Car Thief Caught in McDonald’s Drive-Thru after Placing Order with Owner

Autoblog; May 20, 2013 If you’re going to drive a stolen car in a town of roughly 77,000 people – about the same size as Scranton, Pennsylvania or Ogden, Utah – you want to be very careful about where you … Continue reading

Texas Lawyer Mo Aziz Has Been Selected For Inclusion On The 2013 Texas Rising Stars Listing

Houston attorney Mo Aziz, a partner with Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend, has been recognized as a top Texas lawyer through inclusion on the Texas Rising Stars Listing consistently since 2008.   (Houston, TX) Houston litigator Mo Aziz … Continue reading

Man Charged with Posing as Lawyer, Collecting Fees

Thomson Reuters; May 6, 2013 NEW YORK (Reuters) – The New York attorney general’s office on Monday unsealed an indictment against a man who allegedly posed as an attorney and bilked clients out of tens of thousands of dollars. Michael … Continue reading

Rail Antitrust Case Features Rare Corporate Class Action Plaintiffs

Thomson Reuters; May 7, 2013 (Reuters) – The U.S. class action system often unites major corporations in opposition to what they view as its excesses. But an antitrust case against the four largest railroad companies pits major businesses on both … Continue reading

George Zimmerman’s Lawyer Challenges Use of Voice Experts at Trial

Thomson Reuters; May 7, 2013 ORLANDO, Fla., (Reuters) – A lawyer for a Florida man charged in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin is asking a judge to bar voice-recognition experts from testifying at his murder trial … Continue reading

Off-the-Clock Work Alleged at Waste Management, Inc.

Lawyersandsettlements.com; May 5, 2013 Houston, TX: On the surface, an unpaid wages lawsuit would suggest that work is performed without receiving compensation. But there is a grey area. Were an employee be required to don and then doff cumbersome uniforms … Continue reading

New York Fracking Ban Upheld by Appeals Court

NewsInferno; May 3, 2013 An appeals court ruling will allow New York municipalities to ban hydraulic fracturing—fracking—with the use of local zoning laws. The four-judge appellate division ruled unanimously that state mining and drilling laws do not supercede local governmental … Continue reading

Returning War Vets at Higher Risk for Vehicle Crashes

Autoblog; May 7, 2013 David Brown of The Washington Post has published a piece on a little-known risk to returning veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars: motor vehicle crashes. According to the report, which sources both professional research and … Continue reading

Is There a ‘Lawyer Bubble?’

Time; May 7, 2013 A new book by a former litigator at Kirkland & Ellis, one of the nation’s largest law firms, has delivered a frisson to the already rattled legal profession. In The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis, … Continue reading

Yamaha Hit with $3.3 Million Verdict for Wanton Conduct

Jury: Yamaha Must Pay Plaintiff $3.3 Million for Injuries Resulting from Flawed Rhino 660 UTV Vehicle Montgomery, AL – After five hours of deliberation, a jury in Montgomery, Alabama returned a $3.3 million verdict against Yamaha for its wanton conduct … Continue reading