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Rick Shapiro

Alleged Child Decapitation on Water Slide Highlights Ride Safety

A 10 year-old boy was apparently decapitated on what is billed as the world’s tallest water slide in Kansas City, KS last week, which is increasing the spotlight on how closely water slides and amusement park rides are inspected across […]

Randy Appleton

New York State Passes Tougher Drunk Driving/Boating Law

A bill called Tiffany Heitkamp’s Law passed the New York State legislature last week, which will require state judges to consider earlier drunk driving and boating offenses when deciding on a sentence. The law is named after a 20 year […]

Rick Shapiro

AAA Sounds the Alarm on Marijuana-DUI Laws Across Country

AAA stated this week that setting a blood test limit for marijuana is impossible, noting that six states where marijuana is now legal have laws that require blood tests for possibly impaired drivers. Those tests have questionable scientific validity and […]

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What Needs to Be Established for a Defective Product Case in Virginia

If you suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one due to a defective product, you may be able to pursue financial restitution through a defective product liability claim. In determining whether you have a valid claim, it is […]

Rick Shapiro

Wisconsin’s Medical Malpractice Cases Drop 50%; Is Virginia Headed in the Same Direction?

A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report found that medical malpractice lawsuits in Wisconsin have plummeted while the state’s malpractice insurance fund ballooned.  Medical malpractice filings have decreased more than 50% since 1999, but the Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund, into […]

Patrick Austin

Two Successive Judges Reversed by Appeals Court For Failing to Honor Jury’s FELA 8.6 Million Verdict

After a myriad of appeals, the tides of justice are finally turning in favor of a plaintiff whose case was decided by a Tennessee jury back in 2010. The case is Payne v. CSX Transportation Inc., No. E2012-02392-COA-R3-CV, 2013 WL 6857947 (Tenn. Ct. […]

Mark Favaloro

Recent Negligence Lawsuit Highlights Importance Of Ignition Interlock Devices

A family from Seattle, Washington has filed a $45 million negligence lawsuit against the city. The lawsuit claims that the city is responsible for a recent deadly drunk driving accident that resulted in the death of two elderly pedestrians and […]

Rick Shapiro

Question Of Liability Raised After Psychiatrist Warns About Aurora, CO Shooter’s Homicidal Threats

A newly appointed judge presiding over the James Holmes murder trial agreed to release a trove of previously sealed documents which shed light on what the University of Colorado knew and when…

Rick Shapiro

Unfairness of Binding Arbitration Highlighted in Blackwater Contractors’ Wrongful Death Suit

The recent settlement of four wrongful death lawsuits brought by family members of military contractors killed in Fallujah, Iraq, during March 2004 for about 2 percent of the $30 million…

Rick Shapiro

Settlement of $10 Million Reached in Courthouse Asbestos Wrongful Death Case

As experienced personal injury lawyers with offices in Virginia (VA) and North Carolina (NC), we have been involved in cases in which railroad workers have been exposed to asbestos and have…