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The Legal News Source for the Public on the Web

LawyersandSettlements.com is the anchor publication of Online Legal Media--on the web since 2001. Our legal news is posted 24/7 and is available by RSS feed and for syndication. As a legal news resource with visitors from over 220 countries worldwide, we present an independent voice for the public and maintain a balanced approach to reporting on key legal issues. While LawyersandSettlements.com does not offer legal advice or act as a referral service, to date hundreds of thousands of readers have requested that a lawyer reach out to them to discuss their legal issues or concerns.


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Our team of journalists produces legal news articles and interviews covering a wide range of legal issues--from personal injury to securities fraud to wage and hour litigation. We speak with lawyers, plaintiffs/victims, subject matter experts, and industry insiders to bring you an in-depth view of the legal topics we cover.

LawyersandSettlements.com is accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and can be followed on Twitter @OnlineLegalNews, Facebook at LawyersandSettlements.com, Foursquare and LinkedIn.

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About Online Legal Media

Online Legal Media's principal business is researching and publishing legal news for the general public and legal community. For over a decade, Online Legal Media has been working to keep readers informed about the legal issues that may impact their lives, as well as to provide a source of information about their legal rights and to help lawyers reach out to the clients they seek. We offer several advertising packages for lawyers who would like to advertise with us.

Millions of readers continue to seek out our flagship publication, LawyersandSettlements.com, to stay abreast of the latest legal news. Online Legal Media is also the publisher of BigClassAction.com, Class Action News Consumers Can Use, WorldAdvocacy.com, the leading online directory of global advocacy resources, and HealthEffectsofAsbestos.com, a comprehensive source of information for asbestos mesothelioma victims.

In addition to online publishing, Online Legal Media provides the following publications:

Class Action and Personal Injury Newsletter: Legal News, Delivered Free to your Inbox

Online Legal Media publishes Law News For You, a free weekly newsletter for subscribers. Over 100,000 public and legal industry insiders receive this newsletter that highlights the top legal news stories of the week.

Law News For You also includes the latest on Settlements and Verdicts, Potential Lawsuits, Warnings and Recalls and recent opinions, rants, and insight from our team of bloggers. We welcome additions, comments and suggestions to our Newsletter Editor.

Emerging Issue Alerts: Breaking News as you need it, as you like it

Online Legal Media offers free Emerging Issue Alerts - you choose what you'd like to receive, and how you'd like to receive them. Our Emerging Issue Alerts are customizable by legal category (i.e., practice area) and are deliverable via RSS news feed or as instant email alerts right to your inbox. Emerging Issue Alerts provide all the latest new cases, food, drug and medical device recalls, warnings and defective product alerts--you pick whether you want to receive all alerts or just a select few. The alerts are emailed as they happen, to keep you informed up-to-the-minute.


Online Legal Media's Declaration of Independence - to you

At Online Legal Media, we believe in maintaining our independence as a news source. That's why there are no attorneys on our editorial staff—yes, some of our Contributors are attorneys but none of our legal journalists are. Otherwise, we wouldn't be able to provide independent and balanced news. And that's something we take very seriously.

We do, however, welcome news and press releases from attorneys and law firms - and many of our interviews are with attorneys from the top law firms in the country. Since class actions, lawsuits and legal proceedings are complex in nature, our aim is to bring legal news to our readers that's understandable and free of legal jargon whenever possible.


Meet our Team: Not a Lawyer in Sight (and that's a Good Thing)

Our team is comprised of journalists, investigative reporters, marketers, SEO experts, editors, sales reps, account managers, PR pros and social media hounds—but no lawyers, or lawyer "wannabe's". We're here because we're consumers—just like you—and, like you, we care about the legal issues that have an impact on everyday life. While there are no lawyers on our team, we do welcome editorial submissions from qualified contributing writers, including press releases and legal perspective or analysis from attorneys.

Executive Team

Stephen King CEO and co-owner, runs LawyersandSettlements.com with John Sliney. King brings over 20 years executive management expertise to the company, particularly in the consumer packaged goods industry where he was integral in driving and developing e-commerce platforms to create growth in new sales channels. Prior to LawyersandSettlements.com, Stephen was an executive consultant to small and mid-sized online ventures with Spectrum Direct Consulting. Before Spectrum, his 20-year career with Avon Products in both New York and Tokyo culminated as vice president strategy and business transformation, after tenure as Avon CEO and president, Japan. Stephen holds an M.S. in applied economics and a B.A. in economics from the University of California.

John Sliney is LawyersandSettlements.com COO and co-owner, focused on sales and business development. John has over 20 years experience as a high technology business executive, from ecommerce to electronic design automation. Before LawyersandSettlements.com, John was co-founder and president of Triaz International, a web-driven business brokerage. Prior to Triaz, he worked in executive marketing and business development positions at a number of companies including Mercado Software, Zuken, Inc., Frequency Technology, Meta-Software, Inc., Cadence Design Systems, EDA Systems, Inc., and General Electric. John holds a B.A. in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Legal Correspondents and Writers

A contributing legal writer for LawyersandSettlements.com in 2007, Anne Borden covered personal injury lawsuits that centered on pharmaceutical adverse events as well as consumer protection litigation.
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Mark Bello has thirty-five years experience as a trial lawyer and thirteen years as an underwriter and situational analyst in the lawsuit funding industry. He is the owner and founder of Lawsuit Financial Corporation which helps provide legal finance cash flow solutions and consulting when litigation funding is needed by a plaintiff involved in pending, personal injury litigation. Bello is a Justice Pac member of the American Association for Justice, Sustaining and Justice Pac member of the Michigan Association for Justice, Member of Public Justice and Public Citizen, Business Associate of the Florida, Mississippi, Connecticut, Texas, and Tennessee Associations for Justice, and Consumers Attorneys of California, member of the American Bar Association, and the State Bar of Michigan.
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A lawyer by profession, Brenda Frohloff has had 30 years' litigation experience, in both large and small firms. Describing herself as a recovering lawyer, she now concentrates on writing.
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Brenda Craig is a freelance writer specializing in writing legal and financial articles for the web. A veteran journalist with more than two decades experience, she is a former network television reporter with CBC National News. Brenda served as CTV 's assignment editor during 9-11 and was the startup senior producer at BNN , Canada 's business news channel. For more about Brenda, visit her at www.brendacraig.ca
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Charles Benson Charles grew up in New England playing a variety of sports and idolizing his favorite athletes. He went to school in the Midwest where he studied journalism and communications, along with Spanish. He has worked a number of media outlets throughout his career and has been with Lawyers and Settlements since 2010.
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Evelyn Pringle is a columnist for OpEd News and an investigative journalist focused on exposing corruption in government and corporate America, with a special emphasis on the pharmaceutical industry. Her investigative reports and articles have been featured in hundreds of publications in the United States and abroad.
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Gordon Gibb is a writer, broadcaster and media specialist who has contributed to LawyersandSettlements.com for four years. His specialty is getting to the heart of an issue quickly, and complex subjects are more easily understood in his hands. His work has appeared in major international magazines and newspapers, and his book on Nobel Peace Prize winner Lester B. Pearson published in 2006. A collective book of essays to which Gordon contributed will be released this year. When not writing, Gordon operates his own voiceover studio at www.GordonGibb.com
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Heidi Turner has been a contributor at Lawyers and Settlements since 2006. As a freelance writer, she has had her work published in various news outlets and magazines. In her spare time, Heidi entertains her four cats and travels as much as her budget allows. You can visit Heidi at www.heiditurner.ca
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A senior legal correspondent for LawyersandSettlements since 2004, Jane Mundy has interviewed hundreds of people about many issues for the company, from bad pharmaceuticals to labor law. She is also a freelance writer for many magazines and newspapers both national and worldwide, from Scientific American to Readers Digest to Lawyers Weekly, and recently wrote a cookbook about sustainable seafood. When Jane isn't at her computer or in the kitchen, she is hiking with her border collie Lizzy or traveling with her laptop. You can read some of Jane's travel and food articles at www.fork2go.com .
[Jane's Articles]

A contributing legal writer for LawyersandSettlements.com during 2007-2008, Julia Brown covered pharmaceutical litigation, securities fraud, and employment lawsuits.
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A freelance writer for nearly two decades, Lucy Campbell has traveled extensively, covering stories of interest from around the world. As a contributing writer for Lawyers and Settlements, Lucy enjoys writing about legal issues that make the news and affect people's daily lives.
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Paul Halpern joined LawyersandSettlements.com in 2007 as a senior contributor. While the scope of his work covers a wide range of legal topics, his knack for getting to the heart of complex legal issues, along with his interest in victims' rights, have made for many compelling lawyer interviews.
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Abi Kistler has been a freelance health and legal reporter and blogger since 2005. She became a contributing blogger at LawyersandSettlements.com in 2009. Abi enjoys writing about issues that concern consumers--and parents--everywhere. She believes in balanced reporting and writing that fosters open dialog and the inclusion of multiple viewpoints.

Kristin Kameen, our Digital Marketing - Client Engagement Lead, is a third-year law student at King Hall with interests in employment law, international law, and trial work. Kristin holds an editorial position on the UC Davis Law Review, is a member of the Submissions and Marketing Committees for the Journal of International Law and Policy, and is an Oralist on the Jessup International Moot Court Team. Originally from southern California, you'll find Kristin in all places virtual as she heads up our B2B social media efforts. Best place to catch up with Kristin: LinkedIn.

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    Zoloft Users Allegedly Duped by Pfizer
    New Orleans, LA Some 20 million prescriptions for the antidepression drug Zoloft are written in the US every year. Now a newclass-action lawsuit alleges that pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has known for years that the drug does little to nothing to relieve the symptoms of depression and is demanding that Pfizer provides refunds to hundreds of thousands of Zoloft users.
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Last modified 2012-10-18


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