Latest Personal Injury Law News

Tort reform is the healthcare debate’s frivolous sideshow (Los Angeles Times)
Wednesday September 30th 2009, 10:59 pm Filed under Malpractice lawsuit

Any issue featuring so many interest groups cantering about on hobbyhorses is an issue where the truth goes to die. So let's try a shot of reality. Every circus needs a sideshow, which must be why every time the issue of rising medical costs gets debated, politicians start clamoring for "tort reform." [News Source]

Dismissal of Fraud, Malpractice Claims Against Prominent Litigator and Three Firms Upheld (Law.com)
Wednesday September 30th 2009, 10:32 pm Filed under Malpractice lawsuit

A Manhattan appeals panel has upheld the dismissal of fraud and legal malpractice claims against prominent Manhattan litigator Kenneth A. Caruso, his current firm Bracewell & Giuliani, and two other firms where he worked: Pillsbury and Chadbourne & Parke. However, the court disputed the lower court's holding that a malpractice claim against Pillsbury was time-barred, finding that the statute of ... [News Source]

State Argues for Billions in Pension Suit (Alaska Public Radio Network)
Wednesday September 30th 2009, 9:52 pm Filed under Malpractice lawsuit

State Attorneys are explaining in court on Wednesday their $11 billion lawsuit against the company giving actuarial advice when the state’s shortfall in pension funding arose. The state claims that Mercer, Inc. was guilty of malpractice, breach of contract, fraud and misrepresentation while it was under contract to calculate the amount of money that employers [...] [News Source]

Lawyer seeks new trial after judge reports juror misconduct (Naples Daily News)
Wednesday September 30th 2009, 8:33 pm Filed under Accident lawsuit

The lawyer for an East Naples woman who lost a lawsuit that claimed doctors’ negligence caused her to become paralyzed is asking for a new trial based on juror misconduct. The motion filed by Nancy La Vista of West Palm Beach, who represented Sheila Matthews, 59, also seeks disclosure of a juror who admitted researching the case, including reading the Naples Daily News, which reported Naples ... [News Source]

Fort Pierce settles federal racial discrimination lawsuit for $400,000 (St. Lucie News Tribune)
Wednesday September 30th 2009, 8:12 pm Filed under Discrimination lawsuit

Nearly two years after three black code enforcement officers filed an 18-count federal lawsuit against the city alleging racial discrimination, the city has agreed to settle the case for $400,000. [News Source]

Family of Americans killed in Air France crash sue (FOX 12 Idaho)
Wednesday September 30th 2009, 7:47 pm Filed under Accident lawsuit

The families of two Americans killed in the crash of an Air France flight off the coast of South America in June filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming the airline and the plane's various manufacturers knew the aircraft had... [News Source]

Vilsack hears discrimination concerns on NM visit (News West 9 Midland)
Wednesday September 30th 2009, 7:32 pm Filed under Discrimination lawsuit

Associated Press - September 30, 2009 7:15 PM ET ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Farmers from around the Southwest showed support for Hispanic farmers in a discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. [News Source]