Screen Shots from my Promotional Video

A few weeks ago, Crisp Video shot a promotional video for my office. I have seen the rough cut, and it looks GREAT! I can’t wait for you all to see the final product. Here’s a few screen shots to get you excited as well.

Focus Groups Part II: Doing Focus Groups on a Budget

Focus groups can be assembled at a price point that works for all attorneys. While an attorney can go the route of highly paid jury consultants, and spend days with multiple groups, the cost-conscious attorney can easily assemble an effective focus group for a few hundred dollars. Advertising in a local newspaper will yield results…. read more

So, What Happens if You Are Injured by COVID-19 Vaccine?

Americans who suffer adverse reactions to coronavirus vaccines that the U.S. is rushing to develop will have a hard time getting compensation, according to a Bloomberg News report. Those injured by using the vaccine will be routed to a rarely used federal program that exempts the manufacturers of the vaccine from liability in lawsuits brought… read more

Do You Have Enough Insurance?

I am reminded of this because of a recent client meeting. If you are involved in a motor vehicle crash, and you are injured, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries from the other driver’s auto insurance policy. However, that driver may not have insurance, or may have minimal coverage that will… read more

What Lawyers Should Know About Focus Groups and Why They Should Have Been Using them all Along (An Occasional Series)

Focus groups are an everyday aspect of our life. Major corporations, politicians, and broadcast media all have been using focus groups for years to hone their messages to consumers, voters, and viewers. So, why not put together a focus group to frame a case to a jury? The purpose of this lecture and the materials… read more

The Hidden Danger of Tafenoquine

Our office has been investigating the dangers of Mefloquine, which was a drug given to service members as a prophylactic against Malaria. The manufacturer sold this drug to the Department of Defense knowing that it could cause permanent psychological damage, including psychosis, night terrors, and neuropathy. Many of our service members are unknowingly affected by… read more

3M Cannot Shift Blame to U.S. Army, Loses Motion to Dismiss

In Federal Court in Pensacola, Florida, a judge denied 3M’s Motion to Dismiss the case against a number of service-members who suffered hearing damage as a result of defective combat earplugs sold to the military. 3M argued that they were following mandates dictated by the Department of Defense, and that the design was required by… read more

Wal-Mart’s Mask Requirement Does Not Signal a Change in Their Behavior as a Corporate Citizen

While Wal-Mart (and other retailers) should be praised for requiring patrons to wear a mask while patronizing their premises, I have some concerns. My concerns arise from my experience litigating against Wal-Mart, and the lengths they will go to externalize all of their costs. When there is an issue in a Wal-Mart store, the last… read more

Zantac/Ranitidine

In September of 2019, the manufacturers of Ranitidine, the active ingredient in Zantac (an antacid), pulled their product from the shelves. Not only was the drug not available for prescription, but the over the counter version is no longer available as well. Studies found that Ranitidine, when exposed to light or heat, produced a known… read more

Opioid Update

As you know, I have been involved heavily with this litigation. I am a Co-Chair of the Opioids Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. AAJ is the largest plaintiff lawyers’ advocacy and education group in the US. I filed the Town of Amherst’s case against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid cases. Originally,… read more