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October 14th, 2019 Why is Vaping Being Banned? Across the United States there has been a movement to ban the sale and/or use of e-cigarettes in both public and private venues.  All this has followed after the Center for Disease Control has received numerous reports of lung injuries, illnesses and at least 24 confirmed deaths. The number of lung-related injury and illnesses has exceeded 1000.  Some of the bans are temporary in the form of…
October 10th, 2019 The 8 Billion Dollar Verdict On October 8th, 2019, a Philadelphia jury ordered Johnson and Johnson to pay over 8 billion in damages and punitive damages to a man who grew breasts after taking Risperdal.  While spokespersons for the company have indicated they feel confident the 800 billion that represents punitive damages will be thrown out as unconstitutional, this lawsuit is not the only one the company faces.  In fact, this is…
October 10th, 2019 The 8 Billion Dollar Verdict On October 8th, 2019, a Philadelphia jury ordered Johnson and Johnson to pay over 8 billion in damages and punitive damages to a man who grew breasts after taking Risperdal.  While spokespersons for the company have indicated they feel confident the 800 billion that represents punitive damages will be thrown out as unconstitutional, this lawsuit is not the only one the company faces.  In fact, this is…
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 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…
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 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.…