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NECC Files $135M Settlement Plan with Court

I’m one of seven attorneys on the Steering Committee of this litigation. News last week about the proposed settlement: The families of more than 60 people killed by bad batches of pain steroids made by the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Massachusetts, and another 700-plus sickened learned Thursday they stand to collect $135 million in total through a complex legal settlement involving insurance and company funds.


Assistant coach faces judge in triple fatal DUI wreck

I practice law in Columbia SC and it’s heartbreaking to read stories like this one:   A college baseball coach has been arrested for DUI.  Lt. Mike Aikens, with the Anderson Police Department, said Riley Christopher McDermott, 24, was driving a vehicle that crossed the centerline at 12:17 a.m. Saturday morning and crashed head-on into a car at the intersection of East Calhoun Street and U.S. Highway 29, also known as Boulevard Street. Investigators said McDermott was taking a curve at more than 70 miles per hour when the wreck happened. Read more:  


FedEx truck and bus wreck in West Georgia August 20, 2014

An accident involving a tractor trailer shut down all lanes of westbound Interstate 20 in Carroll County, Georgia Wednesday morning. The wreck was between a FedEx truck and a bus. It happened shortly after 6 a.m. just past Highway 61 in Villa Rica. Georgia Department of Public Safety spokesperson Tracey Watson said the bus was rear-ended by the tractor trailer in the rightmost lane. Both vehicles left the road, overturned and caught fire. A Life Flight helicopter was called to the scene to airlift the tractor trailer driver to Grady Memorial Hospital. The bus driver was transported by ground to …


Driverless Cars Trying to Gain Traction on US Roads

Tad Thomas, Esq. In today’s technologically driven world, do you ever wonder why cars aren’t made to be safer machines? Or how companies like GM can get away with selling dangerous vehicles for nearly a decade? While there is debate and some evidence that points to a decline in the driving culture of America, there are still thousands of people on the road everyday. More concerning, nearly 4,000 people are killed and more than 100,000 injured every year because of truck accidents (CNBC). Imagine a car with a setting that will only let you go as fast as the car …


NCAA Concussion Litigation News for August 1, 2014

I’m Mark Zamora, and I’ve been appointed to the 5 lawyer committee that will navigate the waters of the proposed settlement, its terms, and payments for certain diagnostics to be performed under the settlement terms. My number is 404 373 1800, and my email is As a result of the pending medical monitoring class action case pending in Chicago, the NCAA would embrace a new protocol to handle athlete concussions and would spend millions of dollars to monitor former players as long as those athletes are barred from filing class-action claims in the future, under a proposed settlement announced …


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