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Today is the birthday of Copernicus, the great Polish astronomer who concluded that the earth revolved around the Sun. Anyone who has consistently read this blog knows that our Sun is FDA preemption. If the claims in a case are preempted by federal
That is an apt description for the shenanigans plaintiff lawyers have engaged in for years as they sucked billions of dollars out of otherwise solvent companies in search of money they say their clients are owed for asbestos-related diseases. Hold
California took top honors in the American Tort Reform's annual Judicial Hellholes list , an unashamedly pro-defendant look at the nation's judicial system. The Golden State won for the welcoming stance its courts take toward consumer class actions
In a demand letter to winning lawyer Eric Havian of Phillips & Cohen, JM Eagle said Havian's statements go far beyond the Nov. 14 findings of a federal jury in Los Angeles, and could cause the company to lose millions of dollars in business. In this
Pa. court, the plaintiff here failed to meet virtually every requirement for substituting a party after death. The plaintiff's counsel did not file a Suggestion of Death until well past the deadline...Further, the Motion to Substitute did not
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Eight times out of ten, the advice of "save it for trial" is flat-out wrong. Nine times out of ten, the person offering that advice has not done as many as ten trials. It is laziness masquerading as sophistication. Nine times out of ten there won'
Many of our posts are inspired by attorneys who relay their latest wins to us. Since we make no bones about our intention of aiding and abetting the defense cause, it is no surprise that it is usually fellow defense hacks who do the relaying.
Child rights advocates tried to convince a U.S. judge on Friday that a Facebook legal settlement did not go far enough to keep content created by minors out of the hands of advertisers. Five plaintiffs filed a proposed class action against Facebook
Supreme Court kicked a lawsuit over smelly front-loading washing machines back to an appeals court in Chicago, setting up a potential clash between the nation's highest court and a judge who is normally considered a friend of the business side of the