Yearly Archives: 2015

Experian Says Info from 15 Million T-Mobile Records Hacked

Experian Says Info from 15 Million T-Mobile Records HackedCredit reporting agency Experian said Thursday that hackers accessed the Social Security numbers, birthdates and other personal information belonging to about 15 million people who applied for T-Mobile wireless services.T-Mobile uses Experian to check the credit of its customers and prospective customers.Experian said consumers who applied for T-Mobile wireless service between Sept. Continue Reading...

Chris Mintz, Oregon shooting hero: ‘It’s my son’s birthday today’

Oregon shooting hero tells gunman, ‘It’s my son’s birthday today’ (CNN)When Chris Mintz heard gunfire at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College on Thursday, his thoughts were not of himself. Instead, he thought first of protecting others. Then he thought of his 6-year-old son, Tyrik. Nine people were killed when a gunman opened fire at the College on Thursday. Nine others were Continue Reading...

California woman burned by exploding e-cigarette awarded nearly $2m

California woman burned by exploding e-cigarette awarded nearly $2m A California woman badly burned by an exploding electronic cigarette was awarded nearly $2m on Wednesday by a jury in a product liability suit, her lawyer said. Jennifer Ries of Corona was on her way to the airport in March 2013 when she plugged in her VapCigs e-cigarette charger and it Continue Reading...

Anti-gay marriage Oregon bakery defies state order to pay damages to couple

Anti-gay marriage Oregon bakery defies state order to pay damages to coupleThe owners of a Portland-area bakery are refusing to pay $135,000 in state-ordered damages to a same-sex couple who were denied service, despite a crowdfunding effort on their behalf having raised more than $500,000.Melissa and Aaron Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, cited religious beliefs when they refused Continue Reading...

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...
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