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James Humann

MDL Court Denies Cook Medical’s Motion for Summary Judgment as to the Defective Design of its IVC Filter and Finds that Defendants Argued the Wrong Law 

With less than two weeks before the start of the first bellwether trial in the Cook Medical IVC multidistrict litigation, on October 10, 2017, the Court issued an Order denying Defendant Cook’s Motion for Summary Judgment as to negligence and strict liability design defect claims. The denial was at least partially due to the Defendant’s arguing the wrong legal standard under Florida law.

Thomas Greer

Current Opioid Laws Do Little for Those Born Into Addiction

In the Appalachian region of Tennessee, local lawmakers and law enforcement officials have watched legislation fall short when it comes to protecting the youngest victims of our current opioid crisis. Specifically, newborns suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)—a collective term […]

Mark Bello

Time to Take Action and Stop Pretending We Can’t Stop Gun Violence

We have all heard the news – the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history on Sunday evening during an open-air festival at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Nearly 60 people died and more than 500 were […]

Steven J. Klearman

Incorrectly Installed Car Seats Run the Risk of Injury or Death

Did you know that at least one study shows 3 out of 4 car seats are installed incorrectly? In Northern Nevada, local EMS workers want to help ensure that all young children traveling in vehicles do so safely—that’s why the […]

John Bair

Talking About Death with a Special Needs Child

Many of our clients have dealt with the loss of a loved one after an accident or other unexpected situation. The grief that ensues is painful for anyone to handle, and sharing the news with a special needs child can […]

John Bair

Americans Are Not Protecting Themselves After the Equifax Breach

Most Americans have heard about the Equifax cybersecurity breach this summer that affected some 143 million Americans when hackers accessed victims’ full names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and some driver’s license numbers. However, a new poll explains that […]

T. Thomas Metier

Can a Contract Allow the Non-Breaching Party to Decide Between Liquidated and Actual Damages?

The Colorado Supreme Court decided the validity of the choice in Ravenstar v. One Ski Hill Place, (2017 CO 83). In 2008, Petitioners, five Colorado companies, entered into separate contracts (“Agreements”) to buy to-be-built condominium units from Respondent, developer One […]

John Bair

Parents of Special Needs Kids: Don’t Forget to Recharge

When we assist families with planning for their children’s financial futures, we at Milestone Consulting build relationships that last for years and for lifetimes. As a result, our team witnesses the ups and downs many of our clients experience in […]

John Bair

Finding the Right Preschool for Your Kid’s Special Needs

If your child with special needs is approaching preschool age, you’ve likely begun gathering information about the next steps for his or her education: developing an education plan, finding available programs in your area, and figuring out the best route […]

T. Thomas Metier

In a Contract Dispute Between an Academic Institution and a Student, When Does the Academic Deference Standard Apply?

The Supreme Court of Nebraska untangled this complicated question in Armstrong v. Clarkson, (297 Neb. 595). A jury awarded Kelly Armstrong (“Armstrong”) a $1 million verdict on a breach of contract claim against Clarkson College (“Clarkson”). Armstrong had been a […]