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“The UPS Store” in 24 states hit by a data breach

Posted: August 24, 2014 Consumer Fraud

A computer virus may have targeted 51 “The UPS Store” locations in 24 different states, resulting in the exposure of credit and debit card information of consumers all over the nation.

New study confirms BP oil spill is destroying deep-sea coral reefs

Posted: August 20, 2014 Environmental

BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill had a broader, deeper impact on life in the Gulf of Mexico than researchers previously thought, according to a new study conducted by Pennsylvania State University scientists.

Future looks bleak for oyster production after BP oil spill

Posted: August 16, 2014 Environmental

Louisiana oyster beds that have yielded rich harvests for generations now produce little more than dozens of “empty, lifeless oyster shells,” the Associated Press reported, underscoring the death blow dealt by BP’s 2010 oil spill to local fisherman and businesses

New study finds BP oil dispersant chemicals still linger in the Gulf

Posted: August 12, 2014 Environmental

Chemical oil dispersants BP used in 2010 to break up its Deepwater Horizon oil spill are still turning up in samples collected from the Gulf’s beaches and deep sea corals, a new scientific study has found.

Federal court holds Chinese drywall companies in contempt for ignoring U.S. litigation

Posted: August 8, 2014 Product Liability

China’s state-owned drywall manufacturers have abandoned litigation in the U.S. involving thousands of American homeowners who sued the companies over allegedly toxic and corrosive drywall they claim has damaged their homes and their health.

BP asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear its oil spill settlement case

Posted: August 4, 2014 Environmental

As if causing the worst environmental disaster in the nation’s history weren’t enough of a blow to the U.S., BP appears determined to waste millions of taxpayer dollars by fighting every court decision until it gets the outcome it demands.

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

Honda stripping customers of legal recourse in event of ‘exploding airbag’ injury

Posted: July 29, 2014 Product Liability

Anyone who wants to buy certain used 2001-2011 Honda and Acura vehicles at a Honda dealership will now be required to sign a document agreeing to let Honda off the hook in the event the vehicle’s airbag explodes, maiming or

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

Kia allegedly hid brake switch defect from consumers; class action filed in California

Posted: July 23, 2014 Product Liability

A putative class action has been filed in California federal court against Kia Motors America Inc. The lawsuit alleges the automaker failed to warn consumers that certain vehicles may feature a faulty brake switch that may potentially disable both the