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U.S. intervenes in whistleblower lawsuit against Symantec

Posted: July 24, 2014 Consumer Fraud

The U.S. government has intervened in a whistleblower lawsuit against Symantec Corporation that alleges the company, contracted by the U.S. General Services Administration to provide security software services, defrauded the agency by submitting false claims.

Long-term use of antipsychotic Risperdal in children linked to reduced bone mass

Posted: July 24, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Long-term use of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal in children can reduce bone mass and prevent bone growth, according to a new study presented at the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology’s annual meeting. Similar results were found in children treated long-term

National Whistleblower Appreciation Day aims to celebrate those who expose fraud, misconduct

Posted: July 23, 2014 Personal Injury

On July 30, 2013, the U.S. Senate designated July 30 as “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day” in an effort to celebrate the courage of past and present whistleblowers, encourage and help protect would-be whistleblowers, and to honor the intentions of the

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

Still no fix in sight for many Cadillacs recalled for defective ignition switches

Posted: July 23, 2014 Product Liability

General Motors (GM) recalled more than half a million Cadillacs spanning a decade of model years in June for problems related to the ignition switch, but engineers have not yet found a way to repair the potentially deadly flaw.

New York City pothole blamed for Canadian bus crash went unrepaired for months

Posted: July 23, 2014 Personal Injury

Residents, commuters, and workers in the Hell’s Kitchen area of New York City say a dangerously deep pothole that caused a charter bus carrying a company of young Canadian dancers to crash has been gone unrepaired despite complaints.

Mental anguish from gynecomastia can last decades

Posted: July 23, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Lorne Jaffe, a stay-at-home dad and blogger for the Huffington Post describes life with gynecomastia, a condition in which adolescent boys grow breasts, this way: “I grew up a seemingly normal, slightly chubby boy who by age 11 had a

Adherence to statin therapy linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes

Posted: July 23, 2014 Pharmaceutical

People who adhere to statin therapy to lower their cholesterol levels and reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease are at greater risk of developing new-onset type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the journal Diabetes Care.

Florida hospital spent $24 million in taxpayer money fighting whistleblower lawsuit

Posted: July 22, 2014 Consumer Fraud

A Florida hospital that settled a whistleblower’s allegations of fraud with the U.S. Justice Department earlier this year used millions of dollars in taxpayer money to defend itself in the case, Florida’s WFTV reported.

Transvaginal mesh lawsuits continue three years after FDA warning

Posted: July 22, 2014 Pharmaceutical

It has been three years since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Safety Communication warning the public that complications with transvaginal mesh used to treat pelvic floor disorders including pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence were not