Injury Law News

  • Traffic Safety Report Finds More Drivers Using Cellphones
    Despite laws against using a hand-held phone or similar device, a new report from ZenDrive shows that people are not putting down their phones. In fact, the report from Zendrive finds that drivers are using hand-held devices a hundred times more than previously thought. Previous reports from the
  • Comey’s Asbestos Crisis
    Fun fact. James Comey was, for a short time, a corporate lawyer. He quit after having a crisis of conscience defending an asbestos company against claims brought by injured workers. As New York Magazine wrote: Comey worked as a corporate lawyer at the McGuire Woods firm, but for what turned out to
  • New Mexico cap on medical malpractice claims unconstitutional
    A state court has struck down a New Mexico law that limits the amount of money a plaintiff can receive in a civil medical malpractice lawsuit to $600,000 in damages. Judge Victor Lopez of the 2nd Judicial District Court in Albuquerque ruled that the Legislature exceeded its constitutional authority
  • Trial Begins in David Copperfield Slip and Fall Case
    The tricks behind a disappearing act that magician David Copperfield performed for years in Las Vegas were revealed in court Friday, the first day of trial in a civil case brought by a British tourist who claims he slipped, fell and was injured after he was randomly selected from the audience to
Uber Technologies has reached a settlement with the family of the woman killed earlier this month in Tempe, Ariz., after one of the company's self-driving test vehicles struck her as she was crossing a street. Member station KJZZ in Tempe reports that an attorney for the victim's family, Christina Read More
With the 2018 growing season gearing up, eyes on wide swaths of the nation's farmland are sure to look out for continued damage from dicamba – divisive weed killer blamed for damaging millions of acres of soybeans and other plants over the last couple years. But much attention will also be on a Read More
In a quest to be the record holder for the world’s tallest waterslide, investigators say, Schlitterbahn Waterpark of Kansas City rushed to build a dangerous and structurally complicated ride, ignored glaring safety red flags and replaced mathematical calculations with “crude trial-and-error methods Read More
In order to verify the extent of a woman’s injuries stemming from an auto accident, the judge presiding over her lawsuit has ordered that she give the defendant access to her Instagram account. Monroe County Court of Common Pleas Judge David J. Williamson granted defendant Joseph Flanagan’s motion Read More
Uber abruptly halted testing of its autonomous vehicles across North America on Monday, the company announced, after a woman was struck and killed by one of its self-driving cars in Tempe, Ariz., Sunday night. The moratorium on testing includes San Francisco, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Toronto, Uber Read More
Safety regulators still have no idea just how deadly the combination of mobile phones and cars can be, but mounting evidence paints a grim picture. The latest disconcerting data come from a massive study by Zendrive, a San Francisco-based startup that tracks phone use for automobile insurers and Read More