Investigative report reveals potential abuses by defense lawyers
The Charleston Daily Mail recently ran a story detailing allegations against a large West Virginia-based law firm that it repeatedly withheld information necessary to lawsuits against coal companies. The lawsuits were filed on behalf of miners seeking black lung benefits. The newspaper story was based on an investigative journalism report by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Center […]
Family of D.C. Navy Yard Shooting Victim Files $37.5M Lawsuit
The family of Mary DeLorenzo Knight, who was tragically killed in the Washington Navy Yard mass shooting on Sept. 16, 2013, has filed an administrative claim seeking $37.5 million from the government. Knight’s family filed a legal claim against the Navy and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The claim alleges that these agencies ignored warning […]
Over 1M Toyota and Lexus Cars Recalled for Faulty Suspensions
Toyota recently announced it is recalling 880,584 RAV4 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and Lexus HS 250h sedans because a previously announced repair did not fix a safety issue. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that at least nine reported crashes and three injuries are related to this defective product. These cars can create an […]
Do you really give up the right to sue by signing a liability waiver?
You’re about to go skydiving in Maryland, hang gliding in Virginia, or kayaking in DC and the recreation company presents you with a contract that must be signed before you can take part in an activity. This paperwork will most likely contain language that purports to waive the participant’s right to sue the recreation company. […]
Virginia Supreme Court reverses Virginia Tech wrongful death verdict
The Virginia Supreme Court recently overturned a wrongful death verdict arising from the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre. In an opinion by Justice Cleo Powell, the court held that the school had no duty to warn students about the potential for criminal acts by third parties. The wrongful death cases were filed by the families of […]
$3.5 Million Settlement
This case involved an elderly lady who suffered a brain injury when medical professionals failed to treat a compromised airway while she was in the hospital.