litigation | Law Firm Newswire - Part 2

Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 4, 2014 – Raising and caring for young children is a process fraught with dangerous events. “Normally, a child eating a meal is not a cause for concern, even less so if they are supervised while eating. In this case, a young preschooler choked on a meatball while eating lunch at her daycare center and died the next day,” explains Daren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. The 3 ½ -year-old child was at preschool child care one day when she choked on a meatball and died the next day of cardiac arrest and […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 10, 2014 – A hazing ritual caused the death of a Pennsylvania college student. “Most frat house rituals these days require the approval of the college or institution where they are based. Such was the case in this instance, but the ritual has held off campus and not approved. One student lost his life due to closed head injuries,” explains Daren Monroe, Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. The young man who died was a 19-year-old college student by the name of Michael Deng. He was a freshman and pledge at Pi Delta Psi at Baruch […]


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David Landau & Associates, LLC (DLA) is excited to announce the expansion of its forensic accounting group to include a wider-breadth of services surrounding the litigation process. Fairfield, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 21, 2014 – David Landau & Associates, LLC (DLA) is excited to announce the expansion of its forensic accounting group to include a wider-breadth of services surrounding the litigation process.  David Landau, the firm’s Founder & CEO, will lead the newly formed Forensic Accounting & Litigation Support practice, which will now operate as its own service line. DLA has been providing forensic accounting and certain litigation offerings […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 10, 2014 – Throwing food at a sports event is negligent. This case demonstrates that clearly. The Kansas City Royals team mascot is a busy lion. Sluggerrr does his job and sends up rally cries on a regular basis, dances, performs and runs like the wind up and down the field. He also throws hotdogs at fans. “Which is not so good,” pointed out Daren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. Sluggerrr, in the throes of revving the crowd up in 2009 in Overland Park in Kansas, pitched a hotdog, wrapped in foil, into […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) December 18, 2013 – It is not often that a case involving so many individuals alleging sexual harassment comes to light. “This case is unusual in the sense that there may be up to 40 people involved —- men and women. All of them suggesting their workplace, Uline’s Waukegan plant in Chicago, is a hotbed of hostility and sexual harassment, due to be being shoved, groped and assaulted while at work,” outlined Timothy Coffey, a Chicago employment lawyer and principal attorney for The Coffey Law Office, P. C., an employment litigation firm dedicated to representing […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 3, 2013 – People think that if they wear the right kind of protective helmet when playing contact sports that they are safe. They are not. “This story began in 2009, when a young high school boy in California, engaged in playing football, sustained a head-to-head, on-field collision that forever changed his life. He was wearing a regulation helmet, but still suffered a catastrophic brain trauma. He is physically and mentally disabled for life. He even has trouble speaking and expressing his thoughts and feelings,” explained Daren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corp., Michigan. Eddie […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2013 – A mother and her child were permanently harmed as the result of medical negligence during a prolonged delivery. “This case revolves around a mother and child who were severely and permanently injured as the result of medical malpractice by the attending obstetrician. The mother was 29-years-old and was attempting to carry through with a vaginal delivery, despite her often voiced fears that the baby was too large. The sonogram indicate the child was 10-pounds,” explained Daren Monroe, of Litigation Funding Corp., Michigan. During the 16-hour, hard labor delivery, the mother sustained […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 1, 2013 – This series of medical negligence complaints had a bizarre outcome. The accused doctor is allowed to keep his medical license and practice. “Even though the surgeon in this unusual case has been allowed to keep his license to practice, it would not stop the families of those claiming medical negligence from suing him. Apparently the doctor was accused of defrauding Medicare of over $30,000, incompetence and negligence,” indicated Daren Monroe, of Litigation Funding Corp., Michigan. The initial complaint registered against the Tulsa surgeon included the names of 23 patients who sustained […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 30, 2013 – While not a requirement for divorce, Florida couples have two options available for legal separations. Unlike some other states, Floridians who wish to divorce are not required first to undergo legal separation. But some couples who feel divorce is in their future may wish to take an interim step. Separation does not have to be a formal legal matter, of course, but as Tampa divorce lawyer Kristi McCart explains, there are two options for those who wish to have a trial separation with rules in place. “The first option is a […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) October 23, 2013 – Child support agreements should be very detailed, said a prominent Virginia divorce attorney. In order to obtain a divorce in Virginia, all issues between the parties must be resolved, and that is often done by agreement between the divorcing spouses. However, if the agreement is not detailed enough, then the parties may find themselves at odds later on, and this is particularly true when it comes to child support. “Divorcing spouses need to think about details such as who will pay for children’s extra-curricular activities, college costs, and medical costs, as […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 10, 2013 – A tenured law professor was suspended in the wake of sexual harassment allegations. “The professor accused of sexually harassing several woman has filed a discrimination lawsuit against his employer,” indicated Timothy Coffey, a Chicago employment lawyer and principal attorney for The Coffey Law Office, P. C., an employment litigation firm dedicated to representing employees in the workplace. The suspended professor, Vernon Traster, alleges the university breached their contract with him, committed age and sexual discrimination in his firing and acted in an inappropriate manner in firing him due to his high […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 9, 2013 – The first wrongful death case relating to sudden acceleration issues in Toyota vehicles is on trial. “Noriko Uno was driving a Toyota Camry in 2009, when suddenly it rapidly accelerated, causing her to lose control. She slammed into a tree and light pole and died at the scene. Uno’s trial is the first in a series that are poised to go to court, and this case will be closely scrutinized,” stated Daren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. The lawsuit seeks $20 million in damages. Many remember the global recall of […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 3, 2013 – Not all gender discrimination cases resolve with the plaintiff getting their job back. This case was an exception, as not all plaintiffs wish to return to work with the same people, in the same location. “This gender discrimination case actually resulted in the plaintiff being reinstated as a firefighter, six years after she was maliciously dismissed as a result of filing a sexual harassment claim,” explained Timothy Coffey, a Chicago employment lawyer and principal attorney for The Coffey Law Office, P. C., an employment litigation firm dedicated to representing employees in […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 2, 2013 – Pradaxa is suspected of causing strokes, brain hemorrhages, heart attacks, gastrointestinal bleeding and death. “Brenda Medley filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Boehringer Ingelheim alleging their anti-coagulant, Pradaxa, contributed to, or caused, her husband’s death. She is asking the court for compensatory and punitive damages, pain and suffering and medical costs,” explained Daren Monroe, of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. Howard Medley was given Pradaxa in 2011 for atrial fibrillation. In 2012, he was rushed to hospital for excessive blood loss, supposedly linked to the drug. He received a blood transfusion. He […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 9, 2013 – A gastric band removal operation ended with the patient unexpectedly losing their spleen. “The patient in this case went to the hospital to have a gastric band removed. A gastric band is a device used to reduce to size of an individual’s stomach to help them eat less to lose weight. The operation appeared to have gone well,” indicated Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation. “Until it was discovered that an 8-inch surgical clamp had been left in her body.” The woman faced another surgery to remove the clamp, a device […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 2, 2013 – One patient lived to tell the story of her encounter with a surgeon. Although she had her life, she came out of surgery in a wheelchair. “This case was horrific from beginning to end,” said Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. “Mary Efurd went in for what she thought was an operation that would help her deal with back pain. She came out of the operation alive, but is now permanently confined to a wheelchair. She is thousands of dollars in debt, attempting to fix the surgeon’s mistakes.” Dr. Christopher […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 14, 2013 – An oil and gas company has filed a lawsuit against a drilling company, alleging breach of a contract to drill three wells. Conquistador Petroleum filed the lawsuit against E&B Natural Resources Management Corp. on April 5, 2013 in Jefferson County District Court. Francesco Galesi is also named as a defendant. Conquistador claims that E&B owes it hundreds of thousands of dollars because it failed to fulfill its contract to drill three wells on a 22-acre property, after one hole was found to be dry. Conquistador claims it invested $600,000 in obtaining […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 12, 2013 – While making accommodations for worker’s religious beliefs, there is a limit in how far an employer is expected to go. “This Illinois discrimination case tested the limits of what an employer is required to do regarding worker’s religious beliefs and how they affect the workplace,” indicated Timothy Coffey, a Chicago employment lawyer and principal attorney for The Coffey Law Office, P. C., an employment litigation firm dedicated to representing employees in the workplace. The plaintiff in this case was a 29-year-old Muslim, who held her teaching job until December 2007. In […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 9, 2013 – Neighbors to the building being demolished thought it was an accident looking for a place to happen. The building collapsed suddenly. “The building being demolished in this case appeared to be ready to collapse at any time. Neighbors and area residents were certain it was being handled the wrong way and expected it would collapse. It did. In the resulting rubble, six bodies were recovered and at least 13 others were taken for medical care,” indicated Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. Investigators from the Department of Labor (DOL) and […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 5, 2013 – Pregnancy discrimination is still alive and well in the 21st century. “This is an unusual case,” said Timothy Coffey, a Chicago employment lawyer and principal attorney for The Coffey Law Office, P. C., an employment litigation firm dedicated to representing employees in the workplace. “It has three elements involved, pregnancy discrimination, wrongful dismissal and sexual discrimination in view of the plaintiff being a lesbian.” In this case, a jury ruled that the plaintiff was entitled to $170,000; $100,000 in punitive damages and $71,000 in back pay and compensatory damages. She had […]


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