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Philip Morris Ordered to Pay 26 million Tobacco Verdict

  While tobacco cases around the country have met with little success over recent years with some limited exceptions, big tobacco continues to face liability in Florida of all places as a result of the Engel  class-action. Yesterday a federal judge in Florida ordered that Philip Morris must pay the verdict rendered against it.   In […]

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The Need to Be Vigilant When It Comes to Auto Safety

  Often times the value of the civil justice system is criticized by big business and the anti-consumer lobby. General Motors recent troubles highlight the need for the investigations that are pursued and for the exposure of the truth.  The  following two stories once again highlight why we must be forever vigilant and the true […]

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Boston Scientific Loses Trans Vaginal Mesh Case with 73 Million Dollar Verdict

A Texas jury handed Boston Scientific a big message this week with a 72 million dollar verdict. Boston had won the first two cases that were tried to a jury. The verdict consisted of approximately $23 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages. It is the largest verdict in any pelvic mesh trial […]

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Decade Old Apartheid Abuse Cases against IBM and Ford Allowed to Proceed

Apparently time does not heal all wounds. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin in New York ruled that IBM Corp and Ford Motor Company are not off of the hook as far as lawsuits in apartheid abuse cases dating back 10 years. There are three suits which aim to hold the two companies responsible for selling […]

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GM Hides the Truth: McCaskill Slams “Culture of Cover Up”

Given the fact that I have dedicated my professional life to protecting the rights of the wrongfully injured, I am often confronted with arguments created by the wrongdoers lobby about the abuses in the civil justice system. The video below speaks for itself. Without the uncovering of the truth in this case who knows how […]

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Johnson & Johnson Drug Company Agrees to Pay $5.9 Million in Risperdal Settlement

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has agreed to a settlement of $5.9 million stemming from a 2008 Risperdal lawsuit. The suit accused the company of using illegal, unfair and deceptive practices when marketing the antipsychotic drug, according to The National Trial Lawyers. The lawsuit was originally filed by the Montana State Attorney […]

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