Injury Law News

  • Republican senator hopes to kill class-action rule within weeks
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress could act within weeks to kill a new rule that bars financial companies from blocking consumers who wish to file class-action lawsuits, according to a key Republican senator. Senator Tom Cotton, a member of the Senate Banking Committee writing legislation to
  • U.S. House panel approves broad proposal on self-driving cars
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House panel on Wednesday approved a sweeping proposal by voice vote to allow automakers to deploy up to 100,000 self-driving vehicles without meeting existing auto safety standards and bar states from imposing driverless car rules. Representative Robert Latta, a
  • Parents of woman killed while filming Allman Bros movie awarded $11.2-million
    The parents of Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who was killed during filming of a movie in Georgia in 2014, won a significant legal victory Monday when a court awarded the family $11.2 million in damages. Jones, 27, was fatally struck by a train that crashed into a crew filming a scene on a
  • Jeff Sessions wants police to take more cash from American citizens
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday said he'd be issuing a new directive this week aimed at increasing police seizures of cash and property. “We hope to issue this week a new directive on asset forfeiture — especially for drug traffickers,” Sessions said in his prepared remarks for a speech to
It has been nearly two years since popular Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera was tragically killed in a plane crash.  Now the deceased superstar’s estate has filed a lawsuit against Starwood Management Inc, the company that owned the jet that crashed back in December 2012. The plane suddenly Read More
A court order pertaining to discovery is moving forward thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed against Boston Scientific Corp in federal multidistrict litigation in West Virginia. According to court documents, Boston Scientific is named a defendant in more than 14,000 transvaginal mesh Read More
Municipalities can be held liable for failing to protect a resident from dog attacks, as in the case of an 82-year old New York woman who recovered $150,000 when a neighbor’s dog attacked her in her own yard. A jury in Hamburg, NY, ruled against the municipality for negligently failing to control Read More
  General Motors (GM) continues to face an increasing amount of litigation concerning the ignition switch defect that led to the recall of millions of vehicles. Most recently, according to Bloomberg, the company was hit with a $10 billion class action lawsuit filed in the Southern District of New Read More
A driver for Uber whose car struck and killed a six-year-old girl crossing a San Francisco street last New Year’s eve was charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, a spokesman for the city’s district attorney said. The arrest of the driver Monday follows a wrongful death lawsuit filed Read More
A food processing company in California has settled a worksite accident lawsuit for $3 million in a case involving a plumber who was impaled on a 20-foot long metal pole gate that had been improperly left open by a sleep-deprived driver.  Once of the victim's kidneys was destroyed in the accident, Read More