May 23, 2017

Team building and mud

Looking for a unique and exciting team building experience? We found one! Four of the six Justiceseekers team members participated in the Mighty Mud Dash mud run in November.  Talk about an exciting, cold, rewarding experience. “The wind was biting cold and, despite my lengthy raincoat and cowboy hat, the ice cold rain drops made […]

Man Sues Federal Agents For Commandeering His Property And Engaging In “Wild Wild West” Shootout

Drug enforcement agents used private citizens property without his knowledge and consent Houston, TX – Today, Texas resident Craig Patty filed suit against the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the head of the Houston DEA office, Javier Peña, Harris County, and other federal and state agents for commandeering his commercial work truck without his […]

Justice Delayed

Today was a sad one for justice in the case of Maureen Calisi.     In a 34 page opinion, US District Judge Denise Casper ruled that the testimony of our “warnings” expert, Dr. Michael Hamrell, should be excluded, and that, without it, there was no case to submit to a jury.    “We are disappointed, but will […]

The JusticeSeekers Logo

When my 2002 Trial Lawyers’ College roommate David Terry announced that he would rather be a creative painter instead of a trial lawyer, I jumped on the chance to give him his first commission.   There were only three conditions that I imposed.    It would be a reasonably sized work on paper.   The […]

Johnson & Johnson Issues Recall of 5,000 Vials of Schizophrenia Drug

According to a Bloomberg article, Johnson & Johnson issued a recall last week of 5,000 vials of their schizophrenia drug Risperdal Consta.  The recall was issued after, “routine analysis showed one lot of the injected drug was contaminated with alternaria alternate, a common mold found in the environment.” The lot originally had 70,000 vials and […]

The Next Generation of TLC Warriors

My son-in-law Kiel Garella is now a certified graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College.   This means that he has the skills to LISTEN to his clients’ real truths, and to tell their STORIES in an effective, persuasive manner.   It also attests to his passion for JUSTICE.    Here is a pic of […]

Learned Intermediary – Who Makes the Decision?

In this inaugural blog, we pose the question — “Do you want to cede your right to make informed decisions about your own health to a doctor who might be getting paid by the company whose drug he is prescribing to you?” I spent 7 years, 1 month and 22 days as an Army lawyer.  […]

Chicago Judge Denies Motion For New Trial in Humira Case

August 22, 2013 – Late yesterday, Cook County Illinois Judge William J. Haddad denied Abbott Laboratories’ and Abbvie, Inc.’s motion for a new trial and to set aside the verdict in the case of Tietz v. Abbott.  This case, involving North Dakota woman Delores Tietz and the blockbuster prescription drug Humira, went to trial in May.  The […]

Attorney Fred Shepherd Co-Authored Law360 Article

There’s More Work To Be Done On Military-Related Qui Tams http://www.law360.com/articles/463298/there-s-more-work-to-be-done-on-military-related-qui-tams