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December 20, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Baltimore, MD: It’s mind-boggling, how athletes like the NFL’s Haloti Ngata and Orioles slugger Chris Davis think they can take Adderall without a legitimate doctor’s prescription and not get caught. Perhaps they’ve been taking the amphetamine for so long it’s rattled their brains.Read [ Is Adderall Addling Pro Athletes’ Brains? ]
December 20, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Arlington, TX: The family of a woman who died in a tragic amusement park accident has reportedly settled its lawsuit against Six Flags Over Texas, the site of the horrific theme park accident. The accident resulted in the death of 52-year-old Rosa Esparza, who fell from the Texas Giant roller coaster, resulting in lawsuits being filed against both the theme park and the maker of the company that built cars for the roller coaster.Read [ Settlement Reached in Amusement Park Lawsuit ]
December 19, 2014. By LAS Staff Writer.
MINNEAPOLIS (Dec. 17, 2014) (Press Release): A Minnesota appellate court panel upheld a jury’s verdict ordering Globe University to pay $395,000 in compensatory damages to Heidi Weber, a former academic department head for the university. Weber sued Woodbury, Minn.-based Globe for firing her in retaliation for voicing concerns about deceptive trade practices by the university, including inaccurate information about transferability of credits and job placement.Read [ Whistleblower Verdict Against Globe University Stands, Says Minnesota Appeals Court ]
December 19, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
New York, NY: As the number of cases in the Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuits MDL continue to spike, Lipitor manufacturer Pfizer Inc. continues to position itself following the expiration of its patent in November 2011. One of those moves, as evidenced by a Bloomberg report earlier this year, is a hoped-for introduction of an over-the-counter (OTC) version of Lipitor (atorvastatin) at some point in the near future.Read [ Lipitor Lawsuits Climbing but Pfizer Digging In ]
December 18, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: It’s little wonder the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in the throes of taking a good hard look at fluoroquinolones (FQs) and their association with Peripheral Sensorimotor Neuropathy. An important Canadian study appearing in late September in the Journal Neurology has the medical community talking. With headlines screaming “FDA Evaluating Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics,” it’s no surprise that everyday consumers are talking too, given that antibiotics such as Levaquin and Cipro are oft-prescribed for a wide variety of serious infections.Read [ What Fluoroquinolone Peripheral Sensorimotor Neuropathy Looks Like ]
December 18, 2014. By The National Trial Lawyers.
A Santa Clara County, CA, issued a verdict of $16.5 million against an online dating website service for disseminating registered members’ private information to thousands of websites through a database containing their profile information.Read [ $16.5M Award Against Dating Site that Disseminated Personal Profiles ]
December 18, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Atlanta, GA: Lawsuits filed in the Home Depot data breach have been consolidated into a multidistrict litigation. The 11 lawsuits have reportedly been consolidated in Atlanta federal court in the Northern District of Georgia. The lawsuits allege Home Depot did not comply with data security guidelines concerning the protection of customer information.Read [ More Lawsuits Filed in Home Depot Data Breach ]
December 17, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Gainsville, FL: Mary doesn’t qualify for an Accutane lawsuit due to the statute of limitations, among other reasons, but she wants to warn teens against taking it. “If I knew about Accutane side effects I would have lived with severe acne,” she says. “I hope people will try something else for the skin problems besides this drug.”Read [ Accutane Victim Gives Warning ]
December 17, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Charleston, SC: Xarelto lawsuits will be consolidated for multidistrict litigation, the US Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has decided. The panel ruled that almost two dozen lawsuits filed against Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc and Bayer Corp. concerning Xarelto will be consolidated in Louisiana federal court. At least one lawsuit has also been filed in state court.Read [ Xarelto Lawsuits Consolidated ]
December 16, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Wilmington, DE: A manufacturer of home repair products besieged by a reported 15,000 asbestos mesothelioma lawsuits and a liability pegged at $1.1 billion has emerged from four-year bankruptcy protection infused with an $800 million trust fund for handling asbestos lawsuits and personal injury claims.Read [ Mesothelioma Plaintiffs Buoyed by $800 Million Trust for Settling Cases ]