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Understanding Class Actions and Multi-District Litigation

When many people are injured in the same way or suffer a common type of loss, those lawsuits can be consolidated into a multi-district litigation (MDL) or a class action claim. The goal of this consolidation is to move cases through the courts more quickly and efficiently, so that plaintiffs can have justice. What are…

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How to Proceed if You Suspect Your Child Is Being Sexually Abused

The Arizona Department of Child Safety states that “sexual abuse occurs when sex acts are performed with children. Using children in pornography, prostitution or other types of sexual activity is also sexual abuse.” Sexual assault also includes rape or attempted rape, penetration of the child’s body, forcing sexual acts such as oral sex, indecent exposure,…

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How to Protect Yourself From Government Ban on Lawsuits and Damages

Responsibility and accountability – even for the powerful – are rooted into the core of our legal system. This country’s founders knew that a democracy needs a court system that empowers people to protect themselves by holding the powerful to account. That’s why the Constitution guarantees each person the right to a trial by jury.…

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Samsung in the News

Samsung is making news for a couple reasons today.  First, according to the Washington Post, Samsung is expected to present causes of the Galaxy Note 7 fires today.  The Galaxy Note 7, as you likely know, is no longer allowed on airplanes or cruise ships because the phones have a tendency to explode or spontaneously…

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Weekly Recall Recap

Before purchasing products, you should always make sure the items are safe.  But precaution doesn’t end there.  We should all monitor items to make sure nothing we own and use is recalled for safety reasons.  If you or a loved one has been injured by a product – whether or not that product has been…

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Feds Ban Mandatory Arbitration Clauses for Nursing Homes

In a big victory for nursing home patients and the Constitution, the federal government passed a new rule that prevents nursing homes from including arbitration clauses in their consumer contracts.  The new rule applies to every nursing home that accepts federal funding.  Companies, including nursing homes, often include arbitration clauses in their standard contract as…

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Trust Your Gut If You Think A Doctor Made A Mistake

Most people believe doctors are good people who consider helping patients to be the top priority.  And in many cases, that is true.  However, a report by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations found that less than half of physicians feel serious errors should be disclosed to patients.  This is concerning when considering…

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Video of Exploding E-Cigarette

We’ve posted about the dangers of e-cigarettes, but now we have video verification.  This video shows an e-cigarette exploding in the purse of a woman in New Jersey.  “Terrifying, scary. It sounded like a gunshot. It sounded like a bomb went off.” Anything with lithium batteries, including cell phones, risk exploding.  Try to avoid using…

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