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Foley & Small Files Motion on Payment Delay

By Doug Small | November, 29, 2016

 Motion seeks a delay in the payment of fees and expenses to attorneys, located primarily in Massachusetts, working on the Plaintiffs Steering Committee until after victims are paid


NECC Settlement Distribution Letters Being Sent

By Doug Small | February, 16, 2016

  Letters have started to go out from Epiq, the claims administrator on the NECC bankruptcy settlement.


Why the GM Trial Imploded

By Doug Small | February, 10, 2016

 Days after the first General Motors Co. ignition-switch case collapsed midtrial in New York, Robert Hilliard, the lead plaintiff's attorney, reflected on what went wrong — and what lessons he learned.


Pelvic Mesh Trial Ends in Defense Verdict

By Doug Small | February, 03, 2016

 The first trial against two manufacturers of transvaginal mesh products has ended in a verdict for both companies.


Johnson & Johnson said to pay $120M in its first big mesh settlement

By Doug Small | January, 28, 2016

 Johnson & Johnson has made its first serious move to settle thousands of lawsuits filed by women who fault the company’s vaginal-mesh inserts


D.C. Circuit Deals Blow to Big Tobacco

By Doug Small | January, 27, 2016

 In a Washington federal district court, Judge Richard Leon found that three members of the scientific advisory committee responsible for the report had conflicts of interest against the tobacco industry.


Pelvic Mesh Maker Bets On Trials

By Doug Small | January, 25, 2016

After four years of litigation, most of the manufacturers of pelvic mesh devices have begun to settle thousands of cases in an effort to shrink the largest mass tort in the country.

All, that is, except for Johnson & Johnson.

Indiana Court of Appeals holds government reimbursement rates are not accurate value of health care services

By Doug Small | January, 05, 2016

 The Indiana Court of Appeals recently affirmed a ruling in Patchett v. Lee,29A04-1501-CT-1 (Ind. Ct. App. Nov. 19, 2015), which held that government reimbursement rates are not an accurate reflection of the value of health care services, and thus are inadmissible as evidence of the reasonable value of medical services in personal-injury cases.


Appeals Taken in State Court NECC-State Clinic Cases

By Doug Small | December, 22, 2015

The State of Indiana/Patients Compensation Fund Appeals Decisions by Judge Chapleau in South Bend and Judge Roberts in Elkhart


Kid's Christmas Gift Idea: Kids discover high court through lens of children's book authors.

By Doug Small | December, 22, 2015

Polls show most adults are largely ignorant of how the U.S. Supreme Court works and who the justices are. But there is hope for the next generation thanks to a dedicated band of children's authors.


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