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Mark Bello

Virginia Supreme Court Reinstates Lawsuit under “Last Clear Chance” Doctrine

In 2013, a husband and father of three was struck by a train while walking adjacent to train tracks owned by CSX Transportation, killing him instantly. Although his wife acknowledged that her husband was partially responsible, she filed a wrongful […]

T. Thomas Metier

Why Would the Testimony of an Expert Be Excluded in a Case?

Amica moved to exclude Kezer’s opinion as inadmissible under Federal Rule of Evidence 702, because it is opinions about the law, not explanation of facts in light of governing law.

Scott R. Marshall

Tort Reform – Why You Should Care That The 7th Amendment Is Under Attack

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”  Franklin Delano Roosevelt Fear: the greatest tool of manipulators. When you listen to politicians, pundits, or anyone for that matter, and they are telling you to be afraid, the first […]

Rick Shapiro

North Carolina Woman Killed by Drunk Driver

Police in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina have identified a car passenger who was killed on March 16 in a drunk driving crash. The woman’s name was Wendy Stokes, 34, and she died at the DUI crash scene at the intersection of […]

Mark Bello

Wrongful Death Lawsuits against Two Rideshare Companies Allege Driver Distracted by App

Ridesharing services have become increasingly popular because of their convenience. While the ridesharing apps are easy for travelers to use, they are also problematic because the driver is required to use his/her phone in order to connect with paying passengers. […]

James Humann

Court Schedules Settlement Conferences for Cook IVC Litigation

The Cook Medical, Inc. IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices and Product Liability Litigation (MDL 2570) was established in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana by the Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation on October 15, 2014. Presently, […]

Mark Bello

Putting Safety First When Working With Robots

An increasing number of jobs once performed by humans are now performed by robots. With robotics playing such a pivotal role in the future of manufacturing, keeping humans safe is gaining the attention of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration […]

Thomas Dennis

Seminole County Jury Absolves Ford Motor Company of Responsibility in Death Case of Young Woman Driving a Ford Explorer

“Ford accepted the risk that somebody might die in a rollover, and I ask you to hold Ford responsible for accepting that risk.” This was the plaintiff attorney’s plea to the jury during their trial against Ford Motor Company in Seminole […]

Mark Bello

Bicyclist’s Death Prompts State to Build Bike Lane

In December 2015, a 38-year-old man was killed while riding his bicycle on what is known as Portland Highway. According to the Portland Police Bureau, the bicyclist, who was wearing a helmet and had a flashing red light on the […]

James Humann

MDL UPDATE: Xarelto Bellwether Trials Set to Begin This Spring

On January 30, 2017, Judge Eldon E. Fallon of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana issued Case Management Order No. 2D which reset the start dates for the first four Bellwether trials. These four cases were […]