A federal judge recently got so infuriated by the conduct of two highly regarded trial attorneys that he overturned a jury's $51 million verdict, then ordered the lawyers to pay the fees and costs of the opposing lawyers, a sum that could total several million dollars.
"In 42 years of litigation, I've never seen a judge set aside a verdict, then award fees to opposing counsel," said local attorney Robert Miller, of Perkins Coie LLP. "There are times when a verdict is set aside, and times when lawyers are sanctioned. But I've never heard of them happening in one case
Monday, February 25, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
The Air Car is a compression-based alternative to the internal combustion engine, and ZPM has attained rights to build the first of several modular plants, which are likely to begin manufacturing in the Northeast. Company officials want to make a $17,800, 75-hp six-seater capable of 1000 miles at up to 96 mph with each tiny fill-up.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
The Fox news employees, who were fired for refusing to distort a news story exposing cancer-causing drugs being found in cow's milk tell all.
Jane Akre and Steve Wilson reveal how the drug giant Monsanto was able to successfully pressure Fox Television executives to either distort or gag any negative reports about their drug Posilac 1 Step Bovine Somatotropin (rbST) - a growth hormone injected into cows to boost milk production.
rbST is a genetically modified drug created by inserting cow DNA into the DNA of E. COLI bacteria. The safety concerns were raised when Akre and Wilson uncovered that the FDA only did 90 days of testing on the drug using rat trials before it was allowed to be released on the market. The Canadian FDA equivalent, Health Canada raised serious concerns about the lack of testing on this product and possible cancer-causing properties of such drugs, which are able to be absorbed by the human body from drinking milk.