NTL member Ryan Zehl obtains $23.5M settlement in head-on fatal wreck

Accident with two cars

National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and Top 40 Under 40 member Ryan Zehl secured a $23.5 million settlement in March for the family of a woman killed in a head-on accident in Brazoria County, Texas. Mr. Zehl was assisted by … Continue reading

Roundup and cancer

Roundup

A federal jury last week ordered Monsanto to pay $80 million to a California cancer victim who had used the weedkiller Roundup for 30 years. Bayer, which purchased Monsanto, reportedly plans to appeal the verdict. What do you need to … Continue reading

NTL members James Power and Sean Houlihan recover $8.1M & $400K after fatal demolition accident

In late March, a pair of National Trial Lawyers members dispersed two separate settlements arising from a single workplace incident to clients of Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. The settlements stem from a workplace incident at a demolition site in … Continue reading

NTL member Timothy McMahon settles child death case for $9.5M

National Trial Lawyers member Timothy McMahon, along with Mark Sigala and Ben Stoddard of Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, LLP in San Jose, settled a child death case in California for $9.5 million in January 2019. In June of 2016, Plaintiffs … Continue reading

NTL member Kathleen Zellner talks about trying to get Steven Avery a new trial

National Trial Lawyers member Kathleen Zellner has been working to get Steven Avery, the man featured in Netflix’s Making a Murderer, a new trial, but the state of Wisconsin apparently doesn’t want to see it happen. The state sent Zellner … Continue reading

NTL member Mike Andrews investigating 737 Max 8 crashes

737 Max 8 jet

At the request of one of the victim’s family, Beasley Allen is investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane crash that took place earlier this month. We are also looking at an earlier Lion … Continue reading

FDA investigating possible breast implant-related cancer

The Food and Drug Administration is holding a second round of meetings on whether breast implants may be to blame for 457 cases of cancer that have been diagnosed in women who have undergone the procedure, CBS News reports. Some … Continue reading

Podcast: How to handle your client going viral

mobile social media

Today’s attorneys are well-versed in how a client’s social media posts can and will be used against them in a court of law. But what do you do when a client goes viral for all the wrong reasons? In this … Continue reading

Michael Avenatti charged with trying to extort $20M from Nike

Michael Avenatti

Federal agents arrested attorney Michael Avenatti Monday on charges from separate cases in New York and California, including allegedly attempting to extort $20 million from Nike. Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles charged Avenatti with two felony counts of wire fraud … Continue reading

NTL member Geoffrey Fieger gets $23.5M med-mal verdict

Geoffrey Fieger

National Trial Lawyers member Geoffrey Fieger announced that a Cook County (Illinois) jury, sitting in the courtroom of Judge Lorna E. Propes, has awarded a verdict against Presence St. Joseph Hospital in the amount of $23.5 million dollars on behalf of a brain-damaged … Continue reading