How ‘Tort Reform’ Takes Away Your Rights

Jodine Mayberry is a retired editor, longtime journalist and Delaware County resident. Her column appears every Friday. You can reach her at jodinemayberry@comcast.net.

By Jodine Mayberry. This is reprinted from The Delaware County Daily Times. The Pennsylvania Superior Court in February upheld a $10 million medical malpractice verdict for a 10-year-old Philadelphia boy, S.T., whose life was changed forever in 2009 when he was … Continue reading

Distracted Driving Involved in 52 Percent of Car Trips that End in a Crash

Data from a study involving several hundreds of thousands of drivers shows that phone distraction occurred during 52 percent of trips that resulted in a crash, according to a new report by Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT). Apps by CMT, a smartphone-centric … Continue reading

NTL Past President Mark Geragos files lawsuit against Fyre Festival

Mark Geragos

The National Trial Lawyers Past President Mark Geragos has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the disorganized Fyre Festival, Variety reports. The first of two concert weekends was held last weekend, but collapsed because of poor organization, leaving festival goers … Continue reading

Whistleblower Recovers $22.4 Million in Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

Tamara S. Freeze

A Los Angeles Superior Court Jury awarded $22.4 million in punitive damages to Steven Babyak in his lawsuit against former employer, Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., for Whistleblower Retaliation and Wrongful Termination in Violation of Public Policy. The award follows the jury’s … Continue reading

Pennsylvania Superior Court Upholds $55 Million Seat Belt Defect

Plaintiff attorney Stewart Eisenberg of Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck.

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has affirmed a record-setting $55 million jury verdict against Honda Motor Company from a product liability lawsuit involving a seat belt defect. The plaintiff in the case, Carlos Martinez, is represented by Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck attorneys Stewart Eisenberg … Continue reading

Passenger Dragged Screaming Off Flight Settles with United Airlines

Plaintiff attorney Thomas A Demetrio, Thomas A. Demetrio of Corboy & Demetrio in Chicago

Dr. David Dao has reached an amicable settlement with United Airlines for the injuries he received in his April 9th ordeal, which was captured on video and viewed worldwide. The settlement was negotiated by Dr. Dao’s lawyers, Thomas A. Demetrio … Continue reading

Infographic: The History of Medical Malpractice

The history of medical malpractice is a lengthy one, spanning from ancient times with the Hippocratic Oath to the numerous reforms in the 20th Century and continuing to today. Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the … Continue reading

Infant Recovers $33.8 million in Traumatic Brain Injury Case

Plaintiff attorney Vidian Mallard of Mallard & Sharp

Medical malpractice attorneys of Mallard & Sharp, P.A. recently celebrated a bittersweet victory, recovering a $33.8 million verdict for a brain damaged baby. The court held that the catastrophic brain injury was caused by Dr. Ata Atogho’s failure to order … Continue reading

Myth or Fact: What You Should Know About DUIs

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By NTL member Barbara Bowden Myth: You can’t be charged with a DUI if your BAC is <.08 The legal limit for DUI is .08. If your breath or blood alcohol level is .08 or above, you will be arrested … Continue reading

Free On Demand Webinar: Proven Personal Marketing Strategies to Bring In New Business

 Listen to the on-demand webinar, “How to Get New Business From Your In-Person and Social Media Marketing” One of the most effective ways to bring new business is through personal marketing efforts. Ask yourself – how effective are my networking … Continue reading