Archives for February 2013

Bill to Re-Define Sweepstakes Machines As Illegal Gambling Devices Moves to SC House

SC Senate Moves New Bill to House, Which Defines Controversial Sweepstakes Machines as Illegal Gambling Devices On Tuesday, February 5th, the South Carolina Senate voted to move their sweepstakes bill – which was passed with a 40-2 majority to redefine the controversial machines as illegal gambling devices – will be passed to the House for a final … [Read more...]

Johnson & Johnson Under Federal Investigation for DePuy’s Metal-on-Metal Hip Device Marketing

US Justice Department Is Investigating Medical Manufacturer for DePuy’s Marketing Practices Johnson & Johnson reported on Friday, February 22nd, that they and their subsidiary DePuy will be investigated for marketing practices related to several faulty medical devices, including the DePuy metal-on-metal hip devices. In 2010, DePuy/J&J … [Read more...]

South Carolina Legislature Moves to Protect Citizens Against Hack Attacks for Life

New Bill Could Create New State Department, Help Citizens Fight Hack Attacks, Identity Theft, and Social Security Fraud Just two weeks after South Carolina’s Department of Revenue suffered a serious hack attack, Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Hugh Leatherman assigned Sen. Kevin Bryant (R-Anderson) and Sen. Billy O'Dell (R-Abbeville) to … [Read more...]

Judge Denies Delay in Trayvon Martin Case

Zimmerman’s Lawyer, in Trayvon Martin Case, Asks for Extension – Judge Denies Request On what would have been Trayvon Martin’s 18th birthday, Judge Debra Nelson denied the defense’s request to delay the trial until November. The trial is currently scheduled to begin on June 10th. Last year, George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer at the … [Read more...]

Dozens Injured at Daytona Crash on Sunday Have Little Personal Injury Recourse

Several People Injured Because of Crash at Daytona 500 on Sunday, But Can They Seek Personal Injury Lawsuits? On Saturday, February 23rd, a 12-car pile-up at the NASCAR Daytona 500 led to injuries in the stands. Over 30 fans were injured by flying debris, mainly from rookie Kyle Larson’s car as it split in half and a tire blew through the chain … [Read more...]

Jury Rules J&J and Ethicon Failed to Warn About Transvaginal Mesh Complications

New Jersey Jury Rules Against J&J In Transvaginal Mesh Bellwether Trial Linda Gross, the 47-year-old nurse whose personal injury case was the first bellwether trial in a large multidistrict litigation against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon, was awarded $3.35 million for lost wages and physical damage due to her transvaginal … [Read more...]

Horse Meat Health Recall Scandal Reaches IKEA

Swedish Furniture Giant Issuing Health Recall of Swedish Meatballs Due to Horse Meat Since mid-January, Europe has been rocked by a scandal that has forced 14 countries to scrutinize their food regulation systems. After Ireland found horse meat tainting packages of ground beef, several countries began investigating ground beef and related … [Read more...]

Massive Credit Card Fraud Ringleaders Arrested After 10 Years

US Charges 18 People for 10 Years’ Worth of Credit Card Fraud, Totaling $200 Million Federal officials announced on Tuesday, February 5th, that they charged 18 people in a credit card fraud scheme that lasted 10 years, spanned several countries, and racked up $200 million. The case will be prosecuted in New Jersey, but the fraud spans at least … [Read more...]

DePuy Hip Implant Personal Injury Lawsuit Sees First Round of Testimonies

Testimony in DePuy Hip Implant Personal Injury Lawsuit Indicates All-Metal Hips are Dangerous The first bellwether case in the DePuy hip implant MDL against the ASR model is going forward. The plaintiff is Loren Kransky, a Vietnam veteran who received one of DePuy’s ASR model hip implants in 2005. Since then, he has suffered several common but … [Read more...]

Virginia Doctor Convicted for Prescription Drug Charges

Pain Management Doctor Convicted on Drug Charges for Illegal Prescriptions A pain management doctor from Virginia has been convicted on drug charges for illegally prescribing dangerous pain medications. The jury deliberated for four hours before returning with a vote. Dr. Linda Sue Cheek has been found guilty on 172 of the 173 counts of drug … [Read more...]

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