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  March 12, 2013

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Overcoming the Patient Safety Quality Improvement Act Privilege in Medical and Hospital Negligence Cases


The Neuroscience of Storytelling: From Words to Brain


Rules in Nursing Home Cases




2013 TTLA Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Seminar, April 25-26

Join WILLIAMS KHERKHER, CLARK, LOVE & HUTSON, G.P. and FIBICH, HAMPTON, LEEBRON, BRIGGS & JOSEPHSON, L.L.P. in Houston on April 25-26, 2013 for a ground-breaking new seminar. For the first time ever, these three law firms will join forces with TTLA to present a seminar dedicated solely to the fast-paced, ever-changing world of Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation. This uniquely-structured seminar will feature updates on the hottest torts, panel discussions by leading mass tort attorneys, and speeches by TTLA legends Michael Gallagher, Tommy Fibich, John Eddie Williams and Ernest Cannon. The program is full of resources and networking opportunities for everyone, so join us for the newest TTLA seminar devoted to the trials and challenges of the mass tort lawyer. Click on the headline to learn more.  


Road Rules Houston - A CRASH Course (Car Wrecks CLE), March 28, 2013

TTLA's exceptional Car Wrecks program comes back to Houston! With our stellar line-up of speakers and relevant, real-world topics, this program is a must for anyone trying auto accident cases. Topics for this program include UM/UIM, subrogation & liens, trucking, opening, and using technology in your practice. From Voir Dire to closing arguments, this 8-hour seminar offers tips, information and strategies to help you WIN YOUR CASES. Get the tools you need to compete in the courtroom! Price for the program is $300, and includes the happy hour. Click on the headline to register now, or contact Rhonda High with questions. Call (512) 476-3852 for more information.  





Suit Filed over Treatment of Mentally Ill Inmates

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A lawsuit has been filed by a disability rights group against the state of Pennsylvania over the treatment of inmates with mental illness in the state prison system. The suit contends that mentally ill inmates are subjected to "horrific conditions" and "unusually punished through lengthy and repeated stints in solitary confinement." Spending that much time in solitary confinement, the suit says, prevents many of the inmates from getting adequate mental health care and keeps them from participating in educational or rehabilitative programs.
Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 03/11/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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Woman Sues for Likeness Used in Mad Men Intro

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A female model has filed a lawsuit against the hit AMC drama "Mad Men" and Lions Gate Entertainment, claiming the show uses her image without her permissions. In the suit, Gita Hall May claims the show uses a photo taken of her for a Revlon ad in its title sequence and she has not received any compensation. The suit alleges misappropriation of right of publicity for commercial purposes.
Tim Kenneally, Chicago Tribune 03/04/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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Soda Ban in NYC Struck Down, Appeal Coming

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After a New York judge struck down New York City's ban on large sugary drinks, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said he will appeal the ruling. In his ruling, the judge called the sugary drink ban "arbitrary and capricious," and beverage companies and restaurants called it an "illegal overreach that would infringe upon consumers' personal liberty."
Joseph Ax, Reuters 03/12/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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Wrongful Death



Over-Serving at Bar Led to Death, Suit Says

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A lawsuit has been filed against Clive Bar in Austin, Texas, accusing bartenders of over-serving a woman in 2011, which led to an accident that killed a pedestrian. The suit, which is seeking more than $1 million in damages, alleges that after being over-served, Gabrielle Nestande got into her car and fatally struck young woman walking home. The suit also names Nestande as a defendant, accusing her of gross negligence.
Staff Report, KVUE-TV 03/11/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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