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Woman Electrocuted in Her Shower Wins $4 Million

A woman electrocuted by multiple surges of stray current while taking a shower won a $4 million verdict against her electric company, Southern California Edison. The electrical charges had traveled through the shower head, which had recently been installed. Simona Wilson’s neighbors have long complained of crackling sounds coming from power lines and getting zapped with electricity when collecting mail from their mailboxes. They pointed to the Edison substation in the neighborhood, suspecting that the electrical current from the substation …

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Will Fewer Guns Reduce Killings? [Poll]

A recent gun buyback program, covered by Lawyers.com, cost the state of New Jersey $324,000. It collected more than 2,600 weapons, including 700 illegal ones.  Lawyers.com journalist Michele Bowman also reports that a New Jersey appellate court recently upheld a gun sales law. This regulation limits residents to buying just one gun per month. Take our poll and let us know what you think about these efforts to reduce guns in the community.

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Newsbreak: Surprising Results in Three Cases [Video]

  Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine broadcasts today’s Newsbreak, a round-up of legal news you can use. Why did the Indiana Supreme Court cut $7 million out of a jury award? You’ll find out as Larry reports on an Indiana man whose wife died a painful death due to medical malpractice. You’ll learn about the effects of tort reform, an anti-consumer law. You be the judge of whether the outcome was unfair. The Newsbreak also visits a wild party in Ohio. …

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Striking Down Damage Caps that Hurt Consumers [Chart]

Missouri is the state where the supreme court most recently struck down damage cap laws that hurt consumers when they file a medical malpractice or injury lawsuit. See the state-by-state chart below. The laws were enacted as part of an anti-consumer movement in the law known as “tort reform.” Starting in the 1970s, it was designed to severely cut awards  made by juries. At the request of Lawyers.com, attorneys Walter H. Boone,  J. Chase Bryan, and Jordan McKibben of the …

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Zimmerman Lawyer Speaks at Gun Conference

Taking his client’s much-discussed right to bear arms on the road, George Zimmerman’s defense lawyer was a featured speaker at the 27th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference in Orlando on Sept. 29. Attorney Mark M. O’Mara tried to walk a fine line: He admitted that if he hadn’t been representing the defendant in one of the most talked-about trials in recent memory, he would not have been invited to speak at the conference, according to WFTV. But he also refused to …

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