December 12, 2018

J&J Starts Settling Suits Over Pinnacle Hip Defect Claims

A federal judge in Texas overseeing the cases said about 3,300 of 10,000 “have settled or are in the process of settling,’’ according to a Dec. 9 court filing. Terms of the accords weren’t made public. J&J is set to...

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December 12, 2018

Split Colorado Supreme Court says stroke victim’s recording not protected by attorney-client privilege

A stroke victim must turn over to the chiropractic practice she is suing a recording of her initial consultation with her attorney following a sharply spit Colorado Supreme Court opinion that the tape is not protected by attorney-client privilege. Read...

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December 12, 2018

Fighting Ex-Felon Label, Arpaio Fires on News Outlets

Convicted ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio accused three news outlets and their reporters in a federal defamation complaint Monday of overstating his criminal history. Trump pardoned Arpaio in 2017 after the former Maricopa County sheriff was found guilty of criminal contempt for ignoring...

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December 12, 2018

Court Revives Cheez-It Class Action Over Healthful Branding

Reviving a federal class action over healthful branding that appears on boxes of Cheez-Its, the Second Circuit found Tuesday that the “whole grain” slogan could mislead consumers. While Cheez-Its usually come in a package that says either “Whole Grain” or...

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December 12, 2018

Firms to Pay $9M to Settle Suit Over Damages in 2012 California Wildfire

Officials say a construction company and a logging firm have collectively agreed to pay $9 million for damages resulting from a 2012 wildfire that burned more than 1,600 acres of national forest land in Northern California.  Read the source article...

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December 12, 2018

Brain Injured Victim Overturns a Release for $920 and recovers $240,000

A brain injury victim who signed a release of all claims for $920, 13 days after a motor vehicle, was able to overturn the release and receive a total of $240,000 in payment for post-concussion injuries caused. Robin Goodwin, then...

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December 11, 2018

Court upholds $5 million malpractice verdict against Morgan & Morgan

A circuit judge in Sarasota ruled Monday that the verdict in a legal malpractice case against the Morgan & Morgan law firm should stand. The plaintiffs’ attorney is seeking $1.6 million in fees and costs. The judge also denied Morgan...

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December 11, 2018

Monsanto case: Man may not live long enough to get to court after judge’s decision

Richard Giglio apparently won’t live long enough to have his day in court against Monsanto Co. And if his heirs take up his case after his death and prove that Monsanto’s widely used weedkiller caused Giglio’s terminal cancer, their damages...

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December 11, 2018

Sky’s The Limit? A 50-State Survey Of Damages Caps And The Collateral Source Rule

Many state legislatures across the country have enacted statutory measures to limit the amount of compensatory and/or punitive damages recoverable by plaintiffs in a civil lawsuit. These limitations and the rationale behind them vary, sometimes widely and sometimes fractionally, from...

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December 11, 2018

Trial lawyers find unusual allies in fight against arbitration: Conservative state treasurers

Class action lawyers who see arbitration as a mortal threat to their business have found unlikely allies among some of the nation’s most conservative state officials. The State Financial Officers Foundation, which bills itself as “the nation’s largest and leading organization...

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