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

New York Judge Orders Police Stop-and-Frisk Monitor

Bloomberg; August 12, 2013 New York City police stop-and-frisk practices unlawfully targeted people on the basis of their race, a federal judge ruled, ordering an independent monitor to oversee reforms of the practice. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin in Manhattan … Continue reading

Holder Seeks to Avert Mandatory Minimum Sentences for some Low-level Drug Offenders

Washington Post; August 12, 2013 Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced Monday that low-level, nonviolent drug offenders with no ties to gangs or large-scale drug organizations will no longer be charged with offenses that impose severe mandatory sentences. The … Continue reading

New York State Cracks Down on Illegal Internet Payday Loans

Lawyersandsettlements.com; August 11, 2013 Albany, NY: Payday lending is already illegal in New York State, as it is in more than a dozen other states in the US. But that hasn’t stopped a myriad of Internet payday lenders from attempting … Continue reading