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Counsel Financial Continues Sponsorship of Mass Torts Made Perfect’s Business of Law Program
Kelly Anthony, Esq. | Deputy General Counsel
Financing company to hold educational session on financial solutions for plaintiffs’ firms
How to use social media to market your law firm
Maureen Keith | Counsel Financial Legal Writer
Social media is an important part of an overall marketing strategy. Used in the right way that works for you and your law practice, social media can help you gain exposure and even bring in new business.
Counsel Financial Continues Long-Time Support of Mass Tort Med School
Kim Gomlak | Marketing Director
Law firm lender invited to present during seminar on expanding a mass torts practice
How to Start and Grow Your Own Plaintiffs' Firm
Kelly Anthony, Esq. | Deputy General Counsel
In 2007, Greg Coleman launched Greg Coleman Law PC, a plaintiffs’ class action, mass tort and personal injury practice located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Greg Coleman has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America, was recognized as one of Knoxville’s top attorneys in the metropolitan area’s Cityview Magazine and has received accolades for his legal advocacy through the Multi-Million Dollar Verdict Advocates Forum and Super Lawyers. Since inception, his firm has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for its clients, including a $178.6 million ERISA class-action settlement that required AK Steel Corp. to provide health and life insurance benefits to a group of over 3,000 workers and their spouses.
Counsel Financial Sponsors Keynote Speaker, Lee Corso, at FJA Workhorse
Kim Gomlak | Marketing Director
Law firm lender continues long-time support of Florida trial lawyer organization
Counsel Financial Announces Diamond Sponsorship of AAJ Conventions
Kim Gomlak | Marketing Director
Law firm funding company hosts mass tort presentation for plaintiffs’ attorneys
Counsel Financial Sponsors Football Kick-Off Party at NTL Summit
Kim Gomlak | Marketing Director
Exclusively endorsed law firm lender hosts opening night celebration
Counsel Financial Donates to Two Local Organizations this Holiday Season
Kim Gomlak | Marketing Director
Nation’s leading law firm lender raises funds for charities serving the Buffalo area
Counsel Financial Sponsors AAJ Education Seminar Focused on Diversity in the Law
Kelly Anthony, Esq. | Deputy General Counsel
Law firm financing company exclusively endorsed by AAJ supports continuing legal education program
Are you interested in growing your firm? Creating a firm that is tailored to its strengths
Kelly Anthony, Esq. | Deputy General Counsel
Darren Penn, a trial lawyer with over 20 years of experience, founded the plaintiffs’ firm of Harris Penn Lowry LLP alongside Jeff Harris and Steve Lowry in 2006. The Georgia-based practice set itself apart by achieving the largest verdicts in the state over the past ten years in five separate categories: products liability, business torts, premises liability, nursing home and medical negligence. Further, the firm has secured over $750 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of its clients—establishing it as one of the leading plaintiffs’ civil litigation practices in the Southeast.
DEPUY PINNACLE
The DePuy Pinnacle Acetabular Cup Liner is a metal liner designed for use with the Pinnacle Acetabular Shells and the matching femoral head. The implant system was constructed with a proprietary alloy containing cobalt, chromium, and molybdenum, and was created to increase mobility and last longer than other hip implant devices. 
MECTRONIC INFUSE®
INFUSE® Bone Graft/Interbody Fusion Devise (“INFUSE”) is used for spinal fusion procedures in skeletally mature patients with conditions such as degenerative disc disease (DDD). The FDA first approved the use of INFUSE in 2002, and it has since been approved for the following three indications: (1) fusion of the lumbar spine; (2) healing acute, open tibial shaft fractures; and (3) oral and maxillofacial uses. Medtronic generates about $900 million annually from the use of INFUSE, which is used in about 432,000 spinal fusions each year.
MORCELLATOR
A power morcellator is a medical device used in laparoscopic surgeries, such as splenectomy, gall bladder removal, and hysterectomies. The device is inserted into the body through a small incision and then is used to remove large tissue sections by dividing the sections into smaller pieces or fractions. The surgical tool is designed to facilitate the removal of tissue through small incision sites and is an alternative to a traditional abdominal incision surgery. A traditional abdominal incision surgery is a much more invasive surgery, with a longer recovery time and more complications, and would leave a large scar.
LIPITOR
Lipitor is the brand name of the drug atorvastatin. It is part of the statin class of hypolipidemic drugs, which are a diverse group of pharmaceuticals used to treat abnormally elevated levels of any or all lipids and/or lipoproteins in the blood. Statins, in particular, lower cholesterol by inhibiting the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase, which produces about 70 percent of cholesterol in the body.
DEPAKOTE
DEPAKOTE Depakote is part of a class of drugs called anticonvulsants that help to manage brain activity. The drug, which was first introduced into the U.S. market in 1983, is indicated for the treatment of acute manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar disorder, epilepsy, and to prevent migraine headaches. Depakote comes in different dosage forms. Depakote tablets are used to treat bipolar disorder and to prevent migraine headaches, whereas Depakote Sprinkle Capsules are used to treat epileptic seizures.
COOK IVC FILTER
COOK IVC FILTER An inferior vena cava (“IVC”) filter is a small, cage-like device that is implanted in the IVC, which is the main vein that returns blood from the lower half of the body to the heart and lungs. The filter is designed to capture migrating blood clots that have broken loose from the arterial wall in an individual’s legs and that is moving toward the heart and lungs, allowing blood to continue to flow around the trapped blood clot.
BENICAR
BENICAR The FDA approved Benicar (olmesartan) in 2002 for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). A member of the angiotensin receptor blocker (“ARB”) family of drugs, Benicar operates by blocking the chemicals in the body that cause the muscles around blood vessels to contract, thus promoting the blood vessel dilation critical to lowering a patient's blood pressure.
BARD IVC FILTER
BARD IVC FILTER An inferior vena cava (“IVC”) filter is a small, cage-like device that is implanted in the IVC, which is the main vein that returns blood from the lower half of the body to the heart and lungs. The filter is designed to capture migrating blood clots that have broken loose from the arterial wall in an individual’s legs and that is moving toward the heart and lungs, allowing blood to continue to flow around the trapped blood clot.
In Re: Abilify (Aripiprazole) Products Liability Litigation
Abilify is an antipsychotic medication that functions by either increasing or decreasing dopamine or serotonin when an imbalance is present. It is part of a class of drugs known as partial dopamine receptor agonists that imitate the effects of dopamine to the brain. The dopamine system keeps humans alive by ensuring that we continue to eat and maintain other basic needs. The dopamine system works by sending a signal of pleasure to the brain in response to certain activities, which plays an important role in addiction. People with mental illnesses often have imbalanced dopamine systems that are either overly stimulated or not stimulated enough.
Bristol-Myers-Squibb v. Superior Court, No. S221038 (Cal. 2016)
FACTS: Bristol-Myers-Squibb (“BMS”) manufactures Plavix, a prescription drug used to inhibit blood clotting. In the eight amended complaints filed in the San Francisco Superior Court, 86 California residents and 592 residents of 33 other states sued BMS and McKesson Corporation, a pharmaceutical distributor headquartered in California, for injuries allegedly arising out of their use of Plavix. Outside of California, the largest number of plaintiffs resided in Texas, with 92 plaintiffs, followed by Ohio, with 71 plaintiffs.
Counsel Financial Sponsors Mass Torts Made Perfect’s Fall 2016 “Boost Your Law Firm Business” Program
Kelly Anthony, Esq. | Deputy General Counsel
Financing company to hold educational session on navigating litigation funding
Mastering Mass Torts
Kelly Anthony, Esq. | Deputy General Counsel
Prominent defective drug and device attorney talks about the skillset, fortitude and passion required for building a nationally respected mass tort practice. After practicing law for over 20 years and having tried many civil jury trials, Glenn Phillips ventured into the world of mass torts with the Vioxx litigation in the mid-2000s. Since then, he has established himself and his law firms—Phillips Law Firm, PLLC and Sanders Phillips Grossman, LLC—as leaders in the industry. He has been appointed to numerous positions of leadership on plaintiffs’ steering committees, served on science and discovery committees and obtained settlements against drug and device manufacturers in excess of $300 million.
Counsel Financial Addresses Significant Mass Tort Litigation Issues in Upcoming TrialSmith Webinar
Kim Gomlak | Marketing Director
Nation’s leading law firm lender to present at Continuing Legal Education program
Counsel Financial Sponsors Three Plaintiffs’ Attorney Mass Tort Events This Fall
Kim Gomlak | Marketing Director
Law firm financing company supports mass tort attorneys’ conferences
Interested in building a mass tort practice?
Robert Carbone, Esq. | Deputy General Counsel, Attorney Relations
We can show you the way (with a little help from the experts). Case aggregation is a critical component of the mass tort business. It refers to the practice of attorneys acquiring a group of clients with similar injuries caused by the same product, then co-counseling with a member of the Plaintiff Steering Committee (PSC). The Plaintiff Steering Committee is a small group of lawyers that are impaneled to manage and conduct the litigation. However, it is impossible for just members of the PSC—
Ramping Up a Mass Tort Practice
Kelly Anthony, Esq. | Deputy General Counsel
Ex-prosecutor and leader of rapidly expanding plaintiffs’ mass tort firm talks on overcoming fear, taking risks and making the choice to achieve fast-paced growth for his practice. Fred Olinde, an ex-prosecutor for the New Orleans District Attorney's office, started and quickly built up a thriving plaintiffs' mass tort practice. Recently, I was able to have a conversation with Fred where he uncovered some of his law firm's secrets to success in the mass tort arena and how he was able to achieve rapid growth despite being new to the field. Read what he had to say...
Counsel Financial Announces New, Enhanced Website
Kim Gomlak | Marketing Director
Nation’s leading law firm lender introduces new website with expanded features
Judge Sends Sega Arcade Game Settlement Back for Reprogramming
Robert Carbone, Esq. | Deputy General Counsel, Attorney Relations
For those unfamiliar, Key Master is a modern variant of the claw crane game for winning prizes. Instead of a claw, there is a key that must be guided via joystick through a lock shaped hole. Behind each hole is a prize.   The complaint alleges that Sega’s arcade game falsely and deceptively misleads consumers because the game’s programming does not permit prizes to be awarded, even if the user wins the game, until a certain amount of money is deposited into the game. As can be seen from the vid
Is Lumber Liquidators the New Chinese Drywall?
Robert Carbone, Esq. | Deputy General Counsel, Attorney Relations
Last Sunday night, 60 Minutes aired a story on wood flooring products retailer Lumber Liquidators and its laminate flooring products that purportedly contain formaldehyde levels that exceed acceptable standards for consumer products in the US. The laminate flooring products, manufactured in China, could cause debilitating diseases such as acute myelogenous leukemia and nasopharyngeal cancer if allegations about the formaldehyde content are true. Lumber Liquidators is being investigated by the U
LinkedIn’s Launches New Marketing Solutions That Could Bolster Your Firm’s Brand
Kelly Anthony, Esq. | Deputy General Counsel
On Thursday, February 19, 2015, LinkedIn unveiled its newly enhanced platform of business-to-business lead generation products. The launch follows the $175 million acquisition of Bizo, a company devoted to helping advertisers reach businesses and professionals, in August of 2014. LinkedIn utilized Bizo’s team and technology, as well as partnered with AppNexus, to bring to life what the company promises is a suite of products that will provide “a faster way to reach, nurture, and convert high-qu