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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 ...

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Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison. He implicated Trump in a hush-money scandal.

The sentencing in federal court in Manhattan capped a startling fall for Mr. Cohen, 52, who had once hoped to work by Mr. Trump’s side in the White House but ended up a central figure ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Texas men guilty of fraud against Stabil Drill, owe $45 million in damages

A Texas jury has found that two Lafayette men committed fraud against Stabil Drill and should pay the company millions of dollars to rectify the wrongs. Christopher Russo and Martin LeBlanc were executives at Stabil Drill ...

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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 ...

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San Diego Jury awards $105M in suit against pH Miracle author

A San Diego jury sided against the author of the bestselling pH Miracle books this week, ordering him to pay $105 million to a cancer patient who said the author held himself out as a ...

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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 ...

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His lower leg was amputated after Dorney Park construction injury. Attorneys won him $2.75M

Attorneys for a construction worker injured in 2014 at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom won a $2.75 million settlement for him. Anthony Dos Santos had to have his lower right leg amputated, the law firm ...

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Jury Awards Boy $30 Million In Botched Circumcision by Midwife

A jury in Clayton County, Georgia has awarded a boy $30 million for a botched circumcision by a midwife, and the award could rise even higher as deliberations continue. The boy was 18-days-old in October 2013 when ...

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Of Course, Megyn Kelly Is Negotiating Hard – She Had Been a Jones Day Lawyer

Maybe one takeaway for Andy Lack from the Megyn Kelly disaster is this: Don't hire on-air talent who has a background as an attorney in BigLaw. What Megyn Kelly is doing, reports the Daily ...

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California jury awards $30M mesothelioma verdict

A California jury has awarded $30.2 million to a man who was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Norris Morgan, 65, apparently contracted mesothelioma after repeated exposure to asbestos-containing ...

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9th Circuit ruling against Asarco upholds $10 million in bonuses for 700 miners

Tucson-based copper miner Asarco LLC has lost another ruling in its fight to avoid paying copper-price bonuses to union workers. But the new ruling by a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals gives ...

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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 ...

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California’s New Law for the Internet of Things

California legislators nervous and have passed a new law that says internet-connected devices must have "reasonable security" to protect stored or transmitted information. Read the source article at blogs.findlaw.com

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American to pay $45M to settle airfare collusion lawsuit

American Airlines has agreed to pay $45 million to settle a lawsuit that says it and other major U.S. airlines colluded to drive up the price of airfares. In settling the case, American denied any ...

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Florida attorney facing disbarment

“According to (Rhonda S. Clyatt), she was addicted to opioids at the time of her arrest,” the judge wrote. Clyatt “testified that she had been drinking wine out of a plastic cup while she was ...

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Scheme Targeting Robert Mueller Foiled by Vermont Law Prof

Simon Frick is a fake name for a "researcher" trying to discredit Robert Mueller, who is leading the special investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign in 2016. The thing is, Frick is really bad at research. ...

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Notorious Miami strip club Coco’s must pay $8.7 million for party that turned violent

Coco’s, the legendary North Miami-Dade strip club that has played a role in many a fistfight, drug deal and shooting over the decades, must pay $8.7 million to a party promoter who suffered gunshot wounds ...

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Ocasio-Cortez’s Most Popular Twitter Takedowns

When it comes to social media, few political stars are shining as brightly these days as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the numbers are there to prove it. With 1.54 million Twitter followers and counting, the New York ...

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Manhattan nanny found guilty of trying to kill infant boy by stuffing baby wipe down his throat

Marianne Benjamin-Williams, 47, was found guilty on all counts including attempted murder, assault and strangulation after one day of deliberations in Manhattan Supreme Court. Benjamin-Williams forced a baby wipe down the windpipe of little Maxwell Blutreich ...

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Appeals Court Skeptical of Teen Complaint about High School Lesson on Influence of Islam

Dissecting arguments from the Christianity-focused Thomas Moore Law Center who says a history lesson was unconstitutionally supportive of Islam, the Fourth Circuit appeared ready Tuesday to give the appeal an “F.” “Do we have to go to ...

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Six trends in Biglaw that are expected to continue

Kovalan outlined six trends that he has been seeing in Biglaw and expects to continue: 1. The emergence of areas of intense competition between firms.2. More consolidation of law firms (aka “merger mania”).3. Continuing increase in ...

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Former owner of notorious Georgia apartments will pay $3M in teen’s death

Now, the lawyers have not only found the owner -- whose name turned out to be Cheskel Meisels, not “Chester,” as residents had thought -- but have also reached a $3 million settlement for a death at ...

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Trump Ally Says Mueller Report Will Be ‘Devastating’

Alan Dershowitz, who often defends Donald Trump, has warned that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report will have negative political repercussions for the president. Appearing on the ABC News television program This Week on Sunday, the Harvard ...

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