VW Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges in Emissions Scandal

On March 10, 2017, Volkswagen AG (VW) pleaded guilty to criminal charges in connection with the emissions scandal that is said to be the auto industry’s most expensive scandal in history. The company has agreed to pay $10 billion to buy back 500,000 vehicles and to pay $5,100 in additional compensation to each owner. In […]

Seeking Damages for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome After an Accident

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), also referred to as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is a debilitating and painful condition for which there is no cure. CRPS can stem from an injury so minor that you didn’t even realize you were injured when the accident occurred. It happens when the immune system and nervous system respond […]

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 […]

Takata Exploding Airbags, Execs May go to Prison – Why it Matters

If you drive or ride in a car, there is a frighteningly good chance that your vehicle could be equipped with faulty airbags that have the potential to explode, shooting out metal shrapnel at high velocity. You could be seriously injured or killed. 180 people have already been injured and 11 have already been killed […]

Birth Injury after Medication Error

Medical professionals rely on powerful drugs in practically every step of helping a woman have a successful pregnancy and birth. Medications may be used in any number of pregnancy related treatments including: Helping to treat potential complications which are discovered during pregnancy Helping to treat a woman’s preexisting conditions, while minimizing potential the harm to […]

VW Execs Could Go to Prison Over Emissions Scandal – Why it Matters

On January 11, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Volkswagen AG had agreed to plead guilty and pay $4.3 billion in criminal and civil penalties, for equipping its vehicles to cheat emissions tests and, more remarkably, that six executives and employees were indicted on multiple charges. One of the six had already […]

Super Bowl Party Safety Tips

Super Bowl parties are an American tradition for football fans and non-fans alike. Make sure everyone gets home safe and healthy by following these Super Bowl party safety tips. Food Safety Whether you are hosting a party or taking food for a potluck, basic food safety can save the day. Ask about allergies before you […]

Largest Settlement Ever in a Non-Fatal Police Shooting – Why it Matters

On January 6, 2017, it was announced that the City of Philadelphia will pay $4.4 million to an innocent man who was permanently injured after plainclothes police officers fired 14 rounds into his vehicle, striking him multiple times, in what the police commissioner called a, “tragic misunderstanding.” It is the largest settlement ever, in a […]