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
GlaxoSmithKline(GSK.L) must pay $3 million to a woman who sued the drug company over the death of her husband, a lawyer who committed suicide after taking a generic version of the antidepressant Paxil, a U.S. jury said on Thursday. The jury's award followed a trial in federal court in Chicago in a Read More
Peggy Riggs often warned her children, including 20-year-old son David, about the dangers of texting and driving. In turn, David encouraged his friends never to engage in the practice. But that message did not get through to the driver who killed David Riggs until it was too late. In 2013, David Read More
St. Louis — Lawyers from across the country gathered in a Missouri state courtroom on Tuesday for opening statements in another trial over the supposed links between Johnson & Johnson’s talc-containing personal hygiene products and ovarian cancer.  With thousands of similar lawsuits pending in Read More
U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt recently blocked an Indiana state law requiring women to get an ultrasound 18 hours before getting an abortion. The judge found the measure to be overly burdensome for low income women. Judge Pratt’s ruling, which was issued on Friday March 31st, came after a Read More
The lawsuit was filed by Brian McDonald, an economist at the University of New Mexico who was implanted with a Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis with Kinect Technology (NLKT) in 2010. Mr. McDonald soon began experiencing extreme pain and required two revision surgeries in 2011. Both times, the Read More
When the family of Bobby Glenn Tweed made the difficult decision to have him admitted to a nursing home in January 2013, little did they realize he would have just months left to live. While diagnosed with dementia, Tweed, 78, was still a vigorous man. But without his family’s consent, Tweed was Read More

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