Monthly Archives: January 2017
Top 5 Tips When Choosing the Right Personal Injury Lawyer
Choosing the right personal injury lawyer takes time but it will give you big rewards.
The best is put your issues in the hands of someone who has experience and knowledge.
You have to hire a lawyer that will be able to protect your interests.
You have …
— Destiny D McNutt (@destiny_mcnutt) November 10, 2016
FIVE TAX TIPS YOU MUST HAVE AFTER RECEIVEING A PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENT
We are in a new year and tax season is just around the corner.
Because of this, if you have received a personal injury settlement or award it is important that you understand all the tax ramifications before filing your tax returns.
Years ago I …
Things About Your Life You Must Tell Your Personal Injury Attorney
We want out followers to be informed on personal injury law.
A lot of the information we cover in our blog posts aims to help victims of personal injury understand this sometimes complex industry.
We recently discussed some simple mistakes that could …
How Do Personal Injury Lawyers Figure Out How Much Money I Deserve?
This is a really good question frequently asked by individuals who have a personal injury claim.
“How will the losses I’ve incurred be assessed for monetary value?”
We’d like to help break this question down for our readers, followers, and anyone who …
Guide to Virginia Personal Injury Law
My law partner Rick Shapiro has put together a comprehensive summary of Virginia tort law.
He put together this summary as part of a major seminar for the Virginia State Bar where Rick presented to fellow Virginia attorney about personal injury law.
Fair winds and following seas Capt Gene Cernan…
Gene Cernan, the last person to walk on the moon, dies aged 82, Nasa announces
Former US astronaut Eugene Cernan, who became the last astronaut to walk on the moon in an experience that he said made him one with the universe, died on Monday at 82, the US space agency said.
Cernan, who also was one of the first men to go on a …
Last man on the Moon. Goodbye and thank you, Gene.
Capt. Eugene Cernan, USN (ret), 14 Mar 34 – 16 Jan 17
Gemini 9A, Apollo 10, Apollo 17 pic.twitter.com/gMDfXcSZcG
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) January 16, 2017
— NASA (@NASA) January 16, 2017
Lamesa Man Killed in Martin County Traffic Accident
MARTIN COUNTY, TX
The Texas Department of Public Safety on Monday released updated information on a deadly traffic accident in Martin County that killed a Lamesa man.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 829 and County …
A boy needs help finding his dog who jumped from the wreckage of his mother's fatal car wreck. Story at… https://t.co/UsPR2gYyIZ
— News Daytona Beach (@NewsDaytonaBch) January 16, 2017
Two people killed in three car accident in Sterling Heights
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (WJBK)
Police in Sterling Heights are investigating a devastating traffic accident involving three cars that ended with two people killed late Monday morning.
Police were called to the area of 17 Mile and Ryan just before noon …
CHP Investigating Fatal Vehicle Accident Near Sanger
An early Friday morning traffic collision resulted in the… https://t.co/R33MGrkiiE
— Sanger Police Dept (@Sangerpd) January 15, 2017
Woman killed in Inkster hit-and-run accident
Police say a person has been arrested after a 34-year-old woman was killed Sunday night in a hit-and-run accident in Inkster.
It happened around 10 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Middlebelt and Rosewood near a Valero gas station.
— KARE 11 (@kare11) January 16, 2017
Boy thrown from car, killed in two-vehicle crash in St. Louis
At 12:43 a.m., the cars collided at Wabada Avenue and Union Boulevard, in the city’s Kingsway West neighborhood.
hild, 3, survives Tampa hit-and-run crash, 2 adults killed
A 3-year-old child who was properly restrained in a child seat in the Chevy was not injured.
The two adults in the Chevy, Michael Wimbley, 28, of Tampa and the child’s mother, Tyronda Sampson, 23, were killed instantly as a result of the impact, police …
Penn Hills High School football player killed in crash
PENN HILLS, Pa.
A Penn Hills High School football player was killed in a crash Saturday night in Penn Hills.
Donovan Baynes, 17, a senior, was involved in the crash shortly before 10 p.m. on Rodi Road, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office said.
Pedestrian killed on U.S. 41 in early Sunday morning accident
A pedestrian was hit by a car early Sunday morning on U.S. 41 and later died at Blake Medical Center, according to a release from the Florida Highway Patrol.
Ashley Hasychak, 24, of West Sunbury, Pa., was crossing U.S. 41 near 55th Avenue West shortly …
One woman killed in crash on U.S. 183 in North Austin
Austin police are investigating what caused a crash that killed one woman and injured four people.
They believe alcohol may have played a role.
Auburn man killed in Otoe County accident
An Auburn man died in a two-vehicle crash Saturday morning on U.S. 75 near County Road Q, according to the Otoe County Sheriff’s Office.
Scott Koch, 43, died when his car collided with a semi around 10:30 a.m.
The driver of the semi, 56-year-old Mark …
Understanding Medical Device Maker’s Lawsuit Troubles
Major industry players including Stryker (SYK), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), and Medtronic (MDT) have faced numerous litigations in the past and have some pending.
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has also faced many litigations over the years, the most serious …
Catheter Injury Lawsuits Increase After Slew of Recalls
On November 30, Medtronic recalled several catheters that are used to treat blood clots in the brain.
The problem was that the coating on the catheter could peel off and enter the bloodstream, causing blood clots.
The recall included the Pipeline …
Appeals court resuscitates Infuse lawsuit against Medtronic
A federal appeals court yesterday resuscitated a shareholders lawsuit accusing Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) of concealing for nearly 10 years the negative side effects of its Infuse bone growth protein.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th …
— Michelle Petersen (@shelleypetersen) January 4, 2017
Lawsuit against Medtronic questions the company’s handling of spinal device
Medtronic faces a federal false claims and misbranding lawsuit that accuses the company of designing products for one purpose but tricking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) into approving them for another to avoid expensive and time-consuming …
State’s high court hears arguments in legal challenge to Medtronic-Covidien deal
In oral arguments Wednesday morning at the Supreme Court, the attorney representing Medtronic said the two-year-old class-action lawsuit should never have gotten to the state’s highest court.
That is because long-standing Minnesota business law gives …
Medtronic Disentangles Itself From Durrani Infuse Lawsuits
Spine patients in Ohio who had back surgery performed by federal fugitive, Atiq Durrani M.D., joined together to sue Medtronic because Durrani used Infuse in an alleged off-label fashion.
Durrani is currently practicing back surgery on Pakistanis after …
Whistleblower case contends surgical device maker misled FDA — and patients paid the price
Yet the legal challenge is not over for Medtronic 2.
The company, one of the world’s largest medical device manufacturers, now faces a whistleblower lawsuit that claims it sought Food and Drug Administration approval for its devices under false …
Well that was dumb! How could Tom Price possibly have expected that no one would notice? What a bonehead!
Trump’s cabinet pick invested in company, then introduced a bill to help it
Zimmer Biomet, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of knee and hip implants, was one of two companies that would been hit the hardest by the new CMS regulation that directly impacts the payments for such procedures, according to press reports and …
— Bobby Hall (@BobbyTBD) January 16, 2017
Zimmer Biomet To Pay $30 Million After Breaching Anti-Bribery Deal
U.S. authorities penalized medical-device manufacturer Zimmer Biomet Inc. for foreign-bribery recidivism. Zimmer Biomet agreed to pay more than $30 million to resolve repeated violations of U.S. anti-bribery law, and it entered a new deferred …
Zimmer Biomet Shares Bolstered by Positive 2017 Outlook
Zimmer Biomet Holdings (ZBH) shares got a nice boost Tuesday morning after the company released better-than-expected sales guidance for the fourth quarter and 2017.
Warsaw, Ind.-based Zimmer, which focuses on medical devices for musculoskeletal …
Ethicon Physiomesh Injury, Infection Lawsuits on the rise
Polypropylene is the same material that Ethicon used to make their transvaginal mesh and bladder slings.
Ethicon is exposed to thousands of lawsuits over its polypropylene transvaginal mesh and bladder slings.
Ethicon added an absorbable film coating …
Clearly the geniuses over at Ethicon didn’t learn their lesson about not using polypropylene mesh in the human body when it was sued for billions of dollars regarding their failed Ethicon transvaginal mesh.
I say “clearly” because they are at it again; this time with polypropylene hernia mesh. Since the hernia mesh can have the same horrific side effects as the vaginal mesh including erosion into nearby bowel and other organs, you’d think that any sane, rational, thinking person working over at J&J / Ethicon would have realized it was a bad idea and said something.
But I guess not, because they went ahead and took it to market. And, no surprise, they’re being sued again. SHOCKER.
While it is currently too early in the case for TriMark Legal Funding LLC to offer funding on the Ethicon Physiomesh hernia patch, you can bet that it is definitely something we will be keeping a close eye on for future lawsuit funding potential.
A Tangle of Hernia Mesh Complaints
Knowing you have surgical abdominal mesh in your body that has been recalled is unnerving, to say the least.
Even worse, and for many people, suffering pain and infection long after the mesh has been withdrawn or recalled from the market …
— Top Class Actions (@TopClassActions) January 11, 2017
Physiomesh Lawsuit Alleges Ethicon, Inc. Marketed Defective Hernia Mesh Patch
A Florida woman is pursuing a new hernia mesh lawsuit after sustaining serious injuries she claims were the result of an allegedly defective Physiomesh Composite mesh patch manufactured by Ethicon, Inc.
January 11, 2017 – A new lawsuit has been filed against Ethicon, Inc., by a Florida woman who blames her serious… https://t.co/XbH2zOBii7
— SPG Law Firm (@SPGLAWFIRM) January 12, 2017
FDA Sends Warning Letters Over Xarelto TV Commercials
The companies would be wise to heed the FDA’s warning.
False or misleading advertisements have played a large role in several pharmaceutical litigations, including Janssen Pharmaceutical’s Xarelto lawsuits and GlaxoSmithKline’s Zofran lawsuits.
Janssen and J&J Facing Over 15000 Xarelto Lawsuits
A multidistrict litigation in Louisiana houses over 14,400 Xarelto lawsuits filed against J&J and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
Another 1,000 lawsuits are currently pending in a mass tort program in Pennsylvania.
The first bellwether trials …
'Joseph Boudreaux will be the first plaintiff to have his trial go forward.' https://t.co/cWMxllBWPW
— TheGoldwaterLawFirm (@GoldwaterLaw) January 11, 2017
Xarelto Bleeding Complication Lawsuits Increasing – Legal Examiner
The wave of litigation stemming from Xarelto bleeding complications continues to grow. There are now almost 7,000 pending lawsuits, including 2,800 federal cases that have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation and being overseen by the …
Woman’s lawsuit vs Bayer AG, others adds to litigation over Xarelto
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she suffered severe physical injuries as the result of ingesting Xarelto.
The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible for allegedly manufacturing and distributing defective products.
Janssen Faces Over 15000 Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuits
There are now more than 1,000 lawsuits pending in a “mass-tort” at the state level in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
As of December 15, another 14,465 Xarelto lawsuits were pending in a federal Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2592) in …
Pentagon says nothing ‘unusual’ about DC National Guard leader having to step down during inauguration
The leader of the District of Columbia National Guard has been told to step down the minute after President-elect Donald Trump takes office, sparking political controversy about who ordered the decision and the timing of the departure.
Changing of the (national) guard: DC commander to step down on Inauguration Day
January 20, 2017 —Donald Trump Inauguration Day
It’s an event that has been months in the planning — and Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz has been involved with the security preparations at every step.
But when his troops come back to the armory at the end of the …
108 DC businesses register to serve alcohol later during inauguration week
Claims by whiny-ass Democrats, crybaby liberals, the liberal-biased mainstream media and butt-hurt anti-Trump protesters nationwide notwithstanding, it is evident that some people in DC understand that there’s gonna be a huge party and celebration atmosphere going on this week in preparation for the long-awaited inauguration of President Donald Trump.
A total of 108 restaurants, bars, hotels and nightclubs in D.C. have registered to serve alcohol later than usual during the week of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, according to the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration.
Trump Inauguration Full Guest List: See Which Leaders Are Boycotting, Attending Celebrations In DC
Even though the crowd supporting President-elect Donald Trump next week at inauguration was sure to be a little different from the 1 million people who attended President Barack Obama’s in 2013, it’s still on track to be sizeable.
More than 800,000 people …
Thousands Of Protesters Already Descending On DC For Inauguration
Anti-Trump protesters will begin arriving in Washington this weekend and canvass the nation’s capital through Inauguration Day.
Thousands of anti-Trump protesters are preparing to descend on the nation’s capital for Inauguration Day, setting up a …
Full Fox News story can be seen here
And does it like NOW !!!!!!!!!!! No pussyfootin' around anymore you POLITICIAN do-nothings in DC. "DaMAN" is on the scene and IN THE HOUSE> https://t.co/h9DiUQTfeF
— 2016election (@2016_or_bust) January 14, 2017
Many motivations drive women to DC for inauguration protest
FILE – June 27, 2016 file photo pro-abortion rights activists celebrate during a rally at the Supreme Court in Washington.
The tens of thousands of women flocking to Washington for a march on the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration come …
Democrats plot their DC departures for Trump inauguration
See ya, and wouldn’t wanna be ya! The democrat exodus from DC begins…
The D.C. political-operative class is divided into a few camps: Democrats leaving town to avoid the pageantry, gleeful D.C. Republicans and hardcore Trump supporters coming in from around the country.
Democrats who are staying for work or protests and …
Heavily Democratic DC braces for a swamp-draining new Republican president
“We had an influx of young, creative, techie, urban progressives — people who for the first time decided that D.C. was cool,” said Jim Abdo, a developer.
“George Bush isolated himself. Obama did not.
If we now have a president who takes on a George …
Locals go to DC for inauguration and protest
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.
As Donald Trump’s inauguration nears, some from West Michigan are finalizing plans to be there for it, while others are going to Washington D.C. for the protest that will follow.
“We’re going to inauguration and we’re excited …
Attorney: DC Sniper Life Sentence Unconstitutional
This guy murdered 10+ people sniper-style, accepted a capital murder plea bargain of life in prison in order to avoid the death penalty, his partner-in-crime was executed in 2009 and now this clown wants to have his life sentence thrown out because he’s decided he doesn’t like it in prison?
Suck it up cupcake; you murdered 10 people in cold blood.
Actions have consequences; deal with it.
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP)
An attorney for a man convicted of taking part in sniper shootings that left 10 people dead in the Washington area is asking a judge to toss his life sentence because he was convicted as a juvenile.
In a motion filed Friday in a …
Ex-Michigan football star sues Detroit: You can’t evict drug addicts
After six years of helping addicts get their lives back together out of an old brick school in Detroit, Taylor filed a federal lawsuit on Jan. 10, alleging the city and zoning officials are discriminating against addicts by catering to stereotypes …
— Detroit Michigan (@DetroitMichiga) January 13, 2017
Lawsuit faults Bureau of Indian Education schools
(AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE – In this Sept. 25, 2014 file photo, students walk between buildings at the Little Singer Community School in Birdsprings, Ariz., on the Navajo Nation. A federal lawsuit filed Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, says U.S. Bureau.
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— De'Andre Crenshaw (@Zeta_IronMan) January 13, 2017
Central Illinois man files lawsuit over flag-burning arrest
A 22-year-old central Illinois man who was arrested and detained after posting online pictures of himself burning an American flag has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to have the state’s flag desecration law declared unconstitutional …
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Officer loses appeal in lawsuit over informant’s death
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP)
The family of a woman killed by a drug dealer has won a key ruling in a lawsuit against a suburban Detroit police officer who is accused of putting her life in danger.
A federal appeals court says Chad Wolowiec doesn’t …
Read the full article here
Lawsuit settled over meals for prisoners during Ramadan
The Michigan Corrections Department and Muslim prisoners have settled a lawsuit over meals served during the month of Ramadan.
Ramadan is a holy four-week period for Muslims, during which they eat only before sunrise and after sundown.
Lawsuit Accuses Michigan Doctor of Sexually Abusing Young Gymnasts
Eighteen women and girls have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that a Michigan doctor sexually assaulted them and that U.S.A. Gymnastics and other organizations that employed him failed to address their concerns and prevent further abuse, some of it …
Lawsuit: Four Michigan counties not following U.S. Supreme Court juvenile lifers rulings
Prosecutors for Macomb, Saginaw, Genesee, and Oakland counties in Michigan are not complying with two U.S. Supreme Court decisions about juvenile lifers, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in state court.
The complaint says the four prosecutors are …
Michigan Suburb Opposed Equal Voting Rights For Black Residents, Lawsuit Says https://t.co/4q2iH2lzZg
— THE NEWS JUNKIE DAIL (@marciaalane1) January 13, 2017
Michigan Suburb Opposed Equal Voting Rights For Black Residents, Lawsuit Says https://t.co/rPyi54wVJf
— Praise 104.1 DC (@Praisedc) January 13, 2017
Lawsuit: Michigan city denies black people equal vote rights
Michigan city denies black people equal vote rights. Courtesy: MGN Online. By Associated Press
EASTPOINTE, Mich. (AP) – The Justice Department is suing a Detroit suburb, alleging it violates the Voting …
College pays $4M settlement after vacating taxpayer-funded campus
As part of a recent settlement, the college will pay $4 million, an amount that may cover the town for 18 months as it searches for another school to lease the location.
“We are just beginning discussions with them,” said Gilbert Town Attorney Michael …
Baxter Healthcare News: Company Agrees To $18M Settlement For Sloppy Manufacturing Practices
Baxter Healthcare Corp. agreed to pay more than $18 million to avoid criminal prosecution and resolve civil penalties for failure to following proper manufacturing procedures in production of sterile drug products at its North Carolina plant, the …
$8.2 million settlement approved in SeaTac minimum-wage case
A federal judge on Wednesday approved a court settlement in which Menzies Aviation must pay nearly $8.2 million to resolve the claims of thousands of workers who said they were paid less than $15 an hour after SeaTac’s minimum-wage law went into effect …
Woman seeking $400,000 a month in divorce settlement said she has debts to pay
The marriage was officially dissolved last year but — more than seven years after Alicia filed for divorce — the courtroom drama drags on because they have not been able to agree on a financial settlement.
She is seeking more than $400,000 in monthly …
Hoosick Falls to decide on water contamination settlement
Thursday night the town will decide on a settlement.
The settlement includes a payout and assurance the company will not be sued by the village in the future.
Hoosick Mayor David Borge says it’s time to reach an agreement with the company that tainted …
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Bought milk? Deadline approaches in $52M price fixing settlement
The suit alleges that some dairy co-ops and others conspired to fix prices by reducing the size of their herds, thus raising the price of milk.
Anyone who bought milk any time since 2003 is eligible to get in on the settlement, but claims must be made …
Senate bill proposes cutting funding to UN over Israeli settlement resolution
I don’t think it is a good investment for the American taxpayer to give money to an organization that condemns the only democracy in the Middle East, and takes the settlement issue and says that the most important and only issue in terms of impediment to …
The Times of Israel
Takata shares riseon US airbag settlement reports https://t.co/1u4rEBZUHm
— Newsdesk Business (@NewsdeskBIZ) January 13, 2017
Takata to pay $1 billion to settle US air bag probe: Reuters
Takata is expected to plead guilty to criminal wrongdoing as early as Friday as part of a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over its handling of air bag ruptures linked to 16 deaths worldwide, sources said.
The settlement includes a …
FCC Frees Up Airwaves in $100 Million Settlement With Internet Provider
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday announced an estimated $100 million settlement over an internet company’s failure to provide wireless services to customers even though it had spectrum licenses acquired from the FCC.
An FCC …
Family of 10-Year-Old Boy Killed on Waterslide Reaches Settlement with Water Park
The family of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab, who was killed while riding a waterslide at the Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, Kansas, on Aug. 7, reached a settlement with the park’s owners and raft’s manufacturer on Wednesday.
“The Schwab family …
VW liability settlement = $4.3 billion. Zimbabwe 2017 budget=$4.1 billion. pic.twitter.com/cQrCZO7BlI
— Alex T Magaisa (@Wamagaisa) January 12, 2017
Volkswagen Not Out of the Woods Yet, Despite U.S. Settlement
A second settlement agreed by Volkswagen (VLKAY) with authorities may have helped the brand to put the Dieselgate emissions cheating scandal behind it in the U.S. but the German carmaker is not out of the woods yet when it comes to litigation.