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...


$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...


$2.8M Verdict in Plane Crash Death in Product Liability Case

The wife of a U.S. Forest Service employee who died in 2010 when the chartered plane he was flying in suffered a catastrophic engine failure and crashed in Lock Haven, Pa., has been awarded a $2.75 million verdict by a federal jury. Daniel Snider, who was 30 at the time of the incident, died on June 21, 2010, when the Cessna T210L aircraft he was a passenger in crashed on a residential street in Lock...


$5.5M Settlement to Student Severely Injured in School Crosswalk

A young woman who was severely injured in December 2012 in Bremerton, Wash., when she was struck by a vehicle in a school crosswalk as she walked to her high school for classes will receive a $5.5 million settlement to compensate her for her injuries. The victim. Regina Monzon, was 17 years old on Dec. 12, 2012, when she was struck by a vehicle in a poorly lit crosswalk in a school zone on her...


Fatal Car Accident Lawyer

$150K Settlement to Family of N.Y. Civic Leader Killed by Car

The family of a 68-year-old Northville, N.Y., man who died in 2011 after being struck by a car as he crossed his street to retrieve the mail from his roadside mailbox has reached a $150,000 settlement with the Town of Riverhead, N.Y., whose employee was driving the car. Kieran "Kerry" Moran, a longtime civic leader in Northville, was struck by a car being driven by Town of Riverhead employee Walter Breitenbach on Sound Shore Road about...


Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Attorney

$12.7M Verdict to Pa. Woman in in Tonsillectomy Malpractice Case

A 33-year-old woman has been awarded $12.7 million in damages by a Montgomery County, Pa., jury after she suffered brain damage following tonsillectomy surgery when her breathing tube was allegedly removed too soon. The woman, Sherrell Clayton, who previously worked as a special education teacher, underwent the 14-minute surgery at Main Line Hospital and was "inappropriately oriented and unresponsive" to questions after the procedure, according to a Nov. 3 story by The Legal Intelligencer. After...


Drinking and Driving Crash Lawyer

Keeping the Holidays Safe: Just Say No to Drinking and Driving

As Americans across the nation prepare to travel to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with friends and loved ones this week, we here at MyPhillyLawyer offer our annual reminder about not mixing drinking and driving, especially during the winter holidays from now until the end of the year. Drinking and driving never mix, but that message is even more important during the holidays when we are reminded over and over again to enjoy ourselves, but to...


Drunk Driving

$15M Settlement Being Paid by 3 Bars in Drunk Driving Death Lawsuit

Three Minnesota taverns will pay a combined $15 million settlement to the families of a 9-year-old boy who died and a 7-year-old boy who was severely injured in a September 2014 car crash that was caused by a drunken driver who had been drinking at the bars. The victims, Jeramiya Bishop, 7, and his cousin, William Siems, 9, were sitting in the back seat of a car being driven on Sept. 20, 2014 by Amber...


Sheriff Car Personal Injury

$14.3M Settlement to Man Severely Injured by Deputy Sheriff’s Car

A Washington State man who lost both of his legs when he was struck by a deputy sheriff's car that ran a stop sign in 2015 in Everett, Wash., has reached a $14.3 million settlement to compensate him for his massive injuries. The victim, Tom Gillette, 60, was unloading sawhorses from the back of his work pickup truck on April 17, 2015 at 23rd Street and Rockefeller Avenue in Everett when the sheriff's deputy, John...


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