Since last year when the first lawsuits against Merck were filed over its hair loss drugs Propecia and Proscar, the number of suits has multiplied to approximately 1,000 cases in multidistrict litigation in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District ...Read More »
The former principal of a successful charter school has won a disputed $155.7 million verdict against the city manager for destroying her reputation. However, the plaintiff lost her courtroom victory three days after the verdict when the trial judge erased the entire award, finding that the manager who fired her was entitled to absolute immunity.Read More »
Lawsuits over the fungal meningitis outbreak from contaminated steroid injections are spreading nationwide as more cases are discovered.
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Litigation funding companies are increasingly marketing their services to cash-strapped plaintiffs who have large medical bills but possibly an even larger legal recovery on the horizon. But plaintiffs’ lawyers remain skeptical of the practice.Read More »
A hefty legal malpractice verdict in 2012 reminded attorneys to beware of “accidental clients.” A jury ordered Holland & Knight to pay $34.5 million to two investors who believed the firm was representing them in forming a business entity with ...Read More »
A lawyer who beat his client with a baseball bat should have his license annulled, but can get reinstatement in five years with certain conditions, the West Virginia Supreme Court has ruled in adopting the recommendations of a hearing panel.Read More »