Arkansas Tagged Articles

Tire blowout on log truck in Arkansas results in the death of two construction workers; 19 injured

Posted: June 9, 2014 Personal Injury

In Arkansas, a log truck lost control and spilled logs onto nearby construction workers, killing two and injuring 19. The accident, which occurred on U.S. Highway 65 in Clinton, is reported to have been caused by a tire blowout, state

GSK to pay $105 million to settle claims it unlawfully promoted drugs

Posted: June 8, 2014 Consumer Fraud

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has reached a $105 million agreement with 44 states and the District of Columbia to settle lawsuits alleging the drug company marketed some of its drugs for unapproved uses. The settlement also requires GSK to pay a hefty

Johnson & Johnson, Janssen face more lawsuits from Risperdal side effects, marketing practices

Posted: April 8, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says he will ask the state Supreme Court to reconsider tossing out a $1.2 billion judgment against Johnson & Johnson over questionable marketing practices involving its antipsychotic drug Risperdal.

Mayflower residents say Exxon pipeline spill sickened them, devastated their town

Posted: January 23, 2014 Environmental

Nearly a year after Exxon’s Pegasus pipeline ruptured in the town of Mayflower, Arkansas, many residents continue to cope with displacement, chronic health problems, rejected claims and unanswered questions.

CVS agrees to pay $4.25 million to settle whistleblower’s fraud allegations

Posted: December 9, 2013 Consumer Fraud

A lawsuit filed under the federal False Claims Act against CVS Caremark Corp. has resulted in a $4.25-million settlement to resolve a whistleblower’s allegations that the company knowingly defrauded federal and state Medicaid programs by failing to reimburse the taxpayer-funded

Three commercial truck drivers banned from road following crash investigation

Posted: November 22, 2013 Personal Injury

U.S. safety regulators have ordered three long-haul truck drivers from three different states to cease their interstate operations after investigators deemed them to be an imminent hazard to public safety, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced.

L’Oreal under attack after Garnier hair product exposes consumers to fire hazards due to flammability

Posted: November 20, 2013 Product Liability

Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Anti Frizz Serum is now under attack after several incidents were reported concerning the flammability of the product, posing substantial burn risks to the consumer’s face, head and neck.

Teen dies from illness possibly caused by infected mosquito

Posted: October 27, 2013 Personal Injury

An Arkansas teenager has died from what hospital officials believe may have been a rare virus caused by a mosquito bite. Little Rock Children’s Hospital confirmed that Coleman Pearson, 13, lost his battle with an illness he contracted earlier this

Central Valley Meat Company recalls more than 58,000 pounds of ground beef destined for school lunches

Posted: September 20, 2013 Recalls

Originally intended to be served in school lunches, more than 58,000 pounds of ground beef is being recalled by Central Valley Meat Company in Hanford, Calif. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS),

ExxonMobil’s Arkansas oil spill trial set for June 2014

Posted: September 7, 2013 Environmental

ExxonMobil Corp. may go to trial in June to face pollution charges stemming from its March 29 oil spill that left an Arkansas community swamped in highly toxic tar sands crude.