Latest Personal Injury Law News

Lawsuit Filed Over Unapproved Birth Control Devices
Wednesday June 30th 2010, 11:58 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

It's a story ABC6 broke earlier this week: doctors implanting birth control devices that are not approved by the FDA in patients. Now this story is heading into the courtroom. [News Source]

Lawsuit Payouts Add Up For State
Wednesday June 30th 2010, 11:54 pm Filed under Sexual harassment lawsuit

Miguel Morales barely topped 125 pounds the day he was placed in a prison cell with quadruple murderer Jason Day. [News Source]

Smart Online settlement leads to second lawsuit
Wednesday June 30th 2010, 11:49 pm Filed under Shareholder lawsuit

Smart Online's recent settlement of a shareholders' class action that accused it of misleading investors has spawned an unconventional second lawsuit against its former auditing firm and others. [News Source]

Fatal building collapse prompts a lawsuit from victim’s daughter
Wednesday June 30th 2010, 11:44 pm Filed under Wrongful death lawsuit

The daughter of a man killed in a Kansas City building collapse has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Jackson County against the building’s owners and operators. William McNealey Jr., 69, was walking along Forest Street on June 8 when part of a two-story building collapsed onto the sidewalk, killing him. His daughter, Tamerica Vessel, filed her lawsuit Wednesday. [News Source]

For Big Pharma, ‘Nerve Center’ Test May Be Unnerving
Wednesday June 30th 2010, 11:09 pm Filed under Shareholder lawsuit

In one of the first rulings to apply the U.S. Supreme Court's "nerve center" test for corporate citizenship, a federal judge has ruled that, since GlaxoSmithKline's executive headquarters is in Philadelphia, the company cannot remove a products liability lawsuit from a Pennsylvania state court to federal court. The ruling, if followed by other federal judges, could prove a major setback for GSK ... [News Source]

Discrimination Suit Against Ballard Spahr Gets New Life
Wednesday June 30th 2010, 11:08 pm Filed under Discrimination lawsuit

In an opinion handed down Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit determined that a portion of a discrimination case filed against Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll will be allowed to move forward. The trial court had previously granted Ballard Spahr's motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit filed by a former employee. The case stems from the 2004 firing of Vanessa McFadden, who had worked in the firm's ... [News Source]

Former NBA Star Wins $2 Million Legal Malpractice Judgment
Wednesday June 30th 2010, 11:07 pm Filed under Malpractice lawsuit

It's not a legal slam dunk, but a Chicago jury has awarded $2 million to former NBA star Scottie Pippen in a malpractice suit against a law firm that represented him in a business deal that went bad. Pippen sued Pedersen & Houpt for more than $8 million in connection with his ill-fated purchase of a Gulfstream jet, alleging that the firm did not look out for his financial interests. The jury did ... [News Source]