The National Trial Lawyers Forms Pro Bono Task Force for Families of Orlando Shooting Victims

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The National Trial Lawyers has created a pro bono task force of attorneys nationwide to help with legal issues facing families in the wake of the June 12 shootings at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. No one on the task force will … Continue reading

Association Dues have “Super Priority” over Bank Mortgages

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The Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled that a condo association’s lien extinguishes a bank mortgage lien. Michael J. Botelho purchased a condo in Rhode Island in 2004. Some time after the purchase, Botelho defaulted on his condominium dues and his mortgage. The … Continue reading

TV and Content Marketing are Effective for Trial Lawyers

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Marketing initiatives by trial lawyers and plaintiff’s firms are now highly sophisticated and take advantage of broadcast TV and online content marketing to reach massive numbers of potential clients. The rapid growth of broadcast legal advertisements alone has grown six times faster than all … Continue reading

Six Steps for Lawyers to Reduce Taxes on Investments

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By Carole C. Foos, CPA, and Andrew Taylor, CFP Lawyers in the highest income tax brackets may have been presented with an unpleasant surprise in the last two years when they learn of their investment tax liability. A prolonged period of strong domestic … Continue reading

$10.9 Million Verdict Revived Against Topamax Maker Janssen Pharmaceutical

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A Pennsylvania appeals court affirmed the $10.9 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals involving the anti-seizure drug Topamax that caused birth defects. Topamax is an antiepileptic medication used to treat epilepsy and migraines. Janssen Pharmaceuticals attempt to upset the … Continue reading

Child May Bring Parental Consortium Claim in Iowa

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The Iowa Supreme Court decided a child whose father died while she was in utero, may bring a parental consortium claim but her mother’s spousal consortium claim was untimely. The late Paul Gray, former Slipknot bassist, died from an overdose … Continue reading

California Law Firm Subpoenas for Identity of Negative Reviewers

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A California lawyer is determined to find out the identity of those leaving anonymous negative reviews about his law firm on the job listing website Glassdoor.com. Alleging the reviews are defamatory, the name partner of California law firm Layfield & … Continue reading

Ohio Man Who Was Beaten by Drunk Cop and Locked in Closet Recovers $22M

Arnold Black was awarded $22 million after cops wrongfully detained him, beat him and locked him in a closet for four days. (FOX8 CLEVELAND)

An Ohio man who was wrongfully arrested, beaten by cops, and locked in a closet for four days was recently awarded $22 million by a jury for his ordeal. According to The NY Daily News, Arnold Black sued East Cleveland police over … Continue reading

Speedo “Suit” Proceeds to Trial for 66-Year-Old Attorney Plaintiff

Speedo "Suit" Proceeds to Trial for 66-Year-Old Attorney Plaintiff

A 66-year-old attorney’s Speedo-style swimwear lawsuit was revived by a New York appellate court and the attorney’s case will now proceed to a trial. The New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, Second Department, determined the defendant – and former seasonal … Continue reading

It’s Time to Listen to Your Intake Calls

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There are black holes all over the place when it comes to our Intake. But in order to fill them, we need to find them. One of the biggest black holes that I’ve uncovered for personal injury law firms throughout … Continue reading