You Deserve to Know the Truth – Hot Coffee: The Movie

Posted January 28, 2012 by Cindy L. Nations

Something is amiss. For 2 decades, the American public has been deluged by a massive public relations campaign funded by big business interests. They have used stories, half-truths, and sometimes outright lies to convince the American people that our juries are out of control, the courts are backed up with frivolous lawsuits, and our civil justice system desperately needs reform. Big businesses, like tobacco, pharmaceutical and insurance companies have poured tremendous amounts of money and energy into this campaign … and with what purpose? To limit your access to the court system – the one and only place where an average citizen can go up against the powerful corporations and still have a chance for justice. Continue reading “You Deserve to Know the Truth – Hot Coffee: The Movie”

Scotty Baldwin – Leader, Mentor, Lawyer, Author, Teacher, Friend, and Inspiration

Scott Baldwin (1928 - 2011)
Scott Baldwin (1928 – 2011)

It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we inform you of the passing of F. Scott Baldwin, Sr.

Since 1953, Scotty Baldwin has used his extensive understanding of juries and courtroom dynamics to restore the lives of clients who have fallen victim to toxic torts, bad drivers, negligent doctors and defective products.

Scotty’s life and legacy leave an indelible impression on all who had the pleasure of working with him, learning from him and admiring him as a role model. Scotty taught us how justice can best be achieved in the face of overwhelming odds while reminding us of the mantle of responsibility which we carry as lawyers today.

Scotty was a kind and generous man and will be missed by many. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family during this time

91 Lawyers Go Before the Judge

January 24, 2011 – The Honorable Judge David Katz is currently deciding which attorneys should be appointed to serve on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) for the DePuy hip implant product liability litigation. The DePuy cases were recently consolidated in the Northern District of Ohio where the pre-trial litigation will be conducted. The PSC is responsible for litigating on behalf of the Plaintiffs. All of the work they do is for the common benefit of every Plaintiff whose suit is on file in the MDL. Judge Katz, who presides over the MDL, asked for letters from every Plaintiffs’ lawyer interested in serving on the PSC. These lawyers were then given the opportunity to appear before Judge Katz in court on Thursday, January 20, 2011 to tell him why they should be appointed. Ninety-one lawyers made that court appearance. Each lawyer was allowed to speak for two minutes. Judge Katz’s decision is expected within the next few days since there is much work to be done and no time to waste.

John O’Quinn (September 1941 – October 2009)

By Cindy L. Nations

October 30, 2009 – The renowned Plaintiffs’ trial lawyer John O’Quinn was tragically killed in a car accident yesterday morning. Mr. O’Quinn personified the Texas slogan, “Everything is bigger in Texas”. He was a big man with a big personality and when he did something, he did it in a big way. He made the headlines numerous times for winning multi-million dollar lawsuits and for making equally large donations to various organizations. He loved cars and over the years amassed an impressive collection of cars from around the world. His fascination with collecting cars was only surpassed by his passion for practicing law.

John O’Quinn was a great trial lawyer. He had a true desire to achieve justice for his clients. He understood the importance of the jury trial process and when he walked into a courtroom, he made his presence known. He was highly regarded by his colleagues, not only in Texas, but across the country. John O’Quinn inspired many lawyers, from law students to the most seasoned attorneys, with his style, his passion, and his love for the practice of law. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the family of his assistant, Johnny Cutliff, who also lost his life in this tragic accident.

Howard L. Nations Honored with 2009 Southern Trial Lawyers Association Warhorse Award

New Orleans, 20 February 2009 — Race Point Legal congratulates its friend and client, Attorney Howard L. Nations, who was honored with the 2009 Warhorse Award at the Southern Trial Lawyers Annual Conference in New Orleans. The Warhorse Award recognizes three of the nation’s most extraordinary trial lawyers; honorees are “acknowledged leaders in their communities, they have been in active practice for more than thirty years, demonstrated outstanding skill as trial advocates, and shown exceptional commitment to furthering the cause of justice.”