Wexler Wallace Volunteers at Albany Park Community Center

December 23, 2013

As has been tradition at Wexler Wallace for several years, the office was closed last week for half the day while the attorneys and staff took time to volunteer. In the past, the firm has volunteered at homeless shelters, food[...]

Handling Scientific Proof Better

December 13, 2013

Is the legal profession especially sloppy with scientific evidence? The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit seems to think so. The Court of Appeals has now written – in three different cases in the last three months – that[...]

Supreme Court Puts Securities Class Actions on the Chopping Block

November 19, 2013

On Friday the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that threatens to kill securities class actions. Petitioners in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. have asked the Court to reconsider a quarter-century-old precedent that has served as[...]

Proposed FDA Rule Allows Generic Drug Manufacturers to Update Labeling

November 13, 2013

After much anticipation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken action to place responsibility on generic drug manufacturers to provide adequate warnings to consumers, and hold them legally liable for their failure to do so.  Currently, federal law[...]

Sixth Circuit Reviews Classwide Arbitration

November 11, 2013

In Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Crockett, Case No. 12-3574, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit struck yet another blow to consumers whose contracts of adhesion force arbitration of any disputes.  Prior to Crockett, in some cases,[...]

JP Morgan Chase Expected to Pay Record Settlement

October 24, 2013

The story of banking giant JPMorgan Chase’s $13 billion settlement has been in heavy rotation on network and cable news outlets this week, as it should be. This settlement is the largest ever between a single company and the U.S.[...]