Personal Injury News/Random Rants
Posted On: March 29, 2011
- A whole bunch of Maryland lawyers write about random car accidents they read about in the Baltimore Sun. Why? Because the whole world benefits when Maryland accident lawyers rewrite Baltimore Sun articles describing accidents. It is extra special when they include the names of the victims. Hey, they might even Google the accident and find you.
- Workers' Compensation in the United States: The First 100 Years. Not as spine tingling as the movie. But what a great ending!
- Day on Torts (John Day) writes about a new case the Tennessee Supreme Court will be hearing about whether experts can rely on the opinions of other experts in the case.
- There is a new uninsured motorist car accident case opinion out of Georgia. Look at all of those links. None of them are to the actual case. Pretty tricky, huh? More to come. This is the case. The summary? GEICO offers policy limits. State Farm takes a verdict and tries to get a collateral source set off, namely its own PIP payments. The Georgia Supreme Court rolls its eyes.
- A Cleveland Browns fan sues over the NFL lockout. Obviously, he has standing to sue and the case is oh so ripe. Everyone's crazy cousins are coming out of the closet on this. The otherwise lucid Sally Jenkins from the Washington Post becomes unhinged on the subject, urging this exact type of lawsuit. Incredibly, she gives voice to the head of the Sports Fans Coalition. Really? The Sports Fan Coalition? Her argument rests on an insane syllogism. The public financed the stadiums for the fans and the local economy so the fans deserve a football season. Accordingly, the owners have an obligation to give them one. Don't they still have an obligation to pay their rent? But, wait, it is a sweetheart rent deal. If that is the case, public officials should have put a lockout clause in the lease. If they didn't, why are we blaming the owners? Did they think that an impasse and a lockout were impossible because, you know, rich people with lots of leverage on opposite sides of a dollar always agree on everything. The reality is both players and owners have leverage and they are exerting that leverage. Good for them both. Why am I ranting about this? Because dumb lawsuits devalue real lawsuits. Let's repeat that again, this time aloud: dumb lawsuits devalue real lawsuits.
- Carl Saiontz (Saiontz & Kirk) writes about anew study on chronic pain after car accidents.
- I write again about the flawed business model personal injury lawyers have.
- Our law firm has created a newspaper! Please don't read it yet. Because I don't quite understand it.
- Nonsensical statistics on lawsuits filed by passengers in car accidents. Who publishes this junk? (Us? Oh.)
- This last one is clear advertising but I think I've earned it. And these are extremely unfortunate cases: Depakote birth defect lawsuits and Topamax birth injury lawsuits. Regardless of which side of the liability fence you are on, you can't help but be saddened by the struggles of children who arguably should not have ever had to struggle.