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Sex Abuse in Maryland Juvenile Detention Centers: The Yost Legal Group Is Taking Cases for Survivors

If You Were Raped or Sexually Abused as a Minor in a Maryland Youth Detention Center, You May Have a Case With the quickly approaching deadline to file a lawsuit against the Catholic Church and Archdiocese of Baltimore in Maryland for sexual abuse and assault committed by Catholic Church clergy members and Catholic school employees,...

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Deadline Against Archdiocese of Baltimore for Sexual Assault Is May 31: File Your Catholic Church Rape Lawsuits Before Deadline

In a move that surprised no one, the nation’s oldest Catholic diocese filed a bankruptcy petition two days before a statute of limitations waiver took effect. The bankruptcy filing immediately stopped lawsuits against the archdiocese itself. In another move that was no surprise, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Michelle M. Harner upheld the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s bankruptcy...

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Allergan’s Defective Textured Breast Implants: A Brief Update on the BIA-ALCL Litigation

At this point, there is enough evidence to suggest a strong link between Allergan’s defective textured breast implants and breast implant-associated large cell lymphoma, a rare and aggressive form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, as evidenced by the continued multi-district litigation with over 1,000 plaintiffs. Usually, a combination of textured implants and a compromised immune system causes...

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Update on Exactech Hip Replacement Recall Lawsuits

More and more patients are filing Exactech hip replacement recall lawsuits. Exactech is a global medical device company that creates orthopedic implant devices and surgical implants for joint replacement surgeries. In June of 2021, Exactech issued recalls of its knee, hip, and ankle implant systems. The recall cites defective packaging that caused the polyethylene inserts...

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Uber Sexual Assault Litigations Go Global

Last week, a group of Canadian lawyers filed a class-action lawsuit against Uber “on behalf of passengers that were sexually assaulted, assaulted, battered, raped, kidnapped, forcibly confined, stalked, harassed, otherwise attacked or subjected to other sexual misconduct by an Uber driver with whom they had been paired through the Uber App.” It is a comprehensive...

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Harmed by a Semi-Truck or Tractor Trailer? Call The Yost Legal Group

2020 was a landmark year for truck accident cases and for all the wrong reasons. Coronavirus lockdowns badly disrupted the supply chain. Furthermore, 2020 was the year the ongoing truck driver shortage moved from a concerning nuisance to a major crisis. Not coincidentally, semi-truck crashes have increased 26 percent since 2020. Modern semi-trucks are also...

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Culpable Catholic Church Criticizes Continued Investigation of Its Sexual Abuses

A Catholic Church advocacy group asked the Maryland Attorney General to stop digging into allegations that the Catholic Church tolerated child sex abuse for decades. A year ago, the Maryland Office of the Attorney General released its scathing “Report on Child Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.” The Archdiocese of Baltimore has been on...

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March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month: Why It’s Important to Hire an Experienced Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

Traumatic brain injuries are quiet killers. Aside from concussions in the NFL, there is not much media attention about the various kinds of brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries send over 200,000 Americans to hospital emergency rooms every year. Because of the nature of brain injuries, many of these victims do not get the treatment they...

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What You Should Know About Semi-Truck Crashes

2020 was a landmark year for truck accident cases and for all the wrong reasons. Coronavirus lockdowns badly disrupted the supply chain. Furthermore, 2020 was the year the ongoing truck driver shortage moved from a concerning nuisance to a major crisis. Not coincidentally, semi-truck crashes have increased 26 percent since 2020. Modern semi-trucks are also...

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How Does Bankruptcy Affect Civil Cases?

Finance companies, mortgage companies, and other creditors will do almost anything to collect the money owed to them. Bankruptcy stops these lawsuits and gives distressed debtors an opportunity to restructure debts and/or work out payment plans. However, courts are very clear that bankruptcy is a shield, not a sword. Courts typically use this phrase in...

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