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GM Recalls Cobalt and Others Over Defective Ignition

Defective ignition switches in more than a million GM cars have endangered drivers for a decade, according to a recent recall announcement. GM announced a recall of more than 1.3 million cars in March, sending letters to registered owners notifying them of a defect with the cars’ ignition switches that can cause mechanical problems and…

Pennock and Relkin Speak on Mass Torts

On Friday, April 4, 2014,  two W&L attorneys are speaking at HarrisMartin’s Mass Tort Litigation Conference with Judge Marina Corodemus (Ret.). Paul Pennock, Esq., Managing Attorney, is speaking on Adverse Events, Personal Injury Proof Defense & Spoliation. Ellen Relkin, Esq., Of Counsel, is participating in a session on Settlement v. Trial —Coordination, Conflicts & Committees.…

Relkin Speaks on Mass Torts at NJAJ Convention

On Thursday, May 1, 2014, Ellen Relkin, Esq., a N.J. Certified Civil Trial Attorney of Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., will be presenting a Mass Tort Case Law Review as well as present on the DePuy Hip and Stryker Rejuvenate litigations at the Boardwalk annual convention. The program is sponsored by the New Jersey Association for…

NTLA Top 40 Under 40 Chooses Shareef Rabaa 2015 President

Weitz & Luxenberg brain-injury trial attorney Shareef Rabaa has won appointment as president of the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40 organization for young attorneys of extraordinary talent and accomplishment.   Rabaa’s selection to the top post was announced in early January; his one-year term as president begins in 2015.   “One of my…

Metro North Derailment

What began for Gregory Paul Bignon as a pleasant, carefree Christmas gift-buying excursion on a quiet Sunday morning ended with a train crash and severe injuries that included a broken pelvis, knocked-out teeth, and head, back, and leg trauma. This and more resulted when the speeding, Manhattan-bound Metro North Railroad commuter train aboard which Mr.…

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