Daily Archives: March 13, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in Crime by Josh Crank  
Deepwater Horizon Worker Missed Critical Blowout Warning

A Halliburton employee who survived the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion testified today that he failed to act upon signals that the Macondo well was unstable, but doesn’t believe he did anything wrong. Joseph Keith was a “mud logger” aboard the rig, tasked with monitoring fluid flow and pressure in the well. He testified that while he took a roughly ten minute break to use the bathroom and smoke a cigarette, monitors at his empty workstation showed a rise in …

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Posted 2 years ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Parents Win $12 Million for Son’s Fatal Bike Accident

A couple has won an $12 million verdict against their South Florida condo association and management company for not following regulations that could have prevented the death of their son who was killed while riding his bike in the complex. Andrew Curtis was riding his bike with his father on the Jupiter, Fla., condo premises of Villas on the Green, when the 9-year-old was hit by a car driven by another condo resident, Helen Bygel. Everyone agreed that Bygel was …

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Lawyers.com Harlem Shake [VIDEO]

Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine and Editorial Director Betsy Kim talk about the Harlem Shake phenomenon, which has been taking the Internet by a storm. During the taping, the action unfolds. Watch this video to witness a “first” in the legal news business. Can you identify Dean Hurley, Donald Almgren, Divya Jain, Craig McGuire, Amy Kovar, Leon Hill, Lily Montemayer, Jonny Kapps, Heidi Goss, Betsy Kim or Larry Bodine?

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DePuy Owes $8.3M After First Hip Replacement Trial

A jury in California on Mar. 8 ordered DePuy Orthopaedics to pay over $8.3 million to a man who says the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary knowingly made and marketed a faulty hip replacement device.    Mixed Verdict In the trial, which began in January, Loren Kransky alleged that the DePuy Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) he received was defective and that the company failed to warn its users that the metal ball and socket could grind against each other and release …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government by Aaron Kase  
Violence Against Women Act Signed into Law

President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Act into law last week, reinstating important protections for abuse victims including expanded provisions for immigrants, native Americans and LGBT citizens. “This is a country where everybody should be able to pursue their own measure of happiness and live their lives free from fear no matter who you are, no matter who you love,” Obama said. “That’s got to be our priority. The House of Representatives passed the bill two weeks ago after …

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