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Plaintiff 101: How to Find an Attorney Who is a Good Fit for Your Case

This article is the first of a short series called Plaintiff 101: Things to Know Before, During and After Litigation. As a professional settlement planner, I frequently work side-by-side with plaintiffs and attorneys to develop comprehensive settlement arrangements. I have […]

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Infographic: How is the Bairs Foundation Different?

We’ve received many positive responses to our launch of the Bairs Foundation. As we continue to grow, our team is making great strides to find more families who may be in need but have not yet heard about our foundation. […]

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Huge Verdict for Woman with Ovarian Cancer from Talc Powder

Yesterday, a jury awarded a woman more than $110 million in a lawsuit claiming she developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) talcum powder products for decades. This verdict is by far the largest one yet in the […]

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Ariana Tadler Honored Among 10 Women in ABA’s Women of Legal Tech

I’d like to extend a special congratulations to my good friend Ariana Tadler for her inclusion in this year’s Women of Legal Tech. This annual list, compiled by the American Bar Association (ABA) Legal Technology Research Center, honors women who […]

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Bairs Foundation Adds More Useful Information to Website

It has been six months since the Bairs Foundation launched and began providing financial assistance to plaintiffs in need. Our team knows that it’s not enough to provide access to low-interest capital; we also strive to be a wealth of […]

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Aimee Wagstaff to Receive 2017 Young Innovator Award

Congratulations to Aimee Wagstaff, Esq., recipient of the 2017 Young Innovator Award given by Mass Torts Made Perfect this week. The award exemplifies Aimee’s outstanding contributions to the field of law and her strides toward gender diversity in the legal […]

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4 Digital Tools that Can Save Lawyers Time and Increase Productivity

As today’s world increases its reliance on technology to do just about everything, professionals are also expected to move and produce faster than ever. For lawyers, it’s all about finding the right digital tools to simplify tasks at home, in […]

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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. […]