Category: Personal Injury & Products Liability

Class Action Settlement: Judge Posner Strikes Again At Excessive Plaintiffs’ Attorneys’ Fees

Judge Posner of the Seventh Circuit continues to be prolific in authoring class action-related opinions. I enjoy blogging about these decisions because they are entertaining to read and usually relatively short and to the point, making them easy to…By: Robinson…

High Court Restricts Common Law Duty Of Care Where Hospitals/ Doctors Have Statutory Obligation To Discharge From Involuntary Detention

HUNTER AND NEW ENGLAND LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT V MCKENNA [2014] HCA 44 – On 12 November 2014, the High Court of Australia unanimously held that a hospital and a doctor did not owe a duty of care to the relatives…

The Problem of Underinsured Trucking

The effects of a vehicle accident involving a semi-trailer truck can be devastating. While driving along highways, we have all encountered an overturned truck next to a mangled car by the side of the road. The sheer size of trucks…