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$18 Million Settlement in Exploding Toilet Case

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An $18 million settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit alleging that Sloan Valve Company sold defective pressurized flushing mechanisms that could cause toilets to explode. People who owned toilets equipped with the Flushmate system can apply for a cash … Continue reading

Supreme Court Says Creditors in Bankruptcy can Access Inherited IRAs

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When Brandon and Heidi Heffron-Clark filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, they wanted to exclude $300,000 in an inherited individual retirement account (IRA) from the bankruptcy estate using the “retirement funds” exemption. The did not want their creditors to use the IRA to … Continue reading

What Parents Can Learn From Casey Kasem

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When lawyer Jennifer Brandt appeared on the radio show “Crime and Justice With Dan Schorr” on June 8, one of the topics was the ongoing family dispute concerning radio icon, Casey Kasem. Before his death on June 15, 2014, Casey’s wife, Jean … Continue reading

$17.8 Million Awarded to Volkswagen Driver Hit by Cement Truck

  A Wayne County, MI, jury awarded $17.8 million in damages to a woman driving a Volkswagen that was rear-ended by a cement truck, leaving her unable to live independently. After eight days of trial, the jury compensated the injured … Continue reading

$4.5M Settlement Finalized in Best Buy Robocall Class Action

New York, NY: A $4.5 million settlement has been finalized ending a class action lawsuit against Best Buy Co., Inc, alleging the company violated the Telephone Consumer protection Act, (TCPA) by making unsolicited telephone calls. Specifically, the lawsuit, entitled Chesbro … Continue reading

NY Jury Awards $25M to Two Mesothelioma Victims whose Employer Knew Asbestos Kills

  Riveting, heartrending and persuasive testimony led a Manhattan jury on June 16 to award $25 million in damages to two victims of asbestos exposure. The jury decided that Ivan Sweberg, 72, of Merrick, N.Y., who is battling mesothelioma, should … Continue reading