant Zoloft....more

THE LOW DELTA FIRM: Demise of the Low Ball?

In today's competitive legal market, low ball estimates and other practices that undermine fee predictability and accuracy can erode client relationships. This article addresses the new Legal Project Management metrics and...more

Can You Back Up the Hype? Gerber Lawsuit Highlights Legal Risks of Advertising

Earlier this month, Gerber Products Co. was hit with a potentially costly class action lawsuit in New Jersey over health claims related to several of its baby food products. According to the New Jersey Law Journal, the...more

Shulman DuBois August 2011 Newsletter

The Shulman DuBois August newsletter is full of useful information for accident victims, their families, and all residents of Portland, Oregon. ...more

Why Attorneys Should Develop Graphics for Their Case--The Sooner, The Better

It’s the eleventh hour before trial and you’re feverishly preparing your case when you realize you need help creating a visual presentation. You enlist the expertise of a legal graphics consultant. Not a bad idea, but there’s...more

Storytelling for Attorneys: How to Build a Great Narrative For Your Case

Attorneys sometimes act in trial or mediation as if they’re little more than an evidence machine collecting all the right evidence, excluding all the improper evidence, applying the law and expecting a positive outcome. That...more

Squeeze Money from Insurance Adjustors

The law offices of Mark S. Cornwall have specialized in squeezing as much money as possible for clients out of Insurance Companies for the last 28 years. Our motto is, “Make the client happy.” This is sometimes...more

THE ATTORNEYS' EDGE FOR THE NEW AGE

THE INTERNET AGE BRINGS NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO ATTRACT NEW CUSTOMERS. BUT DO YOU KNOW THE LATEST ONLINE TRENDS? A WEBSITE BLOG IS A GREAT WAY TO ADVERTISE YOUR BRAND WHILE GIVING GOOD INFORMATION TO POTENTIAL CLIENTS.THE GOOD...more

Simpson Strong-Tie Co. v. Gore

CA Supreme Court Rules in Favor of lawyer-advertising Rights of Plaintiff Lawyer seeking Clients

The California Supreme Court ruled in Simpson Strong-Tie Co. v. Gore on May 17, 2010 that a plaintiff lawyer who was seeking clients for a possible class action lawsuit had a right to publish an advertisement regarding...more

Is Dechert Ahead of the Curve?

Global law firm, Dechert, has pulled ahead of the pack by driving a Legal Project Management initiative to train all its lawyers worldwide in the discipline of project management for law firms. Legal Project management is a...more

Hissey Kientz Announced Launch Of Online Legal Documents Database

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is pleased to announce the addition to its website of a new legal documents database containing medical studies, case law and other legal documents about many of the firm’s practice areas,...more

Legal Marketing for Toyota Personal Injury or Product Liability Cases

Personal injury and product liability lawyers are expected to be busy for months on cases relating to the recall of Toyota vehicles for unintended acceleration, according to a January 29th Wall Street Journal article titled...more

Economy To Cause Increase in Litigation in 2010

Because of the economic crisis, law firms will see an increase in legal disputes and litigation in 2010, according to Fulbright & Jaworski’s 6th annual Litigation Trends Survey Report. Smart firms will adjust their law firm...more

Hissey Kientz, LLP Warns Birth Control Pill Users Of Increased Health Risks To Those Who Have Or Are Taking YAZ or YASMIN

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is warning all women using the birth control pills Yaz or Yasmin that they may face an increased risk of blood clots, heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis and other...more

Mistakes I've Made Setting Up a Solo Practice

The ABA's Solosez listserv is chock full of conversation, but reading from it can be like drinking from a firehose. Here, business development advisor Larry Bodine captured a discussion entitled, "Mistakes I've Made Setting...more

Hormone Therapy Victims Win Important Appeal

On November 2, 2009, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued its long-awaited decision in Scroggin v. Wyeth (Case No. 08-2555). The decision gives the green light for federal trials on Wyeth’s and...more

United States Navy And Merchant Marine Veterans May Face Risk Of Mesothelioma Or Other Asbestos Diseases

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP wishes to alert veterans of the United States Navy or Merchant Marine that they may be at risk of developing mesothelioma or other diseases as a result of asbestos exposure suffered during...more

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