Why tort reform arguments are frivolous

You often hear politicians claim, “lawyers are filing frivolous lawsuits.” The ambulance chasers of the world, the derogatory term used for attorneys by media personalities who sell snake oil on their radio shows, must be stopped before they harm businesses and medical professionals. However, tort reform is nothing more than the legislators of a given […]

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What if you fall in a parking lot?

When we think of crowded parking lots for major chains like Walmart, Meijer, Target, CVS or Walgreens, the immediate concern is usually finding an empty space. However, experience has taught our attorneys that store and restaurant parking lots can be ground zero for a devastating injury. The Lockwood Legal Group has handled several personal injury […]

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Lawsuit Against Hooters For Customer’s Exposure To Toxic Chemicals

When we visit a public restaurant we expect that the food and drink we are served is going to be safe. It is why state and local governments has regulations on cleanliness. It is why states have regulations on the quality of food served at restaurants. It is why we have a federal department of […]

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Lawsuit Against Lakeland Hospital For Leaving Wood In Patient’s Hand

My client fell in the woods in early May of 2018. As he attempted to break his fall, he throughout his hand.` Unfortunately, his hand landed on a protruding stick which, the weight of his fall caused it to puncture its way through his hand. Despite being taken to Lakeland Hospital in Niles Michigan, emergency […]

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Defamation Claims in Indiana

Under Indiana law, the elements of a defamation claim are: a communication with defamatory imputation; malice; publication; and Damages. Bochenek v. Walgreen Co., 18 F.Supp.2d 965 (N.D.Ind. 1998). A plaintiff must also prove that the defendant’s fault in publishing the statement amounted to at least negligence. Defamation Per Se In Indiana, a communication constitutes defamation […]

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Is there a limit on medical malpractice damages in Michigan?

Does Michigan have a cap on medical malpractice damages? The short answer is, thanks to tort reform, yes. Like many states, Michigan “caps” or limits the amount of damages that are available to a plaintiff who has been successful in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Michigan’s cap is a little more complex than most states’. According to […]

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