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
Last month, President Trump’s nomination of R. Alexander Acosta to be secretary of labor was approved by a Senate committee, even though the nominee’s testimony had left unclear whether he would be more interested in protecting employers’ prerogatives than in guarding workers’ interests. We may Read More
According to the New York Times, Ashley Hardin dreamed of being a professional photographer — glamorous shoots, perhaps some exotic travel. So in 2006, she enrolled in the Brooks Institute of Photography and borrowed more than $150,000 to pay for what the school described as a pathway into an Read More
According to an SEC filing, on April 7, a jury found Kimberly-Clark liable for $3.9 million in compensatory damages and $350 million in punitive damages in the Microcool* surgical gowns class action lawsuit. The Jury also found Halyard Health was liable for $261,445 in compensatory damages and $100 Read More
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected the idea that imposing tort liability against tobacco companies amounts to an unlawful ban on cigarettes. "Strict liability and negligence claims ... do not interfere with the regulation of advertising and promotion of cigarettes and, Read More
A federal court judge plans to appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller III to oversee the disbursement of nearly $1 billion in restitution in the deadly Takata air bag case, which involves the largest recall in U.S. history. U.S. District Judge George Steeh issued an order this afternoon from Read More
From Larry Bodine and Mass Tort Nexus - As a bellwether trial is looming in federal court in New Orleans, the makers of Xarelto are facing $2.5 billion in potential liability from patients who suffered uncontrollable internal bleeding. Xarelto is a drug designed to thin the blood to prevent clots Read More

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