Latest Personal Injury Law News

9 in 10 docs blame lawsuit fears for overtesting
Monday June 28th 2010, 11:23 pm Filed under Malpractice lawsuit

CHICAGO - Ninety percent of physicians surveyed said doctors overtest and overtreat to protect themselves from malpractice lawsuits. That sentiment is more common among male doctors than female doctors, according to the survey published Monday in Archives of Internal Medicine. [News Source]

Fired NY buxom banker in workplace dress lawsuit had plastic surgery
Monday June 28th 2010, 10:43 pm Filed under Discrimination lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — It went viral as the ultimate example of being punished for circumstances beyond one's control: a woman who said she was fired from her banking job because she complained that her male colleagues called her bodacious figure a workplace distraction. [News Source]

Fired NY banker’s suit, and suits, raise eyebrows
Monday June 28th 2010, 10:01 pm Filed under Sexual harassment lawsuit

It went viral as the ultimate example of being punished for circumstances beyond one's control: a woman who said she was fired from her banking job because she complained that her male colleagues called her bodacious figure a workplace distraction. [News Source]

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Wytheville, Wythe County, and the Commonwealth Attorney’s office
Monday June 28th 2010, 9:51 pm Filed under Wrongful death lawsuit

The victims in a Wythe County shooting rampage have filed a $25 million wrongful death lawsuit. The family claims the defendants in the lawsuit were negligent in allowing Douglas Jaccard to post bond when he was arrested for taking indecent liberties with a teenager. [News Source]

Lake crash lawsuit names 74 defendants
Monday June 28th 2010, 9:46 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

NEW MILFORD -- A lawyer representing the estate of a man killed in a double-fatal boating accident on Candlewood Lake is suing more than 70 defendants he claims were responsible for the crash. [News Source]

Teacher sues Kaneland for discrimination
Monday June 28th 2010, 9:30 pm Filed under Discrimination lawsuit

KANELAND—McDole Elementary School teacher Richard Scott and his wife, Debi Thomas, are suing the Kaneland School District and three of its administrators for discrimination [News Source]

Wrongful death lawsuit not frivolous, Westmoreland judge rules
Monday June 28th 2010, 9:12 pm Filed under Wrongful death lawsuit

A Westmoreland County judge on Monday ruled that a wrongful death lawsuit filed four years ago by the family of a Hempfield woman who was slain outside a Greensburg bar was not frivolous and did not constitute the wrongful use of civil proceedings. [News Source]