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Written By: Landon Whatley
Student Materials Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy
Earlier this year, I wrote a blog post giving a brief overview about sex trafficking litigation against hotels and motels circulating the United States.[i] Section 1595 of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (“the Act”) provides a private right of action for sex trafficking victims against the traffickers and those who knowingly financially benefited or received any value from the trafficking.[ii] At the time of my first post, the Judicial Panel on Multi-district Litigation recently denied transfer of twenty-one different actions in twelve different districts to a centralized location. Continue reading “Creating Precedent in Sex Trafficking Litigation”
Photo Credit: https://www.forbes.com/sites/steveandriole/2019/07/30/the-capital-one-data-breach-is-no-exception-why-we-can-expect-many-many-more/#ab9831bfc48b
By: Nick Jackson
Managing Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy
Data breaches are becoming the “new normal” in American society. In what used to be “headline” news, major data breaches are no longer the rarity that they once were. Today, data breaches occur on a small scale nearly every day across the United States. In fact since 2005, more than 4,500 data breaches have been made public. Continue reading “An Update on Data Breach Litigation: Trends in Multidistrict Litigation”
Photo Credit: Shadrach Michaels, Treating WPC’s Opioid Addiction, Ely Times (Sept. 13, 2019), https://elynews.com/2019/09/13/treating-wpcs-opioid-addiction/.
By: Stephanie Smith
Senior Associate Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy
The opioid crisis is a national
health crisis that has affected public health, as well as economic and social
welfare. States, cities, municipalities,
and Native American tribes across the United States are sounding the alarm on the
opioid crisis as one of the worst medical catastrophes in the nation’s history.
Continue reading “Not So Dope: Multidistrict Opioid Litigation Against Manufacturers and Distributors of Prescription Drugs in the United States”