In early June, a federal jury in Hartford, CT found a former mortgage-bond trader guilty of fraud. Michael Gramins, formerly of Nomura Holdings Inc., was found guilty of conspiracy and cleared of six counts of fraud, while the jury deadlocked on his other two charges. Interestingly, his colleagues, Ross Shapiro and Tyler Peters, were also […]
One of the most persistent problems in the United States is the addiction to and the abuse of drugs, both illegal and legal, and one of the most serious addiction and abuse problems involves opioid painkillers. Thus, the scope and impact of physicians overprescribing opioids is quite vast, as a 2014 National Institute on Drug […]
Summertime is when adults and kids rush to amusement parks to have fun on breathtaking rides, eat amazing foods and just enjoy the sunshine. In East Tennessee, The Island in Pigeon Forge provides several amusement park rides and is a popular destination for families in the summer. While amusement park rides can be thrilling, unfortunately, […]
Recently, there’s been an uptick in prosecuting pharmaceutical companies and other corporate entities using RICO statutes. While the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act has traditionally been used to prosecute members of organized crime, there has been more focus on using this powerful charge on large corporations.
To push back on possible future lawsuits and criminal […]
Motor vehicle accidents remain one of the leading causes of death for children. Although there are many variables on the road—reckless drivers and inclement weather—there are proven ways to reduce the chances of injury and death. Use caution when driving and take advantage of safety measures to help your kids stay safe.
Seat belts are life […]
A precedent-setting case out of Massachusetts has captured headlines in every paper across the country. Michelle Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the role she played in convincing her boyfriend, the late Conrad Roy III, to kill himself. She is facing up to 20 years in prison.
You can read the full story here, but […]
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam recently saw both chambers of the State legislature pass his plan to improve his state. “The Improving Manufacturing, Public Roads, and Opportunities for a Vibrant Economy” (or “IMPROVE”) Act is intended to improve and maintain Tennessee’s economy and competiveness for the future. It makes a lot of changes to how the […]
The devastating and terrifying fact about spinal cord injuries, is that, in a moment, they can change your entire life. Spinal cord injuries (“SCIs”) are catastrophic injuries: the types of injuries that have a permanent effect on you. They often cannot be cured; even when they can be managed, they require intensive therapy and medications. […]
Remember when people drove two types of vehicles: a truck or a car? Sure, there were a lot of types of cars – coupes, sedans, station wagons, etc. – but they all kind of looked the same. They had 2 or 4 doors, were relatively low to the ground, and didn’t have a bed in […]
After you have been in an auto accident, especially one where you have sustained injuries (whether they were immediately apparent or not), there’s a lot of commotion. You need to call the insurance company, get a copy of the accident report from the police, rent a car while you figure out what to do with […]