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Synthetic Drugs Send Thousands to ER

April 12, 2011  ·  By HM&M


This week, “the nation's largest tobacco maker is asking the Supreme Court to throw out court rulings holding that the industry illegally concealed the dangers of cigarette smoking” (AP Washington, 2/19). Several other tobacco companies and the Obama administration, who is seeking billions from the tobacco industry, are expected to file separate appeals soon.”

The court papers assert that the Supreme Court should review a federal Court of Appeals ruling upholding (largely) a trial court finding that the “industry engaged in racketeering and fraud.” Phillip Morris USA who manufactures Marlboro cigarettes and more than a dozen other brands vehemently denies any wrongdoing.

As a personal injury attorney with experience in tobacco related tort and product liability cases, I sincerely hope the Supreme Court holds tobacco makers responsible for all the damage, pain, and suffering they have caused to so many people.

April 12, 2011

Highway Deaths Fall to Lowest Since 1949

As a Chicago area car and truck accident attorney, I am thrilled by the recent reports showing that “highway deaths have fallen to their lowest levels in more than 60 years.” (K.Thomas, Washington AP, 3/31). The U.S. Department of Transportation cited a 3% decrease in highway fatalities from 2009. Moreover, the total estimated number of... Read More

April 12, 2011

Chicago-based Four Loko Maker Faces Wrongful Death Suit

The family of a Washington D.C. teen has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Cook County against Phusion Projects, the maker of the alcoholic beverage, Four Loko. According to the family, 15-year old Bo Rupp allegedly drank two cans of Four Loko the night he died in September 2010, and the family claims that the... Read More

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