Johnson & Johnson to pay $2.5 Million in Damages in Risperdal Case

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In a recent court case in Philadelphia, the court ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $2.5 million in damages for failing to warn that Risperdal could cause gynecomastia, or the development of breasts in males. According to the Wall Street Journal, this particular case was brought by the family of a boy with Autism who took the drug back in 2002 and later developed size 46 DD breasts.

Distracted Driving: the Dangers, the Deceit, the Delusions

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and along with CDOTs Distracted Driving Campaign, I thought it imperative to once again stress the importance of driving distraction-free. In March I discussed in a blog post how smart cars really do not allow for drivers to drive distraction-free, and cited some important statistics and studies regarding distracted driving. And the more I look into distracted driving, the more I learn about the dangers and the myths surrounding distracted driving.

Move Over Colorado, the Law Says So

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The Colorado Springs Police Department recently submitted a news release regarding Colorado’s “Move Over” Law. In it, they remind citizens that as of 2005, Colorado requires all drivers to move over to the next lane when passing emergency response personnel stopped along the roadways. According to the National Safety Commission, 71 percent of Americans have never heard of “Move Over” laws, and Colorado has had this law for almost 10 years!

2015 Colorado Super Lawyers

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McDivitt Law Firm would like to congratulate David McDivitt on being chosen as one of Colorado’s Rising Stars in the practice area of Personal Injury General: Plaintiff in the Colorado 2015 Super Lawyers publication. The entire list of Colorado 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars can be found here. Attorneys are first nominated be their… Read more »

Why McDivitt is in the Accountability Business

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Here at McDivitt Law Firm it is our mission to pursue accountability on behalf of others. We are here to ensure that those who have not treated you right are held accountable for their actions. But holding others accountable doesn’t mean we shouldn’t also be accountable to others. So what does that mean?

Meaningful Access to the Civil Justice System for All?

A recent op-ed in the New York Times discussed that each year the United States Supreme Court accepts about 75 of the 10,000 petitions filed. Of those they do accept, a small group of lawyers, who mostly work for corporate clients, argue a large amount of these cases. Of that small group, eight attorneys argue in front of the Court, on average, one in every five cases.