Category Archives: Our Rights as Consumers

ABOTA Dedicated to Save Our Juries

I am proud to have been  selected to be a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).  ABOTA is a national organization  of trial lawyers and judges committed to educating the public of the importance of preserving our … Continue reading

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Passionate for Justice

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Health insurers continue to reap record profits.

The New York Times (5/14, A1, Abelson, Subscription Publication) reported on its front page that major health insurers “are barreling into a third year of record profits, enriched in recent months by a lingering recessionary mind-set among Americans who are … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Eviscerates Consumer Protection

In a 5-4 decision yesterday, the United States Supreme Court  held that corporations can require each consumer that is screwed by a fraudulent billing practice, a defective consumer product or an illegal overcharge on a credit card to file an … Continue reading

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Reptile

There was a period of time in the past decade where I said about jurors that “if it ain’t  their pain there ain’t no pain”.  This was based upon an observation from my own trials as well as the experience … Continue reading

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Rules and Regulations

Privacy rights are often conflicted with the need to know and common sense.  I recently had a run-in with a local hospital.  The patient had provided me with a HIPPA compliant medical authorization at the hospital. The client was an … Continue reading

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Tort Deform Proposals Inundate Country

I continue to hear about the tort deform legislation being introduced throughout the country this year by Republicans that overwhelmingly crushed the Democrats in the mid-term elections.   There is no groundswell among the populace demanding that individual rights be eviscerated.  … Continue reading

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Rant about corporations that suck

I just flew Delta to Chicago twice last week.  Leaving Minneapolis on Monday night the flight was delayed because of bad weather in Charlotte where the plane was coming from. Do you think they could have broadcast an email to … Continue reading

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Supreme Court: Consumers Can Sue Drug makers

In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the Bush Administration and Big Pharma’s claim that FDA approval of a warning label on a drug preempts any claim of inadequete warnings concerning the drug. This is an important … Continue reading

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Doctors issue warning on Vytorin and Zetia, question effectiveness

An established group of doctors – many part of the same group that first exposed the risks associated with Vioxx – has published an austere warning on the cholesterol drugs Vytorin and Zetia in the New England Journal of Medicine. … Continue reading

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