The first of more than 1,500 Actos cases consolidated in a Louisiana federal court is scheduled to go on trial in January 2014.
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) began MDL No. 2299 in December 2011…more
For the first time in history, drug overdoses kill more people than auto accidents. Every day, approximately 105 Americans die and another 6,748 receive treatment in emergency rooms for drug abuse and misuse…more
In a settlement agreement, attorneys for Pilot Flying-J and plaintiff trucking companies have agreed to settle all claims for about $35 million.
In Little Rock, U.S. District Judge James M. Moody approved a settlement in…more
In a notable departure from other tort-reform movements in the country, one state may soon permit medical malpractice lawsuit plaintiffs to recover significantly more noneconomic damages in negligence cases and other cases.
As early as 2006, Zoloft was linked to birth defects. Despite clear evidence of dangerous side effects in pregnant women, Pfizer continued to aggressively market the risky drug…more
Losing a loved one because of the negligence of another party is overwhelming. You must deal not only with your emotional loss, but also with a financial loss…more
Sears issued another recall for 795,000 Kenmore brand dehumidifiers because of the units’ tendency to smoke, melt and catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. These defective dehumidifiers have caused numerous…more
Workers’ compensation benefits may help you make ends meet in the short term, but it is probably not enough money to help you face the future if your injury was devastating. When work-related injuries are caused by unreasonably…more
When an automobile accident occurs, the question of who was at fault almost certainly comes into play — whether at the point when an officer on the scene writes a ticket, or later when insurance companies and personal injury…more
“We have got to get to a point where it is unacceptable to allow a fatal crash with a truck or a bus on our roadway with the public traveling around. We've got to get to zero.”
So said Ann Ferro, head of the Federal Motor…more
Unlike in a criminal trial, where a jury may only convict the defendant if they are convinced of his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, in civil matters the standard is somewhat lower. The jury must only be convinced by a…more
If you or your child are about to participate in a risky activity — from scuba diving to sky diving or anything in between — you will almost certainly be required to sign a waiver of your right to sue the facility or event…more
Intoxication is used all the time as an excuse for bad behavior:
- You know I never meant that, honey. I was drunk.
- I did what?? Sorry — I was so drunk the whole thing is a blur.
- I had no idea what I was doing,…more
Drug manufacturers insist we all have our daily dose of DTCPA…more
When consumers discover that a product they purchased is not all it was cracked up to be, you often hear angry cries of False Advertising! You may be surprised to learn, then, that false advertising is not technically a consumer…more
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