Category Archives: Press Releases Archive 2003

Press releases from our lawyers for personal injuries in 2003.

Lead Counsel In National Firestone/Ford Litigation Elected Secretary Of National Trial Bar

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 24, 2003) – Attorney Lewis S. “Mike” Eidson, Jr., who currently serves as co-lead counsel for all the cases before the federal court hearing the Firestone/Ford Multi-District Litigation, has been elected Secretary of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA). Association members cast their annual votes for office holders during ATLA’s summer convention held July 18 – 23 in San Francisco, CA. ATLA’s 60,000 attorney members represent consumers across the United States, Canada and abroad. The association was established in 1946 to safeguard victims’ rights, promote injury prevention, strengthen the civil justice system through education, and encourage the disclosure of information critical to public health and safety. Eidson and two of his partners won the first Ford Pinto case in 1975, and since then, across the country Eidson has handled hundreds of product liability cases involving cars, tires, airplanes, and other consumer products. “Civil litigation —…
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Monument Honoring Victims Of American Airlines Flight 587 Crash Near Queens, NY To Be Dedicated In The Dominican Republic

November 2001 Crash Killed 265 People near Queens, New York MIAMI (June 30, 2003) – On Friday, June 27, 2003, Hipolito Mejia, president of the Dominican Republic and other dignitaries was on hand to inaugurate a memorial plaza in Bani, D.R., dedicated to the passengers, crew members and five people killed on the ground when the plane’s vertical stabilizer and rudder fell off the aircraft causing it to crash and burn, just 2 minutes and 34 seconds after take off from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City on November 12, 2001. Over 50 of the 265 people killed in the second deadliest aviation accident in United States history were traveling to Bani, a small city in the Dominican Republic about an hour from the capital, Santo Domingo. The memorial plaza was the brainchild of New York native Hector Algarroba, whose parents, Hipolito and Ubencia, were returning to…
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