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.
The latest study on deaths in America indicates that the third leading cause is medical errors.
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators are on the scene to determine if the cause of an Amtrak train derailment in rural southwestern Kansas was caused by a previous crash that may have bent the tracks.
On February 18th, 2016 Clifford Law Offices sponsored a free 2-hour continuing legal education (CLE) program on "The Ethics of Pre-Trial and Trial Work" in the ninth annual Clifford Law Offices Continuing Legal Education Series. The CLE program had an all-time high of more than 3,900 registrants.
"If you want to be successful in law school or in the law, know and understand politics."
Robert A. Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, traveled to London as part of an American Bar Association (ABA) trip commemorating the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta at Runnymede. Clifford participated as moderator of a panel discussion entitled "Where Would You Try a Case? A Live Action Primer on Trial Skills in the U.S. and the U.K." focusing on the different approaches taken in the two countries' courts to critical trial skills and their application to civil, criminal and commercial cases. It was held at the Grosvenor House in London. Clifford also traveled to Runnymede to see the actual Magna Carta (Latin for the "Great Charter") preserved under glass. It represents the protection of individual liberties and played a great part in the formation of the U.S. Constitution by America's founding fathers.