New Orleans to pay $13M to families of 4 killed by police during Katrina

mayor-mitch-landrieu

The city of New Orleans announced the settlement several civil lawsuits for $13.3 million in in civil rights cases stemming from several New Orleans Police Department-involved incidents surrounding Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 On Dec. 19 Mayor Landrieu issued an … Continue reading

7 Steps for Effective Direct Examination of Expert Witnesses

Reproduced from The Expert Institute While the cross examination of a witness is often viewed as a climatic moment in a trial, the direct examination of a witness, particularly an expert, can be of equal, if not greater importance to … Continue reading

Seattle Jury Awards $28 Million to Bicyclist Hit by Valet Driver

David Beninger of Luvera Law firm

A Seattle jury returned a $38 million verdict against Standard Parking and one of its valet drivers for hitting and permanently injuring a commuter bicyclist. When the collision occurred, the driver was using an illegal shortcut to retrieve cars Standard … Continue reading

Family Recovers $26M in Case of Teen Killed as he Stood on Bus and Hit Overpass

Plaintiffs' attorney Victor L. George of Torrance, CA.

A jury in Compton, CA, returned a $26 million verdict in favor of the family of a 16-year old who was killed when he stood up on the top deck of an open-air, double-decker tour bus, striking his head as it … Continue reading

Corporate Propaganda Group Issues List of “Judicial Hellholes”

The pro-defendant propaganda group, the “American Tort Reform Association” issued its latest list of “Judicial Hellholes” for corporate defendants. The jurisdictions are where plaintiffs have had the best success holding major drug companies and makers of defective products responsible. Linda … Continue reading

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Crash of School Bus without Seat Belts

Attorney Mo Aziz of Houston Selected for Texas Super Lawyers 2015

Texas attorney Mo Aziz of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz is representing the parents of 10-year old Zyanna Harris who was killed November 21, 2016, when her school bus crashed in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Troy Pradia and Jonathan Cox … Continue reading

Attorney Brant Stogner Named To Super Lawyers For 2016

Houston Attorney Brant Stogner Named to Super Lawyers 2015

The Houston law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz announces that Firm Partner Brant J. Stogner has been named to the Texas Super Lawyers list for 2016. This is his fourth consecutive year to be selected to this annual … Continue reading

Florida 2nd District Court Says Med-Mal Damage Caps Unconstitutional

Legal Malpractice

Originally published on The Expert Institute An appeals court in Florida has declared that damage caps on monetary rewards limiting the recovery amounts of plaintiffs in medical malpractice lawsuits is unconstitutional. This case was decided in the 2nd district court … Continue reading

Philadelphia Jury Awards $15M to Worker Injured by Hydraulic Shear

Attorney Daniel Hessel

A jury in Philadelphia, PA returned a $15 million verdict to a 42 year-old laborer whose dominant hand was crushed by a metal-cutting shear that lacked a protective guard. He was represented by Daniel Hessel, and James Golkow of Golkow … Continue reading

Georgia Appeals Court Affirms $40M Jeep Fire Verdict

The Jeep where Remingon Walden burned to death.

The Georgia Court of Appeals upheld a $40 million verdict in the death of a four-year-old boy who died when his family’s Jeep Grand Cherokee was rear-ended and burst into flames. The court on Nov. 16 affirmed Decatur County Superior Court … Continue reading