You Can’t Sue Pfizer or Moderna if You Have Severe Vaccine Side Effects
Posted in Consumer Protection, In the news on December 22, 2020
If you experience severe side effects after getting a Covid vaccine, there is basically no one to hold responsible in a U.S. court of law. According to CNBC, the federal government—through the PREP Act—has granted companies like Pfizer and Moderna immunity from liability if something unintentionally goes wrong with their coronavirus vaccines. [caption id="attachment_32723"...
Legal News Roundup: September 9
Posted in In the news on September 9, 2020
Here's a roundup of some legal stories from the past week. Upcoming Vote on Coronavirus Relief Bill ABC News - Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate will vote on a GOP-proposed coronavirus relief bill on Thursday. It is another attempt to pass a coronavirus aid bill before the November 3 presidential and...
Legal News Roundup: August 26
Posted in In the news on August 26, 2020
Here's a roundup of some major legal stories from the past week. Ohio Representatives Seek to Impeach Governor DeWine THE HILL - Three Republicans in the Ohio House have prepared articles of impeachment against GOP Governor Mike DeWine. Representatives John Becker, Nino Vitale and Paul Zeltwanger allege that DeWine violated residents’ civil liberties with...
Legal News Roundup: July 1
Posted in In the news on July 1, 2020
Here's a roundup of some major legal stories from the past week. Coronavirus Regulations Law360 - COVID-19 cases surged in many regions throughout the country. As a result, multiple governors paused reopening plans. LexisNexis has state-by-state data on coronavirus legislation and executive orders. Read the full story. Judge Temporarily Halts Mary Trump's Book Slate...
Legal news roundup – June 3
Posted in In the news on June 3, 2020
Here's a roundup of some major legal stories from the past week. Cruise Ship Lawsuit CBS News - Passengers sued Carnival Cruise Line for alleged COVID-19 negligence. The suit accuses Carnival of improper sanitation and screening measures. The litigation includes two passengers who contracted the virus on the ship. Read the full story. Sens....
Legal news roundup – May 27
Posted in Coronavirus (COVID-19), In the news on May 27, 2020
Here's a roundup of some of the top legal stories from the past week. Lockdown Lawsuits USA Today / May 25 - During the coronavirus lockdown, a number of activities “became the subject of a federal lawsuit, as residents, businesses and even lawmakers challenged state shutdown orders designed to prevent the spread of novel...
Legal news roundup – May 20
Posted in Firm News, In the news, Product Liability, Product Recall on May 20, 2020
Here's a roundup of some of the top legal stories from the past week. Johnson & Johnson to Stop Selling Talc Baby Powder New York Times / May 20 - Johnson & Johnson is discontinuing North American sales of its talc-based baby powder. The product once defined the company’s wholesome image and they have...
Legal news roundup – May 12
Posted in In the news on May 12, 2020
Here's a roundup of some of the top legal stories from the past week. President Trump's Financial Records The Guardian / May 12 - The Supreme Court heard arguments concerning Donald Trump’s tax returns on Tuesday. Trump did not release his tax returns during the 2016 election. He has not done so since. Trump...
Tips For Hosting a Virtual Party
Posted in Coronavirus (COVID-19), In the news on April 17, 2020
As we all continue to social distance and follow stay-at-home orders, it’s important to stay socially connected. One way to do that is with a virtual party. Here are some ways to make your virtual get-together a rousing success. Choose a service There are many ways to connect with your friends and family, including the...
‘Life is one thing after another’: Dealing with coronavirus anxiety
Posted in Coronavirus (COVID-19), Health & Wellness, In the news on March 23, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has caused stress, anxiety and hardship for millions of people. COVID-19 is affecting 183 countries and territories around the world, with the number of confirmed cases growing each day. Social distancing, isolation, quarantine and economic uncertainty—these are scary and unsettling times. Simran Sethi of The New York Times interviewed noted psychologist and...