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August 2018

Opioid overdose lawyer
Opioid Litigation
August 22, 2018

Why Are Opioid Lawsuits on the Rise?

For decades, much of the discussion regarding the opioid crisis has centered largely, if not exclusively, on the toll the crisis has inflicted on the addicted and their loved ones. All too often, little if any discussion has focused on the role that opioid manufacturers and distributors may have played in the wide proliferation of these dangerous drugs. As a…
Federal Opioid Lawsuit
Opioid Litigation
August 21, 2018

What President Trump’s Desire for Federal Opioid Lawsuit May Mean for Opioid Victims

When New York became the 26th state to sue pharmaceutical companies over the nation's ongoing opioid epidemic, it could be said, for the first time, that the majority of states have taken legal action against opioid manufacturers and/or distributors. Now, however, it seems that a federal lawsuit may soon be joining the growing body of state lawsuits. In August of…
Auto Accident Lawyer Newport Beach CA
Auto Accident LawyerCar Accident
August 17, 2018

California Law Enforcement Granted Immunity From So-Called "Pursuit Liability"

In a recent blog, we discussed the potentially significant implications that may have arisen from a pending California Supreme Court case concerning pursuit liability. In simplest terms, pursuit liability refers to the notion that police officers may be liable for damages and injuries resulting from an accident that occurs in a pursuit chase of a suspect. The case in question…
Roundup personal injury attorney
Uber/Lyft Accidents
August 17, 2018

Uber and Lyft Reportedly Increase Seattle Car Traffic by Almost 100 Million Miles

In recent weeks, New York City took efforts to cut down on traffic congestion within the city by capping the number of ride-hailing vehicles allowed in the city. However, it appears that New York City is not America's only metropolitan area that is struggling with congestion due to the rise of ride-hailing services. According to data provided by the Seattle…
Roundup cancer attorney
RoundUp Tort
August 17, 2018

Bayer Promises Stronger Defense Against Roundup Cancer Lawsuit

In the recent lawsuit between Dewayne Johnson — a terminally ill non-Hodgkin lymphoma patient and school groundskeeper who filed a lawsuit after years of using Roundup weedkiller — and Monsanto, a San Francisco jury found in Mr. Johnson's favor to the tune of a $289 million verdict against Monsanto. This was a shock verdict to many, especially given the chemical giant's well-known…
Ledger Law self-driving accident lawyer
Uber/Lyft Accidents
August 17, 2018

Investors Seem to Be Tiring of Uber’s Self-Driving Expenditures

New technology has a way of consistently transforming American life, and self-driving cars have long been viewed as the inevitable future by many industry experts. Indeed, Intel data famously predicted in 2017 that self-driving cars would soon usher in a $7 trillion industry by 2050. However, things have not gone as expected in the year since that bold prediction. After…
Roundup and non-Hodgkin lymphoma lawyer
RoundUp Tort
August 16, 2018

What Is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?

In early August of 2018, a San Francisco jury ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million in damages to a California groundskeeper who was diagnosed with terminal non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The groundskeeper, Dewayne Johnson, was diagnosed with the terminal illness only after using Monsanto's Roundup for many years. Some scientific research has linked an herbicide in Roundup called glyphosate to several types…
Roundup cancer lawyer
RoundUp Tort
August 15, 2018

Roundup Ingredient Linked to Cancer Found in Popular Cereals

Monsanto's weed-killing product, Roundup, has featured prominently in the news lately after a plaintiff received $289 million in a lawsuit claiming that the plaintiff's terminal cancer was caused by Roundup. At issue in the lawsuit was whether glyphosate, an herbicide found in Roundup, causes cancer. This is a debated scientific question with, as of yet, no clear consensus, but the…
Ledger Law Roundup cancer lawyer
RoundUp Tort
August 15, 2018

California Jury’s $289M Glyphosate Verdict Spurs Global Effort to Ban the Herbicide

In the United States, there are approximately 5,000 glyphosate lawsuits being filed against Monsanto because of their Roundup product's use of the herbicide, which has been linked to cancer by California state scientists and the World Health Organization. It can be easy to view this issue as a United States issue, but global companies like Monsanto operate across the world.…