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John Bair

Female Lawyers Still Struggle to Snag Lead Roles

During just the past year and a half, numerous female attorneys have landed leadership roles in national multidistrict litigation (MDL). Likewise, highly regarded judges spoke out about the importance of gender diversity in litigation. To name just a few of […]

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Fighting Bills that Endanger Our Access to Justice

The civil justice system is in jeopardy. A series of tort reform bills coming to the floor in early March could be devastating to Americans’ access to justice. Last week, I talked about H.R. 985, which seeks to eliminate the […]

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New Federal Law Empowers People With Disabilities To Create Their Own Special Needs Trusts

On December 13, 2016, only one month before leaving office, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law. The sprawling healthcare bill addressed numerous issues, from the epidemic of opiod addiction to informed consent requirements in clinical research. […]

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H.R. 985 Aiming to Eliminate MDLs and Class Actions

The latest assault on the civil justice community is H.R. 985, a bill that was introduced into the U. S. House of Representatives earlier this month. Simply put, H.R. 985 seeks to eliminate the rights of Americans to bring class […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Bairs Foundation Announces Launch of New Website

As Co-Founder of the Bairs Foundation with my wife, Amy, I am proud to announce the formal launch of our nonprofit foundation’s website at BairsFoundation.org. The Bairs Foundation provides a lending alternative for plaintiffs and their families who face a […]

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SSDI Program Projected to be Exhausted by 2022: Implications for Plaintiffs

Ninety percent of our clients at Milestone Consulting – and most trial lawyers’ clients who are severely disabled – rely on social security disability insurance (SSDI) during litigation and for the remainder of their lives. SSDI is a program that […]