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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...

2011-08-01 14:09:00

COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carolinas AGC, in conjunction with the SC Civil Justice Coalition, participated in a ceremonial bill singing for H. 3375, the South Carolina tort reform legislation, on July 26 in Columbia, SC. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100409/DC83321LOGO) South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, during the bill's signing, remarked that "South Carolina will need to continue to strengthen the legal reform laws in our state; and while we...

2011-06-27 14:06:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An odyssey to improve Pennsylvania's legal climate that has spanned a generation, just met its first major success. But more work and a lengthy journey still lie ahead, say some of the Commonwealth's pre-eminent business leaders. On Monday, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives adopted by a 116-83 vote, the Fair Share Act sending the joint and several reform measure to Governor Tom Corbett for his signature. "This is an...

2011-06-18 00:01:06

In his new book, Gary O. Pittman tells how he learned the hard way that a toxic tort claim is one of the most difficult to prove because in most instances, it's like a criminal case where there are a hundred suspects, but the problem is identifying the actual villain(s). Most often, successfully proving a case relies on the plaintiff's ability to be a detective, a legal eagle, and scientific researcher. Jennings, FL (PRWEB) June 17, 2011 "Phosphate Fluorides Toxic Torts:" US author reveals...

2011-06-15 12:53:00

COLUMBIA, S.C., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carolinas AGC, in conjunction with the SC Civil Justice Coalition, has helped pass H. 3375, the tort reform legislation in South Carolina. Prior to passage, building contractors were at risk for being on the hook for 13 years for any construction defects that were found, since the trial lawyers found a loophole in the changes to the Statute of Repose that were passed three years ago. The enacted legislation, which was signed into...

2011-05-23 09:30:00

Leading constitutional law scholar Randy Barnett joins legal experts, consumer groups, patient advocates in opposing extreme medical liability legislation WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Randy E. Barnett, one of the nation's leading constitutional law scholars and a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, penned an op-ed in the Washington Examiner this weekend slamming H.R. 5, the "Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-Cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2011," as an...

2011-05-04 00:00:27

The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the severe side effects of the drug Fosamax, believes that the best way to recover compensation for the harms suffered as a result of dangerous drugs is to level every arrow in one's legal quiver against blameworthy drug manufacturers. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 02, 2011 A Louisiana woman has filed a lawsuit against drug manufacturers Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (formerly known as Merck & Co. Inc.), Watson...

2011-04-12 00:00:29

The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the severe side effects of the drug Fosamax, is warning those whose doctors advise time off from taking the drug to speak with legal counsel sooner rather than later, because an interruption in dosing might not result in a pausing of the time to sue for harms caused by the medication. New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) April 11, 2011 Despite being the most popular osteoporosis treatment medication on the market, Fosamax...

2011-03-22 08:28:00

CLEVELAND, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Christopher M. Ernst, co-founder of Cleveland Professionals Group, the distinguished Northeast Ohio business development organization, has authored a unique, one-of-a-kind legal treatise: Baldwin's Ohio Practice: Tort Law 2d. Mr. Ernst, an attorney at law for twenty years, is a partner in the Cleveland office of Bricker & Eckler LLP and a member of its Litigation and Business Law practices. The book was published by West (a Thomson Reuters...

2011-03-01 08:11:00

RED BANK, N.J., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education has announced their 'Evolving World of Handling Mass Tort Claims' conference, to be held June 2, 2011. This mass tort litigation event will feature state and local experts in the field of mass tort litigation led by attorneys Christopher Placitella, partner at the law firm of Cohen, Placitella & Roth and Steven A. Karg, attorney at the law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, PA....


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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