Entries by Cosmo Kelly

DOJ Joins Plaintiffs in Opioid Lawsuit

Late last month Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Justice would be joining the efforts to combat the deadly opioid crisis gripping America.  The Justice Department, under the guidance of Sessions, has designated a task force to track opioid producers who have been flooding the markets.  The Department of Justice Prescription Interdiction […]

Online Reviews: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The real cost of getting client reviews Online reviews are an essential component of any digital marketing campaign.  Positive client reviews create what is known as social proof.  Social proof or informational social influence “is a psychological phenomenon where people assume the actions of others reflect correct behavior for a given situation.”  The idea is […]

Devastating Wildfires Spur Legislative Action

Why insurance can be your adversary after a natural disaster The news was plagued with images of Hell on Earth as fires ripped through Northern and Southern California.  The fires were relentless, leaving smoking chimneys as the only remnants of multi-million dollar homes.  The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reportsThe devastation is utterly […]

Opioid Crisis causes Purdue to stop marketing OxyContin to Prescribers

The US Department of Health and Human Services reports that more than 115 Americans die every day from opioid overdose.[1]  These opioids include OxyContin made by Purdue Pharmaceuticals.  In response to the growing crisis that is affecting nearly every sector of the population, Purdue announced that it will no longer be marketing to doctors.  The […]

Johnson & Johnson stock falls as Talc cases proceed in court

Johnson & Johnson’s stock fell five percent on a recent Monday alone.  The market decline comes after a report was released that could expose documents detrimental to the company.  Johnson & Johnson is facing thousands of lawsuits regarding its baby powder.  Many claim that the Talc powder manufactured by J&J contains asbestos causing ovarian cancer […]

Tips for Young Lawyers: How to Find your Way in a Crowded Arena

Young lawyers can face some uphill battles out of law school.  The dream of defending the innocent, prosecuting the guilty or triumphing for the little guy is quickly overshadowed by the crowded practice of law.  Recent articles such as Huffpost’s “Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Lawyers” and CBS News “5  Reasons […]


Amicus Group to Attend AAJ Winter Convention in Maui

Amicus Media Group and Amicus Capital Group will proudly be attending the upcoming AAJ 2018 Winter Convention in Maui February 3 – 6.  The American Association for Justice convention will be held in the picturesque Grand Wailea Resort.  Set in paradise the 4-day event will cover a wide range of topics including trucking litigation, admiralty […]

Amp up your LinkedIn Profile with these 10 Tips for Lawyers

The new year is approaching fast and amidst the last-minute holiday shopping, you can be thinking of your professional goals for 2018.  One of the best networking sources available is LinkedIn.  Unlike other social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn is geared towards professionals, which makes it ideal for lawyers.  It connects you […]

Appeals court opens door for Punitive Damages in Risperdal cases

An appeals court decision out of Pennsylvania has opened Johnson & Johnson up to punitive damages in thousands of pending Risperdal cases.  The decision came from a three-judge panel that ruled the lower court had improperly decided that the laws of the plaintiff’s home state should not be applied.   Timothy Stange, a Wisconsin resident, […]