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Jay W. Belle Isle

Jay W. Belle Isle
Before becoming LegalReader's Editor-in-Chief, Jay W. Belle Isle worked as a freelance copywriter with clients on four continents. Jay has a degree in Business Administration from Cleary University and a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Jay has also worked as a contracts administrator for a DOD contractor specializing in vehicle armor.
Bishop Curry is not your average ten-year-old boy. In fact, I think he's rather exceptional, which is why he's the focus of this week's Feel Good Friday. This young man has invented a device, the Oasis, that can prevent...
I just read the response sent to one of the victims of the Essure "permanent" birth control device (response pasted below). Honestly, I understand the use of "canned responses." However, this is appalling. The FDA is ignoring it's own mandate...
If you’re a busy trial lawyer handling commercial cases, no doubt you would like to see a tool that would help you save time and better serve your clients’ needs. Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company, just announced such a tool. They’re press release follows, reprinted with permission.
Great news from Bayer! While those are words I never thought I’d write they are absolutely true. The Big Pharma giant recently announced that its “permanent” birth control device, Essure, will soon be removed from the Canadian market. Citing...
Last week, Big Pharma giants Bayer and Johnson & Johnson scored a victory in the second bellwether trial involving the popular blood thinning drug, Xarelto. A federal jury in New Orleans handed down the verdict clearing the companies of all liability for Sharyn Orr’s 2015 death.
WannaCry affected those in 153 different countries, it was so widespread. Even law firms aren’t safe from cybercriminals. But VIPole has a plan to keep lawyers safe from security breaches.
What exactly do furries, veterans, and a dog named Link have in common? They’re all part of this week’s Feel Good Friday, one of the neatest pieces I think I’ve ever had the pleasure of writing. It’s the perfect story of the great things that can happen when we put aside perceived differences and work together for the greater good. And, it’s just a really fun, heartwarming story!
Earlier this month, I wrote a piece on some proposed legislation that would help reduce, even eliminate, infant and child deaths caused by being left in hot cars. In that piece, I examined some of the reasons this happens...
This post is a reprint of an email update the Essure Problems Facebook admin team sent to the FDA. Reprinted with permission.
Last week, a jury in federal court in East St. Louis, Illinois sided with a ten-year old boy who was born with spina bifida. The boy’s lawsuit, filed by his mother, alleged that AbbVie’s popular bipolar medication, Depakote, was the cause of his birth defect.