General Practice Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 3

Brentwood, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 30, 2011 – A lawsuit against Liberty Union High School District in Brentwood, California was filed for a 30 year veteran disabled teacher who was falsely arrested and collapsed as a result of harassment by school officials due to the teacher’s physical disability. The lawsuit states LUHSD personnel removed the teacher’s book bag from the classroom, rearranged the contents of the bag and searched it for drugs in violation of privacy rights. No illegal drugs were found. School officials then falsely claimed that the teacher was impaired and involved in a hit and run […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2011 – The road is less safe thanks to mobile phones and people’s insistence to use them in an inappropriate manner. “Incidents like this are becoming commonplace,” reported Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan. “If you recall that woman who fell into a fountain because she was texting and not paying attention to where she was walking, you will understand what happened in this case. A woman was talking on her cell phone while crossing a street and was killed by a vehicle.” According to police reports, the 39-year-old […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2011 – Driving recklessly while in the vicinity of a toll booth is never a good idea. This death was tragic and unnecessary. “Speeding is never a good idea to begin with,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation in Southfield, Michigan. “In this reported case, the driver of the out of control car hit and killed a toll booth operator. The speeding vehicle hit a cement barrier and went airborne, directly into the attendant.” The police report indicated that the vehicle, a Chevy Camaro, was zipping down the road at […]


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CHICAGO, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2011 – DRI – What: DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar has experts available to speak about the impact of the Supreme Court case Wal-Mart v. Dukes Who: R. Matthew Cairns, DRI President and Marc Williams, DRI Past President Why: The landmark Wal-Mart v. Dukes case has far-reaching implications for both Title VII class actions and for class actions more generally. Had the Supreme Court affirmed the decisions of the district court and the Ninth Circuit, the effect could have been a dramatic expansion of the circumstances in which class certification […]


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Leading Defense Experts Available for Comment CHICAGO, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2011 – DRI – What: DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar has experts available to speak about the impact of the Supreme Court decision on American Electric Power Co., Inc. v. Connecticut. Who: T. Sky Woodward phone: 410-545-5823 Defense attorney with and Member of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC in Baltimore, Md. Experience includes major product liability and toxic tort cases. Recognized as a Maryland “Super Lawyer” in product liability defense and in Best Lawyers for product liability and mass tort defense. Serves as […]


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DRI—Voice of the Defense Bar—Weighs in on Opinions CHICAGO, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2011 – DRI – This morning the U.S. Supreme Court released decisions on two cases of critical importance to the defense bar. DRI is proud to announce that the holdings in Wal-Mart v. Dukes and AEP v. Connecticut both correspond to the arguments set forth in amicus curiae briefs that DRI filed to protect the interests of its members and their clients. The landmark Wal-Mart v. Dukes case has far-reaching implications for both Title VII class actions and for class actions more generally. Had the […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2011 – Workplaces may be deadly. This lawsuit involved two men, trying to maintain heavy machinery, when it collapsed. “It was pretty much a typical day at work for the two men involved in this accident. They went to work, expecting it to be a typical day. It was anything but, as they worked on a scissor lift, at a steel manufacturing plant. The lift was 40 feet in the air and the two men were repairing it – usual maintenance for the men and the machine – when it collapsed,” said Daren […]


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CHICAGO, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 19, 2011 – DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar supplied comments for two recent cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. The organization, which represents 22,000 defense attorneys, filed amicus briefs on behalf of AT&T in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, and Wal-Mart v. Dukes. Recently, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of AT&T. A determination on Wal-Mart v. Dukes is expected in June. The lawsuit was brought by a couple, the Concepcions, who in 2006 filed a complaint in federal district court against AT&T alleging that the company defrauded consumers by charging sales […]


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President Bill Clinton; Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; TSA Administrator John Pistole CHICAGO, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 17, 2011 – DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar has signed an extremely prestigious group of speakers to lead the sessions for the organization’s 2011 Annual Meeting taking place October 26 – 30 in Washington, D.C. “Embracing Our Common Humanity,” is the title of President Clinton’s discussion. President Clinton is a powerful voice for progress around the world and he will share his unique insights and observations about globalization, our growing interdependence, and finding our way toward a common future […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 10, 2011 – Drag racing is never a smart move. This head-on crash resulted in critical injuries for one participant, and, remarkably, no deaths. “It appears that a Hyundai Tiburon and a Honda Civic were drag racing, neck and neck at high speeds on a highway, when the Hyundai rammed into the front of a police cruiser. The officer was helping a colleague with a traffic stop,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan. The driver of the Hyundai, Alejandro Ramos, sustained critical injuries, and the officer made it out […]


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Court Rules Today in Favor of AT&T in AT&T Mobility vs. Concepcion


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Defense Bar Supports Defendants’ Petition for Certiorari


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Leading Legal Organization Offers Solutions to Mitigate the Impact of Citizens United and Special Interest Funding of Judicial Campaigns


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