Month: May 2021

How many innocent people are in U.S. prisons, and why can’t we find them?

Most estimates put the number of wrongfully convicted people in the tens of thousands. Fewer than 3,000 have been exonerated in the last 30 years.

When Javon Davis was wrongfully convicted of attempted murder, his 15-year-old daughter took it the hardest of all his kids.

She used to ask him on the phone, “Why didn’t you tell who did it?”

“We had to have this talk, like, ‘I don’t know,’” Davis said. “‘Yeah I didn’t do it, but I don’t know who did it either.’”

His daughter responded, “Then how are you going to get out of jail?”

For Javon Davis, the answer was the Great North Innocence Project. Highly experienced and passionate lawyers took on his case, and managed to win an appeal and

Irrevocable Trust vs. Will: What’s the Difference?

Two of the possible ways for people making arrangements for the disposition of their assets after their death are wills and irrevocable trusts. Each one has unique strengths. Here’s how the two compare and contrast so you can determine if one or the other is right for you. Don’t let the intricacies of estate planning keep you from deciding what happens to your assets after you die; work with a financial planner to take the estate planning steps that are best for you.

What is an Irrevocable Trust?

A trust is a legal vehicle where you can place your assets, either to keep there for a period of time or to distribute. The grantor, or creator, of the trust typically uses it to pass on

Filing a Third-Party Lawsuit in Addition to a Work Accident Claim

Workplace accidents are a common occurrence. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), in 2019, more than 4,500 people died from workplace accidents and another 4.6 million employees suffered an on-the-job injury. In New Jersey alone, more than 69,000 workers were hurt on the job.

After a New Jersey workplace accident, injured employees will be able to pursue a claim for workers’ compensation to help them cover the costs related to the accident. Most people are familiar with a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation claims can provide payment of medical bills, income replacement benefits while you are out of work, and payment for partial or permanent disability. However, while workers’ compensation claims offer the above benefits, they do not allow injured workers to recover for

Paraquat Cases Pivot to Trial, Possible Multidistrict Litigation

The legal fight over the herbicide paraquat is coming to a head, with the first trial set to begin next week. On Thursday, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation plans to hear arguments on whether to coordinate more than 70 lawsuits brought against Chevron and Syngenta over the herbicide.

The legal fight over the herbicide paraquat is coming to a head, with lawsuits proliferating and the first trial set to begin next week.

The bench trial, set for June 1 in Illinois state court, comes in a lawsuit filed in 2017, but the vast majority of the 75 lawsuits have hit the courts in the past few months. On Thursday, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation will hear arguments on whether to coordinate the federal cases into a single pretrial proceeding.

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Hernia Mesh Failure Lawsuits: Q&A with a Trial Lawyer

Hernia surgery is one of the most common surgeries in the United States. Most surgeons perform hernia repairs with surgical mesh. The net-like implant helps fix weak spots in muscle or connective tissue and prevents organs or fat from bulging through the weak spot.

Most people have no problems after hernia repairs with mesh, and they can return to their regular activities. But sometimes hernia mesh fails and causes serious, painful problems that leave some people with debilitating health complications. Surgeons have to remove and replace defective mesh.

Thousands of people across the country have filed hernia mesh lawsuits seeking compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and lost quality of life.

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