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Claude Wyle

California Motorcyclist Decapitated In Freak Accident

According to the San Bernardino Police Department,  a motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries this past Tuesday morning in San Bernardino, California, when wires knocked down by another motorist decapitated the motorcyclist as he was riding down the road.   The fatal […]

Joe Crumley

Practice Pointers for Lawyers

No-Fault Insurance in the Age of Uber.  About 25 years ago, your editor put together a little flow chart to help remember the no-fault priorities when asked to do research on the subject. After a few drafts, Version 1.0 was […]

Mark Bello

April 29 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day!

Do you have expired or unused prescription medications taking up space in our medicine cabinet? You can dispose of them safely at sites across the country during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 29. National Prescription Drug […]

Thomas Greer

Rise In Pedestrian Fatalities Hits Close to Home

Since ushering in the New Year, 14 pedestrians have died on the streets of Memphis—more than half were the victims of hit-and-run. That puts the river city on a path to well over three dozen pedestrian deaths for 2017, which […]

Andrew D'Arcy

FDA WARNS – DON’T GIVE KIDS MEDICINE WITH CODEINE OR TRAMADOL

The Food and Drug Administration says medications containing codeine or tramadol should not be given to children, and warns that these drugs could cause serious risks including difficulty breathing and death, which appear to be a greater risk in children […]

Andrew D'Arcy

AUTISM IN NEW JERSEY

According to the Centers for Disease Control, New Jersey has the highest rate of autism of any state in the nation.  Autism is a developmental disorder that affects 1 in 45 children in New Jersey and 1 in 68 children […]

Andrew D'Arcy

NEXIUM, PRILOSEC AND OTHER ACID REFLUX DRUG LAWSUITS  

Side effects of Nexium, Prilosec and other blockbuster heartburn and acid reflux medications have been linked to a risk of acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease and potentially kidney failure.  A product liability lawsuit filed over the side effects of […]

Andrew D'Arcy

XARELTO LAWSUITS

Jury selections began this week in the first bellwether trial for thousands of Xarelto lawsuits pending throughout the federal court system, involving allegations that the drug makers failed to adequately warn about the gastrointestinal bleeding risks associated with the controversial […]

J.R. Whaley

Louisiana Coastal Areas Could See Increase in Flood Insurance Premiums

Congress is set to reform the National Flood Insurance Program later this year.  We have written before about how the NFIP has needed reform for years — it is $25 billion is debt.  One of the suggested ways to fix […]

Scott R. Marshall

TORT DEFORM: Tort Reform and the Absurdity of Caps on Damages

I am a trial lawyer. I know our tort system well. I cannot stand frivolous claims, nor can I stand frivolous defenses. They have no place in our Civil Justice System. I also have no patience for disingenuousness. The assault […]