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December 2016

Husband Files Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Against Hospital After Wife Dies After Childbirth

Added: 2016-11-08 00:25:27

A Hong Kong native living and working in the US – Ms. Amy Lam – died less than 12 hours after prematurely giving birth at her home. After giving birth, Mrs. Lam was taken to Harlem Hospital for immediate and major treatment where she died. Mrs. Lam’s husband filed a medical malpractice lawsui...

City of San Bernardino Reaches Final Stage of Bankruptcy Case

Added: 2016-10-14 00:49:49

Last week, San Bernardino city reaches to the final stage of its bankruptcy case hearing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. It is a moment for which numerous creditors of the city have been anticipating for more than four years. The hearing, as the city administration hopes, will further strengthen the ...

US District Judge Rules on Mass Tort Case Against Johnson & Johnson In Talcum Powder Scheme

Added: 2016-10-05 01:40:51

US District Judge, Mark A. Kearney, has ruled that a Pennsylvania case against talc powder producer, Imerys, and supplier, Johnson & Johnson may proceed. The case involves a woman who died of ovarian cancer that was caused by the talc powder. It was reported that the Imerys initially placed a h...

Florida Woman Accused Of DUI Manslaughter In A Motorcycle Accident

Added: 2016-09-19 00:34:07

A Florida woman is charged with DUI-manslaughter and  is currently in jail after state police arrested her for drunk driving and crashing into a pair of bike-riders on August 1, 2016. The accident happened around 8:43 p.m. on Aug. 1 when Ms. Bailey her  Toyota RAV4 rear-ended Ronalyn Sylvia a...

Family in Idaho Files a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit After Their 7-Month Child Dies

Added: 2016-09-02 00:16:57

An Idaho family is suing a nurse and the hospital he works for after their 7-month old baby died under the nurse’s care. August Elliott, son of Chance Elliott and Tiffany Elliot, died after he was given the wrong medication while at Saint Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls, Idaho....

Philadelphia Jury Awards $5.05 Million Greyhound Bus Passengers after Safety Negligence leads to Auto Accident

Added: 2016-08-23 18:22:11

On July 22, 2016, a grand jury in Philadelphia awarded $5.05 million to four passengers of the Greyhound Bus Carrier after an auto accident that occurred back in 2013. While driving on interstate 80, the bus driver fell asleep behind the wheel and the bus crashed directly with a tractor-trailer. Th...

Pennsylvania Woman Awarded $6 Million In A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Added: 2016-07-08 20:29:07

A Common Pleas Court Judge approved a settlement of $6 million to a Mercer County woman who lost her husband due to medical malpractice in 2013. Leigh A. Isaac filed the lawsuit against Dr. Joseph Wizorek of UPMC Horizon for negligence when treating her husband, Harold D. Isaacs Jr. Harold was admi...

Woman Suspected of Brutal Hit-And-Run Incident was Arrested on Felony DUI Charges

Added: 2016-06-28 00:29:21

A woman was arrested and charged with a DUI on Monday, from an Oceanside Community in San Diego, after a horrific hit-and-run accident. According to the accounts given by eye-witnesses, the brutal collision happened at around 6:20 in the morning at Mission Avenue, on 4000 block. After the impact, t...

San Diego Family of Infant Receives $20 Million in a Medical Malpractice Case

Added: 2016-05-10 22:50:23

A San Diego, CA family received a $20 million settlement after their prematurely born infant suffered brain damage from the mishandling of a feeding machine. The plaintiff, Sophia, was born five weeks premature and was held in the neonatal intensive care unit. At the time of the birth, Sophia’s m...

$10 Million Settlement Reached In Personal Injury Claim Against Unilever USA

Added: 2016-04-28 00:41:58

The United States 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has confirmed a $10 million settlement against personal care product company, Unilever USA, in a personal injury case for the damage caused by their Suave Keratin 30-day hair smoothing kit. The kit is reported to have caused hair loss as well as burnin...

U.S. Republic Air Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection Due to Failing Revenues

Added: 2016-02-26 23:04:16

Republic Airways Holding Inc., a domestic and nationwide airline carrier service, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last Thursday. The company explained to the court, through documents, about its loss of revenue during the past quarters due to the grounding of aircraft because of a shortag...

Merrill Lynch Sued By A Los Angeles Charity For Elder Abuse

Added: 2015-12-18 00:13:40

Top banking firm, Merrill Lynch, and one of its ex-brokers, both were sued by The Los Angeles Thoracic and Cardiovascular Foundation for swindling an elder client out of $2.4 million. The Los Angeles Thoracic and Cardiovascular Foundation stated in their suit that Merrill Lynch and its broker had f...

Merrill Lynch Sued By A Los Angeles Charity For Elder Abuse

Added: 2015-12-18 00:00:28

Top banking firm, Merrill Lynch, and one of its ex-brokers, both were sued by The Los Angeles Thoracic and Cardiovascular Foundation for swindling an elder client out of $2.4 million. The Los Angeles Thoracic and Cardiovascular Foundation stated in their suit that Merrill Lynch and its broker had f...

Family Gets $10 Million In A Poisoned-Painted Home Personal Injury Claim

Added: 2015-11-03 01:30:21

A Californian family has received $10 million in a personal injury claim filed against a realtor known as Carltran Associates. The claim was based on the family’s son suffering from severe lead poisoning caused by the hazardous paint in the home they were renting from the Carltran family. The fam...

Woman Charged with DUI After Crashing into Crowd at OSU Parade

Added: 2015-10-24 20:20:31

A woman was arrested with DUI charges after her car smashed into a crowd that was at the Oklahoma State University’s homecoming parade. It was reported that four people died in the crash, including a 2 year old child named Stephan Jack, who died at The Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. The ...

Paralyzed Passenger Received $67 Million In An Auto Accident Verdict By Texas Jury

Added: 2015-09-23 01:12:51

A Texas jury awarded Christopher J. Arnold $67 million in compensation after suffering paralysis because of a multi-vehicle collision. In August 2012, Christopher J. Arnold was traveling in a Ford SportTrak on FM 624 (Northwest Blvd.) near Calallen, Texas when the driver made a U-turn onto the fre...

Samson Resources Likely to File for Chapter 11 at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Added: 2015-08-14 20:40:24

Samson Resources Inc. – a gas and oil producer – has reported it will be filing for Chapter 11, at the U.S. bankruptcy court, around mid-September this year. The natural resources provider has become the latest victim of a nationwide energy crisis that keeps driving down the prices. As a result...

Law Enforcement Raid Busts 17 People Involved In High End Auto Theft

Added: 2014-05-14 23:35:00

A combined raid conducted by the California Highway Patrol and LAPD busted a group of 17 people involved in a high ticket grand theft auto of at least 21 cars from 18 car dealers in fraudulent schemes. The group was thoroughly investigated by the Department of Insurance and Franchise Tax board indi...

325,000 Medical Malpractice Deaths Each Year in the US

Added: 2014-04-24 22:22:26

Californian Senator Barbara Boxer released a report urging California’s doctors, nurses, and other medical staff to focus on improving the quality of medical services provided in hospitals and clinics. With a yearly average of 325,000 deaths in the US caused by medical errors, medical malpractice...

Man with 41 License Suspensions Involved In DUI Collision

Added: 2014-03-24 00:17:03

Steven Baker, a Newark man, was found guilty of a DUI after injuring a 25-year old woman on Route 46 Elmwood Park road while driving on the wrong side of the road. The woman was instantly admitted to Hackensack University Medical Center where she is reported to be in critical condition. This case i...

Californian Traffic Law Banning Mobile Usage While Driving Does Not Apply On Using Mobile Apps

Added: 2014-02-28 23:44:43

A Californian state law which bans the use of mobile phones has adopted an exception which allows the use of mobile navigation apps like Google Maps and Waze. The court allowed the use of mobile devices while driving only if the app allows the driver to be hands-free while being navigated. Although...

Elk River Chemical Spill Case: Company Responsible Files For Bankruptcy

Added: 2014-01-17 00:00:46

A chemical company in Charleston, West Virginia was held accountable when workers found that the company’s tanks were leaking dangerous chemicals right into the Elk river. The incident left 300, 000 people of the West Virginia Capital without water for many days. The responsible company, soon aft...

Texas Teen Gets 10 Years of Probation After Killing 4 People in DUI Accident

Added: 2013-12-13 23:47:02

The Texas teen Ethan Couch, came under the grip of the law when he ran down 4 people with his vehicle while driving fully under the influence of alcohol. The victims died instantly in this tragic accident. For the bereaved families, Ethan Couch was nothing more than a rich and spoiled murderer who ...

Propecia Concerns Continue as More Cases are Filed

Added: 2013-11-29 12:45:21

Merck & Co. is the defendant in yet another lawsuit related to the use of Propecia in which it is alleged that the medication is responsible for causing numerous serious side effects that include depression, sexual dysfunction, cognitive impairment and cancer. The suit filed by plaintiff Warren She...

$13 Billion Settlement With JPMorgan

Added: 2013-11-27 12:43:48

On November 19, an announcement was made by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) that it had reached a final civil settlement worth $13 billion with JPMorgan & Co. The deal marks full resolution of all state and federal claims stemming from the banking giant's questionable mortgage sector ...

Wisconsin Tackles Voter-ID Law

Added: 2013-11-26 12:42:26

Both the Milwaukee Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Network, Inc. in separate lawsuits challenged 2011 Act 23, Wisconsin's voter photo ID law, in Dane County Superior Court, and both succeeded. The NAACP w...

Texas Abortion Law Remains in Place

Added: 2013-11-25 12:41:19

On Tuesday, the state of Texas was allowed by the Supreme Court to maintain abortion restrictions that have forced over one-third of Texas' medical facilities to discontinue their abortion services. In a five to four vote, the judges chose to uphold a law that requires abortion providers to possess...

Class-Action Lawsuit Against Google Dismissed

Added: 2013-11-22 12:51:07

On November 14, 2013, a class-action lawsuit against Google concerning the company's unapproved scanning and uploading of copyright materials was dismissed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY). The judge ruled that Google's use of copyrighted material was a "benef...

Lexapro Birth Defect Cases Continue on the Rise

Added: 2013-11-21 12:45:31

Though seemingly absent from the litigation landscape in recent months, cases involving birth defects and the use of the drug Lexapro are likely to return to center stage when the consolidated Lexapro/Celexa products liability trial begins in May 2014. Prescribed to patients suffering from depre...

Challenge to Verizon Order Denied

Added: 2013-11-20 12:45:13

On November 18, the Supreme Court denied a petition for the review of a case in which the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ordered Verizon to give the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency its data records for telephone calls and Internet exchanges. The filing ques...

Death Penalty a Possibility in Police Officer Death

Added: 2013-11-19 12:43:18

On October 14, 2013, the Supreme Court of Washington ruled that prosecutors in the Christopher Monfort case may seek the death penalty. Ruling unanimously, the Supreme Court effectively overturned a February ruling, issued by the Kings County Superior Court, denying prosecutors the option of seeki...

Chronic Fatigue Denied by Insurance Company

Added: 2013-11-18 12:42:03

If you suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome, then you know how debilitating it can be. For many people, it can be so severe that they are no longer able to work. If you are in this position and thinking about making a disability claim with your insurance company, then you should think again. People...

Department of Justice Announces Airline Settlement

Added: 2013-11-15 01:23:54

A major obstacle that threatened the merger of two airlines has been removed by the U.S. government, which could lead the way to the creation of the world's largest air carrier. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on November 12 that it had settled an antitrust lawsuit it had previousl...

Urban Outfitters Latest Employer Charged with Violating Labor Laws

Added: 2013-11-14 16:40:41

While unpaid intern litigation has dominated the labor law headlines for several months, such situations are not the only unfair labor practices plaguing American workers. The latest litigation involves clothing retailer Urban Outfitters, which allegedly failed to pay workers for all of the hours t...

Risperdal Whistleblower Speaks Out

Added: 2013-11-13 09:38:35

With the victory in the Risperdal whistle blower case against the manufacturer, Janssen, a company owned by Johnson & Johnson, there is finally a sense that the details of the case can be shared. While pharmaceutical companies wield so much influence over government and show little concern about th...

Strong Statement Made by Ruling in Birth Control Mandate

Added: 2013-11-12 12:12:11

A federal appellate court has at least temporarily blocked enforcement of the birth control mandate in the broadest ruling yet on that provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Arguing on religious grounds, the suit was brought by two construction companies claiming that the ...

Legal Battles Continue over Monster Energy Drinks

Added: 2013-11-08 14:35:08

Monster Energy, a brand known for its highly caffeinated drinks and sponsorship of extreme sporting events, has found itself facing criticism and legal action from parents who claim the drinks have caused a variety of cardiovascular problems in their children. Since the filing of a wrongful death l...

Another Dispute for Health Care Law

Added: 2013-11-07 14:34:12

Health care law continues to experience dynamic changes as universal healthcare coverage continues to take shape in America. The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) has challenged the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The employer mandate requires that companies with ov...

Law Banning On-Line Communication with Minors Fails in Texas Courts

Added: 2013-11-06 14:34:08

In a recent case, John Christoper Lo challenged his conviction of a third degree felony of communicating in a sexually explicit way with a minor. Lo stated that he believed the individual that he was communicating with was a minor and that he was communicating with this person to satisfy his own se...

Another SJS Lawsuit for the Courts

Added: 2013-11-05 14:31:55

A patient who developed Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) after taking the antibiotic Cleocin has recently filed a lawsuit against the drug's manufacturer, Pfizer. The suit alleges that Pfizer did not adequately warn patients about the increased risks of developing SJS while taking Cleocin. Thomas ...

BP Settlement to be Reviewed

Added: 2013-11-04 14:31:22

When the massive 2010 BP oil spill took place, thousands of people were affected. Seafood restaurants were forced to shut down due to a lack of product. Sea animals were harmed and poisoned by the oil. Residents on the Gulf still remain concerned that they may suffer from adverse health effects as ...

Home Depot Involved in California Labor Lawsuit

Added: 2013-11-01 07:23:24

The home hardware giant Home Depot is facing a potential lawsuit after an employee at the Orange County, California, branch accused the company of discriminating against gay employees. This violates California state labor laws that prohibit the discrimination of employees based on age, race, sexual...

Suspected al QaedaTerrorist to be Tried in Court

Added: 2013-10-31 15:32:48

Plans have been made to prosecute a suspected al-Qaeda terrorist in a U.S. civilian court instead of a military tribunal. Nazah Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, also known as Libi, will be tried at a U.S. federal court in the Southern District of New York for his role in the twin bombings of U.S. embassies...

Chinese Pet Treats Makes Thousands of Cats and Dogs Ill

Added: 2013-10-30 15:31:40

Federal officials have reported that around 600 pets have died after consuming jerky treats manufactured in China. MSNBC.com revealed that dogs of all sizes, breeds and ages have become ill after eating duck, sweet potato and chicken flavor treats. Despite thorough testing, the root cause of th...

Chance of Settlement in Fosamax Case

Added: 2013-10-29 15:30:24

Strong competition from major pharmaceutical firms, massive layoffs and a potentially pricey legal maneuver are prompting news analysts and observers to ponder about a possible settlement by Merck in the ongoing multidistrict litigation involving the controversial medication Fosamax. Alendronic ...

Juvenile Detention Center in PA Reaches Settlement

Added: 2013-10-28 15:30:19

A settlement has been reached in the high profile case involving two former judges who took $2.8 million in alleged kickbacks from a commercial builder, an attorney, and a businessman in exchange for giving higher and more frequent sentences to juveniles in order to keep full two new juvenile deten...

9 year-old Stowaway on Flight Removed From Home

Added: 2013-10-25 11:30:59

A nine-year-old boy from Minnesota who stowed away on a flight to Las Vegas will not be allowed to go home for an indeterminate period of time. The child, who managed to outwit airport security and board the flight before anyone realized anything was amiss, is too young to be charged with a crime u...

BP Settlement Requested to be Upheld

Added: 2013-10-24 10:35:39

The attorneys for plaintiffs who agreed on a court settlement worth billions of dollars have asked an appeals court to review a judge's decision. The personal injury suit was initially filed seeking damages against BP for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Carl Barbier, a United States Di...

NJ Judge Rules on Same-Sex Marriages

Added: 2013-10-23 11:30:55

New Jersey is in a bit of a legal uproar when it comes to civil unions and marriages. Despite where the state’s legislature and governor wanted to be, a state judge ordered on September 27, 2013, same-sex couple could enter civil marriages. This decision was confirmed again by the same judge when...

4 year-old Steven Johnson Syndrome Victim Makes a Rare Recovery

Added: 2013-10-22 11:28:49

When 4-year-old Emma Miller came down with a fever one Friday evening, her parents gave her ibuprofen, thinking nothing of it. "We were giving her ibuprofen for the fever to go down, that was a Friday," her mother told The Daily Iowan. "But Saturday morning, there were red rashes covering her fa...

Regulation of Greenhouse Gases to be ruled on by Supreme Court

Added: 2013-10-21 11:26:35

The Supreme Court announced on October 15, 2013 that it would hear petitions to determine whether the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its jurisdiction by invoking the Clean Air Act in its decision to regulate carbon dioxide. The EPA found that since carbon dioxide from vehicles qualifie...

Same Sex Marriage Ban Challenged in Oregon

Added: 2013-10-18 10:38:03

While states across the country have been adopting legislation to legalize same sex marriage, the marriage equality movement has been an uphill battle in certain states. In recent weeks, New Jersey's governor Chris Christie has filed appeals to overturn the state's decision to legalize same sex mar...

One of the More Damaging Side Effects of Accutane

Added: 2013-10-17 10:38:13

Accutane is a medication prescribed by doctors primarily for the treatment of severe cystic or nodular acne. It has also been used to treat some forms of cancer and skin disease. While there is no doubt this drug has helped many people, it is also true that the drug itself may produce horrible side...

Abortion Restrictions Written Into State Budget; ACLU Sues Ohio Officials

Added: 2013-10-16 10:39:10

The American Civil Liberties Union's Ohio branch has filed suit against to challenge House Bill 59, which included three state budget amendments that relate to abortion. The amendments call for abortion service providers to inform pregnant women who are seeking an abortion of the fetus' heartbeat,...

California to Pass Bills on Financial Elder Abuse

Added: 2013-10-15 10:40:24

In an effort to combat financial abuse of the elderly, California is expected to pass three bills that will go further to protect elderly citizens. Entitled Assembly Bill 477, would have the effect of updating the definition of "undue influence" in addition to requiring notary publics to report ins...

Microsoft Google Patent Dispute Being Reconsidered by ITC

Added: 2013-10-11 10:56:18

A victory for Google's Motorola Mobility branch was dashed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Thursday, as the court held the International Trade Commission erred with its noninfringement finding on a graphical interface patent in dispute by the parties. The decision brea...

Risk Factors vs. Benefits of Lipitor Continue

Added: 2013-10-10 10:53:29

The Lipitor website says this drug blocks formation of an enzyme the liver uses to produce cholesterol. With less cholesterol produced, the liver compensates for the shortage by removing what it requires from cholesterol circulating in the bloodstream and so lowering the cholesterol blood level. Th...

New Execution Drugs Challenged by Prison Inmates

Added: 2013-10-09 10:52:03

Three inmates who are currently on death row in Texas have decided to challenge the constitutionality of execution drugs that would likely be administered for their cases. The argument raised by the inmates is interesting in that it asserts that the Texas prison system was only able to obtain these...

BP Trial to Continue

Added: 2013-10-08 10:50:47

The courtroom clashes stemming from the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout off of the Louisiana coast continue to grind forward more than three years after the incident, with the pace slow more often than not. However, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit added some momentum t...

Federal Judge Maintains that Religious Disputes are a State Issue

Added: 2013-10-07 10:48:13

U.S. District Judge C. Weston Houck has reaffirmed his previous decision that jurisdiction over the Episcopal Church controversy in South Carolina lies in state court. Bishop Charles vonRosenberg had filed a lawsuit in federal court, on behalf of the national Episcopal Church. His objective was...

Sports Gambling Remains Illegal in NJ

Added: 2013-10-04 11:45:26

Governor Chris Christie's plans to legalize sports gambling in New Jersey suffered another setback on Tuesday. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an earlier ruling, in effect keeping sports betting illegal in the state. The state's next move remains unclear. Because only three judges...

Stricter Laws Needed for Online Privacy

Added: 2013-10-03 11:42:01

With revelations about the National Security Agency's activities bringing the formerly little-discussed agency into front-page news, the debate about online privacy has intensified. As a result, Human Rights Watch and other organizations have called on global governments to make the creation of str...

Diabetes Drug, Byetta, About to Face Big Trial

Added: 2013-10-02 11:40:15

The diabetes drug, Byetta, is under fire right now for allegedly causing the death of two individuals and causing acute pancreatitis in five others. As of today, the number of prescriptions written in the US for Byetta towers at over seven million. In November, the case will reach the California co...

Anti-Trust Lawsuit Turns Into Gay Legal Rights Battle

Added: 2013-10-01 11:37:45

In a surprising twist, a massive antitrust case between two pharmaceutical corporations has morphed into a debate with implications on gay rights. The controversy arose after lawyers representing one of the companies removed a juror because he was gay. The case is between Abbot Laboratories a...

Barry Bonds’ Conviction Upheld

Added: 2013-09-30 11:54:36

On Friday September 13, 2013, Barry Bonds' conviction of obstruction of justice was upheld in appeals court, with a jury ruling unanimously. Bonds, formerly of the Giants, was once known as the all-time and single-season home run record holder. Now he is also known as a child celebrity baseball pla...

Guantanamo Tapes 'Not to be Released’- Rules Judge

Added: 2013-09-27 11:52:38

The government is not obligated to release Guantanamo interrogation tapes, found a US District Court judge on Friday September 13. The Center for Constitutional rights, or CCR, brought the case on behalf of Mohammed al-Qahtani, a man who had been held in connection with the terrorist attacks on 9/...

Judge Demands Office Stop Giving out Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Added: 2013-09-26 11:49:31

A judge in Pennsylvania recently ordered a clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. A court clerk in Montgomery County, named Bruce Hanes, issued 116 marriage licenses to same-sex couples following a statement made by Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Kathleen Kane. She made an ...

Prison Housing Bill Signed by California Governor

Added: 2013-09-25 11:46:51

Jerry Brown [D], Governor of California continues to stir up controversy regarding the Prison Crowding Bill (SB-105) that was recently signed into legislation. Brown just passed the Aseembly hurdle approving the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for $315 million in funding to reduce the ...

Multiple Violations of Employees Rights Found with Morco Geological

Added: 2013-09-24 11:44:44

A year-long investigation by the US Labor Department has found that Morco Geological Services, a mud logging provider for gas and oil drilling firms, underpaid workers more than half a million dollars. The company attempted to avoid paying minimum wage, as well as overtime as required by federal la...

Unexpected Side Effects from Adderal Alter Young Woman’s Life

Added: 2013-09-23 11:44:27

Adderall is a prescription that is often prescribed for individuals suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but it is also regularly abused by college students. The drug has been proven effective at helping them attain stronger focus and attention to pull long all-nighters t...

NFL Brain Injury Lawsuit Continues

Added: 2013-09-20 06:55:21

The wrongful-death lawsuit concerning a 22-year-old Frostburg State University football player is one of the most recent in a rash of brain injury lawsuits being held against the grueling game practices of the NCAA and the NFL. Named as the defendant in the concussion-related death of university st...

Yasmin Birth Control Liked to Teen Blood Clots?

Added: 2013-09-19 06:53:56

Blood clots aren't normally associated with active teenagers, but an alarming number of cases reported around the world are drawing attention to the increased risk of blood clots for young women taking the birth control pills known as Yaz and Yasmin. Manufactured by the drug company Bayer, the two ...

Community Concern Over Asbestos Drilling Mud

Added: 2013-09-18 06:52:43

Community concerns over asbestos drilling mud and its health effects have been well documented, and recent reports from Oregon are causing concern for area residents. Drilling mud that contained asbestos was commonly used until the end of the 1980s, even though the substance was a known carcinogen ...

Man Confesses to DUI Accident in Video; Now Faces Courts

Added: 2013-09-17 06:51:24

22-year-old Matthew Cordle of Powell, Ohio has pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated vehicular homicide after killing 61-year-old Vincent Canzani in a drunk-driving collision. Cordle made headlines when he released a YouTube video confessing to the crime. According to Cordle, he was out ...

Sentencing for Teen Convicted of Tragic Murder

Added: 2013-09-16 06:51:18

New Jersey teenage Justin Robinson said he made "a big mistake" during his sentencing on Thursday. He plead guilty to charges of aggravated manslaughter in the strangulation death of 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale in October 2012. Robinson lured the victim to her death with FaceBook exchanges promisin...

Bankruptcy Judge Rules on Interest for Madoff Victims

Added: 2013-09-13 06:48:58

A judge from the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has decided that the people who were swindled by Bernie Madoff will only be able to recoup their principle investments from the Madoff Ponzi scheme. Defrauded investors are only entitled to their original investments under t...

FDA Issues Warning Between SJS and Acetaminophen

Added: 2013-09-12 10:13:12

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring manufacturers of prescription and over-the-counter acetaminophen products to apply a warning to medication labels regarding Stevens Johnson Syndome (SJS), a life-threatening disease often caused by a severe allergic reaction to medicatio...

Unauthorized Communications Obtained by NSA

Added: 2013-09-11 11:14:30

Recent reports surfaced showing that the National Security Agency (NSA) has obtained 56,000 unauthorized communications from individuals. The NSA has gained access to this information by misrepresenting the extent of its data collection activities. Using the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act,...

$20 million Facebook Settlement Rocks Social Media Arena

Added: 2013-09-10 10:12:04

Federal judge Richard Seeborg of the U.S. District Court for the Ninth District of California recently approved the negotiated settlement of a class-action lawsuit against Facebook.com. The settlement disposes of a civil case commenced by an initial class of five plaintiffs in 2011. That smal...

Open Carry Law Upheld in Mississippi

Added: 2013-09-09 14:00:46

The Mississippi Supreme Court voted unanimously to allow the state’s open-carry gun law to go into effect immediately. The law had been on hold since a circuit judge ruled that the open carry law was vague and unconstitutional. Supreme Court Justice Randy Pierce wrote in his opinion that the ...

TVM Lawsuits Continue to Rise

Added: 2013-09-06 10:10:59

On July 13, 2011, the FDA issued a warning that transvaginal mesh has caused problems for many patients who obtained surgery to treat urinary incontinence or pelvic perforation. Some states have statutes of limitation that time-bar these claims, which makes it important for a lawsuit to be file...

Man Accused of Holding 3 Women Captive Commits Suicide

Added: 2013-09-05 10:10:02

Ohio state prison inmate Ariel Castro recently committed suicide in his cell at an Orient correctional facility. This past August, the 53-year-old former school bus driver pled guilty to 937 separate charges for having held three women hostage in his home for 10 years in a bid to avoid the death p...

Obama Looking to Congress for Military Involvement in Syria

Added: 2013-09-04 11:11:46

President Barack Obama announced today that he would seek Congressional authorization for military force in Syria when Congress reconvenes on September 9th, BBC sources reported today. This move comes on the heels of fierce debate over what, if any, role the United States should take in the conf...

Largest Firearm Bust in NYPD History

Added: 2013-09-03 10:08:59

According to an August 19 announcement from the New York Police Department, 254 guns were seized in the largest firearms confiscation operation in the history of the department. The weapons had been smuggled to the area from North and South Carolina via Chinatown buses and were then sold to underco...

Trampoline Parks Under Scrutiny as Injuries Continue to Rise

Added: 2013-08-30 11:57:18

The steadily rising rate of injuries at trampoline parks is beginning to sound some alarm bells to authorities. In 2009 alone, 70 injuries were reported out of every 100,000 children under 4 while using a trampoline. Furthermore, 160 injuries occurred for every 100,000 children between the ages of ...

Walgreens Sued for Breech of Privacy

Added: 2013-08-29 11:54:50

Not only are consumers feeling the pinch at the cash registers but so is a large United States pharmacy and retailer. The Walgreen Co. was hit for $1.44 million due to a lawsuit brought on by a customer in Indiana. Abigail Hinchy filed a lawsuit against the Walgreen Co. for a Health Insuranc...

$1.2 Billion Verdict in Nursing Home Abuse Case

Added: 2013-08-28 11:52:32

Gary Townsend recently won a $1.2 billion verdict against the nursing home where he placed his mother, Arlene, in 2004. According to court documents, Townsend’s mother fell 17 times during her three-year stay in the nursing home due to lack of supervision in the facility. Case About Corporate...

Bulger Found Guilty

Added: 2013-08-27 06:59:41

Gangster James Bulger was found guilty on 31 federal counts of conspiracy and racketeering on August 12, 2013. The ruling holds him accountable for 11 murders, in addition to weapon, drug-related, and extortion crimes. James “Whitey” Bulger was the leader of the Winter Hill gang in the 1970...

Legal Shake-Up with HP Securities Suit

Added: 2013-08-26 06:56:24

Hewlett-Packard's lawyers at Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius have beaten another lawsuit brought against the company in the wake of one executive's unethical conduct. High-powered plaintiff's attorneys at Kirby McInerney and Glancy Binkow & Goldberg filed a securities lawsuit in which they claimed that HP...

City Once United in Grief, Now Divided in Legal Issues

Added: 2013-08-23 06:53:25

On June 30, 2013, 19 firefighters of an elite firefighting team perished in an Arizona wildfire. The lives lost included some firefighters in permanent positions and some in temporary positions. However, no one can deny that death and loss know no class nor employment classification. The shared gri...

Internet Payday Loans Not Tolerated by New York State

Added: 2013-08-22 07:51:19

While payday loans may be a common service in most states, they are illegal in New York and over a dozen other states in the nation. This explains why you won't see shops advertising this type of loan anywhere in New York State. However, providers of payday loans have found a way to promote their s...

California Labor Laws Called Into Question Once Again

Added: 2013-08-21 06:48:21

Employees facing harassment in the workplace find themselves in a difficult position: seek relief and risk more abuse, or suffer in silence. Understanding the options can help make the choice clear. But what can an individual hit with such harassment do when the abuse doesn't target personal traits...

'Stop and Frisk' Policy Ruled Unconstitutional

Added: 2013-08-20 06:48:18

New York City’s controversial “stop and frisk” policy has been ruled to be unconstitutional by Judge Shira Scheindlin, due to its violations of the Fourth and 14th Amendments. Although this ruling does not bar future implementations of stop and frisk policies, it places a higher burden on pol...

Reform Bill Signed by NC Governor

Added: 2013-08-19 05:44:48

On August 12th, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed a bill that will require voters to show an official photo ID in order to vote at the polls, scaling back the early voting period and ending one-stop registration for early voters. Early voting would be scaled back from 17 to 10 days, a sig...

NASCAR Fans Disappointed with Bobby Dale Earnhardt DUI Arrest

Added: 2013-08-16 06:41:42

Bobby Dale Earnhardt, a member of the notorious Earnhardt racing family, is facing DUI chargers after being pulled over on Tuesday, in the Charleston, West Virginia area. Bobby Dale is the nephew of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his grandfather is NASCAR Hall of Fame member Dale Earnhardt Sr. Bobby Dale...

Obama Takes Steps in Student Loan Reform

Added: 2013-08-15 06:25:16

Last Friday Obama signed the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013, which is one of the important steps taken by his administration in procuring their main goal towards reducing the student loan burdens on graduates and undergraduates. The new law will lower the current interest rates to...

EPA Wins Dispute with States

Added: 2013-08-14 14:40:18

A federal appeals court ruled in favor of the United States Environmental Protection Agency in regards to a long time dispute the agency has had with the states of Wyoming and Texas. This dispute is regarding the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. This 2-1 decision made by the United States...

Inmate Releases Requested to be Stopped

Added: 2013-08-13 14:36:40

An 18-year-old man escaped the Youth Guidance Center in Santa Ana, California and crossed over to the Nevada state line where he got into more trouble that could land him behind bars for the rest of his life. Jean Ervin Soriano hit the rear end of a van carrying seven family members on Interstate ...

Beauty Pageant Competitor Accurately Diagnoses Self with SJS

Added: 2013-08-12 11:10:28

When a woman who entered beauty pageants began to suffer from facial swelling followed by a serious rash, she wondered what was wrong. After searching online, she found the name of a disease, Steven’s Johnson Syndrome. After reading all the symptoms, she realized that’s what was affecting her. ...

$590M Citigroup Investor Lawsuit Approved By Federal Judge

Added: 2013-08-09 11:00:35

In 2007, shareholders filed a class action lawsuit against Citibank. Citibank is a financial services company based in Manhattan, New York. Citibank has been in business for more than 200 years and operates in 160 countries with 200 million customer accounts. The indictment states that Citigroup mi...

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