Monthly Archives: August 2012


Posted 2 years ago in Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
Editor’s Choice: Jury Awards Edition

Mother wins $8.5 million for baby’s brain injury An Ohio mother who sued the hospital where she gave birth to her daughter won a $8.5 million jury award for permanent brain injuries to the baby during labor. Tierra Myers gave birth to daughter Nala in 2009 at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. After delivery Nala had a heartbeat but was not breathing. According to Myers’ lawsuit, the baby did not get enough oxygen to her brain because the hospital delayed …

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Posted 2 years ago in by Aaron Kase  
How To Get Out of a Timeshare

It seemed like a good idea at the time — buying a share of a pristine condo in a beautiful location for a week every year at the fraction of the cost of purchasing the entire property. Unfortunately, people who buy timeshares might find the real estate isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and the contracts can be a royal pain to get out of once the buyer’s signature is on paper. Consumers might decide they want to get …

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Posted 2 years ago in Litigation by Michele Bowman  
Disabled Voters Force NYC to Confront Barriers

A federal judge in New York has ruled that New York City fails to provide disabled voters with adequate access to vote at polling places, and the city’s Board of Elections (BOE) must come up with a fix in time for the election in November. On Aug. 8, Judge Deborah A. Batts granted summary judgment to the nonprofit organizations United Spinal Association and Disabled In Action in a lawsuit filed in July 2010 under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Michele Bowman  
Zimmerman Succeeds in Booting Trial Judge #3

George Zimmerman’s legal team has succeeded in kicking yet another judge off the case, with a Florida appeals court ruling on Aug. 29 that Seminole County Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. must step down. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. In a 2-1 decision, the court said that while the allegations standing alone wouldn’t require Lester’s removal, “and while this is admittedly a close call,” taken together, Zimmerman’s allegations that the …

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Posted 2 years ago in Class Actions by Aaron Kase  
Exploding Toilets Prompt $5 Million Lawsuit

Explosive diarrhea is the least of worries for consumers who have a certain type of water conservation device installed in their toilet. Models of the Flushmate III Pressure-Assist Flushing System manufactured between 1997 and 2008 are the subject of a recall by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission after the devices themselves were found to be an explosion risk. According to the CPSC, 304 of the Flushmate units have burst during use, resulting in 14 laceration and impact injuries. Some …

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