$36.6 Million Award to Driver Beaten before Jail Video by County Deputies

Attorney Kevin Ernst, a partner in Ernst & Marko Law in Detroit, MI

A federal jury in Detroit awarded $36.6 million to a drunk driver who was beaten, pepper sprayed, tasered and tied up by Genessee County, MI, deputies — all caught on jailhouse surveillance cameras. William Jennings, 42, of Flint Township, filed … Continue reading

Ohio Jury Awards $28.7 Million in Birth Injury Case

A young family represented by Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer Christopher Mellino has been awarded $28.7 million following a civil trial in Trumbull County. Mellino represented the parents of now nearly five-year-old Nathan Wolcott who was born with cerebral palsy as … Continue reading

Pennsylvania Jury Awards $12.7M to Teacher after Tonsillectomy Leads to Brain Damage

Frank A Rothermel is a partner at Bernhardt, Rothermel & Siegel, P.C. in Philadelphia, PA

A Pennsylvania jury awarded $12.7 million to a woman who was left brain damaged after doctors removed her breathing tube too quickly after a tonsillectomy. Plaintiff Sherrell Clayton, a 33-year-old special education teacher, walks with a severe foot drag, because she can’t lift … Continue reading

Texas Motorists Sues for Injuries Caused by Detonating Takata Airbag

Texas attorney Mo Aziz of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz is representing Serena Martinez who was seriously injured on September 11, 2016, by the defective airbag system in her 2002 Honda Accord. Cliff Walston and Josh Bowlin of … Continue reading

Jury Awards $7M to Retired Banker Exposed to Asbestos Renovating Homes

Scott Frost is a partner at Waters Kraus & Paul and practices in the firm’s Los Angeles and Dallas offices.

A Los Angeles jury awarded $7,042,300 on October 24 to a California banker who contracted mesothelioma from the asbestos contained in drywall joint compound in houses he was rehabbing. Peter Lamonica was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma, a cancer caused by exposure asbestos, … Continue reading

As U.S. Chamber of Commerce Denounces Lawsuits, It Goes to Court Every Other Day

Although the U.S. Chamber of Commerce regularly denounces the “costly” American legal system and the number of lawsuits filed, the Chamber itself is a prodigious litigator, a new report (PDF) from Public Citizen’s U.S. Chamber Watch shows. The Chamber files … Continue reading

Year-End Tools and Techniques to Reduce Your 2016 Tax Bill

By Carole C. Foos, CPA and David B. Mandell, JD, MBA As we approach the 4th quarter of the year, most attorneys now have a fairly good idea of what their taxable income will be for 2016. You may be wondering … Continue reading

Brant Stogner Receives Inaugural Young Alumni Award From Houston College of Law

Attorney Brant J. Stogner is the recipient of the inaugural Houston College of Law Young Alumni Award. A partner with the law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend, Stogner was the first alumni to receive this award from HCL, … Continue reading

Nursing Home Pharmacy to Pay $28 Million to Settle Kickback Allegations

Omnicare

The nation’s largest nursing home pharmacy, Omnicare Inc., has agreed to pay $28.125 million to resolve allegations that it solicited and received kickbacks from pharmaceutical manufacturer Abbott Laboratories in exchange for promoting the prescription drug, Depakote, for nursing home patients. … Continue reading

Snapchat as Evidence

Several years ago we told you to consider Facebook postings as evidence in legal cases. This is still true, but now there are many more social media platforms to consider. Snapchat in particular has become a fertile source of evidence … Continue reading