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Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

Covers federal and state products liability litigation. By Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Apr 20

    Amazon Sues Product-Reviewer-For-Hire

    Amazon Sues Product-Reviewer-For-Hire
    Apparently, there are various services out there which provide fake reviews for products in exchange for payment. Who knew? Amazon did, and it may be the first company to take a stand via a lawsuit to combat this practice: According to…
  • Apr 17

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    Okay, since the new Star Wars trailer was released this week, that’s really all we here at Abnormal Use can think about. We’re so distracted, mind you, that we just ended the previous sentence in a preposition! It’s a…
  • Apr 16

    Underage And Binge Drinking: Where is the Outrage?

    Underage And Binge Drinking: Where is the Outrage?
    “Officer is Charged with Murder of a Black Man Shot in the Back.” This was the headline from The New York Times on April 8, 2015. A white police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina was caught on video shooting and killing…
Rank this Week: 159

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Covers food safety issues. By Pritzker Olsen.

http://foodpoisoning.pritzkerlaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Can I Sue a Winery for Salmonella in Food?

    Can I Sue a Winery for Salmonella in Food?
    Windmill Winery in Florence, Arizona, exceeded its legally allowable level of food preparation and used a non-permitted caterer for a wedding and one other  event last month, resulting in an outbreak of Salmonella food poisoning. The…
  • Apr 10

    Texas Hospital Listeria Cases Linked to Outbreak Involving Blue Bell Ice Cream

    Texas Hospital Listeria Cases Linked to Outbreak Involving Blue Bell Ice Cream
    Blue Bell Ice Cream's third recall for Listeria monocytogenes has come amid news from the federal government that a second cluster of listeriosis has been discovered in Texas and linked to the ice cream maker. First it was five hospital…
  • Apr 6

    Six More Listeriosis Patients Match to Strain Found in Blue Bell Ice Cream

    Six More Listeriosis Patients Match to Strain Found in Blue Bell Ice Cream
     Six more listeriosis patients have been matched to a rare strain of Listeria monocytogenes that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration found in Blue Bell ice cream. The announcement…
Rank this Week: 236

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

Covers the rights of individuals injured in accidents. By the Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txinjuryblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Increasing Number of Injured Patients Suing Xarelto Around the World

    Increasing Number of Injured Patients Suing Xarelto Around the World
    Bayer, the manufacturer of the blockbuster anticoagulant drug, Xarelto, is not only facing a significant number of lawsuits within the United States, but also abroad in other countries. Recently, a number of Canadian citizens have filed…
  • Apr 17

    Distracted Driver Causes Accident on I-65 in Indianapolis, Indiana

    Distracted Driver Causes Accident on I-65 in Indianapolis, Indiana
    Pictured above: the resulting traffic caused by the distracted driver's accident  On Wednesday morning, a distracted driver of a semi-truck caused a messy wreck in Indianapolis, Indiana. The accident occurred on Interstate 65 near 38th…
  • Apr 16

    Should Patients on Xarelto Undergo More Frequent Blood Monitoring?

    Should Patients on Xarelto Undergo More Frequent Blood Monitoring?
    When Xarelto was first introduced to the general pharmaceutical company, it was touted as a much more convenient alternative to traditional blood thinners like warfarin. The drug was originally prescribed to patients who had undergone knee…
Rank this Week: 269

Product Liability Law Blog

Product Liability Law Blog

Covers defective product topics such as auto recalls, automotive product liability, defective seatbelt and restraint systems, electrical product defects, and toxic tort/environmental cases. By The Gilbert Law Group

http://productliabilitylawblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    Is Your Vehicle Involved in the Takata Airbag Recall?

    Is Your Vehicle Involved in the Takata Airbag Recall?
    In 2014, a massive vehicle recall was initiated to repair defective airbags manufactured by Takata Corp. This recall included approximately 17 million vehicles from 10 different auto manufacturers. A flaw in these airbags may cause them to…
  • Apr 2

    Distracted Driving Causing Nearly 60% of Teen Accident

    Distracted Driving Causing Nearly 60% of Teen Accident
    April is distracted driving awareness month. At The Gilbert Law Group, we want to raise awareness about distracted driving issues to help save lives out on the roadways. A study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently found that…
  • Mar 22

    Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Brain Injury Awareness Month
    March is brain injury awareness month. Over 3.5 million people suffer a brain injury every year. Although debilitating and life changing, their brain injuries do not keep them from wanting the same things we all want – to live a happy,…
Rank this Week: 308

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
Rank this Week: 335

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Apr 19

    Tennessee Wrongful Death Law – Rights of Spouse Who Is Not in Household

    Tennessee Wrongful Death Law – Rights of Spouse Who Is Not in Household
    In 2011, a subsection was added to our state statutes regarding surviving spouses’ rights to institute and collect proceeds from Tennessee wrongful death actions: Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the right to…
  • Apr 15

    Expert Affidavit Does Not Satisfy Certificate of Good Faith Requirement

    Expert Affidavit Does Not Satisfy Certificate of Good Faith Requirement
    While some parts of the Health Care Liability Act (HCLA) are making their way towards substantial compliance, the Court of Appeals recently reiterated that the requirement to file a certificate of good faith under Tenn. Code Ann. §…
  • Apr 14

    Enforceability of Settlements Announced in Open Court

    Enforceability of Settlements Announced in Open Court
    When do statements by counsel to a Tennessee judge in open court give rise to a binding settlement between the parties? In Harvey v. Turner, No. M2014-00368-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. March 26, 2014), three parties had been involved in…
Rank this Week: 351

New York Asbestos Defense…

New York Asbestos Defense Litigation

Covers the current state of asbestos defense litigation in New York State, with resources for the insured and self-insured defendant, as well as defense counsel. By Eric C. Genau.

http://asbestoslitigation.typepad.com/newyork/
  • Jun 4

    European Experience

    European Experience
    If you look at a major European city with a plane, it is easy to see: about 60% of its territory is covered by roofs. Wise Europeans have long been multiplied expensive land in the city on the ability of modern building technology. And they…
  • May 27

    Strategical Planning

    Strategical Planning
    To think to act. Differently of the normative planning, that deals with recommendations, the Strategical Planning Situacional, if materialize in the action, what it implies you are its desemho, execution has controlled and revision according…
  • May 20

    Having Two Businesse

    Having Two Businesse
    In these times that run down widespread consumption, have two businesses in one constitutes a bet more than sensible, recommended. And in fact, the last fair of the sector, the newly held Expofranquicia of Madrid, has highlighted the interest…
Rank this Week: 411

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    You Want to Remand? I’m Already Gone

    You Want to Remand? I’m Already Gone
    This post is not from the RS side of the blog.Medtronic removed today’s case, Cole v. Medtronic, Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48095 (W.D. Ky. Apr. 13, 2015, to federal court in the Western District of Kentucky.  Three and a half…
  • Apr 17

    More Plaintiffs Go Home (Eventually And Based on Bauman)

    More Plaintiffs Go Home (Eventually And Based on Bauman)
                Two days ago, we posted on a West Virginia Supreme Court decision that told non-resident plaintiffs the closing time refrain “you don’t have to go home, but you…
  • Apr 16

    Some Plaintiffs Just Have No Cla

    Some Plaintiffs Just Have No Cla
    We’ve been thinking a lot about class actions lately.  One reason is that the Rule 23 Subcommittee of the (federal) Advisory Committee on Civil Rules just came out with a “sketch” of possible amendments – and from…
Rank this Week: 475

Drug Injury Watch

Drug Injury Watch

Site provides developing information about prescription drug side effects as well as up-to-date news from the legal, medical, FDA, and pharmaceutical sectors. From attorney Thomas J. Lamb.

http://www.drug-injury.com/druginjurycom/
Rank this Week: 473

Food Liability Law Blog

Food Liability Law Blog

Covers emerging legal threats to the food industry. By Kenneth Odza of Stoel Rives, LLP.

http://www.foodliabilitylaw.com/
  • Apr 10

    Is Paleo the New Black?

    Is Paleo the New Black?
    An article by two lawyers at Reed Smith, Drew Amoroso and David S. Reidy, entitled “Is ‘Paleo’ The Next Battleground In Food Litigation?”, reminded me of this prior article, the one I wanted to call “Don’t…
  • Mar 25

    Here’s Why Restaurant Chains Are Starting to Issue New Food Menu

    Here’s Why Restaurant Chains Are Starting to Issue New Food Menu
    In the past few months, consumers may have noticed that some popular chain restaurants have started to display calorie and other nutrition information on menus and placards. The reason can be traced to the release by the Food and Drug…
  • Mar 3

    When to Call the Whole Thing Off

    When to Call the Whole Thing Off
    People who aren’t intellectual property lawyers often mix up trademark, copyright, patent and trade secret protection.  Each provides a different kind of protection for a different kind of property interest, and they generally…
Rank this Week: 513

Mass Torts: State of the Art

Mass Torts: State of the Art

Covers the science, politics and economics of mass torts. By Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP.

http://www.masstortsstateoftheart.com
  • Mar 8

    Discretization

    Discretization
    The Supreme Court of Connecticut adopts the duty triggering rule “if an outcome made possible by the act is foreseeable then any outcome made possible by the act is foreseeable” – and in the process…
  • Mar 3

    A Seat Belt Case Illustrates Why Risk Beats Causation as an Explanation of Tort Liability

    A Seat Belt Case Illustrates Why Risk Beats Causation as an Explanation of Tort Liability
    The Texas Supreme Court has finally done away with the prohibition on seat-belt evidence in auto accident cases. See Nabors Well Services, LTD. et al v. Romero, et al. I recall thinking in law school just how odd it was that a…
  • Feb 25

    Discretization

    Discretization
    Are farm workers at risk from airborne MRSA? Warren Buffett understands risk better far better than your average public health professional Legal scholars continue to push inference to the best explanation as the form of reasoning which…
Rank this Week: 516

The Legal Reader

The Legal Reader

Discusses product liability law and lawsuits.

http://legalreader.com/
  • Mar 1

    Androgel lawyers file low testosterone lawsuit in Illinoi

    Androgel lawyers file low testosterone lawsuit in Illinoi
    Low Testosterone Lawyers have filed the following Androgel lawsuit in Illinois: UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOISEASTERN DIVISION______________________________Richard C. Kelly, Sr., : COMPLAINT AND DEMAND: FOR…
  • Feb 28

    Risperdal & Gynecomastia - Tricking Teenage Boys Into Transgendered Live

    Risperdal & Gynecomastia - Tricking Teenage Boys Into Transgendered Live
    The past decade has seen a rise in lawsuits surrounding gender and sex identity issues. For example, in 2012, the news followed Jenna Talackova, a transgendered beauty queen, as she battled Donald Trump to gain eligibility to compete in the…
  • Jun 12

    Surgical Removals of Mirena IUD Increasing

    Surgical Removals of Mirena IUD Increasing
    A number of lawsuits have arisen due to the complications caused by the use of intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs).  It has been shown that with the increase in popularity of IUDs, there has been a notable rise of cases where…
Rank this Week: 471

Injury Law Blog

Injury Law Blog

Covers accident & injury, asbestos, medical device litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, products liability, pharmaceutical litigation, and workers compensation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.injurylawyerblog.center/
  • Apr 20

    How Rauner's Plans for Reform will Harm Injured Illinoisian

    How Rauner's Plans for Reform will Harm Injured Illinoisian
    In Governor Rauner's State of the State Address in February 2015, he made direct remarks about his plans to reform the personal injury legal system in Illinois. Among his remarks, he proposed prohibiting trial lawyers from contributing to…
  • Apr 15

    Virus Hits Two Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

    Virus Hits Two Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship
    More than 200 passengers aboard two Royal Caribbean cruise ships have been infected with norovirus, causing the ships to dock for medical care. Cruise ship injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins explain how personal injury cases are argued…
  • Apr 7

    Pacemaker, Pain Pump Companies Face Lawsuit

    Pacemaker, Pain Pump Companies Face Lawsuit
    Two medical device companies are facing multi-million dollar lawsuits over claims filed by injured patients. One company is defending itself against allegations that it implanted pacemakers unnecessarily; the other is accused of injuring…
Rank this Week: 602

Seeger Weiss LLP Blog

Seeger Weiss LLP Blog

Covers consumer protection matters.

http://www.seegerweiss.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 597

Product Defect News & Advice

Product Defect News & Advice

By Bisnar Chase.

http://www.productdefectnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    Graco Fined for Failing To Recall Defective Child Car Seat

    Graco Fined for Failing To Recall Defective Child Car Seat
    Graco has been fined up to $10 million for failing to warn consumers in a timely manner about millions of defective child car seats. According to a CNN news report, federal regulators have slapped Graco with a $3 million fine. The car seat…
  • Mar 5

    Patient Sues Medical Device Manufacturer Over Superbug Outbreak

    Patient Sues Medical Device Manufacturer Over Superbug Outbreak
    An 18-year-old patient is suing a medical device manufacturer blaming the company for a superbug outbreak at the UCLA Medical Center, which infected at least seven patients and has been blamed for the death of at least two. According to a CBS…
  • Feb 23

    UCLA Superbug Outbreak Linked To Contaminated Endoscope

    UCLA Superbug Outbreak Linked To Contaminated Endoscope
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about a particular type of endoscope saying the devices that are used to look inside patients’ bodies, are so poorly designed that it is not possible to clean and…
Rank this Week: 729

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

Analysis and commentary on trends and developments in life sciences and health care law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
  • Apr 17

    MACRA Signed into Law by President; Reforms Medicare Payment Policy for Physician Service

    MACRA Signed into Law by President; Reforms Medicare Payment Policy for Physician Service
    On April 16, 2015, President Barack Obama signed into law the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). The bill permanently transforms the structure of Medicare physician reimbursement and enacts several changes to…
  • Apr 17

    FDA, CMS Form Interagency Task Force on LDT Quality Requirement

    FDA, CMS Form Interagency Task Force on LDT Quality Requirement
    This post was written by Debra McCurdy. FDA and CMS have announced that they are establishing an interagency task force to reinforce their collaboration regarding the oversight of laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) -- tests intended for…
  • Apr 1

    CMS Discusses Medicare Implications of FDA Approval of First Biosimilar Product

    CMS Discusses Medicare Implications of FDA Approval of First Biosimilar Product
    This post was written by Deb McCurdy. CMS has issued an educational article on “Food and Drug Administration Approval of First Biosimilar Product,” and the implications for Medicare coverage. CMS states that its policies…
Rank this Week: 844

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers Pennsylvania workers' compensation and product liability news. By Michael J. O'Connor & Associates, LLC.

http://www.pennsylvaniaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    DO NOT QUIT YOUR JOB After a Work Injury

    DO NOT QUIT YOUR JOB After a Work Injury
    One of the easiest ways to lose your workers’ compensation benefits and any chance of a settlement is for the injured worker to quit their job. Many people do not think this will affect their benefits. Many people who are on light duty…
  • Apr 2

    Springtime Construction Accident

    Springtime Construction Accident
    With the weather warming up many of us know that this means construction season is starting back up. While for a lot of residents across PA this means traffic backups and a lot of loud noise, for some of the hardest working people in our…
  • Mar 26

    Construction Worker Accident

    Construction Worker Accident
    Construction work is one of the most physically demanding jobs there is. These men and women have literally built our homes, cities and country from the ground up. Unfortunately this is also one of the most dangerous jobs there is. According…
Rank this Week: 853

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

Covers medical malpractice laws, doctor negligence, and defective medical devices and drugs. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.medicalmalpracticelawyer.center/
  • Apr 2

    House Bill Proposes Malpractice Suit Guideline

    House Bill Proposes Malpractice Suit Guideline
    A bill was recently introduced in Congress that proposes to create a safe legal harbor against malpractice suits for physicians. Medical malpractice lawyers at Pintas & Mullins express skepticism that any type of regulation could truly…
  • Mar 30

    MDVIP Hit with $8.5 Million Malpractice Verdict

    MDVIP Hit with $8.5 Million Malpractice Verdict
    The country's largest concierge medicine firm, MDVIP, was recently hit with an $8.5 million jury verdict in a medical malpractice case. This verdict is the first against any concierge management firm, a relatively new phenomenon in…
  • Mar 5

    Most Patients Overestimate Benefits, Underestimate Harms of Medical Care

    Most Patients Overestimate Benefits, Underestimate Harms of Medical Care
    A new study - the first of its kind - reviewed the medical literature on patient's expectations of the benefits and harms of medical treatments, with surprising results. Medical malpractice lawyers discuss this study and how it reflects…
Rank this Week: 798

Individual Rights Legal News

Individual Rights Legal News

Covers civil rights, privacy, employee rights, consumer fraud, class actions, and products liability. By Rabeh M. A. Soofi.

http://individuals.soofilc.com/
  • May 25

    How to Tell if You’re Being Discriminated at Work

    How to Tell if You’re Being Discriminated at Work
    Discrimination at the workplace is no joke. However, it is not always easy to know whether discrimination is actually happening. Many times, victims of discrimination end up feeling as though they are simply being too sensitive, that the…
  • May 3

    Google Agrees to Stop Reading Student Emails After Privacy Lawsuit Filed in California

    Google Agrees to Stop Reading Student Emails After Privacy Lawsuit Filed in California
    Google has agreed to stop reading emails for millions of student GMail accounts after a lawsuit that was filed earlier this year.  Google had been scanning emails of more than 30 million underage students worldwide who used the…
  • Apr 29

    Live Nation and Insomniac Festivals Sued in New Class Action by Unpaid Volunteer

    Live Nation and Insomniac Festivals Sued in New Class Action by Unpaid Volunteer
    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Insomniac Entertainment and Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. alleging that wages were illegally withheld from “volunteers” of the companies’ music festivals, concerts and other…
Rank this Week: 926

Simmons Firm Law Blog

Simmons Firm Law Blog

Covers mesothelioma, asbestos exposure and more.

http://www.simmonsfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 842

Illinois Plaintiff's Lawyer

Illinois Plaintiff's Lawyer

Covers issues in Plaintiff's law, both nationally and in Illinois. By Ryan Bradley.

http://www.illinoisplaintiffslawyer.com/
  • Jan 12

    Stryker Rejuvenate and AGB II Hips Prolific in Peoria and the Illinois Valley

    Stryker Rejuvenate and AGB II Hips Prolific in Peoria and the Illinois Valley
    Stryker Hip Replacement Recall Lawsuit News Update: Peoria, LaSalle, Peru, Illinois have Hundreds of Cases Litigation for the Stryker hip replacement recall settlement is continuing according to Plaintiffs’ Lead Counsel Committee…
  • Apr 28

    Medication Errors in Illinois Nursing Homes On the Rise

    Medication Errors in Illinois Nursing Homes On the Rise
    Nursing Home Medication Errors Nowadays, placing a loved one into a nursing home requires much research into the facility’s complaint and citation history. NBC 5 Chicago reports that a multitude of residents in Illinois nursing homes…
  • Mar 26

    Medical Malpractice not Stopping Negligent Doctor

    Medical Malpractice not Stopping Negligent Doctor
    A USA TODAY investigation reveals that there are thousands of physicians nationwide that have committed malpractice, yet continue to commit more malpractice.  This is all despite the fact that the large insurance and medical lobbies have…
Rank this Week: 963

Toxic Tort Litigation Blog

Toxic Tort Litigation Blog

Covers toxic tort litigation topics, including product liability, environmental litigation, contamination, pollution, toxicity, toxicology, diminution of property value, Value Assurance Plans, and medical monitoring. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.toxictortlitigationblog.com/
  • May 11

    Does CERCLA's "Act Of God" Defense Apply In Climate Change Litigation

    Does CERCLA's "Act Of God" Defense Apply In Climate Change Litigation
    In a decision issued on May 2, 2014, the Second Circuit held, in Cedar & Washington Assocs. LLC v. Port Auth. of N.Y. & N.J, 2074 BL 123476,2d Cir., No. 10- 4197, that the "act of war" affirmative defense relieved World Trade Center…
  • Apr 18

    Environmental Diminution Of Property Value And The Creative Plaintiff Valuation Expert

    Environmental Diminution Of Property Value And The Creative Plaintiff Valuation Expert
    When a homeowner brings a multi-count toxic tort case alleging that a corporate defendant’s discharge of toxic substances from its facility contaminated his property, the diminution of property value claim is often the only element of…
  • Apr 14

    The New York City Asbestos Litigation Just Became More Complicated

    The New York City Asbestos Litigation Just Became More Complicated
    Pursuant to the Decision and Order of the Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler, dated April 8, 2014, asbestos plaintiffs for the first time since 1996 may seek permission from the New York City trial judges to charge the jury on the issue of punitive…
Rank this Week: 1213

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Providing information, resources, and commentary for injured people and their families. By Robert N. Katz.

http://www.georgiainjurylawblog.com/
  • Apr 2

    Volvo Introduces Night Spray Paint to Make Bicycling Safer

    Volvo Introduces Night Spray Paint to Make Bicycling Safer
    Bicycling at night is a major accident risk. However, a new glow-in-the-dark spray paint that has been introduced by Volvo will help bicyclists stand out in the dark, and reduce their accident risks. You don't often see automakers coming up…
  • Mar 20

    Alcohol, Pot Involved in Half of All Accidents Involving Teens, Young Adult

    Alcohol, Pot Involved in Half of All Accidents Involving Teens, Young Adult
    Alcohol and drugs are a leading cause of death involving persons in the 18-25 age group in the United States. However, a new study indicates that alcohol and drug use may be much more prominent factors in car accidents involving teenagers and…
  • Mar 13

    Young Adults More Likely to Suffer Serious Injuries in Accident

    Young Adults More Likely to Suffer Serious Injuries in Accident
    It’s a fact that young adults and teenagers are at a much higher risk of accidents and injuries. Studies also indicate that this group of drivers is more likely to be injured severely in accidents. A new study finds that young adults…
Rank this Week: 1340

Mass Tort Defense

Mass Tort Defense

Covers legal issues relating to defense of mass tort cases and large scale product liability claims. By Sean P. Wajert of Dechert, LLP.

http://www.masstortdefense.com/
  • Mar 9

    Upcoming Seminar of Interest

    Upcoming Seminar of Interest
    Our readers may be interested in the upcoming seminar: Chemical Products Liability and Environmental Litigation.   It's scheduled for April 22-23 in New Orleans, and includes topics such as Recent Developments In Fracking…
  • Mar 6

    Federal Court Denies Certification in Groundwater Class Case

    Federal Court Denies Certification in Groundwater Class Case
    A federal judge in Oklahoma earlier this week denied class certification to homeowners living near a research facility, holding that individual issues outweighed allegedly common issues among the class claiming injury from contamination from…
  • Mar 3

    Publication of my new Class Action & Mass Torts Answer Book

    Publication of my new Class Action & Mass Torts Answer Book
    Just a quick note.  Your humble blogger is very pleased to announce the availability of my latest publication, the Class Action and Mass Tort Answer Book (PLI 2015).  It is available here.  (I don't spend all my time posting…
Rank this Week: 1412

Northern Virginia Personal Injury…

Northern Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers general injury and accident law topics. Published by Brien Roche Law.

http://www.northernvirginiapersonalinjuryattorney.com/
  • May 21

    Brain Injury Causes Wrongful Death

    Brain Injury Causes Wrongful Death
    Brain injury causes wrongful death is the allegation made in a law suit filed by the family of Derek Boogaard. Boogaard was a so-called "enforcer" in the National Hockey League. Over the course of his playing career he suffered significant…
  • Apr 27

    Administrative Law-State Rule

    Administrative Law-State Rule
    These rules and regulations can be very important. Suppose you wanted to assert a claim against a motel owner because of carbon monoxide poisoning that occurred while you were in the motel. The type of claim that would be asserted would be a…
  • Apr 25

    Administrative Law-Code of Federal Regulation

    Administrative Law-Code of Federal Regulation
    At the federal level, all regulations are published within the Federal Register. They are also contained within a document known as the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.). The C.F.R. can be found in a law library and is generally organized…
Rank this Week: 1344

The Airbag Blog

The Airbag Blog

Focuses on airbag defects, recalls, litigation and technology. By Taras Rudnitzsky.

http://www.theairbagblog.com
  • May 19

    Differences in Airbags and Safety Features in Cars from Other Countrie

    Differences in Airbags and Safety Features in Cars from Other Countrie
    A recent report on NBC News highlights differences in airbags and other important safety features in cars sold in other countries.  The reports specifically discussed the cars currently being sold in Brazil, and their (lack of) certain…
  • May 19

    Differences in Airbags and Safety Features in Cars from Other Countrie

    Differences in Airbags and Safety Features in Cars from Other Countrie
    A recent report on NBC News highlights differences in airbags and other important safety features in cars sold in other countries.  The reports specifically discussed the cars currently being sold in Brazil, and their (lack of) certain…
  • May 16

    Honda Recalls Half-Million Vehicles for Air Bag Safety Defect

    Honda Recalls Half-Million Vehicles for Air Bag Safety Defect
    Honda is recalling 561,422 model year 2001-2003 Honda Civic, model year 2002-2003 Honda CR-V, and model year 2002 Honda Odyssey vehicles to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag which may produce excessive internal…
Rank this Week: 1418

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Covers products liability and medical malpractice. By Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC.

http://www.productliabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    Plaintiff Demands $4.5 Million in Xarelto Injury Lawsuit

    Plaintiff Demands $4.5 Million in Xarelto Injury Lawsuit
    According to a recent news feature from the Madison Record, a woman in Texas is suing Bayer Pharmaceuticals AG, and its United States marketing partner Janssen Pharmaceuticals (Johnson & Johnson) for injuries she alleges was a result of…
  • Apr 6

    A Look at Knee Replacement Option

    A Look at Knee Replacement Option
    According to a recent news article from U.S. News and World Report, many patients have an option of choosing between partial knee replacement or total knee replacement, longevity or satisfaction, and standard or robotic-assisted surgery. One…
  • Apr 4

    TESLA Singer Jeff Keith Undergoes Total Hip Replacement

    TESLA Singer Jeff Keith Undergoes Total Hip Replacement
    While the need for a total hip replacement surgery sometimes results from an elderly patient suffering a broken hip or as result of a serious car accident, it is often the result of a patient living many years with severe osteoarthritis. At…
Rank this Week: 1676

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers…

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers Blog

By Altman & Altman.

http://www.druginjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 6

    State Superior Court Upholds $11M Topamax Injury Verdict Against Janssen Pharmaceutical

    State Superior Court Upholds $11M Topamax Injury Verdict Against Janssen Pharmaceutical
    According to a state superior court, the parents of a child who sustained serious birth defects because the mother took Topamax while she was pregnant is entitled to $11.6 million from Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals.…
  • Mar 4

    First Risperdal Injury Jury Trial Against Johnson & Johnson Results in $2.5M Verdict

    First Risperdal Injury Jury Trial Against Johnson & Johnson Results in $2.5M Verdict
    Johnson & Johnson must pay the family of Austin Pledger $2.5 million for complications he sustained while taking Risperdal as a boy at age seven in 2002. Pledger, who was Autism, developed Gynecomastia. At one point, because of the…
  • Feb 6

    Johnson & Johnson Settles Four Transvaginal Mesh Case

    Johnson & Johnson Settles Four Transvaginal Mesh Case
    Johnson & Johnson, the parent company of transvaginal mesh manufacturer Ethicon, has agreed to settle four mesh implant injury lawsuits. These are the first of many settlements filed against the J & J unit involving claims alleging…
Rank this Week: 1958

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Injury law with an emphasis on products and drugs liability. By Sheff Law.

http://www.personalinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 21

    SECONDARY EXPOSURE TO ASBESTOS LINKED TO MESOTHELIOMA

    SECONDARY EXPOSURE TO ASBESTOS LINKED TO MESOTHELIOMA
    Anyone who has worked with asbestos in construction or mixed drilling mud and has been regularly exposed to asbestos have constant concerns about mesothelioma and other asbestos-related health problems. It is now known that prolonged…
  • Dec 17

    PARENTS WARN OF THE DANGERS OF THE DRUG DEPAKOTE

    PARENTS WARN OF THE DANGERS OF THE DRUG DEPAKOTE
    A woman, speaking under the pseudonym Diane, has two young and intelligent children. Diane had her kids before she was starting taking Depakote (also branded as Valporate) under a prescription in 1996. She received the prescription in order…
  • Dec 12

    PROBLEMS CONTINUE TO MOUNT FOR YASMIN VICTIMS

    PROBLEMS CONTINUE TO MOUNT FOR YASMIN VICTIMS
    Yasmin is still prescribed and used as a contraception to prevent pregnancy. The generic name is drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol. Other names for the product are Yaz and Ocella. However, Yasmin has caused many known side effects in…
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Randy Barnhart - Trial Lawyer

Randy Barnhart - Trial Lawyer

Covers defective autos, vans, trucks and tires, and insurance bad faith.

http://www.rbarnhartblog.com/blog/
  • May 16

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL TIRE OWNERS…

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL TIRE OWNERS - that means YOU! http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/recall-roulette-americans-driving-bad-dangerous-tires-23724253#.U3Ye3QlgfWQ.email
  • Dec 4

    10th Circuit Fee Increase (forget about a fee decrease)

    10th Circuit Fee Increase (forget about a fee decrease)
    From the 10th Circuit: Effective December 1, 2013 the docketing fee for filing an appeal or original proceeding will increase to $500 from $450. With the additional $5 filing fee, (see 28 U.S.C. § 1917), the total amount payable to the…
  • Nov 27

    Give thanks (2013)

    Give thanks (2013)
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Tennessee Personal Injury Blog

Tennessee Personal Injury Blog

Tracks important appellate opinions concerning Tennessee's civil justice system including opinions affecting personal injury, insurance law, business torts and comsumer protection. By the Adams Law Firm.

http://tennesseepersonalinjurylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    TN COA REVERSES DISMISSAL OF SLIP AND FALL CASE INVOLVING INADEQUATE LIGHTING

    TN COA REVERSES DISMISSAL OF SLIP AND FALL CASE INVOLVING INADEQUATE LIGHTING
    On November 30, 2010, Plaintiff Cynthia Christian was an invited guest for a function at Ms. Lassie's Lodge in Campbell County, Tennessee.  The Lodge was regularly rented for parties and other functions via the nearby Hampton Inn.…
  • Mar 19

    Tractor Trailer Collision Leads to Record Settlememt

    Tractor Trailer Collision Leads to Record Settlememt
    In one of the biggest personal injury settlements in Pennsylvania history, a family that suffered death and injuries after being rear-ended by a tractor trailer has received a $26.1 million settlement.In 2010, the three Plaintiffs were…
  • Mar 15

    CPSC IMPROVES SAFETY STANDARDS FOR STROLLERS AND CARRIAGES

    CPSC IMPROVES SAFETY STANDARDS FOR STROLLERS AND CARRIAGES
    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved a new federal safety standard that will improve the safety of all carriages and strollers sold after September 10, 2015.The new standard was developed due to the CPSC’s review…
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DePuy Hip Lawyer

DePuy Hip Lawyer

Covers the DePuy hip recall and hip replacement surgery. By Ryan Bradley.

http://www.hip-claim-lawyer.com/
  • Nov 25

    Johnson & Johnson SEC Filing Reveals Hundreds of DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit

    Johnson & Johnson SEC Filing Reveals Hundreds of DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit
    Johnson & Johnson is beleaguered with lawsuits about the metal on metal hip replacement products from its medical device subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. In August 2010, Johnson & Johnson launched a massive recall of two of its DePuy ASR…
  • Nov 18

    DePuy Hip Failures Wreak Havoc in Australia

    DePuy Hip Failures Wreak Havoc in Australia
    The DePuy hip replacement recall litigation continues to grow in the United States. More than 2,600 people have filed lawsuits in the American federal court system about the De Puy ASR hip replacements. Some analysts estimate that there are…
  • Nov 11

    Settlement Forces Hip Implant Manufacturers to Cut Doctor Fee

    Settlement Forces Hip Implant Manufacturers to Cut Doctor Fee
    The medical community is alarmed at the financial relationship between the medical device industry and physician community. Financial payments made to doctors may influence how doctors choose medical devices for their ailing patients. Medical…
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Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers recent cases, helpful tips, and research with personal injury, workers compensation, accident injuries, nursing home neglect and abuse, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.

http://www.malmanlaw.com/malman-law-injury-blog
  • Apr 20

    Five Tips for Safe Driving This Spring

    Five Tips for Safe Driving This Spring
    Whether you are commuting to work or driving to your spring vacation spot, now that winter is over you will likely see an increase in the number of cars on the road. Here are five tips to help you stay safe in the driver’s seat this…
  • Apr 16

    Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    Distracted Driving Awareness Month
    Resulting in more than 3,000 deaths and nearly half a million injuries each year, distracted driving is an epidemic that needs to be addressed. With teens and adults alike talking, texting, and engaging in other activities behind the wheel,…
  • Apr 9

    What to Expect from a Birth Injury Claim

    What to Expect from a Birth Injury Claim
    Learning that your newborn has suffered a birth-related injury can be traumatic, especially if the injury could have been avoided. Sadly, approximately seven of every 1,000 babies born in the U.S. suffer a birth injury of one form or another…
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Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen

Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen

Covers lead and phthlate laws, product safety and products liability.

http://www.swhlaw.com/
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AdvoKAYte

AdvoKAYte

Covers dangerous drugs and prescription drug diversion. By Van Wey Law, P.L.L.C.

http://www.advokayte.com/
  • Apr 17

    Common Bicycle Injuries and How to Avoid Them

    Common Bicycle Injuries and How to Avoid Them
    As the weather in Texas becomes nice outside, many people will take to the streets on their bicycles to get some exercise. Unfortunately, each year over a hundred riders suffer from serious injuries and are involved in accidents with motor…
  • Apr 14

    Toxic Antibiotics Continue to Destroy Live

    Toxic Antibiotics Continue to Destroy Live
    I read an article today about a vibrant 33-year old man, musician, and personal trainer who was in the prime of his life when a very preventable tragedy struck. Today, he can barely play his guitar without suffering in pain. His whole life…
  • Apr 9

    Make a Difference on Arbor Day

    Make a Difference on Arbor Day
    Arbor day is a holiday celebrated the final Friday in April in the United States. Sure, we have heard of this holiday, but what exactly is it, and how can we be a part of it? Sterling Morton came up with the idea of Arbor Day (from the Latin…
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Zevan & Davidson Law Firm, LLC…

Zevan & Davidson Law Firm, LLC Blog

Covers personal injury and medical malpractice law in Missouri and Illinois.

http://www.zevandavidson.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Minimizing Brain Damage in Premature Infant

    Minimizing Brain Damage in Premature Infant
    Premature babies face a number of risks due to complications. Premature babies are born before the end of the 37-week gestation period. Premature birth is caused by a number of reasons, including negligence or mistakes made by medical…
  • Apr 16

    Basics of a Personal Injury Case

    Basics of a Personal Injury Case
    If you have been injured in an accident, there is a chance that someone may be legally responsible for the injury. If you have suffered an injury resulting from another person’s negligence, you can file a personal injury claim and…
  • Apr 16

    Airbag Related Injuries in a St. Louis Car Accident

    Airbag Related Injuries in a St. Louis Car Accident
    Air bags are meant to minimize the injuries drivers and passengers suffer in the event of an automobile accident. However, even the airbag itself can cause injuries. This is because when deployed, airbags come out of the dashboard at a very…
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Searcy Mass Tort

Searcy Mass Tort

Covers medical device and pharmaceutical mass tort issues. By Searcy Denney.

http://www.searcymasstort.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    New Study Links Bodybuilding Supplements to Testicular Cancer

    New Study Links Bodybuilding Supplements to Testicular Cancer
    Many men use bodybuilding supplements before, during, and after workouts to increase the potential for building and keeping muscle, while burning fat. These bodybuilding supplements often contain high levels of caffeine and other various…
  • Apr 13

    Power Morcellator – A Deadly Twist

    Power Morcellator – A Deadly Twist
    The power morcellator, a surgical device used to mince large masses of tissue inside the body so the material can be extracted through small incisions, has been the center of a debate in the medical community since the…
  • Apr 8

    Benicar – Studies Show Link Between Benicar and Villous Atrophy

    Benicar – Studies Show Link Between Benicar and Villous Atrophy
    Benicar is prescribed to treat hypertension and contains the active ingredient olmesartan. One side effect of Benicar is villous atrophy. Villous atrophy is a condition which causes some users to be hospitalized for weeks or months as a…
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Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
  • Apr 15

    Why You Should Seek Diversity in Your Law Firm

    Why You Should Seek Diversity in Your Law Firm
    Nicole Harrison From television to transportation services, it seems that everywhere we look, people are seeking increased diversity. We want to see every race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, and socioeconomic background…
  • Mar 10

    Plaintiff’s Experts Barred from Offering “Any Exposure” Theory in Asbestos Lung Cancer Case

    Plaintiff’s Experts Barred from Offering “Any Exposure” Theory in Asbestos Lung Cancer Case
    Elizabeth Moore IL court rejects de minimis exposure to asbestos as ‘substantial contributing factor’ An Illinois federal judge recently barred expert testimony espousing the “Any Exposure” theory, which is also…
  • Jan 21

    Will “Unprecedented” Garlock Asbestos Bankruptcy Deal Be a Game Changer?

    Will “Unprecedented” Garlock Asbestos Bankruptcy Deal Be a Game Changer?
    Dustin Beckley The Garlock asbestos bankruptcy has generated significant interest from attorneys representing plaintiffs and defendants as well as from companies and insurers involved in asbestos litigation.  Although the impact on…
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Indiana Injury Law Blog

Indiana Injury Law Blog

Covers products liability, medical malpractice and injury law. By Theodoros & Rooth, P.C.

http://www.indianainjurylawblog.com/
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Searcy Law Blog

Searcy Law Blog

Features opinions, editorials, and factual reporting in connection with injured victims, defective products, law, drug recall, and other related topics. By Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA.

http://www.searcylaw.com/what-you-should-know/practice-area-blog/
  • Apr 15

    Takata Fails To Disclose Information About Vehicle Airbag Defect

    Takata Fails To Disclose Information About Vehicle Airbag Defect
    Agency Moves to Preserve Automobile Recalled Inflators The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is taking Takata to task for reportedly failing to provide agency-requested information related to an airbag default in vehicles that…
  • Apr 13

    E-Cigarettes — Battery Explosions Undermine Notion of a Safe Smoking Alternative

    E-Cigarettes — Battery Explosions Undermine Notion of a Safe Smoking Alternative
    Combustible tobacco kills, as evidenced by the close to half a million people each year in this country who die from tobacco smoking related diseases.   In response to dwindling interest from the public to their combustible…
  • Apr 13

    E-Cigarettes — Battery Explosions Undermine Notion of a Safe Smoking Alternative

    E-Cigarettes — Battery Explosions Undermine Notion of a Safe Smoking Alternative
    Combustible tobacco kills, as evidenced by the close to half a million people each year in this country who die from tobacco smoking related diseases.   In response to dwindling interest from the public to their combustible…
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Springer-Lyle News and Updates

Springer-Lyle News and Updates

Covers product defects and recalls. By Springer & Lyle, LLP.

http://springer-lyle.com/newsCMS/
  • Apr 15

    Construction Site Injurie

    Construction Site Injurie
    Construction work has the highest rate of job related injuries and fatalities in the country. There’s a major misunderstanding of the law involving construction accidents in the belief that workers’ compensation is the only…
  • Apr 10

    Drowsy Driving Accident

    Drowsy Driving Accident
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 100,000 motor vehicle crashes are directly attributable to driver fatigue every year. Those are only the drowsy driving accidents that were reported. Many more went…
  • Apr 7

    Speeding and Crashe

    Speeding and Crashe
    People don’t think of speeding as being the cause or a contributing factor in motor vehicle collisions because it’s so common. We all catch ourselves speeding at one time or another, but speeding can be deadly. According to the…
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Drug Recall Attorneys Blog

Drug Recall Attorneys Blog

Covers drug recalls and side effects, pharmaceutical litigation, and drug warnings. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.drugrecallattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Diabetes Drugs Linked to Thousands of Deaths, No Clinical Improvement

    Diabetes Drugs Linked to Thousands of Deaths, No Clinical Improvement
    An investigation by a medical group and news journal recently found that none of the 30 most popular type 2 diabetes drugs reduced the number of heart attack, stroke, blindness or amputation; instead, these drugs were linked to thousands of…
  • Apr 3

    Diabetes Drug Makers Face Penalties for Weight-Loss Ad

    Diabetes Drug Makers Face Penalties for Weight-Loss Ad
    Diabetes drug companies are facing potential federal penalties for advertising these drugs as weight-loss aids. Five drugs specifically are named in the complaint: Victoza, Invokana, Jardiance, Farxiga, and Bydureon. Dangerous drug lawyers at…
  • Mar 31

    Iowa Supreme Court Opens Liability for Generic Drug Injurie

    Iowa Supreme Court Opens Liability for Generic Drug Injurie
    The Iowa Supreme Court recently ruled that a patient injured by a generic drug could successfully sue the drug maker, Pliva Pharmaceuticals, under state law. This is a landmark decision that may have ripple effects across the country.…
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Georgia Injury Lawyers Blog

Georgia Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury and accident law and products liability. By Jackson & Braun, LLP.

http://www.georgiainjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • Apr 8

    General Motors Settles One Lawsuit While Others Continue

    General Motors Settles One Lawsuit While Others Continue
    General Motors (GM) recently settled a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a Georgia woman who crashed and died while driving a GM car with a faulty ignition switch. The woman was 29 years old. It is believed that the same type of…
  • Apr 1

    Companies Recall Packaged Food Items in Georgia, Nationwide After Listeria Outbreak

    Companies Recall Packaged Food Items in Georgia, Nationwide After Listeria Outbreak
    Several prominent organic food and dairy companies have had to recall their packaged foods because of a listeria threat. According to one recent article, one company has recalled around 74,000 cases of frozen foods, and another ice cream…
  • Mar 25

    Marine Freed from Mexican Prison Gets Caught for DUI in Georgia

    Marine Freed from Mexican Prison Gets Caught for DUI in Georgia
    Late last year, a marine reservist was released after spending seven months in a Mexican prison for allegedly attempting to smuggle weapons into the country. Just this month, according to one news source, that same man was arrested in Georgia…
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Product Liability Attorneys Blog

Product Liability Attorneys Blog

Covers defective prescription drugs, medical tests and medical devices. By The Ferraro Law Firm.

http://www.productliabilityattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    Florida Supreme Court Clarifies Product Liability Jury Instruction

    Florida Supreme Court Clarifies Product Liability Jury Instruction
    The Florida Supreme Court last month issued an opinion that adopts a new set of jury instructions for product liability cases. The move, as set forth in In Re: Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases - Report No. 13-01 (Products…
  • Mar 17

    Book v. Voma Tire Corp. - Dangerous Tire Lawsuit to Proceed

    Book v. Voma Tire Corp. - Dangerous Tire Lawsuit to Proceed
    A defective tire that fails while a vehicle is in motion can result in a serious accident and potentially catastrophic injuries. The recent case of Book v. Voma Tire Corp. involves an allegedly defective tire that resulted in serious…
  • Feb 26

    Safety of Dietary Supplements Challenged Amid Investigation

    Safety of Dietary Supplements Challenged Amid Investigation
    An investigation into the efficacy of over-the-counter dietary supplements revealed the products did not even contain the herbs that were listed on the labels. This prompted the New York state attorney general's office to order four major…
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Harris Firm Blog

Harris Firm Blog

Covers local and national events mainly in the areas of products liability, injury law, bankruptcy, divorce and family law, and some environmental law.

http://www.theharrisfirmllc.com/harrisfirmblog/
  • Mar 29

    Answer in Divorce

    Answer in Divorce
    What is the Answer in a Divorce? A divorce is a civil lawsuit filed by one spouse against the other, with the filing spouse requesting certain things from the court. The spouse that files the divorce is called the Plaintiff, and they initiate…
  • Mar 8

    Paternity in Divorce

    Paternity in Divorce
    Paternity in Divorce Sometimes a couple may become separated for years and not file for divorce, existing in separate households, even forming new relationships. If a child is born during such a separation, it is still considered a child of…
  • Feb 26

    Rule Nisi Petition

    Rule Nisi Petition
    Contempt and Rule Nisi Petitions If you and your spouse did not reach an agreement in your divorce, and a judge decided your contested issues for you at trial, then the divorce decree should state the judge’s decision concerning such…
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