December 3, 2013 by Henry
Anxious, plaintiffs of a personal injury case are often curious about whether or not their case would take long, or when they can expect to receive awards. But one can never predict how long it will take because each personal injury case is different from the other, though not entirely. Most slip-and-fall, vehicular accident or any other type of injury claim would come to a close after one year. But if it comes to a trial, it will probably take one more year. Personal injury lawsuits due to medical malpractice would usually take longer because of various factors and complicated issues.
Personal Injury Case Continuance
During the early months of a personal injury case, the plaintiff’s injury is usually main concern, along with the diagnosis and medical interventions done to treat the injury. An initial case investigation will then be done by the attorney, and he will also bring… Read the restRead more of this article
November 20, 2013 by Henry
If you’ve had no experience with hiring a lawyer and you’ve just been injured because of someone else’s misdoing, then one of the things you must be concerned about is how much a law firm charges. Personal injury firms to be exact, as they are typically the go-to firms for these kinds of cases.
There are two ways in which personal injury lawyers would usually prefer to receive payment. One is through a contingency plan, wherein you pay your attorney when they’ve managed to obtain proper compensation for your injury. The other is through an hourly rate where you would have to pay them depending on the time they’ve spent working on your case.
Paying Through Contingency Basis
This is the most common way personal injury firms or lawyers use to charge a client for their services. Paying a contingency fee means that a client would have to pay their… Read the restRead more of this article
November 13, 2013 by Henry
Amidst the controversy surrounding their accounting methods, Olam, the second largest rice trader in the world, claim to have enough liquidity to overcome market stress. Carson Block, the founder of the small research firm Muddy Waters LLC, began to call their accounts into question, but Olam’s auditor says that the company “is in a sound financial position.” In addition, representatives also say that “the company has sufficient liquidity in place to meet its financial obligations and those that might arise from stress in the capital markets.”
In a letter issued last Thursday which was addressed to the Olam’s board, Ernst & Young LLP, the auditors for the said company, explained that the financial statements they made conform to Singapore’s reporting standards. In their defense, they said, “We stand by our audit opinions on the consolidated financial statements of Olam.” And Chief Executive Officer Sunny Verghese says that this was just… Read the restRead more of this article
November 6, 2013 by Henry
Every kid’s favorite toy store, Toys “R” Us, along with its legal representatives from Sills Cummis and Gross, faced brutal criticism from a state judge last week because of the fact that they utilized litigation as a strategy in negotiations regarding a new lease for their Times Square branch. Last January 2, 2013, Supreme Court Justice Charles Ramos, in Manhattan, dismissed the lawsuit that the toy company and its counsel worked hard on to recover the 12 years of property taxes that it had been paying as part of its flagship store lease.
Ramos’s decision stated that the “counsel and their clients are admonished to consider that the citizens of this State pay a considerable sum to finance the operations of the Unified Court System.” He continued by writing that “the record reveals that this action was commenced in the midst of lease renewal negotiations. Litigation, with its expense and uncertainty,… Read the restRead more of this article
October 30, 2013 by Henry
Given the circumstances that one out of five insider trading cases in the US has something to do with healthcare stocks, several companies in the industry maintain that their policies that were framed to prevent abuse are enough to meet the needs of the situation. Either that or they just don’t want to talk about the matter at hand. A number of people have been sued and/or charged by US regulators for insider trading since 2007, and 97 of them benefitted from trading information regarding drugs, medical devices, and their manufacturers. Most drug manufacturers either decline to discuss their policies or decline to make adjustments.
The biotechnology company NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NPSP)’s chief executive officer, Francois Nader, describes to insider trading as “rogue cases from time to time,” an opinion he shares with every other drug company executive that was interviewed. Though who oppose, however, say that, if unresolved, will… Read the restRead more of this article
October 23, 2013 by Henry
The recent election had brought about a good omen for the gay and lesbian community, and even for advocates of marijuana. But for those who wanted a change in how food products were labeled, or those in support of soda tax, not quite. A vote for Proposition 37, which seeks to label foods that were made with genetically modified organisms (GMO), appeared to be certain in California, up until the opposition had it derailed.
Money, a whopping $46 million that is, played a big role in this loss. “This wasn’t an election so much as a sale,” said Stonyfield Farm founder and Just Label It! campaign chair Gary Hirshberg. Similarly, money was also a factor in the prevention of soda taxes in El Monte and Richmond. Beverage companies outspent advocates by about $3.3 million.
Do the types of food we eat benefit our health or predispose us to a number… Read the restRead more of this article
October 16, 2013 by Henry
Child support doesn’t necessarily have to be dealt with in court. You and your attorney can have a sit down with the other party at a informal setting to talk about your agreement, or you can make use of an out of court alternative dispute resolution. Usually, if a couple feels like they can come up with an agreement quietly, then it is recommended that they don’t involve a judge. But if things become impossible, that would be the time you can take the issue to court. Not familiar with how to establish child support by agreement? Let’s give you a brief summary of the two methods.
It is important to note that this is not legal advice and you should always consult with a divorce lawyer for your specific needs.
As mentioned, if both the mother and the father would agree to settle things quietly, then… Read the restRead more of this article
October 11, 2013 by Henry
Based on the Washington State Employment Law, the Supreme Court of Washington ruled that Spokane’s 1,200 registered nurses should be entitled to overtime pay if they happen to work during their break time. Because of the court’s decision, several employers are going to have to make themselves more wary of employee rights and overtime provisions in the state.
In the case of the Nurses Association v. Sacred Heart Medical Center, it was held that every time an employee skips his or her rest period, it will be considered as an extension of their working hours. That means that if one nurse on an 8-hour shift skips his or her break period of 25 minutes, then the nurse would have worked 8 hours and 25 minutes that day. And because the nurse worked 25 minutes more than the scheduled 40 hours a week, then he or she is deemed to… Read the restRead more of this article