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Archives for January 2015

Man Blames DUI Arrest on Beer-Battered Fish

Man Tries to Blame 10th DUI Arrest on Beer-Battered Fish A man from Friendship, Wisconsin on his 10th DUI arrest tried to blame the smell of alcohol on his breath on having just eaten beer-battered fish. John H. Przybyla, 75 years old, has been charged with 10 DUI infractions in Wisconsin. He was in court on Wednesday, January 21st, for a hearing … [Read more...]

Hospital Error Causes Superbug to Infect Former Patients

Superbug Acquired at Seattle Hospital Causes Superbug to Maim, Kill Former Patients in Hospital Error Due to hospital error, a drug-resistant superbug spread rapidly through a Seattle, Washington hospital and infected 32 former patients, 11 of whom died from the infection. Between 2012 and 2014, hospital error around cleaning practices at … [Read more...]

Domestic Violence Bill Will Move Forward with Gun Restrictions Intact

SC Judiciary Panel Votes to Move Forward with Domestic Violence Bill Including Gun Restrictions After last year’s national report on criminal domestic violence showed that South Carolina still ranked top in the nation for number of women killed in domestic violence situations, the state’s legislators have become serious about strengthening laws to … [Read more...]

Ex-Pro WWE Wrestlers File Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit

Former Pro Wrestlers Sue WWE for Ignoring Traumatic Brain Injury Two former professional wrestlers who were part of the World Wrestling Entertainment Inc entertainment company have a potential class action lawsuit against the private entertainment group, alleging that the industry promotes violence and ignores concussions during matches, which can … [Read more...]

Kansas Farmers Join Syngenta Lawsuit

More Farmers Join Lawsuit Against Syngenta for GMO Corn Losses Although China finally approved import of Syngenta’s GMO corn strain, called Viptera, more farmers are joining a class action lawsuit against the company. Most recently, three corn farmers in Kansas joined the lawsuit against Swiss-based Syngenta, which alleges that the company misled … [Read more...]

Opening Arguments Begin in Risperdal MDL Injury Case

Risperdal MDL in Philadelphia Begins Opening Arguments On Friday, January 23rd, the Risperdal MDL (multidistrict litigation) alleging long-lasting personal injury caused by the drug Risperdal, when used for off-label purposes, began in Philadelphia. Opening arguments debated the specific personal injury claim that using Risperdal in young boys … [Read more...]

“Grown Ups” Actor Charged With Marijuana DUI

Star of “Grown Ups” Movies Arrested for Marijuana DUI The star of the “Grown Ups” film series was arrested on suspicion of marijuana DUI near Burbank, California on Saturday evening, January 17th. Nadji Jeter, 18 years old, was reportedly weaving in and out of traffic and driving aggressively. When officers pulled his vehicle over, according to … [Read more...]

Med Supply Company CEO with “Wolf of Wall Street” Ties Faces Medicare Fraud Charges

“Wolf of Wall Street” Inspired Character, CEO of Medical Supply Company, Raided by FBI, Faces Medicare Fraud Charges On Wednesday, January 14th, the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided and shut down a medical supply company in South Florida as part of a larger Medicare fraud investigation when the CEO was arrested on Medicare Fraud charges. … [Read more...]

Charleston Medical Center Settles Medicare Fraud Lawsuit for $1 Million

South Carolina and Nason Medical Settle Medicare Fraud Allegations for $1 Million A Charleston-area medical center and the state of South Carolina have settled a federal whistleblower lawsuit claiming that the hospital committed Medicaid and Medicare fraud. The settlement is $1 million. US Attorney Bill Nettles and Nason Medical, along with the … [Read more...]

Antitrust Class Action Against Silicon Valley Tech Giants Might Reach Settlement

Major Antitrust Class Action Against Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe Reaches Settlement In 2010, the United States Department of Justice revealed that four major players in Silicon Valley – Apple Inc, Google, Intel, and Adobe – all had secret deals not to hire each other’s engineers, or “prevent poaching,” which the employees viewed as employment … [Read more...]

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