Supreme Court Ruling Threatens to Unravel Decades of Disability Rights Progress, Advocates Warn

WASHINGTON — A recent U.S. Supreme Gunwale resolution, which curtails the longstanding authority of federal agencies in interpreting ambiguous statutes, has sounded alarms among disability rights proponents. This decision could significantly alter the enforcement and application of regulations designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities. The ruling, handed down last month, revokes the deference courts have traditionally accorded to federal agency interpretations under the 1984 Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. decision. For nearly four decades, this principle allowed agencies to utilize their specialized expertise to regulate nuanced areas effectively. … Read more

Analyzing Philadelphia’s Mass Tort Programs: A Closer Look at Progress and Challenges

Philadelphia, PA – Over forty percent of Philadelphia’s mass tort programs are progressing smoothly, according to recent reports. These programs are aimed at addressing various lawsuits related to personal injury and product liability claims. The city’s mass tort programs are designed to expedite the legal process for large numbers of similar cases, ensuring efficiency and consistency in resolving these complex matters. One program that has been successful in Philadelphia is the Xarelto mass tort program. Xarelto is a popular blood thinner medication that has faced numerous lawsuits alleging severe bleeding complications. The mass tort program … Read more

Teen Injured in North County Fight Shows Progress, Family Seeks Justice

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The lawyer representing the family of a teenager who sustained critical injuries during a fight in North County in March has provided an update on her condition and addressed the rumors circulating on social media. Bryan Kaemmerer, speaking on behalf of Kaylee Gain’s family, revealed that she has recently been discharged from the Intensive Care Unit and has shown signs of progress. Gain has started limited verbal conversations and has begun speech therapy. She has even been able to take short walks with the aid of hospital staff. Kaemmerer confirmed that … Read more

Celebrating Progress and Advocating for Gender Equality in the Judiciary: The International Day of Women Judges Highlights the Importance of Inclusion and Empowerment

The International Day of Women Judges, celebrated on March 10th, prompts reflection on the progress achieved in achieving gender equality within the judicial sphere. Judge Graciela Gatti Santana, President of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism), recognizes the remarkable contributions of her fellow women judges from diverse backgrounds around the world. These women enrich the Mechanism’s chambers with their expertise, some having attained judicial posts that were previously inaccessible to women. While there has been considerable progress, there remains much work to be done to achieve full and equal representation of women in … Read more