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October 17th, 2017

A More Nuanced Look at the Washington Post’s ‘Bizarre Opioid Story’

Barely a month after the nation’s largest trade association of personal injury lawyers conducted a “Rapid Response: Opioid Litigation Seminar,” teaching attendees how they might cash in on such litigation, the Washington Post and CBS’s 60 Minutes partnered to break Sunday’s big story that alleges the pharmaceutical industry showered members of Congress with campaign contributions in order to pass legislation, adopted unanimously in both the House and Senate and signed into law by President Obama, which effectively restrained efforts by the Drug Enforcement Administration to rein in illicit distribution of federally approved prescription painkillers . . . → Read More: A More Nuanced Look at the Washington Post’s ‘Bizarre Opioid Story’

April 12th, 2012

As Edwards’ Trial Begins, Some in Media Portray Shameless Liar, er, Lawyer Sympathetically

As John Edwards prepares to face federal charges that he criminally violated campaign finance laws in 2008, some in the media, to whom the former trial lawyer lied repeatedly, nonetheless seem determined, incredibly enough, to potray the defendant sympathetically . . . → Read More: As Edwards’ Trial Begins, Some in Media Portray Shameless Liar, er, Lawyer Sympathetically

February 9th, 2011

Experts Clear Toyota. Will Judges?

The newly released study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration makes clear there are no design or manufacturing defects in the electronic throttle system of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. The only real question left is this: Will judges presiding over now discredited “unintended acceleration” lawsuits do the right thing and dismiss them? . . . → Read More: Experts Clear Toyota. Will Judges?