Month: September 2015

Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Look to Consolidate VW Emissions Scandal Lawsuits

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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 litigation should be bundled and if so, which judge... [...]

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

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'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 Paul Bennett Hamilton, the U.S. Marshals Service said. He was indicted... [...]

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

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$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 jury verdict. Mesothelioma and asbestosis... [...]

Whataburger takes stand against Texas’ new open carry law

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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 10 states — has drawn a mix of praise and rebuke since making the announcement... [...]

Relationship Lessons From Your Navigation System

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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 "know better". So we ignore her instructions or advice, and we don't "turn left". And the amazing thing is what happens... [...]