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Dec 12
Two organizations have filed a petition to halt the use of unsafe tanker cars, possibly as the first step to a lawsuit, says Frenkel & Frenkel.

Two groups have filed a petition, which could lead to a lawsuit , with the United States Department of Transportation to immediately stop the transport of crude oil in older railway cars. The groups are seeking an emergency order within 30 days. Potential Problems The petition, filed by the Sierra Club and ForestEthics, cites recent oil train accidents and explosions related to the rupture of older cars carrying crude oil. The groups...

Sep 02
I saw the article below on Yahoo. Often attorneys suggest structuring a large settlement for a client's protection. That is putting the moneys in an investment vehicle or trust that pays yearly, thus the client doesn't spend all the money at once. Often courts will require that a minor's proceeds are put into trust for the minor. The usually will be available for medical, school etc. immediately, and then the bulk of the money may not be paid until the child reaches the age of majority. This also protects children from parents that might not exercise good judgement when dealing with the child...