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2011-02-24 07:06:00

Complaint Ties Leaked Emails To A Dozen Criminal Violations And Intentional Torts WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, February 23, 2011, two watchdog groups filed a lengthy bar complaint with the Board of Professional Responsibility in Washington D.C. against Hunton & Williams attorneys Richard Wyatt, John Woods and Robert Quackenboss for their participation in a dirty tricks campaign against the groups. The complaint urges disbarment and can be viewed at...

2011-02-01 09:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of business and health-care organizations today expressed support for a number of commonsense lawsuit abuse reforms that will vastly improve Pennsylvania's medical and civil liability climates. The collective call for reform came as nearly 100 business, medical and community leaders met in Harrisburg and by webcast to share research on why legal reform is needed in the Commonwealth and to promote solutions to end...

2011-01-03 13:14:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, announced today the publication of the Third Edition of Tortious Interference in the Employment Context: A State-by-State Survey. The treatise is published by BNA Books in cooperation with the Committee on Employment Rights and Responsibilities of the American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law. (Logo:...

2010-12-22 00:01:33

Illinois medical malpractice lawyer Patrick A. Salvi says ATRA report wrongly connects medical negligence litigation to healthcare costs and physician shortages. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) December 21, 2010 Cook County received a No. 5 ranking in a national tort reform group's "Judicial Hellholes" report, but the group's reasons for the distinction are way off the mark, Chicago medical malpractice attorney Patrick A. Salvi says. "This report recycles old arguments that try to connect medical...

2010-12-19 00:28:53

Ichter Thomas, LLC, "The IT Firm," is a small, but fierce, Atlanta law firm concentrating on business litigation and dispute prevention, analysis, and resolution. Ichter Thomas has the kind of lawyers a business wants on its side: creative, smart, experienced, efficient, and fearless. The IT Firm's lawyers pride themselves on "zealously practicing the art of litigation." Get IT. Decatur, GA (PRWEB) December 17, 2010 In a recent Order entered by the U.S. District Court for the Northern...

2010-12-03 14:53:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Health Coalition on Liability and Access today was disappointed that the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform failed to reach a supermajority on proposals, including substantive medical liability reforms, to reduce the national deficit. The group strongly believes that medical liability reform will help control health care costs and reduce the national debt, and vows to get effective reforms passed in the new Congress. "It...

2010-11-12 14:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following letter was sent today to Chairs and Members of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform from Alliance for Justice, Center for Justice & Democracy, Center for Medical Consumers, Consumer Watchdog, CT Center for Patient Safety, National Consumers League, Public Citizen, Texas Watch and USAction: The undersigned consumer and patient safety organizations are writing to express great concern about one...

2010-11-11 16:52:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Health Coalition on Liability and Access today applauded the Co-Chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform for their endorsement of comprehensive medical liability reform in draft proposals of solutions to cut our national deficit over the next several decades. The coalition agrees that reform of our nation's broken liability system should include reasonable limits on non-economic damages, which have a proven track...

2010-08-05 02:00:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunton & Williams, LLP and its client Insight Equity have been slapped with a $150-million lawsuit by Minerals Development & Supply Company for tortious interference of a contract, aiding and abetting the commission of a tort and civil conspiracy. The suit was filed Friday, July 30, 2010 in the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Wisconsin (case #10-CV-428). Minerals Development & Supply Company is being represented by the Chicago, Illinois law...

2010-07-02 12:53:00

Now is the Time to Change the Law WASHINGTON, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is an op-ed by Thomas C. Galligan Jr., president of Colby-Sawyer College: The law ought to be fair, consistent, and up to date. It ought to make people whole for their losses and compensate them for the real damage they suffer. Now, in wrongful death cases on the high seas, it does none of those things but the U.S. Senate currently has a chance to fix this defect and it is time to do so. 11...


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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