Shafted: Congress Strips Consumers of Their Rights to Sue Banks

American consumers should be outraged by the latest late-night shenanigans from the Republican-controlled U.S. Congress, which recently struck down an Obama-era rule that would have given consumers the right to band together to sue banks and other financial institutions for irresponsible behavior. The rule, which was created under the Obama administration in response to the 2008 U.S. economic and banking crisis, would have allowed consumers to sue banks using class actions under certain circumstances, which...

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$17M Settlement for Worker Paralyzed in Construction Site Incident

A former masonry company truck driver who was severely injured as he was making a delivery at a N.J. construction site in 2015 has reached a $17 million settlement with the manufacturer, the owner and the seller of a boom lift which broke suddenly and caused his injuries. Brian Smith, who was 42 at the time of the incident, was hurt in January 2015 as he was delivering a load of concrete blocks to a...

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$9M Settlement to Woman Hurt in Crash with a Distracted Truck Driver

A 44-year-old woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2015 when her vehicle was struck by a truck whose driver was distracted and falling asleep has reached a $9 million settlement with the company that owned the truck. The plaintiff, Deanne Crews, alleged in her lawsuit against Advanced Drainage Systems that its driver, 71-year-old David Cole, was distracted and falling asleep as he drove in Logan Township, N.J., on Aug. 18, 2015, and veered...

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$7.5M Settlement to Bicyclist Left Paralyzed by Faulty Sidewalk

A California bicyclist has been awarded a $7.5 million settlement after he was left a quadriplegic in 2014 when his bicycle crashed and overturned on a displaced sidewalk joint that was raised four inches by a tree root on a public street. The victim, William Yao, was riding his bike south on Reseda Boulevard in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles when the crash occurred three years ago, throwing him to the ground and...

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Court Radio: NFL Protest

This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer answer legal questions from callers and talks about the NFL protests. [powerpress]

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$4M Settlement in Deaths of Calif. Couple Struck by Sheriff’s Car

The families of a California couple who were killed in 2013 when the SUV they were riding in was struck by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department vehicle that was speeding through an intersection will receive a $4 million payment to settle their wrongful death lawsuit in the case. The victims, Sara Paynter and Robert Delgadillo, were ejected from the back seat of the Ford Explorer they were riding in and were killed in December...

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Court Radio: Spousal Support with Irena Shiloh

This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman and Irena Shiloh of MyPhillyLawyer talk about spousal support, and answer questions from callers about divorce, custody and any matter regarding family law. [powerpress]

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