The True Cost of a Hip Injury

Those who have experienced the pain of a hip injury know that it is not to be taken lightly. A fractured hip can seriously impede your ability to live independently and hip dislocations can result in long-term injuries such as nerve damage and osteonecrosis (or bone death), which occurs when blood is cut off from […]

FTC Allows Dealerships to Market Defective Cars as ‘Safe’

Auto safety advocates have filed a lawsuit against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), alleging that a settlement between the regulatory agency, General Motors and two used car dealers puts car buyers at “the risk of injury or death caused by the defective vehicles.” The settlement, announced last year, allows used car dealers to advertise cars […]

Tallying Up the Cost of a Knee Injury

There are a number of ways you can hurt your knee. You can extend your tendons too far, resulting in a strain or sprain, you can tear the menisci – the shock-absorbing padding between the lower and upper leg bones – resulting in swelling and stiffness, or you can build up fluid in your knee […]

Judge Approves Settlement in Class Action Suit Against Remington

US District Judge Ortrie D. Smith finally approved a class action case involving 7.5 million defective triggers in Remington Guns. Though the company accepted the terms of the settlement, it continues to deny the allegations that guns were going off without the trigger being pulled. Under the terms of the settlement, Remington Arms Co. will […]

Tragic Death in Harrisburg, PA, Marks the First Fatality Linked to Hoverboard Fires

According to a PennLive report, a major fire on the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue in Harrisburg, PA, resulted in the death of a four-year old girl named Ashanti Hughes who fell while fleeing the scene. Her two sisters were in critical condition as they were sent from the burning building to Lehigh Valley Health […]

The “Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017” Is Only Fair for Business Defendants

On February 9th, Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced HR 985, or the “Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017,” a bill that Howard M. Erichson of Fordham University said is “slapped together without any nuanced understanding of the law of class actions.” Section 1717 According to John C. Coffee, […]

Civil Justice Bills Pose Major Threat to Civil Litigation Process

Following the inauguration of Donald Trump, House Republicans introduced several bills that amount to one of the greatest affronts to tort and class action law since 2005. But what exactly does the GOP intend to do with these bills? While “The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017” (HR 985) touches on nearly all […]

House Republicans Use an Obscure Legislative Tool to Shoot Down Yet Another Obama-era Workplace Regulation

The GOP has recently invoked the power of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) – which has been pretty much dormant since its enactment in 1996 – in order to repeal Obama-era regulations. Before Trump’s inauguration, CRA had been successfully used only once in 2001 when Congress threw out a measure that enforced certain ergonomic rules […]

A New Pact Between the Government and the Auto Industry Raises a Question

On Friday January 15th, Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the Department of Transportation, announced a pact with 18 automobile manufacturers. According to the non-binding document, a list of “proactive safety principles,” they pledge to use their “collective strength and knowledge to work collaboratively, consistent with the law, to further enhance the safety of the traveling public.”  […]