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Number of Syngenta GMO Corn Seed Lawsuits Increases

Hearing for Syngenta GMO Corn Seed Lawsuit Consolidation Scheduled for December Agrochemicals company Syngenta, makers of Viptera and other types of genetically-modified corn sold to US farmers, faces several GMO Corn Seed lawsuits that may soon be consolidated into one large class action. Syngenta so far faces 50 different lawsuits in 11 major … [Read more...]

Phishing Scams Focus on Tax Season

Scammers Begin Tax Season Phishing and Phone Scams Consumer Reports has released their annual statement on how to avoid tax season phishing and phone scams this year. According to their estimates, Americans will lose $21 million this year in tax fraud scams. The IRS notes that scammers often use promises of a larger refund or threats of jail to … [Read more...]

Montana Settles Risperdal Lawsuit for $5.9 Million

Janssen To Pay $5.9 Million Settlement to Montana for Misleading Ads In March of this year, Montana State Attorney General Tim Fox announced that Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals agreed to pay $5.9 million to settle allegations in the state regarding its antipsychotic drug, Risperdal. Like many Risperdal settlements in … [Read more...]

Student Who Stabbed Bully Acted in Self-Defense

Elementary School Student Who Stabbed Another for Bullying Acted in Self-Defense, Will Not Face Criminal Charges A Horrell Hill Elementary student is facing a criminal investigation after the student stabbed another student at the school. The Richland County Sheriff’s investigators say that the child acted in self-defense after being bullied by … [Read more...]

Caitlyn Jenner Could Face Manslaughter Charges for Car Accident

Caitlyn Jenner Could Face Misdemeanor Manslaughter Charges for Involvement in Car Accident in Hollywood Los Angeles police have been investigating a fatal 4-vehicle accident that involved Caitlyn Jenner in February this year, and the LAPD reported that they might charge Jenner with manslaughter for her involvement in the car pile-up. "Jenner's … [Read more...]

SC Domestic Violence Bill Will Retain Gun Ban

SC Senate Rejects Removal of Gun Ban from Domestic Violence Bill The South Carolina Senate rejected efforts to remove the gun ban from an anti-domestic violence bill that is slowly making its way through the legislature. Sen. Larry Martin, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the bill’s sponsor, said he was reluctant to remove the gun … [Read more...]

SC Woman Faces 60 Separate Animal Cruelty Charges

Easley Woman Running Animal Shelter Arrested and Charged with 60 Counts of Animal Cruelty A woman who runs an animal shelter in Easley, SC has been arrested and charged with 60 counts of animal cruelty, plus one count of possession of a controlled substance. Debra Sheridan runs the Golden S Rescue, and has been charged with animal cruelty before. … [Read more...]

Aaron Hernandez Convicted of First-Degree Murder Gets Life in Prison

Former Pro Football Star Aaron Hernandez Convicted of First-Degree Murder Sentenced to Life Without Parole Former star tight end for the New England Patriots, Aaron Hernandez, was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Wednesday, April 15th, for first-degree murder charges. Hernandez was convicted on the first-degree murder charge of … [Read more...]

Woman Will Not Face Murder Charge for Self Defense

Elgin Woman Will Not Be Prosecuted for Murder in Self Defense Killing In January 2012, Sally Memmert was in her home when a mentally distraught woman, whom Memmert had tried to help in the past, broke in and attacked her. Memmert shot the woman, resulting in her death. The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office charged Memmert with murder, but she argued … [Read more...]

SC Senate Advances Medical Marijuana Bill

Senate Panel in South Carolina Advances Updated Medical Marijuana Bill In June last year, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed a very limited medical marijuana bill into law. Although the bill did not offer provisions for growing or processing marijuana as a medical treatment in South Carolina, it was the first small step toward legalizing … [Read more...]

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