Lawyer from Merck Vioxx Trial to Head Toyota Acceleration Case

Thomson Reuters; February 13, 2013 A Houston trial lawyer who won a multi-million dollar verdict against Merck & Co over its Vioxx painkiller has been tapped to lead the first personal injury case in nationwide litigation against Toyota Motor Corp … Continue reading

FDA Investigating Potential Link between Chicken Jerky Dog Treats from China and Spate of Pet Illnesses

NewsInferno; February 13, 2013 With thousands of reports of illnesses suffered by pet dogs in the U.S. already on the record and some new cases being reported as recently as last month, federal health officials said this week they’ll begin … Continue reading

Report Urges Law Firms to Tackle Succession Issues

Thomson Reuters; February 12, 2013 Law firms’ increased fear of alienating valuable clients since the recession has prevented them from implementing much-needed succession plans in their companies, said Alan R. Olson, a principal in consulting firm Altman Weil. “I’m still … Continue reading

Study Links Depakote with Lower IQ; February 12, 2013 Atlanta, GA: A new study suggests the use of Depakote while pregnant is linked with having children with a lower IQ. Previous studies suggested that Depakote side effects included an increased risk of so-called Depakote birth … Continue reading

Botched Hospital Care Leaves Single Mom with Six Months to Live

NewsInferno; February 13, 2013 A medical error has left a single mom from Brooklyn, New York, with less than one year to live. The ill-fated first visit took place at Kings County Hospital in New York. Laverne Wilkinson began feeling … Continue reading

Thousands Stranded at Sea: Carnival Triumph Being Tugged to Alabama

NewsInferno; February 12, 2013 A Carnival Cruises cruise ship, the Carnival Triumph, is currently being towed slowly toward a port in Mobile, Ala., after a fire in the engine room on Sunday cut power to the ship and set it … Continue reading

Warner Bros. Wins Lawsuit against Maker of Batmobile

The Hollywood Reporter; February 8, 2013 Warner Bros. has scored a big win in a lawsuit against Mark Towle, a California resident who operates Gotham Garage, which specializes in customizing replicas of automobiles featured in various films and TV shows. … Continue reading

NY Judge Grants Class Action Status to ‘Stop and Frisk’ Suit

Thomson Reuters; February 11, 2013 A federal judge on Monday granted class-action status to a lawsuit seeking to stop the New York Police Department from conducting some “stop and frisk” searches of people outside certain residential buildings in the city’s … Continue reading

Law Firm Hiring Flat in 2012, Reflecting Uncertainty

Thomson Reuters; February 11, 2013 Hiring for entry-level positions at U.S. law firms was flat in 2012, reflecting caution among managing partners about the state of the legal market, said a report released on Monday by the National Association for … Continue reading

A Call for Drastic Changes in Educating New Lawyers

New York Times; February 10, 2013 DALLAS — Faced with profound and seemingly irreversible shifts, the legal profession is contemplating radical changes to its educational system, including cutting the curriculum, requiring far more on-the-ground training and licensing technicians who are … Continue reading