Forced-Place Insurance Lawsuit Seeks Class-Action Status

Lawyersandsettlements.com; August 26, 2013 Encino, CA: A force-placed insurance lawsuit filed against Bank of America seeks class-action status. The lawsuit, filed in California in 2012 by Christopher Gustafson, alleges Bank of America provided force-placed insurance from its own affiliates at … Continue reading

Consumer Advocacy Group Calls for ‘Black Box’ Warning on Plavix

News Inferno; August 22, 2013 The advocacy group Public Citizen filed a petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  on Wednesday calling on the agency to add a boxed warning to the blood thinner Plavix that would alert … Continue reading

Fracking Waste from the Marcellus Shale Trips Radioactivity Alarms

News Inferno; August 23, 2013 In 2012, some 1,000 trucks that were transporting tons of fracking waste from the Marcellus Shale tipped radioactivity alarms. About 15,769 tons of Marcellus Shale waste were stopped at a landfill in Pennsylvania after the … Continue reading

STEPHEN M. SMITH SEMINAR – FOCUS ON TRUCKING LITIGATION

Spend the day with John Romano, Dan Ramsdell, Jason Lazarus, Diane Weaver and internationally recognized traumatic brain injury expert Stephen M. Smith. This conference features recognized leaders in the trucking litigation field. They will be sharing their in-depth knowledge on … Continue reading

Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Dates for MTMP and Trial Lawyers Summit

Just a reminder: two major events for trial lawyers that you’ll want to mark on your calendar.  Mass Torts Made Perfect is scheduled for October 9-11, 2013 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.  To register or find out … Continue reading

Fracturing Dust Inhaled by Workers Tied to Fatal Lung Disease

News Inferno; August 12, 2013 A National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) study has found that workers at some hydraulic fracturing (fracking) sites are being exposed to high levels of dangerous silica, which can lead to a serious … Continue reading

Study: Increased Cancer Risks Seen With Cell Phone Use

News Inferno; August 12, 2013 An emerging study reveals a clear association between the use of cell phones and increased cancer risks. While many have long believed that cell phone use has been linked to cancer, research has been somewhat … Continue reading

Experts: Paula Deen is Done Despite Legal Win

USA Today; August 13, 2013 The damage has been done. Southern celebrity chef Paula Deen’s legal woes — arguably the most inflammatory of the claims against her — diminished on Monday, but is it too late to resurrect her once-flourishing … Continue reading

Both Political Sides Praise Drug Changes

Baltimore Sun; August 12, 2013 In a sign of growing disenchantment with the war on drugs, conservatives joined Democrats and reform advocates Monday in praising Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.‘s declaration that it was time to rethink get-tough policies … Continue reading

When Lawyers Cut Their Clients Out of the Deal

New York Times; August 12, 2013 WASHINGTON — “We always knew this settlement would get a tremendous amount of attention,” Scott A. Kamber told the federal appeals court in San Francisco a couple of years ago. He was defending a … Continue reading