Monthly Archives: September 2015

Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Look to Consolidate VW Emissions Scandal Lawsuits

Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Look to Consolidate VW Emissions Scandal LawsuitsThe Volkswagen AG’s emissions-cheating scandal has already spawned more than two dozen plaintiffs’ lawsuits across the country. The lawyers suing the German auto maker want to consolidate all the cases in one court, but they don’t agree on where.It will be up to a federal judicial panel to decide whether the VW Continue Reading...

‘Hunt’ fugitive Paul Jackson, accused of kidnappings and rapes, captured in Mexico

‘Hunt’ fugitive Paul Jackson, captured, accused of kidnappings and rapes (CNN)A fugitive accused of kidnapping women off the streets and raping them has been arrested in Mexico after 24 years on the run, authorities said. Paul Jackson was recently featured on CNN’s “The Hunt With John Walsh.” He was arrested Monday in Guadalajara, where he had reportedly adopted the name Continue Reading...

$13 Million Asbestos Verdict against Colgate-Palmolive Over Talcum Powder

$13 Million Asbestos Verdict against Colgate-Palmolive Over Talcum Powder Los Angeles, CA: The mesothelioma verdict was handed down quietly back in April, but it has huge implications for any consumer and would-be plaintiff who may have used talcum powder manufactured by Colgate-Palmolive. And with 95 percent liability, the defendant winds up with the largest share of the $13 million asbestos Continue Reading...

Whataburger takes stand against Texas’ new open carry law

Whataburger takes stand against Texas’ new open carry law SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An iconic Texas restaurant chain will not allow the open carrying of guns on its properties, and industry experts say other restaurants will likely take the same stand against a new state law legalizing the practice in many public places. Whataburger — with some 780 locations in Continue Reading...

Relationship Lessons From Your Navigation System

Relationship Lessons From Your Navigation SystemWe all know that voice, the one in your navigation system telling you to “turn left.” She tells us when to turn, how far until our next turn and when we have arrived at our destination. But the part that we can learn from, is when we do not follow her wishes. Sometimes we just Continue Reading...

US Senate votes against 20-week abortion ban bill

US Senate votes against 20-week abortion ban bill [JURIST] The US Senate [official website] on Tuesday voted against [official roll call] a bill [HR 36 materials] that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of gestation. Supporters of the bill, which needed 60 votes but only received 54, contend that fetuses begin to feel pain around this time in the gestation Continue Reading...

Ahmed Mohamed: Texas Boy’s Family Hires Legal Counsel to Get Clock Back

Ahmed Mohamed: Texas Boy’s Family Hires Legal Counsel to Get Clock BackThe family of the 14-year-old Muslim boy who was led out of school in handcuffs has hired attorneys to get back the homemade clock that administrators mistook for a bomb.Ahmed Mohamed was suspended after showing his clock to a teacher at his Irving, Texas, high school last week. His Continue Reading...

The CEO who knowingly sold tainted peanuts that killed 9 people got 28 years in prison

The CEO who knowingly sold tainted peanuts that killed 9 people got 28 years in prisonA CEO who sold peanut butter he knew to be contaminated with salmonella, a group of bacteria that’s one of the most common causes of food poisoning in the US, has been sentenced to 28 years in prison. The poisoned peanut butter sickened hundreds of Continue Reading...

Nearly one in four college women have experienced sexual assault at school according to the latest survey

Nearly one in four college women have experienced sexual assault at school according to the latest surveyAlmost one quarter of all female college students have experienced sexual assault or unwanted fondling or kissing during their time in school, according to a national survey released on Monday.The survey of 150,000 students was commissioned by the Association of American Universities (AAU), and Continue Reading...
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