Is this just the beginning of lawsuit settlements offered by e-cigarette companies?
Our blog article of November 2019 concerned the rise of expected lawsuits against vaping companies, mostly against the most popular e-cigarette producer, Juul. Fast forward almost two years later and see the headline, “E-cigarette company Juul to pay $40 million in North Carolina lawsuit settlement.” The settlement stems from a lawsuit filed in 2019 by […]
High levels of toxic metals found in baby food, says House Oversight Committee
A February 2021 study by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform reported findings that seven popular baby food brands contain high levels of toxic metals. Among the metals identified were inorganic arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury, substances deemed dangerous to human health by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the World Health Organization […]
Crock-pot recall alert of interest to personal injury attorneys
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently alerted consumers to a recall by Sunbeam Products located in Boca Raton, Florida. The recalled product, Crock-Pot® 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers, is deemed a potential burn hazard to its users. The recalled Crock-Pot multi-cooker can pressurize when the lid is not fully locked. This can cause the lid to […]
What are the liability risks to small businesses due to Covid-19?
As we proceed into 2021, Covid still not yet behind us, hundreds of negligence lawsuits have been filed nationwide. Most at risk for losing their businesses as a result of such action, if they haven’t already, are the mom-and-pop stores, not the mega stores and large companies like Walmart and Tyson (even though they have […]
GlobalWebIndex’s Social Media reports how Covid-19 impacts social media’s key trends
Recently, GlobalWebIndex, an SaaS market research firm, published a report on how attitudes towards social media have changed in the light of Covid-19. It explores how the use of social media is seeing a revival when it comes to sustaining meaningful connections to friends, family and brands; why it seeing this revival; and the traits […]
How to keep your personal injury law firm data secure while working remotely
In the present complex world of computer hacking, a pandemic, and with so many people having to work remotely, how can you insure the security of the private data of your personal injury law firm? A recent survey on computer security in the U.S., Great Britain and France showed that an estimated 49 percent of […]
New Senate Covid-19 relief bill would shield businesses and others from liability
As a follow up to the CARES Act that was passed in March, Senate Republicans recently floated the Safe to Work Act. One of the main focuses of the bill is tort reform. It is already being debated by both plaintiff and defense attorneys because of the liability protection it would afford to businesses and […]
Has Covid-19 tolled the death knell for big law firm offices?
Perhaps the epitome of a successful law firm is a swanky office on 5th Avenue overlooking Central Park in New York City. Marble floors, high-priced leather furniture, expensive art and founding partner portraits hang on the walls. One such firm like this pays an annual rental fee of $54,000,000…and there are many others like them. Covid-19 […]
Good advice for personal injury law firms at N.J. State Bar Assn. Convention
The New Jersey State Bar Association held its annual convention online due to the COVID-19 pandemic and addressed the importance of personal injury attorneys advancing their cases during this time. Although addressing the association’s New Jersey membership, the cause for concern is national among personal injury attorneys. New civil court filings are down because of […]
Verizon awards $125 million to paralyzed attorney in New Jersey
In what is the largest settlement in New Jersey history, a judge agreed to allow Verizon to settle with the family of an attorney paralyzed by a falling telephone pole. In January 2017, the plaintiff Marie Moser Meister, 50, was waiting at a bus stop in Union City, New Jersey on her commute to work […]