The Biggest Successful Lawsuit Ever Settled; $206 Billion Settlement From Big Tobacco

| June 26, 2015 | Comments (0)
The Biggest Successful Lawsuit Ever Settled; $206 Billion Settlement From Big Tobacco

The Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) of 1998 involved the 4 major tobacco companies, 46 US states, the District of Columbia and five US territories. It became the largest civil litigation settlement in US history. As early as the 1950’s, individuals within the United States began suing companies who were responsible for manufacturing and marketing cigarettes. […]

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Will Victims of the Amtrak Accident Receive Adequate Compensation?

| May 28, 2015 | Comments (0)
Amtrak Caps on Damages

With hundreds of personal injury claims likely to be filed against Amtrak in the coming months, will victims receive their fair share? On May 12th, 2015, an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia, killing 8 and injuring over 200 of the 238 passengers, including 11 critical injuries. Investigators are currently trying to determine whether the conductor […]

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Changes to Overtime Law May Mean Higher Wages for Salaried Workers

| May 12, 2015 | Comments (0)
Changes to Overtime Law May Mean Higher Wages for Salaried Workers

Amidst protests for higher minimum wages, the Obama Administration is preparing an executive order that could mean boosts in income for millions of white collar salaried workers by removing some restrictions in the current laws concerning overtime. These proposed changes would increase the threshold of income under which all salaried workers would be entitled to […]

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Victims Of For-Profit College Scam Refuse To Pay Back Loans

| April 17, 2015 | Comments (0)
Students Refuse to Pay Back For-Profit Loans

Over 100 former students who feel that they’ve been taken advantage of by the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges are taking a stand and refusing to repay their student loans. A group of students, initially dubbed the “Corinthian 15,” recently sent a letter to the Dept. of Education (DOE) stating in no uncertain terms that they would […]

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Still Don’t Believe Tort Reform is Ridiculous?

| April 1, 2015 | Comments (1)
Still Don't Believe Tort Reform is Ridiculous?

What do cows in the road have to do with medical malpractice or tort reform? We’ll get to that… Texas’ tort reform measures have resulted in the re-victimization of countless citizens who only sought to recover damages that resulted from the malpractice of a bad doctor. Now, one case is testing the absurd notion that […]

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Hundreds of Texas Child Abuse and Neglect Cases Unreported

| March 6, 2015 | Comments (1)
Texas Child Abuse Deaths Unreported

The problem of child abuse and neglect is a serious one, where in Texas alone, hundreds of child deaths related to abuse go unreported. These figures comprise both individual cases and those of occurrences in daycare facilities, and the fact that Texas has failed to report so many child deaths that are related to abuse […]

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Understanding Punitive Damages

| February 13, 2015 | Comments (0)
Punitive Damages

There are two different types of damage awards the court can award the injured party: compensatory and punitive. While compensatory damages cover actual costs such as lost wages, repairs to a vehicle, and other things that have an actual monetary value attached to them, punitive damages are intended to monetarily punish those who’s conduct was […]

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Daycare Worker Arrested for Kicking Toddler. Abuse Caught on Camera.

| January 23, 2015 | Comments (0)
Lillian Roan Daycare Abuse

Daycare worker Linda Klemm arrested on child abuse charges after video of daycare abuse surfaces. A 48-year-old woman has been arrested after being caught on camera physically abusing a toddler at Kids Stop-N-Play daycare in Florida. Linda Klemm, of Tarpon Springs, Florida, was charged with child abuse after video surveillance showed her repeatedly kicking 16-month-old Lillian Roan […]

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New Laws Proposed For Texas in 2015

| January 9, 2015 | Comments (0)
New Laws Proposed in Texas for 2015

The 84th Texas Legislative Session is set to start in less than 2 months. As it stands, lawmakers are ready and poised to introduce more than 350 bills touching on things that Texans care about such as guns, education, transportation, health and lots more. Here’s a breakdown of just some of the bills that will […]

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Lawsuit Claims Years of Cover Ups by Catholic Charities

| December 8, 2014 | Comments (0)
Lawsuit Against Catholic Charities

According to a recent news article, the family of a sexual abuse victim filed a lawsuit against Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and a former program coordinator of the organization. The family claimed the charity has a history of covering up cases that involve sexual assault. The former employee of Catholic Charities is […]

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