The New Jersey Supreme Court has unanimously ruled in favor of an Alabama man who filed a lawsuit for injuries caused by the prescription drug Accutane. The court's ruling reinstates a $25 million judgment that Andrew McCarrell, an Alabama resident, was awarded by a New Jersey court in 2010. Accutane's manufacturer, Roche, had successfully appealed that award to the New Jersey Appellate Division in 2015.
When you have been hurt in a car accident involving a drunk driver, obtaining damages to cover your losses may be more challenging than in other types of motor vehicle accidents. Statistics show that many persons causing accidents while driving drunk are repeat offenders. As such, there's a distinct possibility that they may be driving without insurance. Here are some of the ways that you can pursue compensation for your losses.
Even pop singers like Justin Bieber cannot escape from the long arm of the law when it comes to DUI. Arresting Officer Cosnery pulled over the pop singer around 4:13 a.m. on January 23, 2014, in Miami Beach, Florida.
A southern New Jersey school bus driver has pleaded guilty to driving drunk with 25 students on board. Carole Crockett, 48, of Shamong also pleaded guilty to child endangerment. Crockett was working for a private transportation company. Crockett was arrested in November 2011 while driving students home from Westampton Middle School. Burlington County prosecutors report the plea agreement calls for Crockett to receive a 3-year prison term when she is sentenced in January. Full article.
Phillip Tomsic, A former Lincoln University student, has been given a sentence that is beyond minimum sentencing guidelines. Tomsic will serve five to 10 years behind bars for a November 2011 crash near the southeastern Pennsylvania campus that killed one friend and seriously injured another. The Chester County judge went beyond the minimum sentencing guidelines on Thursday for 23-year-old Tomsic as a warning to young people who drink and drive. Tomsic was convicted in August of charges including vehicular homicide and aggravated assault while driving under the influence, involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment. Prosecutors said Tomsic hit a tree at more than 85 miles an hour. His friend Anthony Washington was killed instantly and friend Kadeem Fulmore lost his right foot and his left leg and suffered brain injury and severe burns. Fulmore is still hospitalized.