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$10B Verdict Restored In Philip Morris Light Cigarettes Lawsuit

An Illinois appeals court reinstated a $10 billion verdict on April 29 in a class action accusing Philip Morris USA Inc. of deceptively marketing light cigarettes. The appellate court said a lower court wrongly speculated that Illinois Supreme Court justices would have favored the defendant despite new evidence. The ruling revived an 11-year-old case which […]

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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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Esteemed Litigator Rusell Fishkind Discusses Michael Jackson’s Estate Planning Errors

In this edition of Civil Justice Magazine, Chris Placitella again talks with the premier estate planning and litigation lawyer Rusell J. Fishkind about his new book, Probate Wars of the Rich and Famous. This week, Fishkind explains the mistakes Michael Jackson made when planning out his estate- the largest estate in American history. Although Jackson […]

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Russell J. Fishkind Discusses “Probate Wars of the Rich and Famous”

In this edition of Civil Justice Magazine, Chris Placitella talks with the premier estate planning and litigation lawyer Rusell J. Fishkind about his new book, Probate Wars of the Rich and Famous.  Fishkind is a professor at New York University and frequently lectures to lawyers.  Placitella and Fishkind explain that probate litigation is when beneficiaries […]

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Noted Trial Lawyer Mike Ferrara Wins Case Stopping Police from Serving as Private Debt Collectors

Often times trial lawyers take on cases not because of the potential financial renumeration, but rather to right a  wrong.  In this case,  nationally-known trial lawyer Michael Ferrara  took on the New Jersey State police because he believed the officer involved went too far in effect acting as a private debt collector for a local […]

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