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Enron and Corporate America

The trial of Enron executives Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling began this last week in a Houston, Texas courtroom. This corporate scandal and the beginning of the trial of its former executives has reinforced my opinion about why jurors rathern than government or corporate America should have the final say about what corporations should and should not do, and when corporations should be held…

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Medication error blamed in patient death

According to a 1999 report issued by the Institute of Medicine, medical errors by pharmacies, hospitals and nursing homes have been responsible for the deaths of between 44,000 and 98,000 people per year! This astounding statistic can be attributed to some very simple problems within our health system. For example, placement of similarly sounding medication in different locations on the…

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Supreme Court hearings to affect accident victims

Today, Senate confirmation hearings begin for Samuel Alito, the newest nominee to the United States Supreme Court. His elevation to the highest court will have a profound affect on our judicial system. If confirmed, Judge Alito will be able to shape how and under what circumstances corporations will be responsible for failing to make products safe. He will provide input to determine under…

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Taser Wrongful Death Lawsuit Dismissed

Scottsdale-based stun gun manufacturer Taser International announced Friday that a Texas court has dismissed yet another wrongful death lawsuit against the company. This is the 10th dismissed or Taser-won lawsuit in the last 18 months.”We feel vindicated by this dismissal, and we will continue our ongoing strategy of aggressively defending this type of litigation,” said Doug Klint, vice…