ABA Journal

Injury & Accident Law

1325 ABA Journal Injury & Accident Law articles.

Court Orders Review of Rollover Award

The U.S. Supreme Court today ordered California courts to re-evaluate a multi-million dollar award in a Ford rollover case.

Benetta Buell-Wilson was paralyzed when she swerved to avoid hitting a…

Lawyer Liable for Nightclub Assault

A Dallas lawyer has been ordered to pay $1.3 million in damages for assaulting a nightclub owner.

Earlier this month, a jury had found Jerry W. Mooty Jr. liable for…

No Damages, No Legal Malpractice

A New Jersey judge has dismissed a malpractice suit against a tort lawyer that alleged a conflict of interest, saying the plaintiff had shown no damages.

Plaintiff Miguel Herrera had…

Study: Doctors Win Most Med-Mal Suits

Juries in medical malpractice cases find for physicians more often than plaintiffs, a researcher told the New Jersey Law Journal.

Around 30 percent of medical…

Lawyer Raps ‘Paralyzed’ Client, Opposing Counsel

A lawyer whose medical malpractice client claimed paralysis, then was caught on videotape walking with a cane, questions why defense lawyers waited almost two years to disclose the tape.


Punitives Low in Ford Rollover Case

A jury awarded only $42,000 in punitive damages yesterday in an SUV rollover case after finding Ford Motor Co. liable for millions of dollars in compensatory damages.

Plaintiff Rebekah Zakrocki,…

Acne Drug Maker on Trial in Midwest

The first trial against the maker of acne drug Accutane opens today in Madison County, Ill., the National Law Journal reports.

Jason Christopher Peipert claims Accutane…

Pesticide Company Settles Sterility Suit

One of three defendants has settled a lawsuit that claimed an agricultural pesticide caused sterility in workers at Nicaraguan banana plantations, the Los Angeles Times reports.

$1 Billion Diet Drug Case Settles

Houston plaintiffs lawyer John O’Quinn has settled a case against the makers of a diet drug that originally resulted in a $1 billion verdict, Texas Lawyer reports.

Vioxx Ruling Expected to Favor Merck

A Texas judge is expected to dismiss a Vioxx case on Monday, an action that could affect 1,000 cases filed against the painkiller’s manufacturer in the state, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Estates Wrangle Over Rights to O.J. Simpson Book

The estates of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman both seek the rights to O.J. Simpson’s book, If I Did It.

The book, which has not been published, describes how…

Widow Sues Over Husband’s Dead Body

A federal lawsuit claims the body of an airline passenger who died in the restroom during a flight wasn’t found until the Chicago cleaning crew began work.

The passenger, 66-year-old…

$101 Million Settlement OK’d in Casino Collapse

A New Jersey judge has approved a $101 million settlement of a lawsuit filed in the collapse of a parking garage at an Atlantic City casino.

Four workers were killed…

Clergy Sex Abuse Claims Dropping

A report by the Roman Catholic Church says sex abuse claims against clergy dropped in 2006 for the second consecutive year.

Last year the church had 714 abuse claims, down…

Tort Reform Texas Style

New Laws and Med-Mal Damage Caps Devastate Plaintiff and Defense Firms Alike

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