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Judge's Innovation May Offer Malpractice Fix
Posted on 21 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Part listening, part cajoling, an innovative approach to resolving medical malpractice cases could become a model for courts around the country thanks to a pioneering judge who invested his own time in learning about medicine.... Read More

Illinois Committee To Hold Hearings Next Week On Proposed Code Of Evidence
Posted on 12 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Supreme Court Special Committee on Illinois Evidence has scheduled hearings in Chicago and Springfield next week on a proposed Illinois Code of Evidence. The hearing in Chicago will be held Tuesday, May 18, at... Read More

R.I. Judge: Lead Paint Firms Must Pay Own Legal Fees
Posted on 26 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PROVIDENCE R.I. - (AP) Three companies that sold lead-based paint and were sued by the state in a landmark case cannot recover money they spent defending themselves in the lawsuit, a judge ruled Tuesday. Rhode Island in February 2006 won a jury verdict... Read More

Jury Awards $2.4 Million In First Chinese Drywall Trial
Posted on 21 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) A Florida couple who fled their dream home because of foul-smelling, ruinous Chinese drywall was awarded $2.4 million in damages Friday in the nation's first jury trial over the defective wallboard that could have legal ramifications... Read More

Tainted Egg Lawsuit Filed By Attorney Fred Pritzker
Posted on 15 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MINNEAPOLIS - PritzkerOlsen, P.A. , the national food safety law firm, has filed suit on behalf of a woman from Mantorville, Minn., who is a confirmed victim of the multi-state Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak linked to shell eggs ( Robin Shaffer, et al... Read More

BP Spill Class Action Alleges Profiteering, Seeks Punitive Damages
Posted on 23 Sep 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

NEW ORLEANS - A group of fishermen, property owners, business owners, and wage earners from five states on Aug. 20 filed a nationwide class action for punitive damages in the BP oil spill ( Corliss Gallo, et al. v. BP , No. 2:10-cv-02795, E.D. La.). ... Read More

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Over Allegedly Defective Motorcycle
Posted on 13 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

FORT WORTH, Texas — A Granbury, Texas, woman has filed a lawsuit against Harley-Davidson after a crash on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle allegedly caused by a malfunctioning electronic throttle killed her husband. The woman was also seriously injured... Read More

Amended Florida Class Action Complaint Filed In BP Oil Spill Disaster
Posted on 7 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A team of nationally known attorneys led by Tallahassee lawyer and Northeastern University Professor P. Tim Howard on May 6 filed an amended complaint in one of the first Florida class action lawsuits over the sinking of the... Read More

Tourist's Lawsuit: 'Donald Duck Groped Me'
Posted on 13 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania woman is suing Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, alleging that a person in a Donald Duck costume touched her breast and molested her at Epcot Center in Florida two years ago ( Magolon v. Walt Disney Parks And Resorts, Llc ,... Read More

Houston Law Firm Files Mass Injury Lawsuit Against BP Over Texas City Benzene Release
Posted on 23 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

GALVESTON, Texas - The Vujasinovic & Beckcom law firm of Houston on Sept. 14 filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on behalf of 120 people who were exposed to benzene that was released from British Petroleum's... Read More

Durom Cup Lawsuits Filed Against Zimmer Allege Pain, Injuries From Artificial Hip
Posted on 23 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - The national plaintiffs' law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP recently announced several lawsuit filings against Zimmer Inc., the nation's largest producer of orthopedic devices, over the allegedly defective hip implant... Read More

Jersey City Residents Sue Over Alleged Chromium Dumping
Posted on 26 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Jersey City residents have filed a lawsuit against Honeywell International of New Jersey and PPG Industries of Pennsylvania for allegedly dumping and failing to clean up cancer-causing hexavalent chromium waste in their neighborhoods... Read More

Lawsuit Filed In Pennsylvania Over Hydraulic Fracturing
Posted on 15 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LENOX TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Parker Waichman Alonso LLP has announced the filing of a lawsuit against Southwest Energy Production Company and its parent, Southwestern Energy Company, both of Houston, on behalf of 13 families in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania... Read More

Firm Files First Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Over Salmonella Contaminated Eggs
Posted on 16 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHICAGO - THE LAW GROUP, LTD. filed the first nationwide class action lawsuit against Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms on Sept. 15, a day after lab tests found hundreds of cases of salmonella contamination at the Wright County farm in a nearly two... Read More

Fishing Charters File Lawsuit Against BP America For Oil Spill Damages
Posted on 13 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

GULFPORT, Miss. — The owner of a fishing boat and a charter boat captain that operate in the Gulf of Mexico on May 12 filed a lawsuit against BP America for damages sustained after the BP oil spill in the Gulf, according to Hagens Berman , the Seattle... Read More