Ford Recalls F-150 Trucks, Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney Advises Owners

Ford Recalls F-150 Trucks, Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney Advises Owners HOLLYWOOD, FL ( — February 23, 2011 — Ford Motor Company has recalled a series of F-150 trucks due to the trucks’ airbag risk. Ford has recalled approximately 144,000 of the trucks. The trucks are being recalled from both Canada and the United States. […]

Types of Personal Injury Claims

February 25, 2011 Personal injury is a large practice area encompassing a wide variety of claims, many of which overlap with other types of claims – such as wrongful death, medical malpractice, and workers’ compensation. ORLANDO, FL, February 25, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ — Personal injury is a large practice area encompassing a wide variety of claims, […]

Woman Dies in Dry Cleaning Accident in New York, Injury Lawyer Investigates

Summary: New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman comments on a work accident at a dry cleaner that left a woman brain dead. Limin Min Huang was loading towels into an industrial steamer at the dry cleaner when her scarf got caught in the machine. She was crushed after the machine pulled her in. As […]

Emerging legal and ethical issues with Facebook

What are the emerging legal and ethical issues with Facebook? As we all begin to live a parallel life on the web, traditional privacy rights are slipping away. Colleges and companies routinely search Facebook and MySpace to determine whether to admit or to hire people. According to a 2009 Harris poll, 35 percent of employers […]

Regulatory Flaws, Repeated Violations Put Oil Refinery Workers At Risk

By Jim Morris and Chris Hamby and M.B. Pell The Center for Public Integrity One evening last April at the Tesoro Corp.’s refinery in Anacortes, Washington, Matt Gumbel and six co-workers cautiously returned to service a stack of giant, radiator-like tubes filled with volatile hydrocarbons. The tubes, known as heat exchangers, tended to leak, especially […]

Work E-Mail Not Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege, Court Says

E-mails between a client and attorney are no longer considered privileged and confidential if the client writes the messages from a work e-mail account, a California court of appeals has ruled. The 3-0 decision Thursday by the Sacramento Third Appellate District means that if you intend to sue your employer, don’t discuss the suit with […]

Tuesday morning: Weapons, larceny, personal injury and med mal trials – Detroit Courts |

Powers vs. Weatherspoon is a personal injury claim. Lincoln Park attorney Bret A. Schnitzer is counsel of record for the plaintiff. Troy attorney Donald C. Brownell of Vandeveer Garzia is counsel of record for the defendant. Dziadosz vs. Jackson is also a personal injury claim. Southfield attorneys Barry J. Goodman and Kevin Z. Komar of […]

Lawsuit filed against makers of hip replacement device

January 11, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Five Chicago area patients are suing the maker of an artificial hip implant device. The patients accuse DePuy Orthopedics of ignoring evidence the device was flawed and moving too slowly to recall it. Wear and tear within the artificial joint allegedly released dangerous cobalt and chromium ions into the […]

Worker crushed under 3 tons of granite slabs

BY BRIAN STANLEY Dec 31, 2010 02:38AM A 23-year-old employee of a Romeoville stone warehouse was crushed to death by a 6,000-pound slab of granite on Thursday morning.Emilio Gallardo, 23, of Chicago was killed in what the Will County Coroner’s office called a work-related mishap. He was pronounced dead at 10:22 a.m. Fire crews responded […]

Medical Insurance Subrogation Interests in New Mexico Personal Injury Cases

Contributor: Collins & Collins, P.C. Many with personal injury claims are very surprised to learn that their medical insurance carrier has asserted a subrogation interest in their personal injury settlement or judgment. Personal injury victims often are frustrated that they have paid medical insurance premiums for years and now they must reimburse their insurance company […]

Tort reform group crowns Cook County fifth worst in nation

A national tort-reform watchdog group calls Cook County fifth worst in the nation for “unfair and unbalanced” awards to plaintiffs in civil cases. But noted Chicago personal injury lawyer Thomas Demetrio spoke only partially tongue in cheek when he called the ranking by The American Tort Reform Association “a badge of honor” for Cook County […]

Outsourcing helping to reshape Big Law

Outsourcing gaining standing in legal profession Alternative suppliers of sophisticated legal services becoming more attractive as corporate legal departments look to cut costs Two recent mergers in the legal industry speak volumes about the forces reshaping the business of law at its highest levels. What’s also notable is that neither deal involved large law firms. […]

Law student dies in fall at Union League Club

Associated Press Authorities in Chicago say a 26-year-old law student has died from injuries he suffered when he fell two stories at the Union League Club on Christmas Eve. The Cook County medical examiner’s office says Eric Fatla died Monday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Police say his death appears to be an accident. via Law […]

Marin jury awards $11.7M in personal injury case

Posted: 12/25/2010 SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—A Marin County jury has awarded $11.7 million to an elevator mechanic who claimed he suffered serious injuries during construction of a San Rafael hotel three years ago. David Travis accused the general contractor, Spokane,Wash.-based Bison Builders, of failing to maintain a safe work environment at the Extended Stay hotel construction […]

Slip and Fall Cases

Slip and fall cases, often referred to as premises liability cases, require a careful understanding of the interplay between the facts and Illinois law. If you have fallen on someone else’s property, that doesn’t mean they are responsible for your damages. You still have to establish why you fell, and show that the property owner […]

After 13 deaths since 2000, nursing home for disabled is making changes – Chicago Tribune

Top administrator replaced better cleanliness, more programs for kids in the works December 18, 2010| By Sam Roe and Jared S. Hopkins, Tribune reporters A Chicago care facility where a high number of disabled children have died in recent years said it has taken numerous steps to improve care, including replacing the top administrator, hiring […]

Peoples Energy accuses Tetzlaff, firm of malpractice in Enron case

By: Joseph B. Cahill and Todd J. Behme December 16, 2010 (Crain’s) — Peoples Energy sued high-profile Chicago lawyer Theodore Tetzlaff on Wednesday for malpractice, alleging he authorized the destruction of documents in a class-action suit in violation of a court order. The lawsuit, which also names Mr. Tetzlaff’s firm, Ungaretti & Harris LLP, seeks […]

Average Injury Verdicts in California

Jury Verdict Research found earlier this year that the average money damage award for personal injury trials in California is $1,814,094. The median verdict, perhaps a better statistic, is $114,305. Other interesting facts from the study: The median verdict in a wrongful death case is $2,212,936, compared to the national average of $1,450,000 Approximately 17% […]

Crestwood reaches deal in tainted drinking water lawsuit

Residents of south suburb will get $500K, plus free trash pickup, vehicle stickers and business licenses for 2 years December 10, 2010| By Michael Hawthorne, Tribune reporter Crestwood will pay residents $500,000 to settle one of the class action lawsuits filed against the south suburb for secretly pumping contaminated water to households for more than […]

More Americans Putting Off Retirement

Millions of older Americans are working later in life due to the recession, according to a new survey by the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank. The report found that 1.6 million older Americans are putting off retirement, leaving less jobs for younger workers and adding to the high unemployment rate. Last year, 64.9 percent of Americans […]