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June 30, 2020 in

When MDL Judges Overreach: Opioid cases, without jurisdiction, held in judicial purgatory

When MDL Judges Overreach: Opioid cases, without jurisdiction, held in judicial purgatory From 1990 to 2017, about 218,000 deaths linked to overdoes of prescriptive opioids led to a surge of lawsuits.[1] With the proliferation of cases against opioid manufacturers, federal and state courts created multidistrict litigation (“MDL”) courts to handle this influx of actions, and tensions between state sovereignty and federalism concerns have arisen. (more…)
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June 1, 2020 in

Is The Money Received From A Successful Legal Case Taxable?

Is The Money Received From A Successful Legal Case Taxable? When a case ends successfully (either by a judgment from a Court or a settlement), frequently the plaintiff will be awarded money damages.  One question that arises after the recovery of money damages from a personal injury lawsuit or other types of cases is whether the damages can be taxed. The answer is: it depends.*...
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March 9, 2020 in

Female Trial Lawyers: The Trailblazing Women of Watts Guerra

Female Trial Lawyers: The Trailblazing Women of Watts Guerra March is Women’s History Month and we just celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8th, so it only felt fitting that we focus the limelight on the impressive female attorneys here at Watts Guerra. (more…)
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February 12, 2020 in

A Loss of Consortium Claim Can Enhance Your Recovery

A Loss of Consortium Claim Can Enhance Your Recovery A loss of consortium claim is one for damages caused by deprivation of family relationships suffered by family members of a person killed or injured by another’s negligent or wrongful acts. (more…)
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