Just past the House and on its way to the Senate, H.R. 985 bears the optimistic-sounding name Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act, but its ramifications are unlikely to be positive for future class members looking for legal relief. Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) introduced the bill, noting that “class action lawsuits were created so Americans…

If you’re like most drivers, there are probably some intersections you hate to drive through. Maybe some have long delays during rush hour, or maybe it’s extremely difficult to take a left turn there. You might suffer patiently through them, or you might go a few blocks out of your way to avoid the worst…

A new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety puts numbers to a problem many have suspected. Millennials take the most risks behind the wheel compared to drivers of any other age. Based on surveys of more than 2,500 drivers, 88 percent of millennials admitted to engaging in at least one risky driving behavior…

A bus full of students got a real scare last month when a semi-truck veered from its lane, struck their bus, and pushed the bus completely off the road. No students were seriously hurt, but the bus driver was hospitalized with head and hand injuries after the crash. Truck Driver Ticketed The crash happened on…

An Indiana man has filed suit against the maker of an artificial hip implant, claiming that the implant has left him in constant pain and needed to be replaced after implantation. The suit, filed in December, came only a few days after a jury decided to award a massive damage amount in a case involving…

Deposition & Discovery A deposition is a procedure outside of court which an attorney gathers information and facts from a witness. Information to be later used in court is called discovery. The findings during discovery may either lead the parties to a settlement, or give reason for the parties to continue to trial. Depositions are…

It is possible to sue the government, but only if the government allows it. Sovereign immunity (a legal doctrine which declares that state and government entities are immune from prosecution or civil suits) makes filing a claim against the government very difficult. The process of suing the government is much more complicated than filing a suit against a…

As your family members get older, it is sometimes necessary that you move them into a nursing home. You can do all of the research that you want to decide on a good place. Unfortunately, there’s still the fear that something awful could happen. Elder abuse cases are very serious. Take them seriously. Stay informed to…

Takata, whose faulty airbag components led to the worldwide recall of tens of millions of vehicles, has reached a settlement with the US Justice Department. The settlement, announced in January, would see Takata plead guilty to providing falsified data to federal investigators and the company would pay out a total of $1 billion in direct…

If you listen to some elected officials in Washington, you might think that there’s a crisis in the medical malpractice system. Doctors are paying higher premiums than ever before, and the amount of patients suing for malpractice is skyrocketing. Juries are incessantly awarding higher and higher damages to malpractice sufferers. Add all this up and…

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