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(Baltimore, MD – July 21, 2014) – Howard Janet, managing partner of Janet, Jenner & Suggs, and vice chair of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, said today a $190 million settlement agreement between Johns Hopkins and thousands of patients of Dr. Nikita Levy “cannot erase the memories or ease the grief of victims” but will allow […]

COLUMBIA, South Carolina – South Carolina’s Fifth Circuit Court has ruled that State Attorney General Alan Wilson may employ private attorneys from outside the AG’s office to assist in prosecuting cases under the South Carolina Unfair Trade Practices Act. The ruling by Judge G. Thomas Cooper, Jr., granted the state’s motion for summary judgment against […]

Since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed in 2010, defendants in medical malpractice cases have attempted to turn the law into the latest tort “reform” vehicle. They argue that the ACA has changed how courts should calculate future medical expenses, without addressing collateral source rules or subrogation rights. Under the common […]

On May 13, Janet, Jenner & Suggs attorney Kimberly Dougherty received the 2014 President’s Award from the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers (MATA) for her commitment to the organization and women’s issues. “Kim has advocated for women lawyers within the profession and has championed women in mass tort litigations like vaginal mesh, and we are […]

BOSTON, MA  (May  6, 2014) – Victims of contaminated steroid injections who sued in federal courts will share a $100 million settlement against the products’ compounder,  New England Compounding Center (NECC), attorneys with Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC,  announced today. “There are hundreds of victims and their families feeling some relief today, even though grief […]

A $33.5 million jury award won by My Advocates lawyers for an eight-year-old Tennessee boy who developed cerebral palsy as the result of a birth injury is among the top 100 verdicts of 2013, the National Law Journal announced today. Partner Stephen Offutt was lead attorney in the case, along with partners Kenneth Suggs and […]

Listen to a radio interview with Elisha Hawk on the End Distracted Driving Student Awareness Campaign. The interview originally aired on Sunday, April 20, 2014, on “Fresh Perspectives” (94.7 Fresh FM) and streamed at CBSDC.com. Plaintiffs’ attorneys in Maryland have launched an initiative to help lower the death and injury toll involving distracted teen drivers, […]

Details have emerged from the investigation of Dr. Nikita Levy, a gynecologist at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital, accused of secretly photographing and videotaping his patients. The firm’s managing partner, Howard Janet, is vice chairman of the plaintiffs steering committee negotiating settlements on behalf of Dr. Levy’s patients. By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun (8:09 p.m. […]

Kim Dougherty, who manages the Boston office of Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC, has recently racked up state and national recognition, been appointed to legal posts, and has also co-authored an article featured in the national legal publication Trial. Dougherty was elected president-elect of the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association on March 20. She will take over […]

Firm attorneys have filed lawsuits on behalf of two Kansas women who took Lipitor to reduce their cholesterol levels and later developed diabetes. In separate filings, Alice Beems of Topeka (Case no. 2:14-cv-2088), and Nora Hammerschmidt of Plainville  (Case no. 2:14-cv-2089) claim that pharmaceutical company Pfizer failed to warn doctors and their patients that Lipitor, […]