What is a Contingency Fee? Civil Litigation Fee Agreements Explained

 

A contingency fee is a payment made to an attorney that is contingent upon the attorney recovering compensation for his or her client in court. This means payment for an attorney’s service only occurs when the client receives monetary gain through Read More »

What are Compensatory Damages and Punitive Damages?

 

In civil court, damages are the “award” or sum of money, the plaintiff receives either due to a settlement or a decision reached after a trial. This award essentially functions as compensation for the loss the plaintiff experienced, wheth Read More »

Civil Lawsuit – The Civil Litigation Process Explained In Steps

 

A civil lawsuit can seem complex and, for most of us, confusing. If you are involved in a civil lawsuit, you shouldn’t feel discouraged by the various steps or the legal jargon. Civil lawsuits aren’t actually too hard to wrap your head ar Read More »

Statue of Limitations: A General Guide to the SoL

 

Disclaimer: Statute of limitations vary state-by-state and case-by-case. This is by no means a definitive guide to the statute of limitations. The purpose of this guide is to help you better understand what statute of limitations are, how they work, Read More »

Black Box Warning – The Strongest Consumer Warning FDA Can Issue

 

What is a Black Box Warning Label? If your prescription medication or medical device carries a boxed warning or “black box warning” label, you may be wondering how this differs from other medication warning labels. Black box warning label Read More »

What Exactly is a Bellwether Trial? A Plaintiff Perspective

 

A bellwether trial is a small consolidation of lawsuits, taken from a larger group of similar cases, to be tried first. The bellwether trial is like a practice run to help anticipate the results of the future similar cases. To further explain, we hav Read More »

An Informal Guide: What is a Multidistrict Litigation?

 

What is Multidistrict Litigation? Multidistrict litigation, commonly referred to as MDL, is a special federal legal procedure designed to speed the process of handling complex litigations by consolidating cases and addressing all pretrial procedures Read More »

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