Daily Archives: November 15, 2011 - 3 results

Posted 6 years ago in Personal & Home Safety by Staff Editor   
New TV Movie Reveals the Truth about the McDonald’s Spilled Coffee Case

This is a guest blog post by attorney John H. Fisher of Kingston, NY. HBO Films released a documentary "Hot Coffee" about America’s civil justice system. [View the trailer below.] "Hot Coffee," released Nov. 1, is named after the well-known case arising from McDonald’s coffee that caused severe, third degree burns and multiple skin grafting operations on Stella Liebeck, a 79 year old Albuquerque, New Mexico resident who spilled the coffee on her lap. "Hot Coffee" explores the facts of …

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Posted 6 years ago in Products Liability by Arthur Buono  
DePuy ASR Hip Implant Failures Mount, with Devastating Effects

DePuy ASR hip implants continue to fail at an alarming rate. Patients who’ve received these systems are presenting about 20 new claims per week on average. About 4,000 cases already have been filed against DePuy and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, and it seems there’s no end in sight to the trouble.   DePuy ASR hip implants continue to fail, cases continue to mount Metal-on-metal design implicated in failure Victims face revision surgeries, uncertain complications from metals exposure   …

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Posted 6 years ago in Your Family & The Law by Penny Arevalo  
A Mostly Absent Parent Who Doesn’t Pay Child Support Can Get Custody

A mother cries out for help at the Lawyers.com legal forums. Her son’s father doesn’t pay child custody and sees his son a handful of times a year. Now he wants custody. Can he get it?   An uphill battle Are there changes in circumstances? Pros and cons of the noncustodial parent   The Short Answer The short answer is yes, it’s possible, but it’s not going to be easy, say two family law lawyers. ”This is a very uphill …

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