CPSC Recommends Exemption from Confidentiality Agreements to Permit Disclosure of Product Defects

By Robert J. Stoney. This is reprinted from the Winter 2016 issue of The Trial Lawyer magazine. Manufacturers that are forced to settle claims brought by those injured or killed by their defective products have a strong incentive to keep … Continue reading

Defective Product Class Actions: California Versus Florida

By William C. Ourand, Esq. • Newsome Melton, P.A. Reprinted from the Winter 2016 issue of The Trial Lawyer Magazine. California has long been a common battleground for class action disputes. And there are many good reasons for this; most … Continue reading

Risperdal Behind Massive Spike in Mass Tort Litigation

By Anjelica Cappellino. This article is reprinted from The Expert Institute. There has been a huge spike in mass tort litigation due to the Johnson & Johnson medication, Risperdal, an anti-psychotic drug used to treat schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. … Continue reading

What Trial Lawyers Need To Know About The Exploding E-cigarette Epidemic

By William Ourand, Esq. • Newsome Melton, P.A. From the Summer 2016 issue of The Trial Lawyer magazine. E-cigarettes have become a multi-billion dollar industry catering to millions of U.S. consumers. While the businesses behind these devices tout them as being a … Continue reading

4 Powerful Decisions of 2016 That Can Impact Your Mass Tort Practice

By Joseph DiNardo, Esq. & Kelly Anthony, Esq. Reprinted from the Winter issue of The Trial Lawyer magazine. As 2016 comes to a close, it is worthwhile to look back in the year that was. From jury verdicts totaling $172 million … Continue reading

Robert J. Francavilla of San Diego named 2016 Trial Lawyer of the Year

Plaintiff's Attorney Robert J. Francavilla of San Diego

CaseyGerry partner Robert J. Francavilla was named 2016 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (CASD) during the organization’s 58th Annual Awards and Installation Dinner, held recently at the Westin San Diego downtown. Every year, CASD, a … Continue reading

Archdiocese of Chicago to pay $2.3 million settlement on sexual abuse lawsuit

Chicago attorney Lindsay A. Markley

Chicago plaintiff lawyer Lyndsay A. Markley has settled a claim against the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Catholic Bishop of Chicago, involving the sexual abuse of a minor by defrocked priest Daniel McCormack in the amount of $2.3 million. John … Continue reading

Illinois Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit against Day Care in Death of Infant

Chicago attorney Thomas A. Demetrio

The family of Tessa McDaniel, 3 1/2 months old, has filed a wrongful death Tender Hart’s Family Home Care and Learning, Inc., in Lombard, Illinois after the infant died on November 15, 2016 after being left unsupervised. Jason Hart, one … Continue reading

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$315,000 Settlement for Post-Traumatic Fibromyalgia Caused by Motor Vehicle Accident

Attorney Anthony J. Baratta of Baratta, Russell & Baratta in Huntingdon Valley, PA

A Pennsylvania women reached a $315,000 settlement with the owners and operator of a truck that struck her motor vehicle, forcing her vehicle to strike the vehicle in front her. She suffered neck and back injuries that evolved into fibromyalgia, a … Continue reading