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Steps to Take After Slipping & Falling on Ice or Snow

With winter comes snowmen, snowball fights, Christmas, and other exciting activities. Unfortunately, it also means the ever-present danger of slipping on ice and snow. Even when you’re careful and avoid obviously slippery areas, you can still find yourself flat on your back after an incredibly painful fall. If you hurt yourself slipping on ice or […]

Johnson & Johnson Preparing Talc Litigation

Johnson & Johnson, (J&J) is facing 25,000 talcum powder lawsuits filed by women who claim J&J’s Baby Powder contained asbestos that caused their cancers. The company announced recently it has set aside $3.9 billion in talc-related litigation costs and settlements. The information was contained in a securities filing, released February 22, and it represents twice […]

3M Defective Earplug Trial Set for April

The 3M company has reached a milestone, a dubious distinction. With 233,575 defective product lawsuits filed, the multidistrict litigation (MDL) naming Minneapolis-based 3M over its Combat Arms Earplugs, has now become the largest mass tort in history, exceeding the number of asbestos cases filed in multidistrict litigation in one court (192,118). Combat Arms Earplugs, Version […]

Dealing with Insurance Companies After an Auto Accident

If you have been involved in an automobile accident, you will have to deal with the insurance adjuster who is assigned to handle your tort claim. The adjuster is the person who will assess your claim and determine the amount of compensation you should be paid. Due to the fact that the insurance adjuster is […]