Whistleblower’s Lawsuit Against Guardrail Company Nets $525 Million

A version of this post originally appeared on the Legal Examiner.  You probably have never given much thought to the guardrails that line U.S. roads and highways. They’re not just metal strips. Guardrails are designed keep cars on the road during a collision, and to protect you if your car hits it head-on. The car’s… Learn More »

Appeal in Wal-Mart Class Action Has Far Reaching Implications

    Later this month the Supreme Court will hear an appeal in the biggest employment discrimination case in U.S. history.  The lawsuit, officially titled Dukes v. Wal-Mart, Inc., contends Wal-Mart discriminated against more than a million female employees by limiting pay and restricting promotions.  As the New York Times reported in December, the Supreme Court… Learn More »

Supreme Court Hands Victory to Vaccine Makers in Product Liability Case

    Vaccine makers are celebrating a ruling last month by the Supreme Court that affirms their protection from state court lawsuits.  The case centered on Hannah Bruesewitz, who as an infant in 1993 suffered seizures and permanent brain damage after receiving a diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccine, made by Wyeth.      The Supreme Court was tasked with deciding whether… Learn More »

The Cost of Negligence: Save $1,500 to Spend $2 Million

Summarizes facts behind $2.17 million verdict in wrongful death lawsuit

Comparing Personal Injury Verdicts Across Jurisdictions

Ronald Miller, Esq. at the Maryland Injury Lawyer Blog recently posted data comparing the average dollar value of verdicts in personal injury cases across multiple jurisdictions. As Miller notes, the data can be somewhat misleading since different jurisdictions have different rules about when a jury trial is required or allowed in a personal injury case.… Learn More »