icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

America’s Lawyer

RT

Trial lawyer hall-of-famer Mike Papantonio hosts a new primetime weekly show called ‘America’s Lawyer’, examining and exposing untold truths in corporate and environmental legal cases with a no-holds-barred approach in addressing bad lawyers and corruption among federal and state judges.

Nov 28, 2019 10:09

Epstein prison records fabricated & Nestlé GUZZLING Florida’s freshwater

Mike Papantonio and Trial Lawyer Magazine editor Farron Cousins discuss how New York is the latest state to file a lawsuit against Juul alleging their marketing practices are directly responsible for fueling the teen vaping epidemic that has swept the country. Also, two federal prison guards, assigned to keep watch over Jeffrey Epstein on the night of his death, have been indicted for neglecting a series of mandatory check-ups, then fabricating records to cover their tracks. Plus, Twitter has changed its terms of service and has now banned ads that target specific political parties and candidates.

RT correspondent Brigida Santos then walks us through an Illinois investigation that reveals tens of thousands of schoolchildren, some as young as FIVE, have been unlawfully isolated from their classmates as a form of punishment in over 100 districts, often for infractions as mundane as spilling milk.

Finally, legal journalist Mollye Barrows discusses how Nestlé is now pushing to drastically increase its extraction of freshwater from Florida waterways to over one million gallons a DAY, sending alarm bells ringing among environmental activists concerned with the growing problem of freshwater scarcity in the US.

Nov 21, 2019 07:23

Vaping industry a PUPPET of Big Tobacco & de-criminalizing prostitution

RT producer Brigida Santos hosts part two of this special edition of America’s Lawyer from the Mass Torts Made Perfect conference at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.

Brigida discusses with conference speaker Mike Papantonio how litigation against Juul for its aggressive marketing toward teens is a mirror image of what happened decades ago with the tobacco industry. The manufacturing and distribution of vaping products have gone virtually unregulated by the FDA and CDC, leaving over 30 people dead from ‘mysterious’ lung diseases brought on by enticingly packaged and flavored vape products. What’s more, Juul is owned in part by Philip Morris, which has every incentive to hook young consumers on nicotine.

Then, Brigida hosts a panel discussion with attorneys Carissa Phelps and Kimberly Adams about how best to prosecute sex trafficking. A survivor herself, Carissa draws from her personal experience to urge people not to vilify those who resort to being prostituted as a means of survival. There is now a push to decriminalize sex work and to instead pursue the pimps who exploit under-privileged individuals for their own gain. They often conduct their business through hotels and motels, many of which are complicit in prostitution rings by turning a blind eye to what goes on in their guest rooms.

Nov 14, 2019 07:36

Vegas special pt 1: Consumers v ‘cancerous’ corporations

RT producer Brigida Santos guest-hosts this week’s special episode from the Mass Torts Made Perfect conference in sunny Las Vegas!

Brigida first sits down with attorney Wesley Bowden to discuss PFAS contamination of our drinking water and household products. Lawsuits allege industrial giants like DuPont and 3M have known about the health hazards of PFAS for decades, and have also failed to properly dispose of chemical waste from PFAS processing, which will remain in our environment for tens of thousands of years.

Then, attorney Daniel Nigh discusses the flurry of lawsuits against the manufacturer of popular heartburn relief aid, Zantac, which contains a compound linked to various cancer growths.

Finally, Trial Lawyer magazine executive editor Farron Cousins talks about the corporate strategy Bayer-Monsanto has taken in response to over 18,000 lawsuits being filed against the manufacturer of cancer-causing Round Up weed killer.

Nov 7, 2019 07:19

Trump WAGING WAR on Mexican drug cartels

Mike Papantonio and Trial Lawyer magazine editor Farron Cousins discuss how the US Chamber of Commerce, which has historically funded Republicans, is now funneling money to centrist Democrats who hope to preserve the relationship between Wall Street and Capitol Hill. Also, President Trump has promised to allocate $600 million worth of surplus military equipment to police departments nationwide, further militarizing our law enforcement agencies. Plus, the controversial Keystone Pipeline has leaked over 383,000 gallons of crude oil in North Dakota, fueling opposition to pipeline expansions.

Then, RT correspondent Brigida Santos files a report on how the popular messaging service WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook are filing suit against an Israeli surveillance firm called the NSO Group for planting spyware to monitor journalists and government officials using WhatsApp, among other platforms.

Finally, legal journalist Mollye Barrows discusses the gruesome killing of nine Americans in Mexico who were part of a Mormon community. The massacre has been linked to Mexican drug cartels, prompting Trump to push for even stricter immigration policies and to offer Mexico assistance in a “war” on the cartels.

Oct 31, 2019 07:46

Oil Goliath ExxonMobil’s decades-long DECEPTION

Mike Papantonio and Trial Lawyer magazine editor Farron Cousins dive into tech behemoth Amazon’s new foray into the election systems of over 40 states across the US, further widening Jeff Bezos’s grip on modern society. Also, Google has been found to be funneling money to organizations that are working to refute climate change. This, while Trump may be rolling back legislation originally enacted to stop businesses and individuals from dodging taxes through offshore havens.

Then, RT correspondent Brigida Santos walks us through a lawsuit brought forth by the Massachusetts attorney general against ExxonMobil, alleging the energy giant has long been aware of its products accelerating climate change, yet chose NOT to disclose relevant studies that might hurt the company’s bottom line.

Plus, legal journalist Mollye Barrows discusses how a New Hampshire woman ended up trapped in the emergency room for nearly THREE WEEKS upon being sedated by police, then committed by her daughter for psychiatric help. With legal action by the ACLU on the way, what does this woman’s de facto detainment in the ER say about the prioritization of mental health resources in hospitals nationwide?

Oct 24, 2019 07:37

THOUSANDS of untested rape kits spark discrimination lawsuits

Attorney Daniel Nigh explains the lawsuits being filed against the manufacturers of Zantac, a popular heartburn relief aid that has been found to be contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical NDMA. Then, RT correspondent Brigida Santos looks at the frightening reality of medical debt collection, which often leads to the arrest and incarceration of those too poor to pay up. Plus, legal journalist Mollye Barrows explains how women across the country are suing police departments for failing to properly investigate rape kits, creating a backlog numbering in the hundreds of thousands.