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Energy Drink Lawsuits: Understanding Caffeine

Energy Drink Lawsuits: Understanding Caffeine August 27, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Baltimore, MD: As far as substances go, energy drinks seem fairly harmless to most people. Need a quick boost of energy, ingest an energy drink and get some much-needed caffeine. People turning to energy drinks might need more caffeine than what a cup of coffee or a soda would provide, but would be forgiven for thinking that the caffeine in an energy drink isn’t any more harmful than the caffeine in a cup of coffee. But energy drink lawsuits allege caffeine overdoses are deadly, and consumers aren’t warned about the risks, especially the risks to adolescents who consume the highly caffeinated beverages.
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Son Forced to Take Risperdal

Son Forced to Take Risperdal August 26, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Portland, OR: Jeri is worried about her son. She says he was forced to take Risperdal to control his psychotic behavior. “When you are in the state hospital you have no choice, you are forced to take the meds they dish out,” says Jeri.
“But my son came home worse than when he went in and I blame the amount of Risperdal he took.”
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Illinois Top Court Rules Online Commenter Identity Must be Revealed

Illinois Top Court Rules Online Commenter Identity Must be Revealed August 26, 2015. By The National Trial Lawyers.
The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that Internet service provider Comcast must reveal the identity of an online anonymous commenter who implied a county board candidate was a child molester and had attempted suicide.
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Essure Not So Sure

Essure Not So Sure August 25, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Birmingham, AL: Despite the FDA having received more than 5,000 adverse event reports regarding Essure, the birth control device is still on the market. Now hundreds of Essure victims are taking action to ensure that Essure is taken off the market.
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Countless Veterans Still Waiting for Mustard Gas Benefits: NPR

Countless Veterans Still Waiting for Mustard Gas Benefits: NPR August 25, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: A damning exposé by National Public Radio (NPR) back in June casts Veterans Affairs (VA) in the worst possible light with regard to denied VA disability benefits. The issue relates to the thousands of soldiers who served as test subjects for mustard gas, but were never compensated.
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Lawsuit Filed against eBay, PayPal for Infringement and RICO Violations

Lawsuit Filed against eBay, PayPal for Infringement and RICO Violations August 24, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Bel Air, CA: A lawsuit has been filed against eBay, PayPal and various eBay sellers for trademark infringement and violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) linked to the sale of fake products on eBay.com. The plaintiff, who has registered trademarks for various products including iPhone cases and iPhone watch cases, alleges that as many as 2,000 eBay sellers, including the sellers named as defendants in the lawsuit, are using its trademark to sell fake products. The lawsuit claims eBay and PayPal knowingly and deliberately facilitate and profit from the sale of counterfeit products.
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First Healthcare Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit under Obamacare Settles for $6.88 Million

First Healthcare Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit under Obamacare Settles for $6.88 Million August 24, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Norcross, GA: When the Affordable Care Act was upheld by the US Supreme Court earlier this summer, provisions that enhance the government’s capacity to recover overpayments also includes enhanced rights and freedoms for whistleblowers to bring healthcare fraud lawsuits. In the first healthcare fraud whistleblower lawsuit of its kind under the Affordable Care Act, a provider of home nursing services to medically fragile children has agreed to a settlement worth $6.88 million.
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Uber Faces Another Wrench in California Labor Law

Uber Faces Another Wrench in California Labor Law August 24, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: Uber has already violated a few California labor laws, most recently misclassification. Last month another wrench was thrown into Uber and potentially other “shared economy” start-ups. The latest lawsuit filed in federal court claims that the Silicon Valley-based company owes its drivers California overtime pay.
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Florida Lawsuits Allege Improprieties against Burger King, Franchisees

Florida Lawsuits Allege Improprieties against Burger King, Franchisees August 24, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Lake County, FL: A former worker at a Burger King restaurant in Lake County has taken his former employer to court alleging violations to Florida Employment and other labor statutes under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), alleging his former employer altered time cards in order to avoid paying overtime.
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Ashley Madison Data Breach Class Action Proposed in Missouri

Ashley Madison Data Breach Class Action Proposed in Missouri August 23, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
St. Louis, MO: As expected, lawsuits have already begun to roll in stemming from the infamous Ashley Madison data breach. An American plaintiff has proposed a data breach class action in Missouri federal court under the anonymous pseudonym Jane Doe. Various legal pundits have cited concerns about the anonymity of the plaintiff. However, the legal community has little doubt that lawsuits against the Ashley Madison parent company Avid Life Media Inc., based in Toronto, will succeed.
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