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September 19th, 2019 The Gilead Antitrust Lawsuits Gilead has been sued by numerous plaintiffs across the country in a alleging that the company was aware of a safer alternative to their popular HIV treatment drugs including Truvada at the time they started marketing them.  The Truvada class action lawsuits over the safer alternative, however, are only one set of lawsuits Gilead currently faces. The Antitrust lawsuits–filed by a number of HIV activists–allege that Gilead effectively…
September 8th, 2019 Vicarious liability is a legal theory of liability that imputes liability from a negligent actor to another person or company for whom the negligent actor was acting on behalf of.  It is important in cases where the negligent actor does not have sufficient insurance nor assets to adequately compensate the victim of his negligence. In some catastrophic injury claims, such as spinal injury claims, the medical bills cost millions of dollars.  Many tortfeasors…
August 30th, 2019 There is absolutely nothing amusing about a serious injury. These victims must deal with excessive medical bills, unimaginable pain and suffering, and other such issues. So, attorneys who handle car accidents work hard to resolve these claims as favorably, and as quickly, as possible. But attorneys cannot help but laugh at some of the ways insurance companies bend over backwards to reduce or deny liability, even when this issue is very clear.…
August 24th, 2019 Recently, a motorcycle rider and passenger en route to another motorcycle rider’s funeral never made it.  According to witnesses and Harris County Sheriff’s deputies, the wreck occurred on Highway 90 not far from the Sam Houston Parkway. A tow truck pulling out of a gas station tried to merge with westbound Highway 90 traffic. But the driver did not see the eastbound motorcycle. The force of the collision killed the rider instantly.…
August 18th, 2019 As civil claims and regulatory actions against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson continue to pick up steam, a federal grand jury may turn up the heat even more. A Waxhington, D.C. grand jury is investigating allegations that J&J knew its talcum powder was laced with asbestos, but did nothing about the problem. Company officials admit that the Department of Justice has subpoenaed documents, and these officials insist that the company is “fully…
July 27th, 2019 For those who thought the long-running Takata defective airbag saga was over, think again. The automotive giant once again asked the National Traffic Safety Administration to cancel a planned recall of over six million trucks and SUVs.  GM’s lawyers first made such a request in 2016, less than a year after it originally agreed to replace the Takata airbags in these vehicles. The company claims that, in a laboratory test of over…
July 20th, 2019 Although most doctors insist that medical misdiagnosis is not a serious problem, according to one study, misdiagnosis occurs in about one in five serious illness cases. That error rate is unacceptably high, especially given the lofty standard of care that underpins doctor-patient relationships. A personal injury attorney may be able to obtain substantial compensation in misdiagnosis cases. This compensation can include money for economic losses, such as revision surgery medical bills, and…
July 15th, 2019 Perhaps the first thing to know about pedestrian accidents is that they are not “accidents” at all. These incidents may have been unintentional, but they were not inevitable and unavoidable. People accidentally spill milk and lose their car keys. They do not accidentally cause vehicle collisions or run over pedestrians.  Negligence law is built on the simple principle that while we all make mistakes, we must all accept the consequences of those…
July 9th, 2019 By: Alexander Albert The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees to criminal defendants a set of fundamental rights intended to promote the fairness of criminal prosecutions. Among these entitlements possessed by any defendant are the “right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury”; the right “to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation”; and the right “to have the Assistance of Counsel for his…
July 9th, 2019 By: Mary Beauchamp Truth is the path to God—only it brings us to Him. Attending a faithful Christian college provides a clear opportunity for finding Truth, and in turn, transforming students into humble yet powerful leaders that the world can depend on. This opportunity is one that I long for. It is true Christian colleges are not safe havens from suffering, but they encourage students to seek Truth through God above all…