Chattanooga Personal Injury Law Blog

Jury Awards $148 Million to Woman Paralyzed at Chicago Airport

On behalf of Stulce & Yantis posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

A Cook County, Illinois, jury watched awarded $148 million to a woman paralyzed from the waist down by a falling pedestrian shelter at O’Hare International Airport. Twenty-four-year-old Tierney Darden was waiting to be picked up from O’Hare wither her mother and sister on an August 2015 afternoon when a storm gust loosened a pedestrian shelter […]

Estates of Bernard Madoff’s Sons Reach $23 Million Settlement

On behalf of Stulce & Yantis posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, September 14th, 2017

The estates of Bernard Madoff’s dead sons reached an agreement with the U.S. government to pay a combined $24 million to Bernard Madoff’s victims, ending more than eight years of litigation. The agreement resolved a legal battle over the remnants of the fortunes the sons amassed at their father’s bogus securities firm. The sons ran […]

PHH to Pay $74.5 Million to Settle Defective Mortgage Claims

On behalf of Stulce & Yantis posted in Settlement, Uncategorized on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Mortgage lender PHH Corp. will pay nearly $74.5 million to resolve claims that it failed to comply with certain origination, underwriting and quality control requirements from the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. A whistle-blower lawsuit was filed under the False Claims Act (FCA) by a PHH […]

Amedisys Pays $44 Million To Settle Investors’ Medicare Fraud Suit

On behalf of Stulce & Yantis posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Amedisys Inc. has agreed to pay $43.75 million to settle a shareholder suit alleging the health care provider and its top executives hid a Medicare fraud scheme that caused its stock prices to drop by half, ending the case after seven years of litigation and an appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The […]

Probe Expanded Into Possible Carbon Monoxide Leaks In Ford SUVs

On behalf of Stulce & Yantis posted in Truck Accidents, Uncategorized on Friday, September 1st, 2017

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expanding its investigation into reports of carbon monoxide leaks in some Ford SUVs. The agency announced that it is now looking into 791 complaints of Ford Explorers model years 2011-2017. That’s up from the initial 154 complaints regulators began investigating a year ago in model years 2011-2015. A […]

Fireworks Recalled by American Promotional Events due to Burn and Injury Hazards

On behalf of Stulce & Yantis posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

About 36,100 TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke fireworks have been recalled by American Promotional Events. The fireworks can explode unexpectedly after being lit, posing burn and injury hazards to consumers. This recall involves TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke fireworks. The recalled fireworks are pyrotechnic devices that make smoke when lit. They were sold […]

Mesothelioma Continues to Affect Younger Americans

On behalf of Stulce & Yantis posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, August 24th, 2017

The landscape of asbestos exposure has shifted over the decades, changing with the places people have been historically exposed. The first wave of asbestos exposure occurred in asbestos mines and the second, the effects of which we are still experiencing, occurred in industry, where workers were exposed to products and manufacturing processes that contained asbestos. […]

Hackers Present a Dangerous Threat to Drivers

On behalf of Stulce & Yantis posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

It is hard to read the newspaper headlines and not see a new story about another major hacking incident. To put the impact of this most serious problem into perspective, Hackers are costing consumers and companies an estimated $375 to $575 billion per year. Other estimates have placed the total cost closer to $1 trillion. […]

Dangers on Our Highways Involving Large Trucks

On behalf of Stulce & Yantis posted in Uncategorized on Friday, August 18th, 2017

Millions of vehicles travel at least as many miles a day on the roads and highways across the United States. Transporting people and cargo is vital to maintaining the social and economic health of countless communities. These needs continue to grow steadily, which means there is also a growing demand for trucking services. Business Insider […]

9th Circuit Court Affirms of Appeals Affirms $14M Allstate Bad Faith Verdict

On behalf of Stulce & Yantis posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

The Ninth Circuit on Thursday affirmed a $14 million bad faith judgment against Allstate, finding there was sufficient evidence to conclude the insurer could and should have settled the underlying motorcycle collision case. In a nine-page unpublished opinion, a three-judge panel rejected Allstate’s appeal of a 2012 jury verdict that the insurer acted in bad […]

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