Families of the Victims of the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster Finally Receive Compensation

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | January 11, 2012

According to both the Charleston Gazette and USA Today, on Tuesday January 10, 2012, Alpha Natural Resources finally finalized a deal that resolved the last of the wrongful death workers compensation claims and wrongful death lawsuits of the families of the 29 miners who died in the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster. This deal comes […]

Women’s Hockey Team Bus Crash Lawsuit Results in $36 Million Dollar Settlement

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | December 23, 2011

On January 29, 2005, The Windsor Wildcats, a Canadian women’s youth hockey team from Windsor, Ontario, was traveling through New York, on their way to a ski resort for the holidays. As they traveled, it is likely that they never expected that their trip would end in anything but merriment. However, unfortunately for them, their […]

Bavis Family’s 9/11 Wrongful Death Lawsuit: Revisited

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | October 7, 2011

In August, I commented on the wrongful death suit that the Bavis family was bringing on behalf of Mark Bavis, who died as a result of the September 11th tragedy. The Bavis family alleged in its suit, which was brought against United Airlines and its security contractor, Huntleigh USA, that both entities were liable for […]

New Tennessee Law may lead to Greater Suffering for Victims of Nursing Home Abuse and their Families

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | September 30, 2011

As an increasing portion of the United States’ population reaches its golden years, it would seem that more safeguards would be put in place to advance and protect the interests of aging Americans. However this seems not to be the case, especially in the state of Tennessee. Earlier this year, Tennessee lawmakers passed new legislation […]

Getting Judges More Involved in the Settlement Phase of Medical Malpractice

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | June 17, 2011

Equity. Fairness. Justice. All three are words long-associated with the aims of the Court. Never to be forgotten, especially in this economy, curbing costs has also jumped on the bandwagon. One pervasive method for curbing costs has been to encourage parties to reach settlements long before the trial phase. This holds especially true in the […]