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Abuse Goes Unreported in Nursing Homes

September 5, 2019

A shocking new report from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services shows how common abuse really is in nursing homes. According to the report, one out of five ER visits from nursing homes is due to abuse. Over 37,000 “high-risk” elderly patients were…

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Phone Explosion Ends Basketball Career

September 4, 2019

A Mars Hill University basketball graduate, who now plays basketball professionally overseas filed a suit against T-mobile and LG. The suit claims that the companies manufactured and sold a device that was in a defective and dangerous state. Khoutaichi Thiam claims that while he was…

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Tesla and Self Driving Car Risks

September 3, 2019

As artificial intelligence becomes more sophisticated and technology advances, we face more problems. When it comes to automated driving, we face a unique problem. Companies like Tesla, are boasting about how advanced their autonomous driving is. So this has lawyers asking, who is responsible in…

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$2.1M Awarded For Wrongful Death

August 29, 2019

A Houston based oilfield company is to pay $2.1 Million to end a criminal case brought against them. A division of C&J Energy Services Inc. was accused of contributing to a worker’s death by ignoring OSHA and workplace safety regulations. C&J will be paying a…

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truck accident

Trucking Manufacturer to Pay $18.9M After Deadly Crash

August 28, 2019

A California jury has ordered a trucking trailer manufacturer to pay $18.9 Million in damages after one of their trailers killed a 16-year-old boy. Riley Hein, a high school junior, was on his way to band practice. Suddenly, the truck driver veered into the teen’s…

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Trucking Company To Pay $280 Million

August 27, 2019

A family traveling in Columbus were all tragically killed when a reckless truck driver crashed into the families SUV. The truck that was hauling scrap metal crossed into the lane the family was in, causing the collision. Schnitzer Southeast, the trucking company responsible, took responsibility…

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Truck Co. Stuck with $2.1 Million for Damages

August 26, 2019

Last week, a Tennesse judge awarded a woman almost $2.14 million in damages for injuries. The woman was injured after a YRC Inc truck driver rear-ended her. Sylvia Stephenson, the plaintiff was willing to settle outside of court for the damages she obtained from the…

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Dangerous Product

Philip Morris Case Remanded Back to Lower Court

August 26, 2019

Thursday, the Second Circuit Court found that a lower court applied collateral estoppel wrongly. Because of this, a man was unable to relitigate his case against Philip Morris for his wrongful death suit against them. Plaintiff Vincent Bifolck accused Malboro of negligently designing cigarettes. Bifolck…

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Amazon Wrongful Death Suit Back On The Table

August 23, 2019

Back in March of 2015, the Stiner family filed a suit against Amazon for their role in the death of Logan Stiner. According to the suit, Logan was looking for pre-workout supplements on the Amazon website. Thanks to Amazon analytic’s, it matched Logan with “Hard…

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