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February 2015 Archives

You can't do anything about the weather except try to stay safe

The Times Union reported last week that the Albany airport has had more than 70 inches of snow during February. Snow is up, but temperatures have been in the cellar. This may be the second coldest February on record.

'Who's calling, please?' J&J has a theory, and it's not good

We're back to the subject of transvaginal mesh litigation involving thousands of plaintiffs and some very large medical device manufacturers, including Johnson & Johnson. When we left off in January, we had talked broadly about the product liability claims, and we had discussed how contingent fee agreements between plaintiffs' attorneys and their clients work.

Work with us to build strong premises liability defense

Premises liability, as some of our readers may know, is the area of personal injury law dealing with the liability of property owners and businesses for injuries suffered on their property. Although premises liability is often referenced under the banner of “slip-and-fall” cases, there are more possibilities for such injury than wiping out on a slick surface.

New York Times: 'Lawsuits don't lead to better nursing home care'

Remember that headline? It was printed in the New York Times about a year and a half ago. It came as something of a surprise to many: suing nursing homes doesn't result in better care? How can that be, they wondered.

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