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New Mexico family files lawsuit against school district over delayed medical care

Administrators waited hours to transport injured student according to lawsuit A New Mexico family recently filed a delayed medical treatment lawsuit against the Aztec School District over allegations school administrators waited hours to transport a student severely injured during a fight.  The lawsuit claims the victims suffered a traumatic brain injury, a seizure, and requires ongoing medical care as a result of the school’s inability to properly respond to the boy’s medical needs. According to reports, the case dates back to December 2015 when the plaintiff’s son was injured in a schoolyard fight and subsequently lost consciousness while under school [...]

The National Black Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 Announces Ibiere N. Seck as Its New President

The National Black Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is proud to announce that Ms. Ibiere N. Seck of The Cochran Firm – California will serve as the association's new president for 2017-2018. The National Black Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is an honorary organization composed of the Top 40 lawyers age 40 or younger in each state. Membership is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to attorneys who excel in their profession or promote diversity.  The National Black Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is one of the very few preeminent organizations in the United States established to promote the nation’s [...]

Atlanta, D.C. & Metairie Offices: 2017 Best Law Firm List

The Cochran Firm Celebrates “Best Law Firms” Rankings by U.S. News & World Report ATLANTA, Ga., March 17, 2017 – The Cochran Firm is proud to announce three regional offices have been selected “Best Law Firms” for 2017 by U.S. News & World Report.  The Cochran Firm- Atlanta, The Cochran Firm- D.C., and The Cochran Firm- Metairie are ranked among the best in Metropolitan Rankings within the U.S. “U.S. News is the global authority in rankings,” says Tim Smart, executive editor of U.S. News & World Report. This year’s “Best Law Firms” list is based on the highest number of [...]

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Examples of Compensatory Damages You Can Receive from a Personal Injury Case

When you undertake a personal injury case, the goal is to receive compensation for any injuries or other damages done to you. Damages in personal injury law refers to the monetary value legally assigned to an injury or violation of your rights. There are actually three types of compensatory damages that you can receive in a personal injury case, but each case is different. Here we will define the different kinds of damages and the situations where they may be awarded. 1. Special Compensatory Damages  Special compensatory damages are awarded specifically when a plaintiff can show that monetary damages or [...]

5 Powerful Stories from Black History

Part of honoring Black History Month is remembering the stories of the people who came before us. Everyone knows the names of Fredrick Douglass and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman are equally recognizable. However, apart from the most recognized individuals from Black History Month, people need to know that there are many more important figures. Some of these stories are not even long past. Here we’ve gathered five powerful and inspiring stories from Black History in order to honor and celebrate the last day of Black History Month. 1. Claudette Colvin Born in 1939 in [...]

Why Celebrating Black History Month is Important

The seeds of Black History Month were planted almost 100 years ago by Carter G. Woodson. Doctor Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History and “Negro History Week.” As time went on the need for a more impactful movement became needed. Particularly during the 1960s.  Eventually, college campuses and other organizations came to organize Black History Month, also known as African American History Month. To this day, February is dedicated to celebrating the milestones of Black History. These landmarks show the impact that African Americans have had on our society as a whole. What it [...]

Social Media Defamation Cases and Personal Injury

Social media is a powerful tool that allows people to interact in ways that they never could before. As with any tool, there are benefits and risks from using it. Certain topics on social media draw heat from users all over the world. Certain social platforms are even notorious for more toxic users. If you want to be active online or have any kind of online presence, you run the risk of receiving personal attacks on your character. Most of the time these can just be comments from a few disgruntled people, however, you never know when the internet will [...]

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