This is a collection of blogs and news articles I read last week while I was on vacation that I though many of you might find of interest:
- The vast majority of injury lawyers are not “ambulance-chasers,” and anyone who tars all of us with that label is pushing a political agenda, Kennerly writes. Personally, I don’t have the energy to fight the misconceptions. I think I’m helping society which is why I chose to do what I do. (But, too many personal injury lawyers think they are doing God’s work and ours is the most noble profession of all. Please. You are not saving the world as a personal injury lawyer and, honestly, you are not even trying. You are just a spoke in the wheel, albeit a productive one that helps society.) No one is going to change their mind by anything that I say. So, I’m just going to help our clients the best I possibly can, feed my family, and let the world be the world.
- Do English-only product-safety warnings constitute adequate warning for the purpose of tort claims? I think it has to be. We can’t make product warnings in a zillion different languages and expect to keep our businesses competitive. If you are using a product and you don’t know the language of the warning, you need to make sure you take the appropriate steps to make sure you know what they are.
- A California jury awarded more than $36 million to a couple whose car was hit by a tractor-trailer in 2010, resulting in the wife requiring 24-hour care. I would love to learn why in the world this case made it to trial.
- A Texas jury awarded $2.2 million to a woman seriously injured when the car in which she was riding was struck by a drunken driver. The other woman in the struck vehicle died at the scene of the accident. Just senseless and awful.
- The Justice Watch blog looks at the class-action landscape, a year after Wal-Mart v. Dukes.