Personal Injury News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in May, 2017

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Jury Orders J&J to Pay $20 Million in Vaginal Mesh Case
Insurance JournalMay 1, 2017

Carl Tobias, who teaches product liability law at the University of Richmond in Virginia, said J&J should consider a comprehensive settlement to all the cases. “It would be silly to continue taking these cases to trial when they are losing,” he said in ...more »

News Bulletin: Chobani marketing rep dies in Bali; Rebel Wilson sues Bauer; Domino's creates tartan uniform
AdNewsMay 1, 2017

A former Bauer and AFR advertising sales exec and more recently, yoghurt company marketing rep at Chobani, has died while on holiday in Bali. According to reports, 26-year-old Ella Knights from Pyrmont in Sydney, died in Canggu on Thursday after the ...more »

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Car Accidents
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Daphne man dead after early morning crash
WEARMay 6, 2017

A Daphne man has died after an early morning car crash, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Authorities say the single-vehicle crash happened at 4:15 a.m. Roderic Yelding was killed when the Mercedes C230 he was driving ran off the ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Defence & Indemnity - An Analysis of Insurance Case Law and Legislation - April 2017
JD Supra (press release)May 17, 2017

B. Where a claimant pleads an intentional act as negligence, in the context of an exclusion clause for intentional acts, the claim for negligence may be considered to be “derivative” of the intentional tort and thus excluded by the exclusion clause ...more »

Defective Products
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When Did MoM Hip Manufacturer DePuy Know their Product Was Defective?
Legal ExaminerMay 18, 2017

Documents have recently surfaced during an investigation by The Daily Telegraph in Great Britain that show experts, both outside of and within the company, had warned DePuy of problems with their metal-on-metal hip design—going back as far as 1995.more »

Mass Accidents
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National Safe Boating Week Reminds Texans to Stay Safe on the Water
Palestine Herald PressMay 23, 2017

AUSTIN — In 2016, there were more than 35 boating fatalities and hundreds of boat accidents and injuries on Texas waters. As part of National Safe Boating Week May 20-26, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department boater education and law enforcement staff ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Bills targeting medical lawsuits, drug overdoses pass
Columbia MissourianMay 13, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY — While progress was slow on the final day of the legislative session, several bills were passed and sent to Gov. Eric Greitens for approval. One of those, House Bill 452, was one of many proposed changes to tort law introduced this ...more »

3 elements of successful wrongful death lawsuits
Colorado Springs GazetteMay 3, 2017

Could a wrongful death lawsuit help ease your financial burden and, thus, some of the stress stemming from your loved one's passing? Perhaps. Looking to judge your case's potential viability? Here are three elements of successful wrongful death ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Family of man beaten to death at party files civil lawsuit
WPXI PittsburghMay 6, 2017

His father, John Joyce said the family decided to file the lawsuit against the people he says are responsible for his son's death. "We hope the civil case exposes the truth and brings justice for my son," Joyce said. "He was basically gang-beaten and ...more »

Appleton Personal Injury Attorney Named as Director of Wisconsin Association of Justice
PR Web (press release)May 23, 2017

Appleton personal injury attorney Michael S. Siddall received his B.A. in Sociology (with Honors) from the University of Wisconsin and his J.D. from Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. He was admitted to the Wisconsin Bar in 1975, the U.S. ...more »

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