Injury Law News

  • Lawsuit Being Settled Between 3M and Alabama Water Authority
    3M probably doesn’t agree with that old saying that there’s no such thing as bad publicity because all they’ve had recently is bad publicity. 3M has been all over the news in recent months for its defective earplugs as well as for for contaminating groundwater around its chemical plants, and now
  • FDA orders Boston Scientific and Coloplast to stop selling surgical mesh
    The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday ordered Boston Scientific and Coloplast to stop selling surgical mesh used for some pelvic operations. The agency said the companies “have not demonstrated a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness for these devices.” The companies have 10 days
  • Missouri may finally prohibit texting while driving
    Texting and driving is perfectly legal in Missouri, as it remains one of three states without a full texting and driving ban. The other two states include Arizona and Montana. Under current Missouri law, it prohibits drivers age 21 and younger to text while driving. If caught violating the law, it
  • Tracking your pregnancy on an app may be more public than you think
    Like millions of women, Diana Diller was a devoted user of the pregnancy-tracking app Ovia, logging in every night to record new details on a screen asking about her bodily functions, sex drive, medications and mood. When she gave birth last spring, she used the app to chart her baby’s first online
Jury awards slain mayor's family $97 million CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A federal jury in Charleston has awarded the family of the former mayor of Cottageville $97 million for his shooting death. CA Upholds $1 Million Verdict in Retaliation Suit Against LAFD The Court of Appeal for this district has Read More
By Barry P. Goldberg What? Is texting and driving now legal in California? Not quite… But the California Court of Appeals has recently ruled that it is permissible to view maps on smartphones while driving. In a law that took effect in 2008 (and which has been subject to several updates), the state Read More
A jury in Chicago awarded an Illinois woodworker a $1.25 million jury verdict in federal court after he was severely injured while using a defective Ryobi table saw. ​​A former chief engineer for Ryobi told jurors that the addition of a simple piece of curved metal – called a riving knife – Read More