Recent Articles from Sylvia Hsieh
An injured railroad worker suing under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act need only prove that the railroad company’s negligence played a part — no matter how small — in his injury, the Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision.
When Carl Bettinger stepped up to the jury box in the summer of 2007 to make closing arguments in a nursing home abuse case, he reminded the jury that his client was not just an old and sick woman, as the defense claimed. She had been a child, had played in a sandbox, had been a mother and grandmother, had loved and lived.
Whether you're a plaintiffs' lawyer asking the jury for millions of dollars or a defense lawyer seeking zero damages, broaching the topic of money is always a tricky thing. Too high a number and you risk offending the jury; too low and you've sold your case short.
Once again, controversial reporting rules that require liability insurers to inform Medicare of personal injury settlements have been postponed - and plaintiffs' lawyers are hoping the delay will encourage settlements.
- Federal court rules brokerage firm breached 1994 contract
- Court denies revocation of adoption
- UnitedHealth suit alleges faulty AI led to denied claims
- Judge asked to block part of a North Dakota abortion law
- Court dismisses bias, retaliation lawsuit
- Joint-employer rule set to roil workplace — once again
- 8th Circuit rules private plaintiffs can’t sue under Voting Rights Act
- Commentary: Right-to-repair fight centers on data transmitted by newer cars
- Quandaries & Quagmires: Risky business and tips for managing the risk
- Perspectives: JFK assassination: 60 years of litigation here
- Perspectives: Lincoln’s memorable address recalls impact here
- The Unfrazzled Lawyer: Five benefits of becoming an unfrazzled lawyer