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State Farm seeks new trial in Mississippi whistleblower fraud case
Illinois-based State Farm and Casualty Co. has asked a federal judge to overturn a Mississippi jury’s finding the insurance company defrauded the U.S. government by allegedly manipulating damage reports after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005 to blame
New website monitors how corporations, lobbyists are eroding our Constitutional rights
Alarmed by the corporate lobby’s aggressive efforts to undermine the U.S. civil justice system, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) has launched a new website and blog called Take Justice Back.
Generic drug maker settles whistleblower case for $500 million
MONTGOMERY, Ala.—The Alabama Attorney General’s office announced Tuesday that it participated with other states and the federal government in a $500-million settlement with India-based generic drug manufacturer Ranbaxy to resolve civil and criminal allegations that company for years made and
Victims of transvaginal mesh hold rally to raise awareness
Victims of transvaginal mesh rallied outside Saskatoon City Hospital in Canada this week to raise awareness of the dangerous side effects that can occur from surgical mesh used to treat common pelvic floor conditions including stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ
Family of deceased player Derek Boogaard sues NHL over his injuries, early death
The family of professional hockey player Derek Boogaard has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the National Hockey League (NHL), accusing the organization of subjecting Mr. Boogaard to severe trauma and then loading him up on potent, highly addictive prescription painkillers.
Arkansas attorney general concerned says residents still sick after ExxonMobil oil spill
Mayflower, Ark., residents, including a number of children, are continuing to experience adverse health effects after ExxonMobil’s’s Pegasus pipeline ruptured, Dustin McDaniel, the state’s Attorney General said Tuesday. ExxonMobil’s pipeline breached on March 29, spilling about 5,000 barrels of highly
Tests confirm Exxon’s Arkansas oil spill created highly toxic air pollution
High levels of 30 toxic chemicals were present in air samples taken in Mayflower, Ark., the day after a breach in ExxonMobil’s Pegasus pipeline allowed an estimated 5,000 barrels of chemically treated tar sands oil to flood a suburban neighborhood.
ExxonMobil pipeline spills oil again, one month and 200 miles from Arkansas spill
One month after ExxonMobil’s 70-year-old Pegasus pipeline spilled 5,000 barrels of oil in the town of Mayflower, Ark., another breach in the same pipeline created an oil spill on a residential yard in Ripley County, Missouri.
Florida sues BP and Halliburton for $5.5 billion over oil spill damages
The State of Florida filed a lawsuit against BP and some of its affiliated companies last week on the third anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, which killed 11 workers and turned much of the northern Gulf of Mexico into