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 »

US Supreme Court Refuses to Restrict Personal Jurisdiction in Paxil Case


(October 2, 2017) — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed to stand an appellate court decision stating that a product manufacturer is subject to personal jurisdiction for product-related claims in a state where development or testing occurred, Read More »

SELF-DRIVE Act Could Become Framework for Self-Driving Car Laws


In a recent U.S. House of Representatives floor session, House Representatives passed the SELF-DRIVE Act (Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research In-Vehicle Evolution) by a 2/3 majority. If ratified, the bill could become the framework f 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 »

Is the Textalyzer the Solution to Eliminating Distracted Driving?


Distracted driving has become an increasingly dangerous problem in the United States. In 2015, 3,477 people were killed as a result of distracted driving. Countless organizations have developed programs and campaigns to educate drivers on the danger Read More »

THL Advocates on Behalf of American Citizens in Legislative Lobby Days


Over the course of two days, members of the American Associate for Justice (AAJ) and the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus (WTLC) came together in Washington D.C. to participate in the legislative lobby days 2017 event to advocate on behalf of American citi Read More »

Myth of Tort Reform – Stripping Civil Rights in Favor of Corporate Profit


In an effort to take advantage of a Republican-controlled Congress and a country divided and distracted, big business interests are once again pushing for legislation to increase profits and increase federal regulation (but not of their own industrie Read More »

Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act: Corporate Sweetheart Deal


Recently, the House Judiciary Committee passed a new bill (HR 985) called the “Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017.” Introduced a day before Valentine’s Day the bill should have been called “The Corporate Sweetheart Deal.” This Read More »

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