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Hot Coffee documentary exposes who really gets burned by tort reform

Last night an original documentary film called Hot Coffee debuted on HBO. The film takes its name from the now-infamous legal case in which an elderly woman sued McDonald’s after she was severely burned by hot coffee. But instead of being an example of what is right with the Civil Justice system in America – […]

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Attorney for victim of wrongful foreclosure turns tables on the bank

After a Collier County, Florida, couple were the victims of a wrongful foreclosure, their attorney turned the tables on Bank of America. When the bank failed to pay court costs after the lawsuit was settled in the couple's favor, the attorney hired a moving company and showed up at the local Bank of America branch with Sheriff's deputies, intending to seize assets to recoup the expenses.

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Verdict history shows juries find Wyeth downplayed breast cancer risk for HRT

Recently, the Pennsylvania Appellate Court affirmed a $1.5 million compensatory and $8.6 million punitive award against Wyeth, a division of Pfizer, on behalf of a woman diagnosed with hormone positive breast cancer. Plaintiff Mary Daniel had taken Wyeth’s hormone pill, Prempro, for 18 months. The trial and appeal was handled by Plaintiff’s attorneys Zoe Littlepage and Rainey Booth. How does this most recent decision affect the track record in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) litigation against Wyeth, which has been going on for several years?

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Beasley Allen files wrongful death lawsuit linked to tainted IV fluid

<p>Montgomery based law firm Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis and Miles, P.C., has filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the family of a patient who died in an Alabama hospital after receiving intravenous (IV) fluid tainted with a bacterial infection. The lawsuit is filed on behalf of Barbara Young, whose mother, Mary Ellen Kise, died at Baptist Health Systems in Prattville, Ala.</p>

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Jury awards $1.18 million verdict for Beasley Allen plaintiff in business fraud case

A Charleston County jury awarded $1,189,408 to Plaintiff Clifford Hansen, after concluding he had been excluded by advisors from a business transaction he originally developed MONTGOMERY, ALA. (March 22, 2011) – A Charleston County, South Carolina, jury awarded $1,189,408 to Plaintiff Clifford Hansen after determining he had been unfairly excluded in a business purchase that […]

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Senator Shelby doesn’t like the Earmark Ban

Richard Shelby has been very good at bringing federal dollars to Alabama during his time in the U.S. Senate. He has been responsible for the steady flow of federal earmarks that have benefited Alabama institutions to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars a year, but these dollars will dry up under a two-year […]

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Lee Iacocca and other Chrysler retirees sue over pension losses

Lee Iacocca and about 450 other Chrysler white-collar retirees have filed a class-action lawsuit in a Michigan court. The Plaintiffs, who say they lost a big chunk of their pensions when Chrysler went bankrupt, want their money back. The retirees lost more than $100 million in supplemental pension payments because of the 2009 bankruptcy. The […]

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Letters reveal Wyeth downplayed breast cancer risks, promoted dangerous off-label use of HRT medications

Letters written in July 2000 by sales representatives of Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, a division of Pfizer pharmaceutical company, have recently been made public. The letters, addressed to Wyeth executives and to their Office of Ethics and Business Conduct, express serious concerns by Wyeth employees that the company encouraged and even required its drug sales reps to […]

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Scores of Lawyers Apply for Lead Counsel in BP Litigation

<p>More than 100 lawyers who are suing BP PLC over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have applied for coveted places on the committee that will lead the multidistrict litigation, citing either the extensive work they've already done or the unique role they would serve as the representative of a specific group of alleged victims.</p>

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