Jury orders Charter to pay $7 billion in technician’s murder of Texas customer

People hate their cable companies. A focus group could have told the defense that before trial. My bet is the defense rode their assumption that the company couldn’t be held responsible for the employee’s criminal conduct all the way to real trouble. It’s a good bet that they misread the jurors all the way through […]

It’s Official: Pandemics Wreck Trial Dates

Civil dockets have been upended for years, as trial courts prioritize their criminal caseload. This leaves civil plaintiffs cases languishing, delaying resolution and upending settlement leverage. Insurance carriers are happy to hold on to the money owed to injured plaintiffs while they struggle to navigate the court system and the pandemic. Choose your lawyer wisely. […]

Grandma used to say, “Keep your nose to it …”

I’m reading Citizen Cash by Michael Stewart Foley. The book tells the story of Johnny Cash’s misunderstood politics of empathy. In today’s divisive politics, Republicans and Democrats both claim him as their own. Conservatives view him as a traditional patriot and Liberals view him as a champion of the downtrodden. But the author suggests the […]

Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)

Earlier this week, I posted about a Florida case deciding that an expert witness used by a Plaintiff was not qualified under Florida’s pre-suit rules for medical malpractice cases. In that case, the Court ruled that the Plaintiff did not satisfy the pre-suit screening rules because their expert was insufficiently qualified. My earlier post about […]

One Doctor’s $355M #QualityFraud: Lap Band Surgeries

Prosecutors say Omidi incentivized employees to make sure patients received sleep studies and then falsified the results to show that patients had obstructive sleep apnea. Here is the story in the LA Times on what started with a billboard campaign across Los Angeles. Former doctor, company behind 1-800-GET-THIN found guilty of fraud