Category Archives: Settlement

Rising Verdicts in Recent Upstate New York Asbestos Cases May Lead To Higher Settlement Demands and Fewer Trials

In the last several months, there have been several significant plaintiffs’ verdicts in asbestos cases that may have lasting impact on the way asbestos matters are settled and tried in upstate New York. With any litigation, a company and its attorneys will assess jury verdicts in a particular jurisdiction when analyzing whether or not a case should be tried or settled. Three recent cases may encourage plaintiffs’ attorneys to seek higher settlement demands and make defendants less likely to pursue a case to jury verdict…

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Personal Injury Settlements & Medicare Set-Asides: Unresolved Issues

For those working in the field of personal injury, no matter as an attorney, insurance carrier, self-insurer, or litigant, the fear of the unknown regarding when Medicare set-asides are applicable strikes great fear in all of us.  Unfortunately, there has been no legal precedent to help guide us through this process until the recent unpublished decision of Judge Dickinson R. Debevoise of the United States District Court District of New Jersey in the matter of Sipler v. Trans AM Trucking, Inc., et al., Civ. No.…

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