Archive for the Personal Injury Law Category

Sony Sued for Negligence After Playstation Hacking Attacks

Monday, July 25th, 2011

The online PlayStation Network has allowed millions of users to engage with other gamers from the comfort of their living rooms. But a recent hacking incident that exposed personal data from PlayStation Network users has irked a legion of loyal gamers. In a potential financial blow to Sony, which owns of the PlayStation Network, three victims of […]

Lawsuit Targets Church for Teenager’s Death During Religious Ritual

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Throughout the course of human civilization, people have used mind-altering substances in religious and spiritual ceremonies, from peyote-fueled Native American ceremonies to coffee-infused modern church services. There are, however, limits to such practices, as the religious leaders guiding the ceremonies have a responsibility to protect the participants. Lawsuit Alleges Church is Responsible for Child’s Death […]

Wal-Mart Verdict May Hamper Future Class Action Suits

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

The recent outcome of a high-profile employment discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart may have a chilling long-term effect on similar class action claims. The Wal-Mart lawsuit, which was originally filed in 2001, alleged that the retailing giant systematically underpaid female workers while also offering more promotion opportunities to male employees. The lawsuit never reached trial, as […]

New Orleans Hospital Trial Coud Set Disaster Precedent

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

A new lawsuit could set a sweeping legal precedent about how prepared hospitals have to be before a natural disaster strikes, and how effectively they must respond both during and after a catastrophe. The civil trial began in the wrongful death lawsuit of Althea LaCoste against the Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital in New Orleans. Several […]

Big Changes Ahead for Food and Drug Safety Administrations?

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

The Food & Drug Administration has a spotty record from a personal injury standpoint–numerous approved drugs and medical devices have later been recalled or have given rise to mass tort litigation.  Worse, with last year’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Riegel v. Medtronic, state courts were pre-empted from granting relief to consumers injured by faulty […]

Bus Driver Rushing to Church Leaves Disabled Man Locked in Bus Overnight

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

Harrowing stories of neglect are becoming commonplace–last year, a 7-year-old Ohio girl was repeatedly raped on her special needs bus, and the news has recently been full of stories about the criminal charges associated with the death of Danieal Kelly, a 14-year-old girl with cerebral palsy whose  mother left her to starve and dehydrate to […]

Texas Supreme Court Case Threatens Car Insurance as We Know It

Friday, November 28th, 2008

A case before the Texas Supreme Court will determine whether or not a family injured by a fleeing felon can recover from that driver’s automobile insurance company. On the surface, the case looks like a personal one, and it’s attracted enough attention simply for the impact on the victims:  a man fleeing from police at […]

Disbarred Lawyer Gets 10 Years for Foreclosure-Rescue Scam

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Yesterday, disbarred Florida lawyer Graham Kligerman was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for his role in a fake mortgage foreclosure rescue scheme. The 34-year-old lawyer is accused of being the closing agent on 57 fraudulent real estate transactions. Banks were deceived into making millions in loans. Worse, homeowners facing foreclosure, who turned to […]

Lawyer Layoffs?

Friday, October 17th, 2008

With the economy in such turmoil, times are tough for everybody—even lawyers. Layoffs at law offices are rare but becoming somewhat of a trend as income dwindles. A Chicago law firm laid off 24 defense lawyers out of its 680 staff and another firm let go of 21 defense attorneys out of their stock of […]

Busted: Global Scam Marketing Fake Drugs

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) just busted a world-wide spam network responsible for burdening mailboxes with billions of illegal messages encouraging people to purchase unsafe male-enhancement and weight-loss pills. The FTC froze the assets of two men, one from New Zealand and the other from Texas. Those assets may may go back to consumers who […]