Will adding “tort reform” to ACA replacement do anything aside from harm consumers?
Thursday, February 9, 2017
“The reality doesn’t match the rhetoric” of “tort reform” advocates, as a new report from The Center for Justice & Democracy shows in great detail.CONTINUE READING
That used car advertised as “safe” may have unrepaired safety recalls — and the FTC is okay with that?
Friday, February 26, 2016
Consumer advocates are objecting to proposals that would allow General Motors and two used car dealers to sell vehicles with unrepaired safety defects.CONTINUE READING
Want a shot of arbitration with that latte? Just use your Starbucks Card!
Friday, February 26, 2016
If Starbucks harms you at one of its stores, whether you can take them to court – and whether you can be fully compensated for your injuries – depends entirely on how you paid for your coffee.CONTINUE READING
Who’s responsible for infecting patients with a “superbug” at UCLA?
Friday, February 20, 2015
Two patients died as the result of a bacterial infection spread by examination scopes at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and nearly 200 other patients were exposed. Is it the fault of medical staff, the scope manufacturers, or even the U.S. Food and Drug Administration?CONTINUE READING
San Diego jury’s $185 million punitive damages verdict not the last word
Friday, November 21, 2014
The jury did exactly what it set out to do — draw attention to AutoZone’s blatant employment discrimination — but both the plaintiff and the company know nothing close to $185 million will ever change hands.CONTINUE READING
Update: Raising medical malpractice damage caps does NOT result in higher premiums
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Premiums continue to fall in Illinois, Georgia and Missouri after caps there were struck down.CONTINUE READING
Product safety. Medical negligence. Environmental oversight. Corporate wrongdoing. The civil justice system has had a dramatic effect on our day-to-day lives, allowing ordinary people a platform to tap constitutional rights enshrined by America's founders and battle back to hold powerful corporations accountable.
Policing the police: Morgan Ricketts and a new coalition of trial lawyers have stepped up to protect the rights of citizens protesting against excessive police forceMonday, August 3, 2015
Consumer attorney Morgan Ricketts organized Excessive Force Lawyers to help protesters in demonstrations against police shootings.
The wildly popular ridesharing app Uber has revolutionized the taxi business. But great ideas often experience growing pains. We bring you up to speed on possible safety risks using Uber.
Spawned by a phony crisis manufactured by the insurance industry, MICRA has survived for nearly 40 years frozen to inflation.
What are the leading causes of medical errors, and what will health care reform do to reduce their number?