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Higher Legal Panel Attorney Selects Michael Jackson Jury

Michael Jackson.03Higher Legal panel attorney Brian Panish is currently selecting the jury in the Michael Jackson wrongful death case. Mr. Panish represents Katherine Jackson and Michael’s three children.

According to the L.A. Times, this is going to be a very contentious court fight. From the initial courtroom appearance Mr. Panish said he had made efforts to be civil with the lawyers for AEG but that the defense attorneys were wasting court resources by turning everything into “World War III.”

“Is that part of your civility?” AEG’s attorney Marvin Putnam asked Panish.

“Excuse me?” replied Panish, quickly adding, “You’re the most uncivil lawyer I’ve ever practiced against.”

The Jackson’s claim is that AEG was negligent in its hiring of Dr. Conrad Murray. AEG will be defending itself by saying there is no evidence to suggest that they were the ones to hire Murray. But in one widely quoted e-mail an AEG CEO allegedly wrote, “We want to remind [Dr. Murray] that it is AEG, not MJ, who is paying his salary. We want to remind him what is expected of him.”

Brian Panish is thought to be the premier trial lawyer in the United States. He still holds the record for obtaining the largest plaintiff’s verdict in U.S. History, 4.9 Billion dollars.

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Medication Mix-Up at Walgreens
Causes Wrongful Death

Walgreens faces a suit for wrongful death filed by the estate of Mary Moore.  The suit claims that a Walgreens pharmacist gave Mrs. Moore the wrong medication.  Her high blood pressure medication Hydralazine was mistakenly replaced with an anthihistamine, Hydroxyzine.  The suit claims that Hydroxyzine is a high risk medication for Moore’s conditions which include high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and kidney failure.  The medication mix-up went unnoticed for two weeks before the pharmacy was able to realize the mistake. Moore’s estate seeks compensation and punitive damages.

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Continuing Problems of America’s Prison Systems

Fayette County Detention Center employees and retired director Ron Bishop faces a case of wrongful death filed against them by Janet Davis, a mother of an inmate who died in June.

David claims that her son Anthony Dwayne Davis was never administered medical treatment for his congenital heart condition. Janet Davis is asking for undetermined amount in damages.

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This Man Was Killed By a Taser

Bryan Layton Cardall died on the side of a Utah highway after being shocked by police officers with a Taser gun.

After receiving a report of a nude man running into traffic lanes, two police officers responded to the call. The 911 dispatcher released information to the officers that Mr. Cardall was suffering from a bipolar manic episode and was waiting for his medication to take effect; however one of the officers discharged a Taser gun just 42 seconds upon his arrival at the scene of this unarmed man and before employing any other methods of restraint.

The lawsuit filed by Bryan Cardall’s wife Anna and their children has been cleared to move forward to trial by Judge Clark Waddoups. The claim, although complicated, is centered around the fact that the authorities should not have used a Taser gun on Mr. Cardall. The charges include willful misconduct and wrongful death.

Read more here on the case and make the judgment yourself: What is the fine line between a necessary use of defensive force by the authorities and police brutality? Comment below and let us know your thoughts.

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Higher Legal Attorney wins
“Trial Lawyer of the Year”

Higher Legal panel lawyer, Brian Panish, has been named the “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”). This award is considered to be California’s highest honor among trial attorneys.

Brian Panish worked with Daniel Amos, founder of  Higher Legal, when they were at the prominent plaintiff’s firm now known as Greene, Broillet & Wheeler. Mr. Panish is now a partner at Panish, Shea & Boyle in Los Angeles. Mr. Panish has been a Higher Legal panel attorney since the inception of the company in 2008.

Recently Mr. Panish obtained a record jury verdict of over Twenty-One Million Dollars in favor of an Iraq War Navy veteran who suffered catastrophic injury in an automobile accident caused by a negligent Hillyard, Inc. driver. This groundbreaking case, Michael Nelsen v. Hillyard, Inc., et al., was included in the Daily Journal Top Plaintiff Verdicts of 2009.

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