Toxic Torts. Legal news and articles for September 27 - 30, 2011

Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold & McCartney Announces New Partners and New Firm NameHigh time intentional land trespass was abolished: courtThe Lateral: A Trial Lawyer With Pro Bono Bona Fides Joins Baker DonelsonCarInsurance60.com Makes It Cheaper to Get Car InsuranceNew Law Seeks To Limit Medical Expenses Accident Victims Recover, North ...Bubalo Rotman Names New PartnerForeign Maids Win Court Challenge in Hong Kong Seeking Permanent Residency'Loser pays' is misnomer for Texas lawPERSONNEL FILE: Jackson Kelly lawyers, practices recognized by Best LawyersState Fair Collapse Suit Challenges Indiana's $5M Tort CapWILDER CORPORATION OF DELAWARE v. THOMPSON DRAINAGE AND LEVEE DISTRICTMUÑIZ-OLIVARI v. STIEFEL LABORATORIES, INC.Gail Kerr: New laws cause TN seniors to feel like they're under siegeSuit challenges Indiana's public entity liability cap in stage collapse20 Baker, Donelson Attorneys Honored

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Rick Perry Draws Fire as GOP Candidates Clash in Tampa Debate
Sunshine State NewsSeptember 13, 2011

Perry took exception, noting that his fight for tort reform helped propel job growth during a rough economic time. Paul hammered Perry for increasing taxes and the number of state jobs during his decade in Austin. “Our taxes have doubled since he's ...more »

Death of 5 year old boy lawsuit continues vs. Chicago Heights Police
PR Leap (press release)September 21, 2011

The tort immunity laws were enacted to protect the state and public agencies from lawsuits. Though the case law continues to develop in this area, the judge's ruling on the LaFond case suggests this is an example of willful and wanton negligence on ...more »

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Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold & McCartney Announces New Partners and New Firm Name
MarketWatch (press release)September 30, 2011

The firm practices throughout the United States representing victims of negligence in the fields of pharmaceutical mass torts, defective product, medical and professional malpractice and general negligence matters. The firm is regularly called upon by ...more »

High time intentional land trespass was abolished: court
The HinduSeptember 30, 2011

Adverse possession allows a trespasser — a person guilty of a tort, or even a crime, in the eyes of law — to gain legal title to land which he has illegally possessed for 12 years. A Bench of Justices Dalveer Bhandari and Deepak Verma said on Friday: ...more »

The Lateral: A Trial Lawyer With Pro Bono Bona Fides Joins Baker Donelson
The American LawyerSeptember 30, 2011

Formed in 1982 as a collaboration between the Mississippi State Bar Association and the Legal Services Corporation, MVLP's volunteers work on as many as 1000 cases each year, many of them uncontested divorces, adoption and guardianship matters, ...more »

CarInsurance60.com Makes It Cheaper to Get Car Insurance
SBWire (press release)September 30, 2011

Most of the states of the country practice tort law where if they are found to be guilty of causing the accident, they will have to pay the injured party. Such costs can add up to a huge amount. That is the reason why the law requires drivers in USA to ...more »

New Law Seeks To Limit Medical Expenses Accident Victims Recover, North ...
PR Web (press release)September 30, 2011

Raleigh personal injury attorneys Ken Hardison and Ben Cochran of Hardison & Cochran, Attorneys at Law, say the recently enacted 'billed vs. paid' law will make skilled, experienced and aggressive legal assistance crucial for North Carolina accident ...more »

Bubalo Rotman Names New Partner
PR Web (press release)September 30, 2011

Paula Bliss has been named a partner in the law firm Bubalo Rotman PLC. She is based in the Boston office but handles injury litigation throughout the US She is currently working on cases involving hormone replacement therapy and its role in causing ...more »

Foreign Maids Win Court Challenge in Hong Kong Seeking Permanent Residency
BloombergSeptember 30, 2011

Judge Johnson Lam ruled the immigration law that bars foreign domestic helpers from eligibility for permanent residency “derogates” the meaning of the Basic Law. Foreign domestic workers gather in Hong Kong. Judge Johnson Lam ruled the immigration law...more »

'Loser pays' is misnomer for Texas law
Thomson Reuters News & InsightSeptember 29, 2011

"Loser pays" is not currently a legislative priority for the American Tort Reform Association, a lobbying group. Though the Texas law is limited in scope, it still has critics. The new rules could make it tougher for plaintiffs to prove their cases ...more »

PERSONNEL FILE: Jackson Kelly lawyers, practices recognized by Best Lawyers
West Virginia RecordSeptember 29, 2011

Nationwide, Jackson Kelly was top-listed in workers' compensation law. In addition, Jackson Kelly was the only firm in West Virginia top-listed in administrative/regulatory law, criminal defense: white-collar, environmental law, information technology ...more »

State Fair Collapse Suit Challenges Indiana's $5M Tort Cap
Insurance JournalSeptember 28, 2011

The lawsuit said the state liability cap violates the due process and equal protection clauses of the 14th Amendment as well as federal laws and the Indiana Constitution. 'If the people who caused the harm are held to account for it, then I guarantee ...more »

WILDER CORPORATION OF DELAWARE v. THOMPSON DRAINAGE AND LEVEE DISTRICT
Leagle.comSeptember 28, 2011

To illustrate: an employee, acting within the scope of his employment (whether or not with the authorization, or to the benefit, of his employer) negligently injures a person. The victim sues the employer, the employer being strictly liable for the ...more »

MUÑIZ-OLIVARI v. STIEFEL LABORATORIES, INC.
Leagle.comSeptember 28, 2011

As to the two $100000 awards for mental pain and suffering, it appeared from the district court's reasoning to be a novel issue under Puerto Rico law whether damages for mental pain and suffering were available "for breach of an employment contract in ...more »

Gail Kerr: New laws cause TN seniors to feel like they're under siege
The TennesseanSeptember 28, 2011

A Tennessean investigation by reporter Walter F. Roche Jr. found that the state's tort reform laws, in place this week, limit the liability of nursing homes when found guilty of mistreating your mamma or daddy. An astonishing 30 percent of the nursing ...more »

Suit challenges Indiana's public entity liability cap in stage collapse
Business InsuranceSeptember 27, 2011

Under Indiana law, claims against public entities are capped at $700000 per person and a total of $5 million per occurrence. State's tort law challengedWhile several lawsuits had already been filed in connection with the stage collapse, “the Indiana ...more »

20 Baker, Donelson Attorneys Honored
WTVCSeptember 27, 2011

Kenneth C. Beckman: Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Public Finance Law, Real Estate Law, and Securitization and Structured Finance Law • Joe A. Conner: Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Eminent Domain and ...more »

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