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    • Washington State Bill Could Crack Down on Distracted Driving

      Washington State Bill Could Crack Down on Distracted Driving

      Washington State representatives are drafting a bill tentatively called the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act, which could ban all driver use of handheld devices. Last week, Representatives of AAA, Harborview Medical Center, Washington State Patrol, Washington DECA high-school […]

    • Risperdal Gynecomastia Plaintiffs: Looking Ahead to Possible Settlement

      Risperdal Gynecomastia Plaintiffs: Looking Ahead to Possible Settlement

      The antipsychotic drug Risperdal has been linked to gynecomastia – the growth of breast tissue in boys and men. Now, thousands of Risperdal cases have been filed in Los Angeles and Philadelphia to hold pharmaceutical manufacturer Johnson & Johnson accountable […]

    • Weathering the Storm

      Weathering the Storm

      The title of the latest issue of Living Safer Magazine resonates with me: You Weathered the Storm: What’s Next? The issue is all about how to protect your property, your family and your finances in the wake of a disaster. […]

    • Company Allegedly Scammed Sick 9/11 First Responders, NFL Concussion Victims

      Company Allegedly Scammed Sick 9/11 First Responders, NFL Concussion Victims

      New York and federal authorities sued a legal funding company and its founder yesterday, alleging they lured former NFL players with brain injuries and 9/11 heroes struggling with cancer and respiratory illnesses into accepting costly advances on their settlements. According […]

    • What Does the Bairs Foundation Do?

      What Does the Bairs Foundation Do?

      Litigation is expensive, and some families in litigation run out of money before their lawsuit has concluded. The Bairs Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps people suffering because of a catastrophic accident. The foundation can provide financial assistance before, during […]

    • Self-Settled Supplemental Needs Trusts

      Self-Settled Supplemental Needs Trusts

      In the February 2017 Bulletin for the Erie County Bar Association, Peter and Jillian Brevorka of the Brevorka Law Firm, P.C. discuss the recently signed 21st Century Cures Act, which will allow individuals to not only establish “self-settled” supplemental needs […]

    • Four Female Attorneys Appointed to Invokana PSC

      Four Female Attorneys Appointed to Invokana PSC

      Last week, Judge Brian R. Martinotti of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey appointed four outstanding women to the 14-member plaintiffs’ steering committee (PSC) in MDL 2750 for Invokana (Canagliflozin) Products Liability Litigation. Judge Martinotti’s […]

    • Federal Judiciary Steps in on Presidential Executive Order

      Federal Judiciary Steps in on Presidential Executive Order

      Judges Donnelly, Brinkema, Burroughs and Dein Block Trump Order Amid Chaos Judges from three states took action immediately following President Donald Trump’s executive order blocking immigrants from the seven predominately Muslim nations from entering the United States. At 4:42 p.m. […]

    • Snapchat Immune to Lawsuit per Communications Decency Act

      Snapchat Immune to Lawsuit per Communications Decency Act

      Spalding County State Court Judge Josh Thacker has dismissed a lawsuit claiming Snapchat’s speed filter tempted 18-year-old Christal McGee to accelerate to 113 mph before crashing into another car. According to the judge, Communications Decency Act (CDA) provides the social media […]

    • End Distracted Driving: What’s Coming up in 2017

      End Distracted Driving: What’s Coming up in 2017

      End Distracted Driving (EndDD.org) is a campaign of the Casey Feldman Foundation that aims to preserve life and promote safety on a large scale through advocacy, education, and action. Having already spoken to more than 325,000 students and drivers, EndDD.org […]