Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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Settlement Paperwork: Don’t Expose An Injured Client To More Harm

Posted in Personal Injury
Settlement Terms Are Important A recent LinkedIn conversation about settlement terms raised an important issue. The topic — A defendant adds additional (and unacceptable) terms to a release document. The issue is far too common. Here’s the scenario. The lawyers agree to settle an injury claim. Maybe the lawyers reached a settlement informally and confirmed… Continue Reading

Workers’ Compensation Settlements And The Closure Of Future Medicals

Posted in Workers' Compensation
In Alabama (and most other states), a primary goal of workers’ compensation is to provide injured employees with needed medical care. The first goal, when possible, is to treat and rehabilitate the injured person so that he or she may return to gainful employment. By law, employers must have coverage which provides needed workers’ compensation… Continue Reading

Settlement Mills And The Lost Art of Advocacy

Posted in Personal Injury
After spending the last few days in trial, I found the recent entry of Philip Thomas on his blog concerning settlement mills very timely and interesting.  Philip provides a detailed discussion of a research article on this issue by Stanford Law Professor Nora Engstrom.  Before I add my comments to his entry, I should first… Continue Reading