Monthly Archives: January 2013


Posted 1 year ago in Crime Litigation Personal Injury Video by John McCarthy  
Ex-Boy Scout Trial Exposes Group’s “Pervert” Cover-up [Video]

  Although it’s the motto of the Boy Scouts — the organization was NOT so “prepared” in protecting its members against sexual child abuse.  Lawyers.com journalist John McCarthy introduces you to Douglas Sovereign Smith, a convicted sex offender and the former national chair of the Youth Protection Task Force for the You’ll meet Kerry Lewis, of Portland, Ore. He had the courage to take on the Boy Scouts, after being victimized by a child molester. He explains his motivation for …

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Posted 1 year ago in Consumer Law Social Networks by Michele Bowman  
Lawsuits Challenge Subway on ‘Footlong’ Promises

It only took a couple of lawsuits for Subway to figure out the math: If you offer “footlong” sandwiches to customers, they are going to expect – and eventually demand – 12 inches of food. The restaurant chain has been embarrassed by – and is now being sued because of – Facebook posts showing its popular $5 footlong sub along with rulers or tape measures, which show the sandwiches falling well short of the promised 12 inches.   Expensive Promises …

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Posted 1 year ago in Litigation Products Liability by Michele Bowman  
First DePuy Hip Replacement Suit Goes to Trial

Opening arguments took place Jan. 25 in the trial of a lawsuit brought in California against Johnson & Johnson by a patient who received the company’s allegedly faulty “ASR” implant in hip replacement surgery. The device at issue, called the Articular Surface Replacement (ASR), is a metal ball and socket, the parts of which can grind against each other and release metal into the body, which can be toxic and require revision surgery.   Focus on Internal Documents J&J’s DePuy …

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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Products Liability by Sylvia Hsieh  
Exxon Gets Worker’s $17.5 Million Asbestos Verdict Tossed

An appeals court has thrown out a $17.5 million jury verdict against Exxon won by a worker nearly two years ago. Rubert “Bert” Minton was exposed to asbestos when he worked on 17 Exxon oil tankers as a supervisor for his employer, a shipbuilding company in Newport News, Va., for over a decade. He developed mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos exposure that attacks the lung’s linings. Minton and his wife, Linda, sued Exxon, arguing it knew about the dangers …

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What To Do About Our (Il)Legal Drug Peddlers?

Americans have long enjoyed a good villain. From Congress to Wall Street, lawyers to lobbyists, we love to hate. In some cases, we just sort of dislike what they stand for or have some “feeling,” backed up by evidence (or not) that these various scoundrels aren’t really looking out for what is in most of our best interests. But in certain cases, like with pharmaceutical companies, it can be a well-earned fury documented by years of proven malfeasance. Yes, that’s …

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