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Johnson & Johnson, Janssen face more lawsuits from Risperdal side effects, marketing practices

Posted: April 8, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says he will ask the state Supreme Court to reconsider tossing out a $1.2 billion judgment against Johnson & Johnson over questionable marketing practices involving its antipsychotic drug Risperdal.

Nashville airplane crash kills four, narrowly misses YMCA

Posted: February 10, 2014 Personal Injury

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) officials are investigating the cause of a Feb. 3 plane crash that killed four people and nearly collided with a YMCA building during one of its busiest

Mayflower residents say Exxon pipeline spill sickened them, devastated their town

Posted: January 23, 2014 Environmental

Nearly a year after Exxon’s Pegasus pipeline ruptured in the town of Mayflower, Arkansas, many residents continue to cope with displacement, chronic health problems, rejected claims and unanswered questions.

Body of NFL linebacker Belcher exhumed to test brain for CTE

Posted: December 22, 2013 Personal Injury

The body of deceased Kansas City Chief linebacker Jordan Belcher was exhumed last week in order to perform tests on his brain. Belcher’s family requested that researchers conduct the tests in hopes of finding answers as to why the professional

“Operation Quick Strike” results in the shutdown of 52 incompetent motor coach companies

Posted: December 17, 2013 Personal Injury

In an effort to increase safety on roadways, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has shut down a total of 52 bus companies, citing disturbing issues such as bus drivers with suspended licenses and routes of more than 800

CVS agrees to pay $4.25 million to settle whistleblower’s fraud allegations

Posted: December 9, 2013 Consumer Fraud

A lawsuit filed under the federal False Claims Act against CVS Caremark Corp. has resulted in a $4.25-million settlement to resolve a whistleblower’s allegations that the company knowingly defrauded federal and state Medicaid programs by failing to reimburse the taxpayer-funded

Three commercial truck drivers banned from road following crash investigation

Posted: November 22, 2013 Personal Injury

U.S. safety regulators have ordered three long-haul truck drivers from three different states to cease their interstate operations after investigators deemed them to be an imminent hazard to public safety, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced.

L’Oreal under attack after Garnier hair product exposes consumers to fire hazards due to flammability

Posted: November 20, 2013 Product Liability

Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Anti Frizz Serum is now under attack after several incidents were reported concerning the flammability of the product, posing substantial burn risks to the consumer’s face, head and neck.

Listeria monocytogenes causes Reser’s Fine Foods to recall 109,000 cases of ready-to-eat food products

Posted: October 27, 2013 Recalls

After the discovery of Liseteria monocytogenes in the food products, Reser’s Fine Foods, a food processing corporation based out of Oregon, is now recalling more than 109,000 cases of refrigerated ready-to-eat containers.

Teen dies from illness possibly caused by infected mosquito

Posted: October 27, 2013 Personal Injury

An Arkansas teenager has died from what hospital officials believe may have been a rare virus caused by a mosquito bite. Little Rock Children’s Hospital confirmed that Coleman Pearson, 13, lost his battle with an illness he contracted earlier this