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Plaintiff recounts pain she says came from mesh implant in C.R. Bard trial in New Jersey

By John Sammon | Apr 2, 2018

HACKENSACK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Plaintiff Mary McGinnis told a jury March 29 how her life had changed because of the polypropylene mesh implant she had surgically placed in 2009, which instead of propping up a sagging bladder as intended, allegedly caused tissue inflammation and intense burning pain, necessitating removal by surgery.

Plaintiff's prior medical history discussed in New Jersey pelvic mesh trial

By John Sammon | Mar 30, 2018

HACKENSACK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys representing a medical device company alleged to have manufactured a pelvic mesh implant a woman claims caused her injury sought to portray the source of the woman’s pain not a result of the implant, but unrelated arthritic conditions in trial March 28.

Benefits/risks of pelvic mesh addressed in C.R. Bard trial taking place in New Jersey

By John Sammon | Mar 29, 2018

HACKENSACK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The trial over a woman’s allegations against a medical manufacturer over a mesh implant device that allegedly caused her intense pain and physical damage focused March 27 on the perceived risk versus benefit of the device.

Trial testimony questions appropriateness of pelvic mesh in N.J. case against C.R. Bard

By John Sammon | Mar 28, 2018

HACKENSACK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Jury trial resumed on March 26 in a woman’s lawsuit seeking damages against a medical manufacturer whose pelvic implant device used for bladder support allegedly instead led to chronic inflammation and pain and had to be surgically removed.

Jury trial in C.R. Bard pelvic mesh injury suit underway in New Jersey

By John Sammon | Mar 26, 2018

HACKENSACK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A jury trial has begun in the lawsuit of a woman suing the manufacturer of a medical pelvic mesh device that was implanted in her transvaginal region to support a sinking bladder but instead allegedly caused her chronic pain.

Legal reform advocates point to medical malpractice figures in New York, Pennsylvania

By John Sammon | Mar 22, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Experts who have watched medical malpractice lawsuits skyrocket in states like New York, Rhode Island and New Jersey say government has made it too easy and attractive to sue and reform must happen.

Los Angeles Waterkeeper, waste management company agree to settlement in stormwater pollution case

By John Sammon | Mar 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Santa Monica-based environmental water quality nonprofit settled a lawsuit with a waste management corporation after the company agreed to upgrade its water treatment systems for storm runoff.

N.J. court dismisses RICO lawsuit against plaintiffs firm, says accuser was close to being sanctioned

By John Sammon | Mar 6, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey federal judge on Jan. 8 dismissed an amended complaint that accused a law firm of running a “racketeering-style” scam operation designed to generate bogus legal fees in class action lawsuits.

To plaintiffs' dismay, SCOTUS likely won't review 'case-killer' TCPA decision

By John Sammon | Feb 22, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – It appears unlikely that the U.S. Supreme Court will review a judgment that says the Federal Communications Commission does not have the authorization to require businesses to include an “opt-out” notice on solicited fax advertisements.

Panel: Chapter 15 eases the way for cross-border bankruptcy proceedings

By John Sammon | Jan 8, 2018

SANTA MONICA (Legal Newsline) – A panel of experts on Chapter 15 cross-border bankruptcy proceeding indicated the increasing use of the legal option allows a greater harmony and coordination between foreign and U.S. courts.

Supreme Court of Georgia reverses summary judgment in wrongful death case

By John Sammon | Dec 22, 2017

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The Georgia Supreme Court on Dec. 11 said lower courts erred when they awarded summary judgment to Grady Memorial Hospital Corp. in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Md. lawsuit moved to Talbot County; Plaintiffs preferred Baltimore, though they would have driven past Talbot courthouse on way

By John Sammon | Dec 22, 2017

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Appeals of Maryland on Sept. 6 upheld a ruling by the Circuit Court of Baltimore City that a hearing over the medical treatment given to a 15-year-old boy be transferred from Baltimore City to Talbot County.

Mississippi Supreme Court affirms wrongful death suit is time-barred

By John Sammon | Dec 22, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed a judgment of a circuit court in finding that a man’s lawsuit against doctors alleging negligence in the wrongful death of his mother was barred by a statute of limitations.

Company's conversion lawsuit against investor, law firms is dismissed

By John Sammon | Dec 22, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The California Court of Appeals, 2nd Appellate District Division One on Nov. 16 upheld a decision of the Los Angeles Superior Court dismissing allegations of fraudulent conversion and transfer of funds in a case that has gone on since 2003 in both state and federal courts, as well as courts in Switzerland.

Arkansas high court returns class action case over employee vacation pay

By John Sammon | Nov 30, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – The Arkansas Supreme Court on Nov. 16 remanded a case back to the Union County Circuit Court asking the lower court for more specifics in a case of employees suing their employer over vacation pay they claimed is owed to them.

California appeals court vacates overruling demurrer in crane accident suit involving Oregon State

By John Sammon | Nov 28, 2017

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – The California 4th Appellate District Court on Nov. 8 granted a writ of mandate petition vacating an earlier San Diego County Superior Court judgment in a lawsuit brought by a California man who was severely injured in a crane tip-over accident against Oregon State University.

California court: 'No reasonable suspicion' to detain police officer trainee

By John Sammon | Nov 24, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The First District Court of Appeal in California on Nov. 16 affirmed a trial court decision that awarded more than $575,000 in damages plus attorney fees to a police cadet trainee after he was arrested by officers from his own department.

California appellate court affirms judgment in case involving potential discipline of physical therapist

By John Sammon | Nov 24, 2017

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – California 4th Appellate District Court of Appeal, Division One on Oct. 16 upheld a Superior Court decision that an Orange County woman who practiced as a physical therapist could be disciplined by the Physical Therapy Board of California for misdemeanor property damage after she had allegedly misused alcohol.

Illinois federal court asked to dismiss woman’s amended complaint alleging Spokeo search engine ad violated privacy

By John Sammon | Nov 21, 2017

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois is being asked by Spokeo to dismiss an amended complaint made by an Illinois woman alleging that an advertisement produced by the internet search engine listing her name violated her privacy under the Illinois Right of Publicity Act (IRPA).

Juror-turned-plaintiff loses suit after slipping on Delaware courthouse ice

By John Sammon | Nov 18, 2017

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit filed by a woman against the state of Delaware Office of Management and Budget who sought damages after slipping on ice in a courthouse parking lot was turned back on Oct. 30. The Delaware Superior Court ruled the state was immune from liability.

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