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John Bair

Your Special Needs Trust Can Pay for These Things

Millions of people with special needs rely on government programs like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid to pay for for essential goods and services. When a person receives an inheritance or settlement, however, the extra cash can impact his […]

John Bair

If You Haven’t Built Your Settlement Planning Team, You’re Missing Out

When you filed your lawsuit, you gathered a team of legal experts that aim to obtain the best outcome in your case. So, as you approach settlement, doesn’t it make sense to build another team with the financial expertise needed […]

John Bair

Trial Lawyers: What You Need to Know to Navigate Article 50B

Judgments? If I were a trial lawyer, that may sound like a wonderful thing. Payment, collection, winning. Well, if you’re a trial lawyer practicing in New York, or are trying to perfect a verdict from out of state, these words […]

Matthew A. Dolman

What is No-Fault PIP Coverage in Florida?

If you are a driver in Florida, you have likely heard about personal injury protection (PIP) insurance coverage, as you are required to purchase a policy under state law. However, many people who have PIP policies may not fully understand […]

John Bair

Plaintiff 101: What are Damages in an Injury Lawsuit?

This article is the third in a short series called Plaintiff 101: Things to Know Before, During and After Litigation. When you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to receive compensation for […]

John Bair

Plaintiff 101: A Personal Injury Lawsuit Timeline

This article is the second in a short series called Plaintiff 101: Things to Know Before, During and After Litigation. Without warning, the unthinkable has happened: you were seriously injured. At first, the events that led to the injury might […]

Tatum O’Brien

If you get hurt at the gym, can you sue them?

At most gyms, an individual must sign a membership agreement prior to using the facility. This membership agreement almost always includes a release from liability or liability waiver provision. Generally, if an individual signs a release of liability or a […]

Leslie Brueckner

Corporations’ Use of Personal Jurisdiction Defense on Trial in U.S. Supreme Court

In July 2016, the California Supreme Court offered a ray of hope by rejecting a corporation’s personal jurisdiction defense in sweeping terms, much to the dismay of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and all its corporate cronies—and to the delight of fans of access to justice. Predictably, the corporation has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the California Supreme Court’s ruling, arguing that it would be fundamentally unfair to allow it to be sued in California. Now, Public Justice has weighed in with an amicus brief on the other side, arguing that the California Supreme Court got it 100% right.

Tatum O’Brien

Marsy’s law: What is it, and what does it mean for North Dakota?

Marsy’s Law is not a law at all, but is actually part of the North Dakota Constitution as of December 8, 2016. North Dakota’s voters approved a new constitutional amendment about victims’ rights called Marsy’s Law. Despite opposition from attorneys, […]