On Jury Selection

I have had State Farm adjusters sitting in the venire eager to get on an auto accident jury. In one case, I remember a State Farm adjuster on the venire panel. I used internal State Farm documents with the Judge showing that the insurance carrier encouraged their employees – when called for jury duty – […]

Who’s In Charge?

In every investigation involving medical malpractice issues, in addition to the medical research and deep dive into the medical records, I endeavor to find out everything I can about the background of the health care providers involved at every level in my client’s care and treatment. For this very reason: Lee’s family successfully argued that […]

Holidays and Stress in the Law Firm

End of year means collecting and tallying hard data about firm operations and accounting, bills, taxes, and taking advantage of insurance carriers’ willingness to resolve cases before the new year. There are ways law firms can contribute to the comfort and peace of the lawyers and staff working during the holidays. His biggest tip for […]

This Privilege Ruling Reminds Me Of Our Charles v. Baptist Hospital Case

Hospitals try to conceal every report of adverse incidents, even when they know better. I litigated this issue here in Florida successfully. Here is the link to that story: Charles v. Baptist – A Landmark Decision. In this Pennsylvania case, things were a little more clear. Central to the appeal is text of the MCARE Act […]

How The Sacklers Took $10B out of Purdue Pharma and Used It to Buy Themselves Immunity from Liability for the Opioid Epidemic

The entire story from Law360 about Justice Jackson’s views during oral arguments to SCOTUS. As Purdue Pharma LP and its creditors pushed the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to bless liability releases granted to members of the Sackler family who own it, a skeptical Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson said it was the owners themselves who […]

A Good Read For Lawyers Who Represent Trauma Victims

During a panel on trauma-informed lawyering during the Federal Bar Association’s annual conference in September, Schwikert Moser and other participants stressed the need for lawyers in sexual abuse cases to invest time to communicate with their clients, to listen to them and to give them the space needed to process their experiences. Read more at: […]

Rest In Peace, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

“A daughter of the American southwest, Sandra Day O’Connor blazed a historic trail as our nation’s first female justice,” Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement Friday. “She met that challenge with undaunted determination, indisputable ability, and engaging candor. We at the Supreme Court mourn the loss of a beloved colleague, a fiercely independent […]