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December 12, 2013. By Lucy Campbell.
New York, NY: Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest retailer, will pay $25 million as a settlement contribution to resolve a raft of personal injury lawsuits filed by people who were injured or had someone they knew killed by exploding portable plastic gas cans, NBC News reports.Read [ Wal-Mart to Pay $25M in Blitz Exploding Gas Can Settlement ]
December 12, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Sacramento, CA: California’s overtime pay laws factor into the California-based lawsuit against retail giant Best Buy, brought by assistant managers over the retailer’s position on overtime pay and an exemption the chain is applying to its assistant management positions. The assistant managers don’t agree. And the judge assigned to the overtime pay lawsuit refused to grant summary judgment sought by the defendant, to have the action tossed out of court.Read [ Best Buy Loses in Bid to Dismiss Overtime Pay Lawsuit ]
December 12, 2013. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: Celebrity Brooke Mueller, mother of twins with Charlie Sheen, recently tested positive for Adderall. Mueller has a prescription for the amphetamine to treat ADHD, whereas New York stripper Pauline Wiltshire was busted for selling Adderall pills on Craigslist. And if you can’t pop it, you can wear it…Read [ Adderall Users - from Celebs to Strippers to T-Shirt Wearers ]
December 11, 2013. By LAS Staff Writer.
SACRAMENTO, Calif./EWORLDWIRE/Dec. 11, 2013 (Press Release): A Sacramento County, Calif. jury returned a record personal injury verdict of $34.9 million for the personal injury and loss of consortium claims made by 56-year-old Debra Hackett and 63-year-old Bill Hackett of Galt, Calif., against Silva Trucking Inc. of French Camp and Elaine McDonold, semi-truck/trailer operator, Friday afternoon, December 6.Read [ Record $34.9 Million for Injury Awarded by Sacramento Jury ]
December 11, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Orange, CA: Retired attorney Peter T. Hoss, who advocates for seniors and contributes a column to the Monterey County Herald (12/9/13), writes that trust is an important component of aging. As seniors become less capable in their financial affairs or lose a spouse who handled the family finances, putting one’s trust in an individual while not falling victim to elder abuse financial exploitation is not an easy task.Read [ Elder Financial Abuse: Whom Do You Trust? ]
December 11, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Bellingham, WA: For any investor, the best things to hear about an investment like variable annuities is that they are “relatively safe” and “guaranteed income.” Even an unseasoned investor’s ears perk up when they hear those phrases. But just because a variable annuity is marketed as relatively safe with a guaranteed income, does not always mean it is those things. As investors in some variable annuities are learning, such investments are not suitable for everyone.Read [ Variable Annuities Not Necessarily Suitable for Everyone ]
December 10, 2013. By Lucy Campbell.
Granuflo and NaturaLyte lawsuits have been filed against Fresenius Medical Care North America, the manufacturer and distributor of dialysis products Granuflo and NaturaLyte, alleging that their actions (i.e., Alkali Dosing Errors) led to the wrongful deaths of dialysis patients. Both Fresenius and DaVita operate hundreds of dialysis centers across the US.Read [ Following Suit: GranuFlo Updates ]
December 10, 2013. By Jane Mundy.
Orlando, FL: Teresa didn’t apply for Unum or Unum Provident disability benefits in a timely manner so she was immediately denied Unum long-term disability insurance. But social security approved her claim right away, without an appeal. “I am so upset with all that money I paid out in Unum premiums, especially after reading that Unum has done these bad faith tactics to so many other people,” says Teresa.Read [ What’s Good Enough for Social Security Not Good Enough for Unum ]
December 10, 2013. By Jane Mundy.
Spiro, OK: Despite experiencing serious Fosamax side effects such as jaw bone problems, and despite her doctor advising that she stop taking the osteoporosis drug after staying on it for five years, Shirley says that the state of Oklahoma is making her stay on Fosamax!Read [ Take a Break from Fosamax Before It Breaks You ]
December 9, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Genoa Township, MI: Now that the snow is falling in some areas, thoughts of fun and recreation turn from amusement parks to ski hills, and with that change comes a focus on the safety at ski hills. Following a summer that saw some devastating theme park accidents, and related lawsuits, thrill seekers are encouraged to be careful while on the slopes. Of course, even those being cautious could wind up in a ski hill accident, through no fault of their own.Read [ Ski Hill Lawsuit Results in Settlement ]