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Dangers of Botulism with Botox
Hernia Patients in Pain as Skin Procedure Fails
What can I be compensated for after an accident injury that was not my fault?”
Car Accidents and the Things You Need to Know
Legal Minute - I was injured in a car accident as a passenger. Whom can I file a claim against?
Webinar: Investigating and Resolving Sexual Assaults on Campus
Monster Energy Drink Accused of Teen Death
Legal Minute with Sacramento wrongful death attorney, John Demas
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Legal Minute: “Who Pays for my Expenses If I’m Injured By A Driver Who Doesn’t Have Auto Insurance?”
Lessons from Amusement Park Safety Concerns: An Integrated Approach to Business Regulation
As Greed Grows in Trucking Industry, Driver Fatigue Is a Problem Facing All Americans
Money Talks: Safe Places & Breach of Security (Part I)
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Personal Injury Claim in California
Should you hire a personal injury attorney after a dog bite?
Skecher Toner Shoes Cause Severe Injuries
Rhino-maker Yamaha Motor Corporation must pay $3.3 million for an unsafe 660 UTV vehicle that overturned and crushed its driver....more
Q: What is the most challenging case you have worked on and what made it challenging?
A: Frankly, many of my cases are extremely challenging because I am generally defending a large corporation against a horribly injured...more
In Harden Manufacturing Co. v. Pfizer, Inc., 712 F.3d 60 (1st Cir. 2013), one of three cases addressing Pfizer’s off-label marketing of the anticonvulsant drug, Neurontin, the First Circuit vacated the district court’s denial...more
In the recent decision Kaiser Cement & Gypsum Corp. v. Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania 2013 Cal. App. LEXIS 269 (2nd Dist. April 8, 2013), the California Court of Appeal considered whether horizontal or...more
In February 2005, Congress enacted the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA), with the primary intent of modifying and liberalizing the rules concerning federal diversity jurisdiction as they apply to class actions,...more
A patient who was given a shot of a contrast dye that left him unable to move won a $5 million verdict against GE Healthcare, the maker of the dye....more
When looking to conduct an asset search, it is important to carefully choose a qualified asset search company to assist you. The internet has become second nature to the majority, making it simple for anyone to create a...more
A drywall worker who built houses during the California housing boom in the 1970s, when asbestos was used in virtually every type of building material, has won a $27 million jury award for a cancer caused by the toxic...more
The first jury verdict against Johnson and Johnson (J&J)’s Ethicon subsidiary has resulted in a powerful statement regarding the pharmaceutical company’s lack of adequate warnings of the health risks posed by the transvaginal...more
A New Jersey jury today levied punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon, Inc. in the amount of $7.8 million for misleading doctors and consumers about the safety of transvaginal mesh implants. Earlier in the...more
In the first jury verdict to rule on whether Johnson & Johnson (J&J)’s Ethicon unit failed to properly warn of the risks of the vaginal mesh implant, Linda Gross, a 47 year-old South Dakota nurse, today was awarded $3.35...more
A jury has awarded $63 million to the family of a 7-year-old girl who lost her eyesight and nearly died after taking Children’s Motrin.
The popular drug can cause a rare disease known as toxic epidermal necrolysis, or...more
Attorney Daniel E. Cummins of the Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania insurance defense firm, Foley, Comerford & Cummins provides this detailed analysis of the current state of Pennsylvania Products Liability Law. ...more
Opening arguments took place Jan. 25 in the trial of a lawsuit brought in California against Johnson & Johnson by a patient who received the company’s allegedly faulty “ASR” implant in hip replacement surgery....more
In the largest mesothelioma award in California this year, a Los Angeles County jury awarded a mesothelioma victim and his family $48 million against several firms, including at least two cement companies....more
A Colorado man who consumed two to three bags of microwave popcorn every day for a decade has won a $7.3 million judgment against popcorn maker Glister-Mary Lee, supermarket chain Kroger and its Dillon Cos. subsidiary....more
Fortman v. Forvaltningsbolaget Insulan AB
Court of Appeal, Second District (January 10, 2013)
Closely related percipient witnesses may seek damages for emotional distress caused by observing a negligently inflicted...more
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) questions the claim that exposure to 9/11 toxins causes cancer. The report will no doubt be used by those who would like to cap or reduce the amount...more
Millions of consumer products are sold across the United States every year, and the vast majority of them work as they should and they do not cause harm to those who use them. Unfortunately, there are still many situations...more
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently vacated a $10 million jury verdict and remanded Barabin v. AstenJohnson, Inc, et. al. back to Washington federal district court for a new trial after concluding that the district...more
On December 20, 2012, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed into law House Bill 380, which is aimed at remedying inequities in asbestos litigation. HB 380 addresses the issue of bankruptcy trust claims and their impact on pending...more
Toyota agreed on Dec. 26 to settle a class action accusing the auto maker of selling cars that are defective because they suddenly accelerate.
The total settlement amount is a reportedly record-breaking $1.4 billion, and...more
Barabin v. AstenJohnson, Inc., et al. Ninth District Court of Appeals, Action #10-36142, 11-35020 (November 16, 2012) _____F3d_____
In this case, the Ninth Circuit reversed a $10.2 million jury award in favor of...more
The American Association of Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) has launched a new campaign to educate consumers about their rights to bring civil suits to redress wrongs including medical...more
Many people who lived, worked, or attended school in the vicinity of the World Trade Center in the year following the attacks of September 11th knew, back in 2001 or 2002, that the dust, fumes, smoke and stress had negatively...more
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