Archdiocese of Chicago To Pay $3.15 Million Settlement in Sexual Abuse Lawsuits

Chicago plaintiff attorney Lyndsay A. Markley

Chicago plaintiff lawyer Lyndsay A. Markley marks another victory as she settled three more lawsuits against theArchdiocese of Chicago, involving the sexual abuse of minors by defrocked priest Daniel McCormack in the amount of $3.15 million. Markley settled a separate … Continue reading

Third Circuit Revives 5,000 Broken-Bone Cases in Fosamax Litigation

Handing plaintiffs a major success, the Third Circuit US Court of Appeals revived 5,000 product liability cases involving the osteoporosis drug Fosamax, ruling that federal preemption of state-law claims is a question of fact for a jury to decide, not … Continue reading

Accused triple murderer commits suicide at Ohio courthouse

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Robert Seman, Jr., accused of raping a 10-year-old girl before killing her and her grandparents in a fire, leaped to his death by jumping over a balcony wall at the Mahoning County Courthouse in Ohio on April 10. Prosecutors called … Continue reading

Opportunities to Start or Grow a Xarelto Mass Torts Practice

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The courts are seeing an explosion in Xarelto products liability cases. The multi-district litigation docket (MDL) was only created in 2014 in the eastern district of Louisiana. Started out with 21 cases. By the end of 2014, there were more … Continue reading

Anonymous Reviewer Who Criticized Attorney on Avvo Steps Forward

Two years after an unsuccessful court battle to discover the identity of a negative reviewer on Avvo, the anonymous client who criticized a Florida divorce attorney has come forward and identified herself. “Jane Doe” is Holly Dickson of Tampa, Florida, … Continue reading

$11.25 M Verdict Obtained for Family of Young Mother Killed in 2015 Double Fatal Crash

Attorneys Eirene N. Salvi, Patrick A. Salvi, and Patrick A. Salvi II of Chicago.

A Winnebago County, Illinois, jury award  $11.25 million jury verdict on behalf of the family of a 33-year-old mother who was killed in a 2015 double fatal crash. Attorneys Eirene N. Salvi, Patrick A. Salvi, and Patrick A. Salvi II … Continue reading

Two NTL members to appear on new Fox TV show ‘You the Jury’

National Trial Lawyers members Charla Aldous and Joe Tacopina will appear on a new television show Friday, April 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm CDT on Fox. The show, You the Jury, which will feature six attorneys representing clients in what … Continue reading

Women Trial Lawyers — Is a Woman Really the Best Person for the Job?

Kim Adams, Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty and Proctor

By Kim Adams, Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty and Proctor, P.A With this year’s election, the issues of gender equality and diversity were more prevalent than ever. Women from every profession spoke up about women’s issues, and the legal profession … Continue reading

When talking to a jury, think like Trump

Whether you agree with his politics or not, President Donald Trump is skilled at using simple, direct speech to communicate his ideas. It’s a style that lawyers should consider when addressing a jury, according to this article in Texas Lawyer. … Continue reading

$625,000 Jury Verdict for Unnecessary Surgery in Medical Malpractice Case

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

A federal court jury in Pennsylvania awarded $625,000 in damages to a woman who had unnecessary surgery to remove a non-existent mass, leaving her scarred and unable to have a child. Following a four-day medical malpractice trial the jury returned a … Continue reading