Trial Readiness and Motorcycles Make Litigator’s Practice Flourish

When attorney Tom Metier calls an insurance company asking for the policy limits for a client, they listen. And it’s not just because he won $52 million at a 2016 trial, the largest personal injury verdict ever awarded in Colorado. … Continue reading

Webinar: Why TBI Treatment is so Important for Your Client

Register now for the upcoming free webinar, “Why TBI Treatment is so Important for Your Client” on Nov 28, 2017 at 12:00 PM EST. Join us for a look at Traumatic Brain Injury care. Learn from professionals how to perform an initial assessment … Continue reading

NTL for Women’s Rights President Gloria Allred joins forces with SAG-AFTRA

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NTL for Women’s Rights President Gloria Allred has joined with Hollywood performer’s union SAG-AFTRA to continue her fight against sexual harassment. “We have reached the tipping point,” Allred told a standing room-only crowd of more than 200, according to the … Continue reading

Plaintiffs Seek Mass Tort Court for Diabetes Drug Onglyza

Plaintiffs in 44 lawsuits pending in 24 different judicial districts have requested that the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation create a new mass tort docket in the Northern District of California for cases involving the diabetes drug Onglyza. The motion … Continue reading

Judge in Abilify Mass Tort Case Orders Defendants to Name Settlement Counsel

US District Judge M. Casey Rodgers ordered lawyers for Otsuka Pharmaceutical and Bristol-Myers Squibb to engage settlement counsel and to have them attend monthly settlement conferences in mass torts litigation over Abilify, an atypical anti-psychotic medication. Some 374 cases have been … Continue reading

$15.57 Million Verdict Against Driver and Broker in Trucking Accident Case

A Philadelphia jury awarded $15.57 million to a pedestrian who was struck by a drunken commercial truck driver, who had a history of drunk and reckless driving that the company failed to discover. Following a three-week trial, attorneys Alan M. Feldman, Daniel J. Mann and Edward … Continue reading

Florida Jury Awards $45 Million in Truck Crash that Killed Medical Student

After a four-week trial, a Broward County, Florida, jury returned a $45 million verdict against a construction company whose truck driver caused a multiple-vehicle crash that killed a 29-year-old medical student. Ranger Construction Industries, Inc. had a contract with the … Continue reading

First Xarelto Trial Underway in Philadelphia Mass Tort Program

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A trial over the blood thinner Xarelto, made by Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Bayer Pharma AG, is underway in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, where more than 1,500 Xarelto bleeding claims have been centralized in a mass tort program. Lynn Hartman … Continue reading

Defense Verdict in First Mass Tort Trial Over IVC Filters

This is an update of our article “First Trial Underway in Cook IVC Filter Mass Tort Case” published on October 26, 2017. A federal jury in Evansville returned a defense verdict in favor of Cook Medical, the Bloomington-based maker of medical devices, … Continue reading

Florida Jury Awards $15.9 Million in Medical Malpractice Amputation Case

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A Broward County, FL, jury awarded $15.9 million in damages to Miami resident Stephanie Hollingsworth in a medical malpractice case against rheumatologist Dr. Yvonne Sherrer. Hollingsworth was age 26 when she was forced to undergo amputations of parts of her … Continue reading