Merck asks judge to dismiss Fosamax femur fracture lawsuits

August 22, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Drug maker Merck & Co. is asking a federal judge to dismiss the nearly 500 lawsuits remaining in mass tort litigation in Trenton, N.J., alleging the company’s osteoporosis drug Fosamax caused femur fractures. The action comes after Merck won two ... Read More

Louisiana sues State Farm for endangering motorists with cheap auto repairs

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August 22, 2014 Personal Injury

State Farm Auto Insurance endangers the lives of its policyholders by effectively forcing auto body and repair shops to perform repairs as cheaply and quickly as possible, the Louisiana Attorney General’s office alleges in a lawsuit. ... Read More

Whistleblower tips prompted closure of Mississippi cancer clinic

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August 22, 2014 Personal Injury

Tips from a group of whistleblowers led to the July 2011 closing of a multi-million cancer treatment facility in Summit, Miss., and the prison sentences of its founder and key employees, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger reported. ... Read More

Former Tennessee Titan Tim Shaw takes Ice Bucket Challenge, reveals he has ALS

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August 21, 2014 Personal Injury

Former Tennessee Titans football player Tim Shaw revealed this week in a video posted to the Titans website that he has the fatal neurodegenerative disease ALS for which thousands of people are taking the so-called Ice Bucket Challenge. During the ... Read More

4-in-1 Convertible Cribs recalled by Franklin & Ben Mason due to potential entrapment hazard

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August 21, 2014 Recalls

About 1,000 “4-in-1 Convertible Cribs” are currently under recall by Franklin & Ben Mason, a division of Bexco, due to an entrapment hazard. According to the recall notice, the front of the crib may separate from the side panels, thus ... Read More

Last unresolved lawsuit from Continental Flight 3407 crash headed to trial

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August 21, 2014 Personal Injury

One wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the crash of Continental Airlines Flight 3407 in Clarence Center, New York, has not been resolved, and the case appears to be headed to trial in the coming months. ... Read More

Seven passengers injured after bus driver suffers heart attack behind the wheel

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August 21, 2014 Personal Injury

Seven employees of an Alaskan seafood company were injured Sunday morning after the driver of a company bus they were riding in suffered a heart attack and lost consciousness, causing him to crash into a tree. ... Read More

CDC contractor pays $18 million to settle whistleblower allegations

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August 21, 2014 Consumer Fraud

A California pharmaceutical distributor has agreed to pay the U.S. $18 million to resolve a whistleblower’s allegations that it improperly set temperature monitors in shipping vaccines while it was under contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ... Read More

Jars of almond butter, peanut butter recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

August 20, 2014 Recalls

Jars of almond butter and peanut butter from Hain Celestial Group’s unit nSpired Natural Foods, and sold under various brand names, are being recalled after four people became sick after ingesting the products. The recall involves Arrowhead Mills brand peanut ... Read More

White & Blue Dragon recalls all lots of its tattoo ink, needles, etc. after discovery of unsafe bacteria

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August 20, 2014 Recalls

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), White & Blue Lion, Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of all its tattoo inks and needles after discovering a potential contamination of pathogenic bacteria. If the recalled products are used, ... Read More