How the Sequester Threatens the U.S. Legal System

The Atlantic; March 11, 2013 When the chief justice of the United States and the chief judges of each of the federal circuits gavel down the semi-annual meeting of the Judicial Conference of the United States on Tuesday, they will … Continue reading

A Legal Guide to the Soda Ban Ruling

Wall St. Journal; March 11, 2013 Here’s a legal guide to Monday’s ruling by a state judge invalidating New York City’s sugary soda ban. Q: What was the Bloomberg administration trying to ban? A: The sale of sugary drinks from … Continue reading

Senators Agree on Path to Legal Status for Illegal Immigrants

Los Angeles Times; March 11, 2013 WASHINGTON — Eight senators who have spent weeks trying to write a bipartisan bill to overhaul immigration laws have privately agreed on the most contentious part of the draft — how to offer legal … Continue reading

Hip & Knee Implant Replacement Failure: New Is Not Always Improved; March 10, 2013 Toronto, ON: Loren Kransky knows all too well that bigger is not always better, and new is not necessarily Nirvana. After suffering from an allegedly defective DePuy hip, the retired prison guard this week was awarded … Continue reading

The Statute of Limitations in Fen-Phen Cases; March 10, 2013 Santa Fe, NM: When patients take a medication, they generally expect side effects to show up within a year or two of taking the medication, which is why fen-phen side effects are so concerning to some … Continue reading

Jury Awards $8 million – plus in Hip Implant Suit against Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Subsidiary

Associated Press/Washington Post; March 8, 2013 LOS ANGELES — A jury on Friday awarded $8.3 million to a former prison guard who accused Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary of knowingly marketing a faulty hip implant that was later recalled. … Continue reading

U.S. Legal Sector Contracting Even as Nation’s Economy Recovers

Am Law Daily; March 6, 2013 “The poor job market for new veterinarians is not the much-publicized fiasco that it is for new lawyers,” The New York Times‘s David Segal wrote in story published on February 24. Although the article’s … Continue reading

Justices to Take Up Case on Generic Drug Makers’ Liability

New York Times; March 4, 2013 The injuries that Karen Bartlett suffered after taking a mild pain pill are enough to make anyone squeamish. Ms. Bartlett, who lives in Plaistow, N.H., developed a rare but severe reaction to the anti-inflammatory … Continue reading

Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank Soars to $49 Million Dallas Verdict in Jet Airplane Contract Dispute

DALLAS, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Attorneys from the Dallas litigation firm Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP have won a $49 million verdict against Dallas-based Associated Air Center LP and Dubai Aerospace Enterprises after a Dallas jury determined that … Continue reading

Auto Safety Concerns Often Stay Secret

USA Today; February 25, 2013 Herman Ray Evans was killed when the tread separated on his 2001 Ford Explorer’s tire, the vehicle rolled over into the median and he was ejected, according to the Daphne, Ala,. police crash report. Evans … Continue reading