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On February 19th, Londell McMillan sued Barclays Bank for a loan default “fabrication”. The British bank had sued former partner of Dewey & LeBoeuf's entertainment, media, and sports group, just a few months earlier, for a $540,000 loan payment from 2010. The case began when McMillan joined LeBoeuf Lamb Greene... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2013 at Personal Injury Radar
A bit over 25 years ago, children at the elite Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn were allegedly sexually abused by the football coach, Philip Foglietta. Back in August, 10 alumni and 2 summer camp students sued the school. While the group could not file under the Racketeer Influenced... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2013 at Personal Injury Radar
Back in July 2012, Bryan Lee Glenn’s family filed suit against IP Casino Resort and Spa in Mississippi for $75 million for continuously serving drinks that caused his death. Glenn had picked up a check for $15,000 in 2009 for a deposit on the family’s new living space. Nonetheless, Glenn... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at Personal Injury Radar
Kaufman, Englett & Lynd(KEL), a law firm, sued the Central Florida Better Business Bureau (BBB) for false advertising in violation of the Landham act, "disparagement of business", and breach of contract. BBB’s business revolves around rating law firms, and allegedly gave the law firm disparaging and misleading reviews, an F... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at Personal Injury Radar
John William Coates, a Texas Children’s Personal Injury Lawyer, pleaded guilty last August to withholding $600,000 from the Travis County court registry and his clients from 2002 through 2010. As an attorney to the minors, Coates was to accept awards on behalf of his clients from insurance companies and place... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2013 at Personal Injury Radar
Last August, Peter TerVeer, a talented gay former auditor for the Library of Congress’s Inspector’s General Office, filed suit against his old boss, John Mech, harassed him with religious homophobia and eventually got TerVeer fired. Though originally close friends, the two grew apart after Mech’s daughter saw TerVeer liking Two... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2013 at Personal Injury Radar
Samantha Reckis was 7 years old when she took Children's Motrin with ibuprofen and suffered through blindness, temporary short-term memory loss, 20% lung capacity, and toxic epidermal necrolysis, a rare but severe side effect that caused the loss of 90% of her skin. Now at 16, Reckis has been granted... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2013 at Personal Injury Radar
Florida attorney Carl Roland Hayes was shocked twice with a stun gun at a code enforcement hearing after slapping the officer escorting him from the meeting. According to Hayes, Donald Miller was in plain clothes and failed to identify himself, and the second shock happened when Hayes “lay face down... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2013 at Personal Injury Radar
Earlier in September, Judge Denny Chin agreed to a class action case of thousands of plaintiffs who had been sued for unpaid debts and had default judgments entered against them. The issue began when debt purchaser Leucadia National Corp. and NY law firm, Mel S. Harris and Associates, that specializes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2013 at Personal Injury Radar
Attorney Joel Brodsky defended Drew Peterson, a convicted murderer, last year along with defense lawyer Steven Greenberg. Now Brodsky is suing Greenberg in a libel case, alleging that Greenberg submitted a "false narrative" to the Chicago Tribune. It was intended to pay Brodsky back for trying to oust Greenberg from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at Personal Injury Radar
Back in January, CTX, a transportation company was granted $429,240.27 in district court case against asbestos attorneys Robert Peirce and Louis Raimas well as radiologist Ray Harron . Now they're suing to treble (triple) the amount, as per federal law in the case of racketeer influencing and corruption. The original... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at Personal Injury Radar
Last Aug., plastic surgeon Dr. Michele Koo was sued by 10 different women in the St. Louis area, after putting up before-and-after pictures of their breasts online linked to names and type of surgery. Koo meanwhile blamed her website host MedNet Technologies Inc., for failing to post the photos in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2013 at Personal Injury Radar
Back in 2011, Kent Wycliff Easter and Jill Bjorkholm Easter, married law graduates, sent in a tip about Kelli Peters, a parent volunteer at their son’s elementary school, and accused her of driving erratically and using drugs in her car at the school. The drugs (a bag of Vicodin, Percocet,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2013 at Personal Injury Radar
Marc Levinson’s childhood best friend, the imprisoned Nevin Shapiro, has caused the lawyer and his firm, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, a hefty lawsuit. During his time at Capitol Investments USA Inc, Shapiro masterminded a $930 million Ponzi scheme that landed him 20 years in prison for federal securities fraud. Bankruptcy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2013 at Personal Injury Radar
Washington State Sheriff Deputy Edward Bylsma sued Burger King for "emotional distress" after finding spit on his burger and this past Thursday, won his case. The incident began back in March 2009, when Bylsma went to pick up an early morning lunch. After being uneasy about the worker and finding... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2013 at Personal Injury Radar
Last year, 9 graduates from 2003 and 2008 of DePaul University College of Law sued their alma mater for inciting them with misleading employment statistics. This past September, an Illinois judge ruled against the graduates, the third case to fall flat during the rough job market. The 9 alumni are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2013 at Personal Injury Radar
Last May, attorney Kenechukwu Okoli sued another lawyer and his firm, Allan Bloom (a partner at Paul Hastings) for $1.1 million after a belligerent deposition ending with Bloom being slapped. Later in September, Justice Cynthia Kern ruled again Okoli, and ordered all future depositions to take place at Paul Hastings'... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2013 at Personal Injury Radar
Wayne Watson, a Colorado resident, won $7.2 million for developing lung issues after inhaling microwaveable popcorn fumes and consuming about 2 bags a day. Watson sued manufacturer Gilster-Mary Lee, as well as the store who sold the popcorn, King Soopers (along with parent company Kroger). According to Watson's lawyers, the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2013 at Personal Injury Radar
Back in April 2010, Dennis Laurion insulted neurologist David McKee on several rate-your-doctors websites. After being hospitalized at St. Luke's Hospital for a hemorrhagic stroke, Kenneth, Laurion's father, was examined by McKee, where the doctor allegedly said, "44 percent of hemorrhagic strokes die within 30 days. I guess this is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2013 at Personal Injury Radar
Dinsmore & Shohl, and attorney Harvey Cohen lost $12.6 million after a lawsuit with plaintiff Turbocombustor Technology. An Ohio jury found that Dinsmore & Cohen “were fraudulent in their dealings with” the company. After representing two Cincinnati companies purchased by Turbocombustor in 2006, the law firm failed to reveal a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2013 at Personal Injury Radar
Last September, a series of religious riots rose up in response to California Judge Luis Lavin's ruling that a an inflammatory anti-Islam Youtube video could remain online. Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress in "Innocence of Muslims," was one of many who sued the film's producer Nakoula Basseley Nakoula for fraud,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2013 at Personal Injury Radar
Back in 2003, Leroy Haeger, his wife, and two children were seriously injured while driving in a motor home equipped with Goodyear G159 tires, when the front one gave out and tipped the vehicle. They sued Goodyear back in 2005, but their claims that the tires were only designed for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2013 at Personal Injury Radar
Bubba the Love Sponge Clem, a Florida radio station host, has been cleared of defamation charges. Nonetheless, plaintiff and fellow radio host, Todd 'MJ' Schnitt', still holds charges over Clem and his lawyer, C. Philip Campbell Jr. Clem claimed that a fellow radio host and the plaintiff, Todd 'MJ' Schnitt... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2013 at Personal Injury Radar
Jenna Doeuk, Esra Jones, Monthica Kem and Micaela Lucas were all legal assistants to Scott Johnson, a quadriplegic lawyer who runs a disability firm, and sued Johnson for wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and a hostile work enviornment. "Forced to go through personal care training," the women allege that they were... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2013 at Personal Injury Radar
Last Oct., Ellen Pao, a former BigLaw attorney, sued her former employer, Kleiner Perkins, for wrongfully terminating her contract. It began with a firm sex scandal, after Pao slept with another employee. Afterwards, the colleagues and others exacted retribution when she complained about gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Alan Exelrod,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2013 at Personal Injury Radar