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  • No One Has the Right to Take Your Civil Rights
    Aug-2-08 Ecorse, MI The Land of the Free' that Americans hold so dear is thanks, first and foremost, to the veterans who fought and died in the conflicts that ultimately led up to the freedom Americans hold so dear. Freedom is also thanks to the basket of civil rights , and human rights that have evolved over time. Americans are not inclined to shy away from an...
  • Antitrust Roundup: Is Unfair Advantage Just Good Business?
    Jul-31-08 Washington, DC The proposed merger of Google and Yahoo have the antitrust gods crying foul, afraid as they are that the proposed merger of the two giant Internet search engines will create a monopoly, and severely restrict competition in the multi-billion-dollar sector. That's the role of the nation's antitrust laws—to prevent any one company from g...
  • Attorney Kelly Richardson: Your Condo Is Not Your Castle
    Jul-29-08 Pasenda, CA If you live in a condo, or townhouse or high rise apartment or any kind of arrangement where there is a homeowners association, or even if you are just thinking about moving out of your house and into a situation like that, you'll want to know more about attorney Kelly Richardson and the kind of work he does. "People have this idea that they...
  • "Just a matter of time before Cipro Kills Me"
    Jul-26-08 Tampa, FL David F. has quite the story to tell regarding Cipro and other, similar drugs. His saga started back in the mid 1980s when he was prescribed Floxin for pneumonia. Over the next 20 years, David was prescribed other fluoroquinolones, a class of antibiotics known to be toxic to tendons, cartilages, the nervous system and other organs. Floxin t...
  • Auction Rate Securities: UBS Commits "Flagrant Breach of Trust"
    Jul-25-08 New York, NY If you needed any further proof that companies have been up to illegal activity regarding auction rate securities, this should finally convince you. New York State has filed a lawsuit against Swiss bank UBS AG, accusing the company of misleading clients by falsely selling auction rate securities as cash equivalents. According to the lawsuit,...
  • Steven M. Levin: Nursing Homes Try to 'Lawsuit Proof' Themselves.
    Jul-23-08 Chicago, IL Twenty years ago, there were almost no rules in place to protect people in nursing homes. "Litigation has improved the situation," says attorney Steven Levin, "but the type of care nursing home residents receive is at best staying the same, and at worst, continuing to decline." And he also sees an alarming trend on the horizon. Although ther...
  • Six Months and Counting for Overtime Pay
    Jul-23-08 Brunswick, GA Allison was a general manager in the hospitality industry when new ownership eliminated her job. Six months later she is still fighting to receive $13,000 in overtime pay her contract guaranteed. "There was a corporate takeover on January 31, 2008," says Allison, "and the VP of Fallbrook Hospitality was removed from his position. The maj...
  • Nursing Home Negligence: Tyranny in a Care Giver's Clothes
    Jul-21-08 Toronto, ON The atrocities associated with nursing home negligence and elder abuse, despite screaming headlines and a plethora of news stories, appears to be growing in lock step with the aging population. And it's not getting any better, both in the US and the rest of the world. Just this month it was revealed in Canada that three-quarters of Ontario...
  • MRI Risks: When the Cure is Worse than the Cause
    Jul-21-08 Nashville, TN Gotta love those man-made diseases. In an era where modern medicine is designed to eradicate disease, modern medicine is not above creating disease, either. Such is the case with MRI and kidney failure and, specifically, Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF), a debilitating disease only recently recognized and linked directly to gadolinium co...
  • Unum: One Woman's Story
    Jul-6-08 Pembroke Pines, FL It may have happened a few years ago, but the wound is still fresh for the Florida resident who had a run-in with Unum . The entire affair calls into question why, as consumers, we buy insurance in the first place. We pay our premiums religiously, only to be rebuffed when it comes time to make a legitimate claim . Which begs the q...
  • Mobile and Content Providers under Scrutiny but Rapidly Developing
    Jul-2-08 Oakland, CA Simon likens his obligation to paying for unwanted and unauthorized mobile content to being forced to pay to listen to telemarketers or crank callers. Three years ago he filed a complaint about T-Mobile for negligence in not providing a text-blocking device when his girlfriend was receiving unwanted SMS-text messages. The company's succinct r...
  • Asbestos Mesothelioma: When the Dust Settles…Despair
    Jun-23-08 Orange, TX Yet another grieving family member is launching a lawsuit on behalf of a loved one who died unnecessarily as the alleged result of preventable asbestos exposure. Asbestos-related disease, including asbestos mesothelioma , continues to claim lives for many years--often decades--after exposure to dangerous asbestos fibers. Most will agree that...
  • Antitrust: Intel vs. Advanced Micro Devices
    Jun-18-08 San Jose, CA A computer chip giant that enjoys 80 percent of the global market is allegedly making life impossible for a competitor attempting to survive with 20 percent. Worse, is the accusation that Intel Corp. has violated antitrust laws in securing that dominant position. Earlier this month Intel was fined $25.4 million dollars by South Korea's an...
  • Retailer Disregards California Labor Laws—Again
    Jun-18-08 Escondido, CA Does Guitar Center figure it's more economical to settle one lawsuit after another regarding California labor law violations than follow the rules? Is the company saving that much money by treating its employees so abysmally? Benny J. is yet another disgruntled employee who has filed a complaint against the company. Benny has been worki...
  • Ortho Evra: Risks Known Before Contraceptive Patch was Approved
    Jun-14-08 Amarillo, TX In yet another example of a drug earning approval in the face of dissenters, the Ortho Evra birth control patch was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2001 despite strong opposition from one of the agency's own medical reviewers. Since then the Ortho Evra birth control patch, widely known as 'The Patch' by users,...
  • Boat Accident Lawsuits
    Jun-12-08 New York, NY If you think that maritime laws apply only to people who are working when they are involved in boat accidents then you may be surprised to learn that these laws actually cover passengers and recreational boaters as well. In fact, injuries that occur to cruise ship and ferry passengers can be litigated under general maritime laws. Some of...
  • California Unpaid Overtime: Electricians Taking Contractors to Court
    Jun-12-08 Santa Barbara, CA A class action lawsuit has been filed against two regional contractors based in California, alleging various labor violations including unpaid California overtime . ACS Construction, and Melchiori Construction were the target of an action filed in Santa Barbara County Superior Court that will seek at least $1 million in purported lo...
  • Rail Worker Fatigue: Tired, and Working the Trains
    Jun-11-08 Madison County, IL A tired worker is a threat to himself as well as those he serves. In the case of a railway worker diagnosed with Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder (CRSD), the impairment from lack of sleep could carry significant consequences, and falls within the responsibility of Norfolk Southern Railway according to a FELA lawsuit that has recently...
  • PPH Diagnosis "Out of the Blue"
    Jun-9-08 Mankato, MN Carolyn W. took Fen-Phen so long ago and for such a short time that she forgot about it. But she was recently diagnosed with PPH (also known as PAH—Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension) and the first question her doctor asked was if she had taken any diet drugs. Carolyn is now getting all her medical records so she can join a class action laws...
  • FDA Investigating Remicade, Enbrel, Humira and Cimzia Link to Cancers
    Jun-4-08 Rockville, MD The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday issued an Early Communication release stating that it is investigating a possible association between tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers and the development of cancers in children and young adults. The TNF blockers were prescribed to treat Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), Crohn's...
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