Rail Antitrust Case Features Rare Corporate Class Action Plaintiffs

Thomson Reuters; May 7, 2013 (Reuters) – The U.S. class action system often unites major corporations in opposition to what they view as its excesses. But an antitrust case against the four largest railroad companies pits major businesses on both … Continue reading

George Zimmerman’s Lawyer Challenges Use of Voice Experts at Trial

Thomson Reuters; May 7, 2013 ORLANDO, Fla., (Reuters) – A lawyer for a Florida man charged in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin is asking a judge to bar voice-recognition experts from testifying at his murder trial … Continue reading

Off-the-Clock Work Alleged at Waste Management, Inc.

Lawyersandsettlements.com; May 5, 2013 Houston, TX: On the surface, an unpaid wages lawsuit would suggest that work is performed without receiving compensation. But there is a grey area. Were an employee be required to don and then doff cumbersome uniforms … Continue reading

New York Fracking Ban Upheld by Appeals Court

NewsInferno; May 3, 2013 An appeals court ruling will allow New York municipalities to ban hydraulic fracturing—fracking—with the use of local zoning laws. The four-judge appellate division ruled unanimously that state mining and drilling laws do not supercede local governmental … Continue reading

Returning War Vets at Higher Risk for Vehicle Crashes

Autoblog; May 7, 2013 David Brown of The Washington Post has published a piece on a little-known risk to returning veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars: motor vehicle crashes. According to the report, which sources both professional research and … Continue reading

Is There a ‘Lawyer Bubble?’

Time; May 7, 2013 A new book by a former litigator at Kirkland & Ellis, one of the nation’s largest law firms, has delivered a frisson to the already rattled legal profession. In The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis, … Continue reading

Yamaha Hit with $3.3 Million Verdict for Wanton Conduct

Jury: Yamaha Must Pay Plaintiff $3.3 Million for Injuries Resulting from Flawed Rhino 660 UTV Vehicle Montgomery, AL – After five hours of deliberation, a jury in Montgomery, Alabama returned a $3.3 million verdict against Yamaha for its wanton conduct … Continue reading

Gloria Allred: ‘When People Call Me Names I Know I’ve Won’

Yahoo/CNBC; April 30, 2013 She-Devil. Delusional. Shrill. Self-promoter. The Worst. Just some of the names people have called attorney Gloria Allred. She doesn’t seem to care. “When people call me names I know that I’ve won because it means they … Continue reading

Texas Injury Attorneys Mo Aziz and Curtis Wayne Lucas Ready To Help Seek Justice For Those Seriously Injured In West Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Completely blind and suffering from burns over the upper-half of his body, a Waco Man severely injured in the West, Texas explosion is fighting to recover physically while his attorneys seek full compensation for his losses.   (Houston, TX) Texas … Continue reading

Local Trial Lawyers Raise Over $50,000 for Returning Heroes Home at First Annual Clays Over the Brazos

Allied Advocates Foundation (AAF) recently held its first annual Clays Over The Brazos Sporting Clays Tournament to benefit Wounded Warriors at Fort Sam Houston and Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.   (Houston, TX) The Allied Advocates Foundation (AAF) … Continue reading