Daily Archives: January 20, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Jury Awards by Heather McGowan  
Editor’s Choice: Jury Awards Edition

• Bad vaccine prompts jury to return $12.6 million verdict for teen amputee. Charles Patrick represented a Florida teen, Shaniah Rolle, in a medical malpractice lawsuit arising from an expired vaccine she was given 13 years ago. Rolle’s medical problems as a newborn required removal of her spleen, and during a routine exam, she was given a vaccine to help fend off infections that her spleen would have helped keep in check. The vaccine was expired. Months later, Rolle developed gangrene due …

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Posted 5 years ago in Internet Law by Ada Kulesza  
Internet Pirate’s Facebook Message Causes Harsher Sentence

Ninjavideo.net, an Internet piracy site that released free movie and TV downloads, was raided last year by the ICE – Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a division of the Department of Homeland Security. After the site’s manager, Hana Bashera, 30, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and copyright infringement, she posted indignant messages to her online “community.” Because of this lack of remorse, the judge ended her grace period before starting a two-year prison sentence, over what the federal government charges was thievery from …

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Posted 5 years ago in by Keith Ecker  
Real Estate Lawyer Threatened with Foreclosure

  Christine Jackson has spent the latter part of her professional career helping homeowners fight loan servicers in court over wrongful foreclosures. It’s a legal practice in which few consumer lawyers involve themselves, not only because of the sheer complexity but also because of the lack of financial rewards. “The courts don’t realize how much work goes into these cases,” Jackson says. “We had a client whose case lasted years and required tens of thousands of dollars worth of attorney’s …

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