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It's Alive! Class Action Lawsuit against Capital One Bank is Back On

It's Alive! Class Action Lawsuit against Capital One Bank is Back On February 18, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
New York, NY Tawanna Roberts's excessive bank overdraft fees lawsuit had all the familiar hallmarks. She claimed that she had a positive balance at the time she made the transactions that triggered the penalties, and that those penalties were made worse by Capital One's practice of reordering transactions to maximize what it could charge.
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Johnson & Johnson Wins First Mesothelioma Trial

Johnson & Johnson Wins First Mesothelioma Trial November 28, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Pasadena, CA: On November 16, 2017, a jury in Los Angeles Superior Court rejected Tina Herford’s argument that Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower talc products caused her mesothelioma. Her lawyer remains sanguine: “J&J is still selling contaminated baby powder. It is a matter of time before juries begin holding them to account,” he said of her talcum powder lawsuit. “We just missed on the first one.”
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Vermont Bus Accident Injures 37

Vermont Bus Accident Injures 37 December 3, 2010. By Lucy Campbell.
Putney, VT A bus accident on Interstate 91 has injured 37 people, six critically, MSNBC.com is reporting. The bus was carrying students from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst to Quebec, Canada for a skiing holiday. It was one of three buses transporting students on the ski trip.
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Specialty Farms Recalls Organic Alfalfa Sprouts

July 26, 2010. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC Specialty-Farms, LLC is voluntarily recalling Specialty Farms brand Organic Alfalfa Sprouts Blend and Organic Sprout Salad. The sprouts are being recalled because they may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes.
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Hunting Accident Victim Wins Suit

Hunting Accident Victim Wins Suit July 15, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Woodstock, VT Attorney Ross Feldmann says hunters occasionally need to be reminded about safety, and the $380,557 personal injury verdict he obtained for his client will do just that. "People forget the rules of safety in the ambition to get animal," says Feldmann. "Whether it's a turkey or a deer, this case is reminds people of the consequences."
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Is Radioactive Fish Cause for Concern?

Is Radioactive Fish Cause for Concern? May 31, 2010. By Jane Mundy.
Montpelier, VT In January, officials announced that the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant leaked tritium and other radioactive substances into the Connecticut River and this month, officials revealed that strontium-90, a very dangerous isotope that is linked to bone cancer and leukemia, was found in the soil. It may also be in the river. It is yet to be determined whether this leak is an environmental concern.
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Tales of Woe: Predatory Mortgage Fees and Products

Tales of Woe: Predatory Mortgage Fees and Products May 22, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Davis, CA Elaine Roberts Musser says she has pretty much seen it all in her law practice—predatory lending, high mortgage fees and more. Part of the problem, she writes in the 5/20/10 issue of the People's Vanguard of Davis, is that complex mortgage products designed for the educated investor who intends to own property as an investment for only a short period of time are instead foisted upon the everyday Joe who simply intends on buying a single house and staying put for a long time.
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Reglan Lawsuit Alleges Warning Was False and Misleading

Reglan Lawsuit Alleges Warning Was False and Misleading May 1, 2010. By Heidi Turner.
Montpelier, VT A lawsuit filed in 2009 against Wyeth alleges consumers were not adequately warned about Reglan side effects. The lawsuit, which claims that the plaintiff developed tardive dyskinesia after taking the medication for a few years, has already had an impact on other lawsuits against drug manufacturers because the judge was asked to rule on preemption in this case.
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Car Collides with Train, Taking Two Lives in Vermont

Car Collides with Train, Taking Two Lives in Vermont December 22, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.
Randolph, VT A car collided with a train at a signaled crossing on December 19, taking the lives of two elderly Vermont residents. There were working lights and bells but no gate at the site of the car crash. The accident is still under investigation.
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Hero Freighter Captain, Maersk Line Cited for Negligence

Hero Freighter Captain, Maersk Line Cited for Negligence December 6, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.
Underhill, VT A potential negligence case has erupted from what was previously viewed as a good-news story when a freighter, overtaken and threatened by pirates, was freed in a dramatic rescue this past spring. The captain was deemed a hero—until a negligence lawsuit was filed against the Maersk Line.
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