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Troubled New York Hospitals Forgo Coverage for Malpractice

By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS Published: July 15, 2012 264 Comments Every hospital makes mistakes. But some New York City hospitals may not have enough money to pay for them. Several of the city’s most troubled hospitals are partially or completely uninsured for malpractice, state records show, forgoing what is considered a standard safeguard across the country. […]

Cook County Jury Finds in Favor of Federal Signal Corporation in Trial of Eight Firefighter Hearing Loss Claims

By Federal Signal Corporation OAK BROOK, Ill., Nov. 22, 2011 — /PRNewswire/ — Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS), a leader in environmental, safety and transportation solutions, announced today that a Cook County, Illinois jury absolved the Company from any liability in lawsuits brought by eight Chicago firefighters and found that the Company’s siren products were […]

CN to pay Illinois family US$36M to settle lawsuits

The Canadian Press MONTREAL — Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR) has agreed to pay an Illinois family more than US$36 million to settle two negligence lawsuits filed after a fiery 2009 derailment led to a woman’s death. Zoila Tellez, 44, died after a train containing 7.6 million litres of ethanol derailed at a washout and caused […]

Larry Beinhart: Class Warfare III — Losing Your Right to Fight Back

The courts are a way to make bad behavior — injurious, even murderous, acts — cost enough to make a corporation stop. Without lawsuits we wouldn’t know that tobacco companies knew that cigarettes caused cancer even while they advertised them as healthy; that Firestone tires, combined with Ford SUVs, made them roll over; that the […]

New York City Injury Lawyer News: DePuy Hip Implants Have High Failure Rate

11/11/2010 // New York, NY, US // New York City Accident Lawyer // New York City injury lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter New York, NY (New York City Injury Lawyer News) With approximately 400 complaints regarding the failure of a hip replacement implant reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over a span of […]

Philly insurer: Chicago owner offers better deal, for $228M

“We didn’t have to merge,” but the sale of PMA Capital Corp., Blue Bell, to Chicago-based Old Republic International Corp. will be better for shareholders “than if we stood alone,” PMA boss Vincent Donnelly told me this morning. Half of PMA’s 1,300 workers are based in Blue Bell and other Pennsylvania offices, and Donnelly expects most will […]