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
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says a Kentucky nursing home can require the families of two former residents to pursue claims against the home outside of court. The justice ruled 7-1 on Monday that the home could enforce contracts signed by relatives of the residents that subjected all disputes Read More
Almost a third of drugs cleared by the Food and Drug Administration pose safety risks that are identified only after their approval, according to a study published Tuesday. The researchers said the study, which appeared in JAMA, shows the need for ongoing monitoring of new treatments years after Read More
A federal jury awarded $620,000 Tuesday to a Long Beach man who says he was beaten, choked and shocked with a stun gun by city police officers during a 2011 traffic stop. Ray Webb, 62, said officers illegally searched his vehicle, ordered him out of the car and proceeded to beat him with Read More
A Cook County jury awarded a woman who was injured when a CTA Blue Line train derailed in 2014 more than $6 million in damages after she sued the Chicago Transit Authority. Yolanda Montes, 37, was one of thirty-two people who were injured when the blue line train derailed onto the platform and up Read More
Days after a jury in Philadelphia hit Johnson & Johnson with a $20 million verdict in a lawsuit over injuries blamed on a pelvic mesh implant, the company's Ethicon unit is set to face another trial in the city over similar claims. Opening statements are expected on Monday in the Philadelphia Read More
Johnson & Johnson, hoping to reverse a $502 million verdict, is accusing plaintiffs attorney W. Mark Lanier of lying to a federal judge and jury about payments he made to two expert witnesses in a pivotal hip implant trial last year in Dallas. The allegations against the Houston lawyer surfaced Read More