80 Organizations Write to House Leaders Opposing Med Mal Nursing Home Drug Bill

Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives Re: Groups Urge You to Vote NO on H.R. 1215. Dear Speaker Ryan and Leader Pelosi: The undersigned consumer, health, labor, legal and public interest groups … Continue reading

House Passes Medical Malpractice Bill with $250K Damage Cap

The US House of Representatives just passed a bill that caps medical malpractice lawsuits by limiting plaintiff damages to $250,000. The House passed the Protecting Access to Care Act, which favors insurance companies over injured plaintiffs, by 218-210. If the bill were … Continue reading

Alan Dershowitz on becoming a trial lawyer

Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz was already a noted trial lawyer when he became the youngest full professor of law at the institution. A noted author who spoke at the 2015 and 2016 Trial Lawyers Summits, Dershowitz also served … Continue reading

ABA Launches Homeless Youth Legal Network

Homeless youth in the US remain a largely invisible segment of the homeless population, though researchers estimate that nearly 8 percent of youths experience living on the streets. In an effort to increase legal services for this vulnerable population, the … Continue reading

Arizona Judge Tricked Into Censoring Legitimate News

29-Year-Old Megan Welter, Iraqi war veteran and Arizona Cardinals cheerleader.

Without Notifying Media Organizations, Judge Ordered Dozens of Articles to Be Removed From the Internet Former Arizona Cardinals Cheerleader Used Legal Maneuverings to Fool Local Judge Into Ordering Legitimate News Stories to Be Taken Offline; Public Citizen Calls for Order … Continue reading

Corboy & Demetrio Secures $1 Million in Death of Infant at Illinois Home Day Care

Corboy & Demetrio of Chicago has secured a settlement of $1 million for Katlyn McDaniel, Special Administrator of the Estate of Tessa McDaniel, her 3 ½-month-old daughter who died on November 15, 2016 at Tender Hart’s Family Home Care Learning … Continue reading

Reflecting on access to justice

Like so many others, the legal profession faces an uncertain future with regards to how technology can make it easier for more Americans to get the help they need. A recent seminar at Stanford University examined how lawyers may need … Continue reading

Law Firm Social Media is a Waste of Time, and Here’s Why

By Jayne Navarre. Attorneys were slow to catch the social media wave. But once it looked safe to go into the water—the firm next door was doing it—a majority followed. Legal marketers got busy setting up a firm presence on … Continue reading

Cosby’s legal woes will continue

Bill Cosby

Despite a hung jury in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial in Pennsylvania, there’s no end in sight to his legal woes. “If the court allows more accusers next time to testify, it might make a difference,” said attorney (and National … Continue reading

Bad legal precedent in texting suicide case?

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Does the punishment of a Massachusetts woman convicted of killing her boyfriend with texts encouraging suicide fit the crime? Some legal experts say the verdict sets a bad legal precedent. More analysis in this story at USA Today.