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President’s order binds prospective government contractors to stronger labor laws

Posted: August 1, 2014 Personal Injury

Companies seeking lucrative federal government contracts will have a hard time getting them if they have a history of labor violations or require workers to give up their right to sue as a condition of employment, thanks to an executive

Flesh-eating bacteria in Gulf linked to BP oil spill

Posted: August 1, 2014 Environmental

Cases of beach-goers contracting the flesh-eating bacteria Vibrio vulnificus continue to occur in the warm water of the Gulf Coast this year, and one Auburn University professor has uncovered a link between the potentially deadly bacteria and tar balls still

Hyundai Sonatas recalled for faulty gear shift levers

Posted: July 31, 2014 Recalls

According to the Korean automaker Hyundai, roughly 883,000 of its popular 2011 through 2014 Sonatas are now under recall due to issues with the sedan’s gear shift levers. The automatic transmission shift cable within the Sonata has the ability to

Most victims in charter bus/FedEx collision died of smoke inhalation

Posted: July 29, 2014 Personal Injury

Seven of the 10 people who died in a fiery bus California bus crash in April survived the crash initially but then died of smoke inhalation, the Coroner of Glenn County, Calif., found.

BP, Anadarko ask appeals court to reconsider Clean Water Act liability issues

Posted: July 29, 2014 Environmental

BP and its Deepwater Horizon partner Anadarko Petroleum Corp. asked the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals last week for another chance to demonstrate they should not be penalized for Clean Water Act violations as a result of the 2010

Whistleblower’s immunity in FTC case being debated by the House Oversight Commitee

Posted: July 29, 2014 Consumer Fraud

The immunity of a potential whistleblower is currently under debate by the chairman and top Democrat of the House Oversight Committee.

Internet marketplace Ebay faces class action lawsuit following massive data breach

Posted: July 28, 2014 Consumer Fraud

After suffering a serious data breach earlier this year, eBay is now facing a class action lawsuit filed in a U.S. federal court. According to the consumer privacy class action lawsuit, which was filed last Wednesday by Louisianan Collin Green,

Attorneys in GM litigation seek access to all of automaker’s ignition-switch-recall disclosures

Posted: July 25, 2014 Product Liability

Lawyers appointed as temporary counsel in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) against General Motors (GM) for lost value of its vehicles have told the federal judge overseeing the litigation that the automaker should submit all pre-discovery disclosures and other documents it

Mobile health care system, affiliates settle whistleblower lawsuit for $24.5 million

Posted: July 25, 2014 Consumer Fraud

Alabama’s largest non-government health care system, two affiliated clinics, and a physicians group have agreed to pay the U.S. $24.5 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging they violated the False Claims Act and anti-kickback laws by paying or receiving

Pharmacy group wants black box warning added to antibiotic Levaquin

Posted: July 25, 2014 Pharmaceutical

A University of South Carolina pharmacy group is petitioning the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to put the strongest warning possible on Johnson & Johnson’s antibiotic Levaquin alerting consumers about the potential for cellular damage that could lead to serious diseases.