Can You Sue the Government? Lawsuits Against State & Federal Agencies

 

  A Guide to Legal Claims Against Federal or State Agencies In 2015, 21 youth plaintiffs took on the federal government in a fight for climate action. Three years later, their case – Juliana v. United States – reached the U.S. Supreme Court 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 legal jargon. Civil lawsuits aren’t actually too hard to wrap your head around 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 »

Bellwether Trial | What is the Purpose of a Bellwether Trial?

 

If you are involved in a consolidated lawsuit, you may be chosen to participate in a bellwether trial. Plaintiffs chosen for bellwether trials generally have strong cases and act as indicators for future decisions on cases of the same-class. If you a 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 »

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