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Author Says Lawyers, not Plaintiffs, the Real Winners in Class-Action Suits

Brooke Melton died on her 29th birthday. Her Chevy randomly shut off in the middle of the highway a little before 8 p.m., and she crashed into a creek in Atlanta. A couple hours later, her parents were notified by …

ABA Says Lawyers Can Monitor Jurors’ Social Media Sites

Lawyers have been given the green light to scan the social media sites of jurors. The American Bar Association says it’s ethical for lawyers to scour online for publicly available musings of citizens called for jury service – and even …

Oregon Doctors, Lawyers Support Medical Errors Bill

Usually staunch adversaries, doctors and trial lawyers have both gotten behind an Oregon bill creating a new mediation process for patients injured by medical mistakes. Gov. John Kitzhaber, a doctor, called their agreement “the holy grail of medical and legal …

Lawyers Ask Montana High Court to Protect Privacy of Workers’ Comp Claimants

Two Billings attorneys are asking the Montana Supreme Court to stop workers’ compensation investigators from practices that they say violate the privacy rights of workers’ comp claimants. The Billings Gazette reports that Gene Jarussi and Michael Eiselein, along with 10 …

AXA UK Bans Lawyers’ Referral Fees; Calls for Whiplash Damage Reform

AXA UK has announced that it will no longer accept referral fees from personal injury lawyers and has issued a call for whiplash injury reform to eliminate fraud within the industry. The announcement noted that the company “has been a …