A "litany of errors" is what the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) today (Oct. 18, 2016) called the probable cause of a small plane that crashed in Akron, Ohio, last year killing all nine aboard, including seven executives from Florida.
Clifford Law Offices filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 against a major trucking company whose currently unknown driver allegedly fled the scene after crushing the foot of a woman standing at a corner where the truck was making a right-hand turn on Chicago's Southwest side.
Clifford Law Offices is a sponsor of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation's annual luncheon - a fundraiser to honor the lives of Chicago's fallen police officers as well as provide support and assistance to their families.
Clifford Law Offices today (Oct. 4, 2016) filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the trucking company and its driver who struck and killed a bicyclist near Damen and Addison last week.
Clifford Law Offices, a long-time sponsor of Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep in Waukegan, is an Academic Sponsor of its "el-e-vate" fundraising event Oct. 22.
Michael S. Krzak, partner at Clifford Law Offices, has been invited to speak at the American Bar Association (ABA) in Washington, D.C. in a program entitled "Tips from Cockpit to Courtroom."
Kevin P. Durkin, partner at Clifford Law Offices, has been named to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Executive Committee.
An Illinois federal judge late Friday (Sept. 16, 2016) granted class certification to plaintiffs representing 4.7 million State Farm policyholders involved in a complex Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO") regarding an alleged scheme involving campaign contributions being poured into an Illinois Supreme Court justice's race to influence the reversal of a $1.05 billion decision. If successful, that could result in a more than $7.6 billion payout from State Farm for the class given the interest that has accrued.
In recent years, some women who used talcum powder as part of their daily routine have developed ovarian cancer. Presently, more than 1000 women and surviving family members have filed suit against Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Johnson's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. In 2016, juries in Missouri ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million and $55 million respectively in cases involving long-time talc users who developed ovarian cancer.
A new defendant in talcum powder litigation
While Johnson & Johnson is the sole defendant in most cases, another company will be joining Johnson & Johnson as a defendant in some of these cases. In early September, the U.S. subsidiary of Australian mining company Rio Tinto has been named along with Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit filed in Louisiana. This claim was filed on behalf of four women with ovarian cancer and the surviving family members of a woman who died of the disease. The plaintiffs claim that Luzenac America, Rio Tinto's American subsidiary, mined the talc that led to these women developing ovarian cancer.