Tort Reform – 10 Years Later in Mississippi
In the 80s and 90s, the state of Mississippi was seen as a haven for those filing lawsuits. Populist juries in the state were known to side regularly with plaintiffs and award large punitive damages.
However, in 2004, then Governor Haley Barbour led the tort reform charge in the Republican-controlled legislature that made Mississippi one of the first sta...
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The 2014 Rainmaker of the Year Awards
Do you know a great law firm marketer? Nominate them for the 2014 Rainmaker of the Year Awards, presented by LawMarketing.com, The National Trial Lawyers and The Rainmaker Institute®.
These awards will recognize the accomplishments of attorneys and marketing directors (employed by a law firm) who have applied themselves, demonstrated creative marketing s...
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Thanks MATA for a Fantastic Convention Experience
Last week, Jeff Glueck and I had the privilege of representing Advocate Capital, Inc. at the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys 56th Annual Convention at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, Missouri.
This convention is vigorously supported by MATA’s leadership, the participating law firms and the exhibitors. As first-time attendees, we were unc...
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GM Recall Connected to False Conviction
According to an article on Fox News Insider, a woman in Texas is suing General Motors Co. over her false conviction in connection to the recent recall. Candice Anderson pled guilty to criminal negligent homicide over the car crash death of her fiancé, Gene Erikson. When GM issued the faulty ignition switch recall, Ms. Anderson and her attorney, Bob Hillia...
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Regina Valenti is the 2014 Paralegal of the Year
As seen on Boston Globe, Reuters, and Yahoo! Finance
Regina L. Valenti, senior trial paralegal at the Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC, in New Orleans, Louisiana has been named the recipient of the 2014 Advocate Capital, Inc. / AAJ Paralegal of the Year Award.
Ms. Valenti was nominated for the award by Attorney Leonard Davis. Attorney Davis commented, “Regi...
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Advocate Capital, Inc. Birthday Party!
This month we are celebrating our 15th year of being in business! Thank you so much to all of our clients, employees, vendors and friends who have made that possible.
We love helping trial lawyers get even better results for their clients via our Case Expense Funding product. While it’s fun being on a winning team, the best part is knowing that we are h...
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Last week was a busy week for Advocate Capital in the tradeshow world with Texas Trial Lawyers Association convention and Florida Justice Association convention having simultaneous dates.
Lisa Wagner and I were proud to represent Advocate Capital at the Texas Trial Lawyer Association convention in Austin. The convention provided an excellent opportunity t...
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2014 Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys Annual Convention
Will you be attending MATA’s 56th Annual Convention in Lake Ozark, Mo. on June 19-22?
Donna Jones and Jeff Glueck will be representing Advocate Capital, Inc. at our booth during the convention. Stop by and discover how our case expense funding product can help you get even better results for your clients.
The 2014 MATA Annual Convention will take place at...
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Bucci Bailey & Javins, LC Helps Ensure Legacy for Gas Well Worker Killed as a Result of Improper Safety Precautions
A 27 year old gas well worker was fatally pinned and crushed when unstable ground beneath the wheels of a rough terrain lift caused the lift to suddenly lurch into him. The use of large wooden rig mats should have been used as a safety precaution to help stabilize the ground area on the site. The site operator decided to cut costs by “getting by” using...
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Nap Nanny Child Seat Claims the Life of 6th Infant
Recently, I read a blog written by Attorney Sean Quinn about the 6th death in connection to the Baby Matters Nap Nanny child seat. The Nap Nanny child seat was recalled last year after killing five children and injuring over 90, but continues to be circulated by yard sales or online auctions resulting in the most recent death of an 8-month old girl. This...
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