Month: May 2017

What Kind Of Lawyer Should Someone Get If They Were A Victim Of A Stabbing?

Stabbing victims often experience severe physical pain and emotional distress as a result of their injuries. If someone was the victim of a stabbing, they need to get a personal injury lawyer with experience handling intentional torts such as assault and battery.

Why Do I Need a Lawyer If I Was Stabbed?

Stabbing a person is a form of assault or battery in most states, and liable parties can face prosecution in both criminal and civil court. A prosecutor from the state attorney’s office will bring criminal charges against the perpetrator for his violent actions. If the court finds your attacker guilty of the charges, he will likely face various criminal consequences, including jail time.

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Class Action Plaintiffs Attorneys Increasingly Join Forces in Face of Law Changes

As the requirements for class action lawsuits become more stringent, top plaintiffs attorneys are joining forces to ensure their cases meet the threshold to move forward.

The “strength in numbers” approach is helping keep certain class actions alive in a challenging climate for class action practitioners, according to a new report from Law360. The report cites the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 and a series of U.S. Supreme Court rulings in recent years as the impetus for plaintiffs attorneys from different firms to team up.  To accommodate the requirements of the Class Action Fairness Act, initial complaints are often up to 100 pages long, compared with the typical 10-to-30-page complaint that would be common during the 1990s.

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