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Federal regulators propose new rollover safety standards for commercial buses

Posted: September 2, 2014 Personal Injury

A new federal safety standard proposed by U.S. safety regulators would reduce the risk of passengers being ejected from commercial buses during rollover crashes and improve survivability in bus crashes.

Whistleblower accuses Pennsylvania hospital of retaliation and false claims to Medicare

Posted: August 31, 2014 Personal Injury

A former employee of Abington Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the hospital alleging she was fired in retaliation for reporting that laboratory technicians were modifying orders for blood work in a way that resulted in

Hundreds of Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuits filed in Philadelphia court

Posted: August 29, 2014 Pharmaceutical

About 700 product liability lawsuits involving the antipsychotic Risperdal have been filed in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas alleging use of the drug caused boys and young men to develop breasts, a condition referred to as gynecomastia. Many of the

Oregon sues Oracle over failed health insurance enrollment system, cites whistleblower tips

Posted: August 29, 2014 Consumer Fraud

The State of Oregon is relying on whistleblower allegations as part of a potential multi-billion-dollar lawsuit it filed against software manufacturer Oracle America and six of its top executives over the state’s failed health insurance exchange website that left state

Long hours, fatigue made deadly Arizona fuel truck crash inevitable, whistleblower says

Posted: August 28, 2014 Personal Injury

Arizona officials investigating the deadly August 1 crash of an asphalt oil truck in North Phoenix said that driver fatigue was to blame, and a whistleblower has bolstered those findings with claims that Cactus Transport forces its drivers to work

Feds side with Oregon truck driver whistleblower, order reinstatement and back pay

Posted: August 27, 2014 Personal Injury

An Oregon truck driver who filed a whistleblower complaint against her employer alleging she was fired for refusing to drive an unsafe truck will receive back wages and compensation for legal fees in addition to being reinstated to her job,

GM lawyers under federal criminal investigation for allegedly concealing ignition switch evidence

Posted: August 26, 2014 Product Liability

Federal prosecutors are investigating General Motors’ legal department for possible criminal liability in the way it handled the company’s deadly ignition switch problem, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Federal agencies partner up to improve whistleblower protections for commercial drivers

Posted: August 26, 2014 Personal Injury

Better oversight of whistleblower protections afforded by the federal Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) is the aim of a memorandum of understanding signed by leaders of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Company ordered to reinstate, compensate truck drivers it fired for voicing safety concerns

Posted: August 25, 2014 Personal Injury

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ordered Pontiac, Mich.-based Asphalt Specialists Inc. to pay $1 million in back wages and damages and reinstate a foreman and two truck drivers who were fired after voicing safety concerns.

Second transvaginal mesh lawsuit against Boston Scientific goes to trial

Posted: August 23, 2014 Pharmaceutical

The second bellwether trial involving injuries from Boston Scientific’s transvaginal mesh device is underway in Massachusetts state court, and plaintiffs are hoping for a different outcome than the first.