NTL member Kathleen Zellner to file appeal in “Making a Murderer” case

National Trial Lawyers member Kathleen Zellner is expected to file an appellate brief this week seeking the release of Steven Avery, the man profiled in the Making a Murderer series on Netflix. Esquire says Zellner will file a 22,000 page brief … Continue reading

Criminal justice reform bill hinges on amendments

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A criminal justice reform bill cleared a major hurdle Monday when the Senate voted 82-12 to end debate, clearing the way for senators to try to pass the bill as soon as today, The Hill reports. However, its fate rests … Continue reading

Family sues man they say left their daughter to die on highway

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The family of a woman found dead on I-95 in Florida last week is suing the man who claims she fell to her death off the back of his motorcycle on their first date. The Florida Highway Patrol says it … Continue reading

Book Review: ‘Kick-Ass Closings’ Gives Trial Lawyers the Tools to Win Cases

Criminal defense lawyer and author Michael Waddington.

Filled with closing argument gems, compelling quotations, and helpful charts, the new book Kick-Ass Closings: A Guide to Giving the Best Closing Argument of Your Life gives lawyers the firepower to deliver convincing closing arguments with minimal prep time. Created … Continue reading

The Cochran Firm Files Lawsuit Against Daycare Center That Created Viral Video of a Small Child Terrified of a Costumed Easter Bunny

National Trial Lawyers member Scott Leeds with The Cochran Firm announced the filing of a lawsuit in Osceola County Circuit Court against Around the World Learning Center after it reportedly violated a parental privacy agreement by videotaping the terrified reaction … Continue reading

Study may undermine asbestos-talc connection

A new study questioning the link between talc powder and asbestos may prove to be a weapon that defense attorneys seize upon in lawsuits over the possibility of baby powder causing cancer. The study compares the rates of mesothelioma between … Continue reading

How race affects jury selection

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A new study by a North Carolina law school is said to prove racial bias in jury selection. The study, by the Wake Forest School of Law, shows that prosecutors remove about 20 percent of African-Americans from jury pools, compared to … Continue reading

How sinus surgery can leave patients thinking they’re suffocating

Surgery to open up sinus airways is a relatively routine procedure. But one woman is bringing attention to a condition caused by her surgeon that left her “nightmarish,” according to HuffPost: Empty Nose Syndrome, or ENS, which writer Barbara Schmidt … Continue reading

Are traffic fatalities getting worse?

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According to the World Health Organization, 1.25 million people are killed in road traffic deaths every year. It’s the #1 cause of death among people aged 15-29. Nearly half of those killed are so-called “vulnerable road users,” such as pedestrians, … Continue reading

Video: Family of Alabama shooting victim still haven’t heard from police

The family of E.J. Bradford, Jr., the 21-year-old Alabama man mistakenly shot by police Thanksgiving night at a mall in the suburbs of Birmingham, tell CNN they still haven’t been contacted by police regarding the man’s death. National Black Lawyers … Continue reading