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    • Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA)

      Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA)

      The Senate voted overwhelmingly today to override President Obama’s veto of JASTA. Senators voted 97-1 to override the veto.  The lone “no” vote was cast by Harry Reid.  The House vote on the president’s veto is expected later today.  If […]

    • Almost 100 Hepatitis A Cases Linked to Tropical Smoothie

      Almost 100 Hepatitis A Cases Linked to Tropical Smoothie

      The number of hepatitis A cases linked to contaminated frozen strawberries served by Tropical Smoothie Cafe’ seems to grow daily.  The number is now up to 100, with at least 80 Virginia residents reported to have contracted hepatitis A after […]

    • 55 Cases of Hepatitis A in VA Linked to Tropical Smoothie

      55 Cases of Hepatitis A in VA Linked to Tropical Smoothie

      The Virginia Department of Health confirmed Wednesday that 55 Virginia residents have tested positive for hepatitis A associated with the contaminated <a href=”http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_1f7797f0-e31e-56c0-9e67-1d5f490a0abc.html”>Tropical Smoothie Café</a> strawberries from Egypt, including six from the Central Region, which includes Richmond. An official with […]

    • Why are E-Cigarettes Blowing Up?

      Why are E-Cigarettes Blowing Up?

      Before any of you vaping fanatics get all fired up (pun intended) about this post, watch this You Tube video – E-Cigarette Explodes in Man’s Pocket. The poor guy is simply trying to pay for something at the Shell station […]

    • Virginia now has a Discovery Rule for Medical Device Cases

      Virginia now has a Discovery Rule for Medical Device Cases

      “In products liability actions against parties other than health care providers…for injury to the person resulting from or arising as a result of the implantation of any medical device, [the cause of action shall be deemed to accrue] when the person knew or should have known of the injury and its causal connection to the device.”

    • Post-Trial Rulings on $497 Million Pinnacle Hip Verdict

      Post-Trial Rulings on $497 Million Pinnacle Hip Verdict

      As reported in our article about the second bellwether trial involving an allegedly defective metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implant, $360 million of the $497.6 million verdict rendered in March to five plaintiffs against Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit was […]

    • Pinnacle Hip Implant Trials to Continue

      Pinnacle Hip Implant Trials to Continue

      The multidistrict litigation (MDL) regarding allegedly defective Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants made by Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. unit is being overseen by Texas U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade.  The first bellwether trial in the Pinnacle hip implant MDL […]

    • Donald Trump tries to prejudice Trump University case

      Donald Trump tries to prejudice Trump University case

      The ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which have been adopted by all 50 States and the District of Columbia, forbid a lawyer who is participating in a litigation from making public statements about the case “that the lawyer knows […]

    • Takata Airbags and Products Liability Law

      Takata Airbags and Products Liability Law

      As the lawsuits on behalf of the families of victims killed by metal shrapnel from defective Takata airbags mount, it is interesting to read about the strategy of plaintiff’s counsel in these cases.  The most recent Takata lawsuit was filed […]

    • Texas Teen Killed by Defective Takata Airbag

      Texas Teen Killed by Defective Takata Airbag

      Eleven Takata Airbag fatalities so far On March 31, 2016, a 17-year old Texas woman died from injuries she sustained when her 2002 Honda Civic collided with another vehicle in Fort Bend, Texas, causing the Takata airbags to activate.  The […]