Daily Archives: November 14, 2011 - 3 results

Posted 6 years ago in On the Lighter Side by Jennifer King  
Fun & Useful Gifts for the Lawyer in Your Life

Only 40 days ’til Christmas! Have you started shopping for gifts yet? If there’s an attorney, law student or aspiring lawyer on your list, why not give them a legal-themed present? Here are some of my favorites. Gavel & Block: Years ago I spoke at a legal conference and as a token of the organizer’s appreciation, they gave me a gavel. Once you have a gavel in your hands, you realize why judges use them. They’re fun to use, loud …

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Posted 6 years ago in Insurance Law by Arthur Buono  
$784K Verdict Against Insurance Grinch Who Stole Christmas

A woman whose house burned down at Christmastime 2009 has won a $784,000 jury verdict against her homeowner’s insurer. The verdict included an 18 percent penalty because the jury found the insurer acted in bad faith in failing to pay the claim.   Jury finds insurer acted in bad faith by claiming arson in Christmas fire Bad faith laws protect consumers from stonewalling and excess judgments Whether a state is liberal or conservative often determines its bad faith insurance laws …

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Posted 6 years ago in Jury Awards by David Baarlaer  
Editor’s Choice: Top Five Legal News Stories of the Day

Here are some news items we thought would interest you. Widow settles lawsuit over husband’s death caused by mesothelioma.Randy Veraldo died in 2009 at the age of 52, just seven months after he was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma cancer. Veraldo was an auto parts handler from 1978-85. Nearly everyday, he was required to unpack clutch plates, which allegedly contained asbestos – a known cause of mesothelioma and other cancers. His wife sued the maker of the clutch plates and the case …

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