Watch the Falcons vs. New England in Super Bowl LI at NTL Party in Miami

Join your friends and colleagues at the NTL Summit in Miami to see Super Bowl LI, as the New England Patriots face the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Feb. 5 in Houston’s NRG Stadium. Both teams won their respective conference championships … Continue reading

Houston Attorney Benny Agosto, Jr. Named Top Latino Lawyer In U.S.

Houston Attorney Benny Agosto, Jr. Named To Nation’s Top One Percent List By The NADC

Attorney Benny Agosto, Jr., a partner at the Houston law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz, has been recognized as one of the Top Latino Lawyers in the U.S. for 2016 by Latino Leaders Magazine. Mr. Agosto was … Continue reading

Plaintiff Couldn’t See Truck Turning; Crash Case Settles for $675,000

Attorney Anthony J. Baratta of Baratta, Russell & Baratta in Huntingdon Valley, PA

A Pennsylvania man who suffered a permanent traumatic brain injury when his SUV collided with a tractor-tanker truck obtained a $675,000 settlement from the trucking company. The injury was worsened by a skull fracture the plaintiff suffered two years earlier, and … Continue reading

The Nine Reasons Investors Underperform Without Professional Management

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By David B. Mandell, JD, MBA and Robert G. Peelman, CFP ® There are multiple layers to the question: do I really need an investment advisor? Although there are no easy answers for everyone and every situation, data shows that the … Continue reading

IKEA Settles Fatal Furniture Tip-Over Cases for $50 Million

Ikea agreed to settle three wrongful death claims for $50 million, in which three toddlers were killed by IKEA furniture tip-overs.  The Swedish company finally recalled 29 million unsafe chests and dressers June 28, 2016. The firm of Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock … Continue reading

9 Things You’re In The Dark About Marketing Your Law Firm

Harlan Schillinger

By Harlan Schillinger Some things you’re better off being in the dark about. Effective legal marketing strategy is not one of them. Ignorance is never bliss if your law practice cares about business relationships, reputation and rewards. Unfortunately lawyers—yes, you—are … Continue reading

Reputation Management For Lawyers: Stop Losing Clients

By Dan Jaffe, Esq. Liability was clear. Damages were huge. The defendant’s pockets were deep. It was a direct referral. The referring attorney spoke highly of you. But your competitor got the case, even though the client was not referred … Continue reading

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

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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