Dani Alexis Ryskamp, J.D.

Dani Alexis Ryskamp, J.D., is a freelance writer and legal book critic with experience practicing insurance defense, personal injury, medical malpractice law, and criminal defense.

Dani Alexis Ryskamp, J.D.

NYC Girl Awarded $4 Million Settlement for Crash That Killed Her Father

Nearly ten years after losing her father in a car crash, a New York City girl received a $4 million settlement from the trucking company involved in the accident.

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Navigating Camp Lejeune Litigation: 5 More Things Attorneys Need to Know

Contaminated water at Camp Lejeune (1953-1987) resulted in health problems from VOCs, leading to ongoing lawsuits; challenges include proving connections, involving experts, and engaging various law firms under the 2022 Camp Lejeune Justice Act.

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Family Receives $31.6 Million Malpractice Award in Birth Injury Case

A Michigan family sought compensation after their infant daughter suffered brain damage at birth. Now they’ve won a $31.6 million medical malpractice award.

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Family of Pennsylvania Woman Gets $7.25 Million Settlement in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

A Pennsylvania woman’s family recently received a $7.25 million settlement of a case in which the family alleged that doctors failed to diagnose the woman’s heart condition in time to prevent her death.

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FLDS Church Leader Warren Jeffs Owes $152 Million to Sex Abuse Survivors

A Utah federal judge recently ruled that imprisoned church leader Warren Jeffs owes $152 million to 15 victims.

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Apple Allegedly Banned COVID-19 Tracker App to Thwart Competition

A lawsuit recently filed in a New Hampshire federal court claims that Apple kept COVID-19 tracking applications out of its App Store in order to reduce competition for its own COVID-19 tracker. In doing so, the complaint alleges that Apple violated federal antitrust laws. The Allegations Against Apple The creators of Coronavirus Reporter, the first

Posted on February 15, 2021 in COVID-19 & News & Uncategorized

Amazon To Pay $61.7 Million FTC Settlement Over Witheld Driver Tips

Amazon recently entered a settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission to resolve claims of improper driver compensation. Under the terms of the agreement, Amazon will pay nearly $62 million to settle charges that it failed to pay its Amazon Flex drivers the full amount tipped by customers. Charges Against Amazon In 2015, Amazon launched

Posted on February 17, 2021 in Litigation Monitor & News

Zantac MDL Judge Finds Preemption for Economic Injury, Design Defect Claims

In early January 2021, U.S. District Court Judge Robin Rosenberg moved to dismiss economic damages and design defect claims against major drugmakers in the ongoing Zantac multidistrict litigation. Judge Rosenburg ruled that these claims against Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, and Boehringer Ingelheim were preempted by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. In Re: Zantac In

Posted on February 19, 2021 in Litigation Monitor & News

COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Lawsuit Against Publix May Proceed, Rules Judge

Judge Carlos Lopez, of Florida’s 11th Judicial Circuit, recently denied a motion to dismiss in Gutierrez v. Publix. The case, which focuses on issues of workers’ compensation and wrongful death in connection with COVID-19, is likely to lay the groundwork for a number of similar cases involving workers who contracted the coronavirus on the job. 

Posted on February 19, 2021 in COVID-19 & Litigation Monitor & News

COVID-19 Should Not Delay JUUL, Altria Hearings, Says FTC

Tobacco manufacturer Altria and e-cigarette company JUUL recently sought to delay the April 2021 start of a virtual Federal Trade Commission (FTC) evidentiary hearing, arguing that a three-month delay might further reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure. The trial in question will examine the legality of Altria’s $12.8 billion investment in JUUL. Staffers at the

Posted on February 22, 2021 in COVID-19 & Litigation Monitor & News