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Airplane crash in SE Georgia kills Prattville native and his fellow flight school student

Posted: March 28, 2014 Personal Injury

A Prattville, Ala., native was one of two men killed earlier this week when the single-engine airplane they were flying in crashed into a marshy area about four miles from Brunswick, Ga.

Autopsy finds baby boy poisoned after accidentally eating laundry detergent pods

Posted: March 11, 2014 Personal Injury

An autopsy of a 7-month-old Florida boy has confirmed that his death was the result of poisoning after ingesting a laundry detergent packet, the Orange-Osceola Medical Examiner’s office announced.

Florida hospital to pay up to $90 million to partially settle whistleblower’s fraud allegations

Posted: March 7, 2014 Consumer Fraud

ORLANDO, Fla.—A Florida Hospital reached an agreement with the U.S. government Monday that resolves part of a whistleblower’s lawsuit accusing the health care facility of engaging in illegal kickback schemes with cancer doctors and neurosurgeons and admitting patients unnecessarily.

Appeals court rejects BP’s bid to rewrite oil spill settlement terms

Posted: March 6, 2014 Environmental

Businesses seeking compensation for losses caused by BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill do not have to prove they were directly harmed by the disaster to collect payments, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday.

Prison management company agrees to reduce threat of violence-related injuries for staff

Posted: March 4, 2014 Personal Injury

A Boca-Raton, Fla.-based prison management company has entered into a settlement agreement with the U.S. Labor Department that requires it to make sweeping changes across all of its facilities to better protect correctional officers, guards, and other prison staff from

BP fails to delay oil-spill compensation to seafood works

Posted: February 28, 2014 Environmental

NEW ORLEANS, La. — A federal judge on Wednesday denied BP’s request to suspend payments to seafood industry claimants seeking oil spill compensation from a $2.3-billion fund, saying BP’s allegations of fraud against a lawyer representing some of the claimants

Researchers find a dolphin population in crisis after BP oil spill

Posted: February 27, 2014 Environmental

Researchers who recently completed the first major study of dolphin health after BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill flooded the Gulf of Mexico with 206 million gallons of oil in 2010 say what’s left of the dolphin population in Louisiana’s Barataria

Latest Gulf oil disasters portend bigger problems for the future, conservationists say

Posted: February 22, 2014 Environmental

Dozens of workers were evacuated from a natural gas rig in the Gulf of Mexico Jan. 30 after it began spewing methane gas into the air and continued out of control into the next day. Although no workers were reportedly

BP oil spill toxicity damaging hearts in Gulf tuna, new scientific study finds

Posted: February 20, 2014 Environmental

A new study of the BP oil spill’s lingering effects on Gulf of Mexico marine life has found that a chemical contained in the crude oil interferes with heart cells in tuna, exposing fish populations to higher risk of disruptions

Personal injury lawsuits piling up against makers of blood thinner Plavix

Posted: February 17, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Personal and financial injury lawsuits involving the blood thinner Plavix are piling up in New Jersey against the drug’s makers, with 73 currently in the multidistrict litigation with at least another 14 being considered for transfer. The lawsuits allege the