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  February 15, 2013

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TTLA is proud to present its first-ever seminar dedicated solely to Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation. Join highly experienced and successful mass tort lawyers, including many who serve in leadership roles on plaintiff steering committees, as they discuss the hottest topics in this dynamic and ever-changing area of law. TTLA legends and panels of Texas plaintiff attorneys will gather in Houston to discuss and debate a wide-range of mass tort topics, from marketing and pre-litigation to voir dire and trial. So join us in Houston on April 25-26, 2013 to learn from some of the best Pharmaceutical and Medical Device lawyers in the country. Click on the headline to learn more.  





Railway Company to Pay $1.7M in Injury Lawsuit

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A jury in Montana has awarded a local man $1.7 million in a lawsuit against his former employer, BNSF Railway Co. The jury found that the company was partly responsible for the plaintiff's spine injury caused by trauma over the course of his career working on the railroad.
Wire Report, Billings Gazette 02/15/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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DA Sexual Harassment Suit Settled

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Former Wisconsin District Attorney Ken Kratz has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit with a woman whose ex-boyfriend was being prosecuted by his office. In the suit, the woman had claimed Kratz sent her "a barrage of racy text messages" in 2009; Kratz later came forward and admitted to sending the texts and resigned in 2010. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
Mark Hansen, American Bar Association Journal 02/14/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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Chrysler Recalls 285,000 Vehicles

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Chrysler has issued a recall of 278,000 trucks and SUVs after discovering the rear axles can lock unexpectedly. The recall covers Ram 1500 trucks made from 2009-2012 and Dodge Dakota trucks from 2009-2011; 2009 Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango SUVs are also part of the recall. Safety officials say a nut on the rear axle can come loose, causing the axle to lock up and the driver to lose control.
Staff Report, Detroit Free Press 02/15/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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Home ‘Laundry Hampers‘ Injuring Children’s, Adults' Eyesight

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They’re lightweight, convenient and in homes across America. But are wire, pop-up hampers hiding a hazard that could change your life forever? The KHOU 11 News I-Team has uncovered what some call a troubling trend of people reporting they were seriously injured by the hampers.
Scott Noll, KHOU-TV 02/15/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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Wrongful Death



Suit Filed over Alcohol-Related Death at Fraternity


The death of a student at Northern Illinois University has prompted a lawsuit by the boy's parents against the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. In the lawsuit, the family claims the fraternity "made heavy drinking a condition of membership and encouraged [the victim] to consume" large amounts of alcohol. The defendants named in the lawsuit have been charged with felony hazing.
Staff Report, United Press International  02/15/2013  Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn icon

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Child's Death from Abuse Prompts Lawsuit

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A lawsuit has been filed over the death of a seven-year-old boy in Las Vegas, who allegedly died from beatings at the hands of his mother and stepfather. The suit, filed on behalf of the boy's father, says state and local child protective officials "failed to protect the boy from beatings" and were negligent in identifying the severity of the abuse. The boy's mother and stepfather have been charged with murder and two counts of child abuse.
Antonio Planas, Las Vegas Review Journal 02/14/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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