Vehicle Ignition Defect and Recall: GM needs to find the road to truth and safety
Kevin Dean

Picture this: you’re cruising down the highway, you hit a bump in the road and your vehicle stops running in the midst of traffic. Or this, one minute you’re driving down a road, riding over a pothole and the next … Continue reading

BP’s April Fools’ Joke?
Joe Rice

In today’s New York Times, BP proudly spent a small fortune to advertise the fact that it is going to once again be a major drilling organization in the Gulf of Mexico. The ad, available online here, also proudly boasted … Continue reading

U.S. Supreme Court hears oral argument in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc.
William Norton

On March 5, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the appeal of Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc.. The Court’s forthcoming opinion, expected by June 2014, will decide the continuing vitality of the fraud-on-the-market presumption, … Continue reading

BP, if you are really trying to find fraud – look in the mirror
Joe Rice

Update: Shortly after the oil spill, BP established a process for receiving certain claims and transferred the claims processing responsibility to the GCCF, which operated from Aug. 23, 2010 to June 2012 by Mr. Feinberg. The Deepwater Horizon Court-Supervised Settlement Program … Continue reading

Medications: Never any good side effects
Kimberly Baden

Co-authored by: Ann E. Rice Ervin Synchronized women swimmers … friends catching up at a girls’ night in … a family sailing and snorkeling on vacation in Hawaii—a painted picture of happiness and better life, juxtaposed by vague on-screen or … Continue reading

Big Pharma takes big hit in Pennsylvania
Carmen Scott

After a string of painful rulings around the country for plaintiffs in the past several years, lawyers that represent victims of dangerous prescription drugs breathed a heavy sigh of relief recently when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its decision in … Continue reading

The Sochi Olympics terror threats
Jodi Westbrook Flowers

Just days away from the 22nd Winter Olympic Games to be held in Sochi, Russia, a series of terror threats against the U.S. and European national teams and two deadly bombings in nearby Volgograd last December  have many around the … Continue reading

The Seven Deadly C’s…most frequent causes of air rage (other than mental or physical illness and prescription medication problems)
Mary Schiavo

As a frequent flier it is no surprise to me that the International Air Transport Association reported that the number of incidents involving unruly passengers has increased 12-fold in the past four years. However, the statistics do not tell the … Continue reading

California Lead Paint Decision: The worth of an ounce of prevention
F. Fitzpatrick

Earlier this month, California Superior Court Judge James P. Kleinberg issued his Statement of Decision in The People of the State of California v. Atlantic Richfield, et al. His ruling requires that the defendants that knowingly marketed toxic lead paint … Continue reading

Making progress for the Gulf, but the fight continues…
Joe Rice

On Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, the awaited opinion from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals related to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill class certification was filed. In a two-to-one decision, Judge Davis and Judge Dennis wrote a 48-page opinion … Continue reading