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  March 15, 2013

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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: Brother and Sister Molested at Army Camp

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A Kentucky woman has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army, claiming her son and daughter were sexually molested at an Army summer camp in Millersburg, Ky. The lawsuit says that after the abuse, both children attempted suicide, and the girl had to be hospitalized for observation. The suit claims the boy was molested by a camp instructor and the girl by a fellow camper.
Jim Warren, Lexington Herald-Leader 03/14/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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Man Responsible for Fatal DWI Crash Sues Restaurants

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A New Mexico man who killed two women in a DWI accident in 2010 has filed a lawsuit against two restaurants in Santa Fe and his friend, blaming them for the accident. The plaintiff says the restaurants continued to serve him alcohol "though he was obviously drunk," and the friend he was with allowed him to drive home. The plaintiff was sentenced to 40 years in prison in 2011.
Gabrielle Levy, United Press International 03/08/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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Game Show Model Discrimination Verdict Tossed Out

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A Superior Court judge in Los Angeles has tossed out an $8 million verdict awarded to a Price Is Right model in a discrimination lawsuit. The judge ruled that the jury in the original case was not properly instructed to determine if the plaintiff had been specifically fired because she had gone on maternity leave. If properly instructed, the judge said he saw evidence that the jury could have decided differently.
Gabrielle Levy, United Press International 03/15/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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School Settles Teacher Discrimination Lawsuit

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A private school in Milwaukee has agreed to pay $37,500 to settle a lawsuit with a former teacher who was allegedly fired after becoming pregnant. In a statement, the school said it does not admit any liability but "believes settling the lawsuit is in the school's best interest."
Wire Report, San Francisco Chronicle 03/14/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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Honda Recalls 180,000 Vehicles

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American Honda has issued a recall of more than 180,000 Honda and Acura vehicles due to brake problems caused by the vehicle's electronic stability control system. The recall covers Honda Pilots, Acura MDX SUVs and Acura RL sedans. The company said the problems with the vehicles can cause the breaks to be applied suddenly without driver input, increasing the risk of a crash.
Michael Taylor, San Francisco Chronicle 03/14/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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Wrongful Death



Boy Crushed By Dresser, Lawsuit Claims

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A Chicago woman has filed a lawsuit against furniture manufacturer Gemme Juvenile Inc. after her 2-year-old son was killed when a child's dresser toppled over and crushed him. The suit states that no warnings or instructions were provided by the manufacturer to help avoid tip-overs and nothing was put in place to anchor the dresser. The lawsuit is seeking unspecified damages.
Ellen Jean Hirst , Chicago Tribune 03/14/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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