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New website monitors how corporations, lobbyists are eroding our Constitutional rights
Alarmed by the corporate lobby’s aggressive efforts to undermine the U.S. civil justice system, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) has launched a new website and blog called Take Justice Back.
Family of deceased player Derek Boogaard sues NHL over his injuries, early death
The family of professional hockey player Derek Boogaard has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the National Hockey League (NHL), accusing the organization of subjecting Mr. Boogaard to severe trauma and then loading him up on potent, highly addictive prescription painkillers.
Peanut Corporation of America executive indicted by Grand Jury on charges stemming from Salmonella Outbreak
The owner of Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), where one of the deadliest Salmonella outbreaks in U.S. history originated, has been indicted by a federal Grand Jury on 76 criminal charges. A group of employees and associates of the now-defunct
Prescription drug deaths rise for 11th consecutive year
The number of prescription drug-induced deaths rose for the 11th straight year, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analysis. Most of the drug deaths were accidents involving potent painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin.
Huntsville company faces steep fines, lawsuit after ordering worker into unsafe trench
HUNTSVILLE, ALA—Federal regulators are suing a Huntsville, Alabama-based house-moving company for allegedly firing one of its workers when he refused to enter a 15-foot deep trench because it was inadequately protected against cave-ins.
Fatal Bronx bus crash driver on trial for manslaughter
The driver involved in a horrific 2011 bus crash on a Bronx, New York, highway that left 15 people dead and several others injured is on trial facing manslaughter charges.
Toppled TV kills Arizona boy
PHOENIX, AZ – Police officials say that a 5-year old boy died in Phoenix Monday after a television set apparently fell on top of him.
Deadly Reno air crash blamed on worn lock nuts, unsafe plane modifications
A September 2011 airplane crash at a Reno, Nevada, air show that killed 11 people and injured more than 60 others was the result of worn-out and poorly maintained parts that came apart under the pressure of flying the plane
Traumatic brain injury victim on road to recovery after state fair stage collapse
A woman whose skull was crushed in the Indiana State Fair stage collapse last August is showing remarkable signs of recovery after the traumatic brain injury she received left her in a coma and on life support.