Month: May 2015

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Comedian Tracy Morgan settles personal injury lawsuit with Wal-Mart over deadly limo auto accident

Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan, best known for his roles on “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock,” has settled his personal injury lawsuit against Wal-Mart arising from an auto accident that occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike last summer. On July 10, 2014, a Wal-Mart truck struck the Mercedes Sprinter bus in which Morgan was a passenger. […]
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After Philadelphia derailment, Amtrak installs inward-facing video cameras

Trains in Northeast Corridor will be first to be retrofitted In the wake of the Philadelphia derailment of Amtrak 188 that left eight dead and hundreds injured, Amtrak announced that, by the end of 2015, it will install inward-facing video cameras on its fleet of 38 ACS-64 trains operating in the northeast corridor.  The railroad operator also stated […]
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Whistleblowers Secure $495M Settlement in DaVita Kidney Care Suit

Settlement believed to be the largest without government help in history DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care, announced that it would pay up to $495 million to settle a False Claims Act whistleblower case arising from wastage billing fraud allegations. Dr. Alon Vainer and Daniel Barbir, the whistleblowers, alleged that DaVita routinely […]
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David Haynes Interviewed About Philadelphia Amtrak Derailment

David Haynes, The Cochran Firm, D.C.'s managing attorney, was recently interviewed on the national TV and radio show Ring of Fire regarding the tragic Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015. Haynes discussed lobbying by the railroad industry, in addition to safety and legal issues plaguing Amtrak.
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Partner Karen Evans celebrates Law Day with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Washington Bar Association (WBA) and Karen E. Evans, president of the WBA and partner with The Cochran Firm, D.C., celebrated Law Day in 2015 by honoring Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Barbara Arnwine, Executive Director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law with the Charles Hamilton Houston Medallion of Merit.  The award […]
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$2.4 Billion Settlement in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

Takeda Pharmaceuticals will pay approximately $2.4 billion to settle Actos lawsuits.   Actos and some associated drugs (ActoPlus Met XR, Duetact, or ActoPlus Met) are Type II diabetes medications manufactured by Japan-based Takeda and its American business partner Eli Lilly and Company. In 2011, a FDA study, of more than 190,000 diabetes patients, discovered that taking Actos […]
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Takata airbag recall soars to 34 million vehicles

Largest automotive recall in history affects one in seven cars in U.S. After battling for months with the with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over the safety of its airbags, Japanese auto parts manufacturer Takata issued a sweeping recall for 34 million vehicles equipped with its airbags. Takata had incurred a $14,000 fine for […]
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Two lawsuits filed in wake of deadly Philadelphia Amtrak derailment

Passengers, Amtrak employee file suits against Amtrak Injured victims (and their family members) of the Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia have filed two lawsuits in the wake of the deadly train accident that left eight dead and more than 200 others injured.  Four passengers, along with their spouses, have filed a lawsuit together and one Amtrak […]
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8 dead, 200+ injured after Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia

Northbound train left from Washington, D.C. bound for New York City Eight people were killed and more than 200 injured after Amtrak Train 188 derailed near Philadelphia on Tuesday evening. The train carrying 238 passengers and five crew members rolled on its side in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia. Amtrak encourages individuals with questions about loved […]
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UFC Champion Jon Jones arrested for leaving the scene of car accident

Fighter breaks arm of pregnant woman in car accident, flees scene Former Ultimate Fighting Champion (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones was arrested last week in Arizona for fleeing the scene of an accident on foot.  Jones was driving a rental car when he struck another vehicle, breaking the arm of pregnant woman inside. […]
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