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A 50-Cent Fix that Could Have Saved Lives

Posted by: Christopher Scholl Those who attack the civil justice system in the name of so-called “tort reform” frequently don’t bother with facts. That has been proven again by the Wall Street Journal in an editorial on gas can litigation. Had the Journal’s editorial writers done a little bit of homework before making their argument that a manufacturer of gas cans was being picked on by lawyers, they would have learned about the 50-cent fix that could have saved thousands from serious burns and death. The consumer gas cans manufactured by Blitz USA are lacking something called a “flame arrestor.” It’s a simple...

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United Road Towing Failed to Provide Reasonable Accommodations to Class of Employees With Disabilities

By the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, United Road Towing, Inc., a Mokena, Ill.-based towing company, will pay $380,000 to 13 claimants and provide other relief resolving a disability discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced. A federal district court judge in Chicago entered a consent decree ending the litigation on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. The EEOC’s lawsuit, which was filed Sept. 30, 2009, charged that United Road Towing had failed to provide reasonable accommodations to a class of employees with disabilities. The complaint highlighted United Road Towing’s inflexible medical leave policy and practice of terminating employees with disabilities...

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Will power tool makers’ liability change?

November 6, 2011While the Consumer Product Safety Commission's possible requirement for table saws to include flesh-sensing technology appears likely to be implemented, the extent to which product liability exposures will increase remains to be seen.“I don't think it's going to increase litigation,” said C. Barry Montgomery, partner at Williams Montgomery & John Ltd. in Chicago and co-chair of the law firm's commercial litigation practice. “It's going to be an issue with respect to whatever the standard is,” said Mr. Montgomery, who represents manufacturers of power tools.If the rule becomes mandatory, “manufacturers are going to have to comply with it,” he...

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How the Litigation Process Works for a Personal Injury Case

Litigation of a personal injury lawsuit can be a frightening prospect to people who have suffered an injury in any type of accident. This process can be made more complex when you are dealing with a serious injury, and trying to focus your attention on recovery. Knowing what the process entails can help alleviate some of this apprehension and give you a better idea of what may be required to get you the compensation you deserve. Link...

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Negligence Claims Aren’t To Blame for Physician Shortage

Negligence Claims Aren't To Blame for Physician Shortage, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyer Says A Northwestern School of Medicine study overstates the impact of medical negligence litigation on the state's supply of physicians, Illinois medical malpractice attorney Patrick A. Salvi says. A recently released Northwestern medicine school study wrongly tries to blame the state's medical liability environment for driving new physicians to practice elsewhere, Illinois medical malpractice lawyer Patrick A. Salvi says. According to a story on the Feinberg School of Medicine website, the study found that half of all graduating Illinois medical students leave the state to practice, a trend that could soon...

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