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Punitive Damages Find Support in Tennessee Minivan Case
Posted on 8 Sep 2009 by Ted Zwayer

The awarding of punitive damages has been under attack for almost two decades, both by business interests and by those who argue for tort reform and a smaller role of courts in our society. The Supreme Court of the United States appeared to have put the... Read More

Fundamentals of Product Liability Law
Posted on 28 May 2008 by AME3bg

Product liability cases turn not only on whether there was an injury from using the item but also on whether the product was defective or unexpectedly dangerous. A "defective product" is a product that causes damage or injury to a person as... Read More

The Basics of Libel and Slander
Posted on 29 May 2008 by AME3bg

"Defamation" is a false statement communicated to someone else that is intended to damage a person’s reputation or good name. Defamation through writing is called "libel," whereas spoken defamation is called "slander."... Read More

Could you repeat that, please?
Posted on 13 Feb 2008 by AME3bg

Just starting out in the Personal Injury Law field? A basic knowledge of the terms of art is key to impressing your client or managing partner with your ability to handle Personal Injury Law matters competently. Read on for a quick primer! Cipollone... Read More

Asbestos Attorneys Square Off on Gaskets’ Role in Mesothelioma During HB Teleconference
Posted on 10 Mar 2009 by HB Litigation Conferences

Among the subsets of asbestos litigation are claims arising from shipyard workers exposed to asbestos in gaskets as they installed or removed them. Two attorneys faced off on the issue during a Jan. 22, 2009 teleconference produced by HB Litigation Conferences... Read More

Fundamentals of Wrongful Death
Posted on 28 May 2008 by AME3bg

Wrongful Death Defined A wrongful death lawsuit is premised on the fact that a wrongful death not only injures the person who has died, but also injures the people who depended upon the deceased for financial or emotional support. The wrongful act... Read More

Understanding No-Fault Auto Insurance
Posted on 28 May 2008 by AME3bg

A no-fault auto insurance system requires drivers to have minimum insurance in the event the driver is injured. The insurer automatically pays for the driver’s damages, regardless of who is at fault for the accident, which theoretically keeps insurance... Read More

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  • Blog Post: Could you repeat that, please?

    Just starting out in the Personal Injury Law field? A basic knowledge of the terms of art is key to impressing your client or managing partner with your ability to handle Personal Injury Law matters competently. Read on for a quick primer! Cipollone v. Liggett Group, Inc. , 505 U.S. 504 (1992): Arguably...
  • Blog Post: Understanding No-Fault Auto Insurance

    A no-fault auto insurance system requires drivers to have minimum insurance in the event the driver is injured. The insurer automatically pays for the driver’s damages, regardless of who is at fault for the accident, which theoretically keeps insurance costs down and makes it easier to process...
  • Blog Post: Fundamentals of Wrongful Death

    Wrongful Death Defined A wrongful death lawsuit is premised on the fact that a wrongful death not only injures the person who has died, but also injures the people who depended upon the deceased for financial or emotional support. The wrongful act may include a negligent or careless act, a reckless...
  • Blog Post: Fundamentals of Product Liability Law

    Product liability cases turn not only on whether there was an injury from using the item but also on whether the product was defective or unexpectedly dangerous. A "defective product" is a product that causes damage or injury to a person as a result of some defect in the product itself, its...
  • Blog Post: The Basics of Libel and Slander

    "Defamation" is a false statement communicated to someone else that is intended to damage a person’s reputation or good name. Defamation through writing is called "libel," whereas spoken defamation is called "slander." Libel To recover for libel, the written...
  • Blog Post: Asbestos Attorneys Square Off on Gaskets’ Role in Mesothelioma During HB Teleconference

    Among the subsets of asbestos litigation are claims arising from shipyard workers exposed to asbestos in gaskets as they installed or removed them. Two attorneys faced off on the issue during a Jan. 22, 2009 teleconference produced by HB Litigation Conferences, formerly Mealey’s Conferences. ...
  • Blog Post: Punitive Damages Find Support in Tennessee Minivan Case

    The awarding of punitive damages has been under attack for almost two decades, both by business interests and by those who argue for tort reform and a smaller role of courts in our society. The Supreme Court of the United States appeared to have put the clamp on punitive damages in 1996 when it ruled...