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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Look to Consolidate VW Emissions Scandal Lawsuits

Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Look to Consolidate VW Emissions Scandal Lawsuits The 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 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...

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...

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 survey Almost 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 Continue Reading...