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2013-05-26 16:20:17

AUSTIN, Texas, May 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A bill that changes the way health care plans are reimbursed following liability lawsuits and puts more money into the pocket of injured parties was signed into law by Governor Rick Perry today. The measure makes it easier to settle meritorious cases, thus saving plaintiff and defense time and money. "We greatly appreciate the Governor seeing the sensibility of this measure and signing it into law," said Mike Hull, the general counsel...

2013-03-31 23:04:28

Suite 1000 Expands Services to Support High Volume of Calls in Mass Tort Calls Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) March 31, 2013 “The phones of lawyers who represent mass tort cases are ringing off the hook”, according Laurie Leonard, President of SUITE 1000, a national telephone answering service for attorneys. "SUITE 1000 has over 25 years of experience in handling legal intake calls legal intake calls for law firms that represent mass tort cases. That has made us uniquely qualified to...

2013-02-28 16:25:38

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A New Jersey state court jury has awarded more than $11 million in combined compensatory and punitive damages to a woman claiming Ethicon's Prolift vaginal mesh implant caused her to suffer serious, debilitating injury, according to sources from the Rottenstein Law Group, which maintains a website on mesh lawsuits designed to provide mesh recipients with information and help them evaluate if they have a case. Concluding the first...

2012-10-01 23:00:57

The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the severe side effects of the drug Fosamax, stresses that a confidential agreement on damages between Merck and an ONJ victim does not moot a jury´s verdict finding the company liable for the claimant´s injuries. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 01, 2012 The parties in Boles v. Merck & Co., Inc. reached a confidential agreement on the amount of monetary damages to be paid by Merck to the estate of...

2012-07-17 10:24:17

CHICAGO, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Long term care liability loss rates and claim severity reached an eight-year high and are expected to grow steadily in 2013 against a backdrop of health care provider budget constraints and uncertainty about health care reform, according to Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON). This finding is illustrated in the 2012 Aon Long Term Care General Liability and Professional Liability Actuarial Analysis, released July...

2012-02-22 12:44:00

So-Called 'Legacy' Lawsuits Target 'Deep Pockets' but Yield Little Benefit for Environment WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its ongoing effort to bring attention to so-called "legacy" lawsuits in Louisiana, the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) today posted video of a plaintiffs' "expert" teaching personal injury lawyers how to exploit the law and corrupt the civil justice system. As initially noted in ATRA's 2011/2012 Judicial Hellholes® report...

2012-01-18 17:20:00

Ellen Relkin, Esq., of Weitz & Luxenberg, PC, is among the panelists who will discuss the latest legal strategies lawyers can adopt to make bellwether trials work to the advantage of their clients. The Jan. 21 panel is presented by the American Bar Assn. and its Section of Litigation´s Environmental, Mass Torts and Products Liability Litigation Committees. Location is the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, in Hollywood, Fla. New York, N.Y. (PRWEB) January 18, 2012 Plaintiff´s...

2012-01-10 17:32:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan.10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, today announces the publication of the 2011 Supplement to Tortious Interference in the Employment Context: A State-by-State Survey, Third Edition, containing an updated examination of business-versus-business suits, as well as suits brought by former employees against their former employers. The treatise is one of the many highly regarded ABA/BNA publications...

2011-08-17 09:22:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MBCI, a division of NCI Group, Inc. received a favorable jury verdict, with damages and fees totaling $704,884, in a lawsuit it brought against Cannon Storage Systems d/b/a Vern Cannon Company and Vern Cannon. Bracewell & Giuliani LLP attorneys Richard Whiteley, Phillip Sampson, David Morris, and Staci Wilson served as plaintiff's counsel. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101220/MM20525LOGO) The verdict upheld the...