Archive for April 2008

Personal Injury Law Round-Up #58

Life has returned to normal, and I hope the Round-Up can return to its usual standard of glory (or substandard, as the case may be). But before we move on, congrats to Eric Turkewitz for being named the ABA’s Blawg of the Week. We’ll start off with tort “reform”…. I suppose the big tort reform story…

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Personal Injury Subrogation Explained

In a topic near and dear to my heart, local attorney Judy Kostura has a very nice editorial in this morning’s Austin American Statesman that discusses, in plain language, the issues concerning personal injury subrogation. Subrogation is a problem in almost all personal injury cases, and it’s something we’ve discussed in the following posts: Personal…

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Another Legal Malpractice Case Proceeds Against "Big Law"

In New York, a legal malpractice lawsuit is proceeding against mega-firm Paul Hastings. In the suit, an investor hired attorneys from the firm to conduct the due diligence in a $3 million investment.  The is now suing alleging that the firm committed legal malpractice by failing to ensure that the investor obtained all the mineral rights…

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Nail Gun Injuries Are On The Rise

The April 13 issue of the Sacramento Bee had a great article on the rapid rise of nail gun injuries. Nail gun injuries have been on the rise for two primary reasons.  First, the industry refuses to adhere to a safe design.  There are two types of nail guns: contact and sequential.  Contact nail guns…

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Personal Injury Law Round-Up #57

Sorry for the delay in posting. I was in Florida at a seminar most of last week, and after taking the family on a weekend detour to Disney World, we didn’t return until after midnight last night. So this week’s version won’t be a complete round-up, but a short highlight of what’s going on. I’d…

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Personal Injury Law Round-Up #56

It’s been a crazy week here in Austin so this week’s offer is a little slim. I don’t know how Eric Turkewitz has time to pull of the biggest April Fool’s Day joke in the history of the blogosphere, but I’m jealous. I will add that the fierce T-Ball Diamondbacks have their first game tomorrow…

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How the Paulson Plan Will Affect Personal Injury Claims

It’s hidden away, but one key plank of Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s plan to save the economy is the introduction of federal regulation of the insurance industry. That could be potentially disastrous to many personal injury claims. Currently, the insurance industry is regulated by the states. Many states have adopted rules or laws that protect…

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How the Paulson Plan Will Affect Personal Injury Claims

It’s hidden away, but one key plank of Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s plan to save the economy is the introduction of federal regulation of the insurance industry. That could be potentially disastrous to many personal injury claims. Currently, the insurance industry is regulated by the states. Many states have adopted rules or laws that protect…

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