Latest Legal procedure Stories

2011-10-06 11:02:51

Hypothetically speaking, if someone told you that a hypothetical question could influence your judgments or behavior, would you believe them? University of Alberta Business researcher Sarah Moore's research has shown that hypothetical questions are not as innocuous as one would believe. In a study recently published in the journal Organizational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes, Moore and her colleagues found that hypothetical questions can be used to influence people's behaviors and...

2011-09-01 21:40:00

Marosi maintains that courts must treat citizens in a fair and impartial manner and that judges swear an oath to uphold the law. Marosi asks if the judge was impartial in his case. (PRWEB) September 01, 2011 Artist Gilbert Marosi filed a motion with the Palo Alto Small Claims Court on August 22 to reconsider case #210sc007608 and reverse the vexatious litigant decision by Judge James P. Madden on July 8th since Code of Civil Procedure section 391, subd. (b)(1) excludes small case claims...

2011-07-07 14:48:00

CHICAGO, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 30, 2011, just three weeks after hearing oral argument, the First District of the Illinois Court of Appeals affirmed a $16.56 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) subsidiaries Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc. and ALZA Corporation in a wrongful death case involving their Duragesic® fentanyl pain patch. The court's opinion completely affirmed the November 2008 judgment in DiCosolo v. ALZA Corp, et al., obtained...

2011-06-30 16:11:00

LOS ANGELES, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest digital video trial presentation technology affords the same impact with viewers as HDTV and YouTube, and has made courtroom visuals more powerful, easier to use and relatively inexpensive. Attorneys and their clients cannot afford not to use video to reach juries. Video can and should be used in every case that is otherwise worth taking to trial, according to Bernard M. "Bernie" Resser, an accomplished trial lawyer and partner at...

2011-05-05 05:10:00

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a six minute video report former U.S. Prosecutor Richard I. Fine Ph.D., and Deputy District Attorney Steve Ipsen reveal a developing threat to the Justice System when State Superior Court Judges do not disclose to litigants that they are receiving bonus payments from the County while sitting on cases where a County is party to a case before them. In California there are 1600 Judges, 90 percent of whom received County bonuses who now...

2011-05-02 13:22:06

Starting today, Quincy District Court in Massachusetts is allowing laptops, iPads and smartphones in the courtroom, and is encouraging live blogging, Tweeting and Facebooking. Court officials say this experiment will help establish suggested guidelines for courts as they grapple with how to use digital technology and how to accommodate citizen journalists and bloggers. The pilot project is believed to be one of the broadest experiments in the country for using new media in the courts. ...

2011-04-27 14:35:00

HOUSTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A Harris County jury has awarded a $7.86 million verdict to Ohio-based Prexus Health against Houston's University General Hospital and its affiliated companies Ascension Physician Solutions and Luxxus Health Systems. Jurors in Houston's 270th State District Court issued the verdict on April 26, 2011, after finding that University General's leadership wrongfully terminated a series of contractual agreements with Prexus. The agreements covered...

2011-04-27 07:53:00

NEW YORK, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DOAR Litigation Consulting ("DOAR") and Julie Blackman & Associates ("JB&A") announce that the two companies will merge to create the largest, most sophisticated and experienced jury consulting practice in New York. The founder and principal of JB&A, Julie Blackman, will join DOAR as a Vice President and Managing Director and will be the head of DOAR's New York jury consulting practice. She will also be a member of the company's...

2011-04-07 09:18:00

LEAGUE CITY, Texas, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Many healthcare organizations do not appeal low balance denials. Instead, minimum dollar amount thresholds dictate which denials are addressed. Unfortunately, setting an appeal threshold leaves money on the table as insurers focus on high volume, lower balance claim reviews. Automated claims processing makes it easy for carriers to deploy frequent coverage and coding changes which can have a dramatic effect on your organization's financial...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'