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Jenny Albano

Baxter Expands Recall of Infusion Pump Class 1 Recall

Baxter International Inc. has expanded their recall on its Colleague and Flo-Gard infusion pumps to include 986 more devices. The previous recall , which was announced on July 25, included 534 pumps that were recalled due to falsified service records. The company discovered that some of the devices sent to the Baxter service center may have been sent back to consumers without being serviced. …

John Rice

Wiretap Lawsuit Against Bush

The federal government in an effort to maintain national security is urging an appeals court to drop a lawsuit filed over President Bush’s eavesdropping program. The Justice Department argued that the alleged secret relationship between AT&T and the government should remain a state secret. The lawsuit was filed by Electronic Frontier Foundation accusing AT&T of illegally allowing the National…

John Rice

Lawyers for Katrina Victims Withdraw Settlement Motion

The lawyers representing approximately 36,000 Hurricane Katrina victims withdrew from a proposed settlement with State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance. The judge was reluctant to approve the settlement and the lawyers plan to file a new settlement proposal. According to the judge the proposed settlement of $50 million dollars did not guarantee enough policyholders would receive money.

John Rice

State Officials Order Allstate to Reduce Homeowners' Rates

The Allstate Insurance Company must reduce Texas homeowners insurance rates by 5% as ordered by the Texas Department of Insurance.Allstate must also refund overcharges made since December 2004 which amounts to an estimated $56 million dollars. This was announced after the Department upheld the insurance commissioner’s claims that Allstate’s rates were excessive, unreasonable and unfairly…

John Rice

Party hosts escape liability for drunk-driving injuries

A man who was uninsured when he drove while drunk caused the accident that resulted in the plaintiff’s injuries. Further, he had no personal assets which could be used to satisfy the judgment against him. Instead, the plaintiff had to resort to suing the hosts of the party where he had consumed alcohol prior to getting into his car. The hosts had homeowner insurance which could cover their…

John Rice

Medical professional liablity limits up for vote(2)

The Senate Judiciary Committee has set a hearing on Tuesday afternoon for legislation by Sen. Mark Norris, R-Memphis, and Sen. Doug Jackson, D-Dickson, that limits medical professional liability or requires pre-certification of medical malpractice cases. Norris’ bill, SB 2001, is similar to last year’s legislation. . It sets caps on damages for loss of enjoyment of life, loss of society, loss of…

John Rice

Medical professional liablity limits up for vote

The Senate Judiciary Committee has set a hearing on Tuesday afternoon for legislation by Sen. Mark Norris, R-Memphis, and Sen. Doug Jackson, D-Dickson, that limits medical professional liability or requires pre-certification of medical malpractice cases. Norris’ bill, SB 2001, is similar to last year’s legislation. . It sets caps on damages for loss of enjoyment of life, loss of society, loss of…

John Rice

Board of Governors

John T. Rice, PC, Attorney at Law, Chattanooga, Tennessee with 32 years experience in trucking accidents, workers compensation and all accidents recently elected to Chattanooga Bar Association Board of Governors.Mr. Rice has previously served on the Board of Governors as well as numerous committees including the Board of Chattanooga Bar Association.

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