NTL member representing professor accused of stabbing death

National Trial Lawyers member Kenneth Wine says his client, a professor who’s accused of stabbing a Chicago man to death in late July, is a “gentle soul.” Wine made the comments Monday in a first appearance for Northwestern University professor … Continue reading

Xarelto Trial Starts Today as More than 15,000 Adverse Events Linked to Blood Thinner

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As the number of lawsuits against the blood thinner Xarelto continues to climb, so do reports of injuries and deaths caused by the controversial anticoagulant, according to a recent study by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). A total … Continue reading

Courtroom experience counts

When the American Bar Association holds its annual meeting later this month, members will be considering a proposal to get more courtroom experience for junior lawyers. The proposal will address several ways to help younger, less experienced attorneys gain valuable … Continue reading

$2.28M Verdict for Woman Whose Pre-Existing Condition Was Worsened by Trip-and-Fall

A Florida woman recovered a $2,228,679 jury verdict after seriously injuring her back in a trip-and-fall down stairs in a negligent apartment complex. Attorney Tim Moran, assisted by attorney Ashley Winstead of Morgan & Morgan, represented Rosetta Harris of Atlantic Beach, FL, who struggled with a pre-existing medical condition … Continue reading

Thomas Girardi Selected as Citizen of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals

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LOS ANGELES, CA — Thomas Vincent Girardi, Attorney and Founding Partner of Girardi & Keese, was selected as the “Citizen of the Year” for 2017 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP), for his humanitarian efforts, outstanding leadership, and generosity … Continue reading

Florida Jury Awards $1.1 Million in Teen’s Balcony Fall Injury Case

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A Jacksonville, FL, jury has handed down a $1,105,000 verdict in favor of Amanda Fournier for the broken neck she suffered at age 17 from falling through the faulty railing of a residential balcony Fournier, now 21, was an incoming freshman at University of North … Continue reading

What’s holding back Asian-American lawyers?

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Studies show Asian-American lawyers are the fastest-growing minority group in the legal profession. However, few of them hold leadership positions, even though 10 percent of the graduates of the top 30 law schools were Asian-American. NPR takes a look at … Continue reading

US Tort Reform Bill Kills Deterrent Effect of Litigation Against Bad Nursing Homes

By Martin P. Schrama The latest tort reform measure, H.R. 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017, would place caps on medical malpractice damages, limit attorney fees, and change statutes of limitations. Among other changes to current law, non-economic … Continue reading

Walgreens Pays $75,000 for Losing Chicago Family’s VHS Tapes

A Cook County, Illinois arbitrator has awarded a Chicago couple, Jamie and David Schwartz, $75,000 for the loss of 28 VHS tapes the couple took to Walgreens for conversion to DVD. “Walgreens advertised that its VHS to DVD conversion program … Continue reading

Why Representing Yourself in Criminal Court is a Bad Idea

Bad Jury Instruction Revives Hertz Wrongful Death Case

So you’re a big fan of all those law dramas both on the big and small screens. After years of watching actors in perfectly-tailored suits argue cases for their clients in the most dramatic and thrilling fashion, you believe you’ve … Continue reading