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Labor Day weekend: Law enforcement agencies partner to eliminate traffic fatalities

Posted: August 29, 2014 Personal Injury

The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates 395 people will be killed and an additional 42,300 will be injured in car crashes during the Labor Day holiday weekend. In order to best protect the public on the roadways, the Department of

“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.

Former Tennessee Titan Tim Shaw takes Ice Bucket Challenge, reveals he has ALS

Posted: August 21, 2014 Personal Injury

Former Tennessee Titans football player Tim Shaw revealed this week in a video posted to the Titans website that he has the fatal neurodegenerative disease ALS for which thousands of people are taking the so-called Ice Bucket Challenge. During the

Lawsuits against Bayer alleging neurological side effects from Mirena IUD will not be centralized

Posted: August 15, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Nine lawsuits against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals alleging the company’s Mirena IUD caused neurological conditions will not be consolidated into a multidistrict litigation because there are just too few to justify the motion. Plaintiffs had asked that the lawsuits be centralized

Top U.S. hospital system will pay $98 million to resolve whistleblowers’ fraud allegations

Posted: August 6, 2014 Consumer Fraud

A Tennessee-based hospital system has agreed to pay the U.S. more than $98 million to resolve lawsuits filed by several whistleblowers who alleged the company cheated Medicare, Medicaid, and other taxpayer-funded health care programs through fraudulent billing practices.

TVA to pay $27.8 million to settle property damage claims from coal ash spill

Posted: August 5, 2014 Environmental

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has agreed to pay $27.8 million to settle claims from more than 800 property owners who suffered damages from a massive 2008 coal ash spill from a fossil fuel containment pond. The spill dumped more

Documents show GM “opts not to respond” in history of past death inquiries involving faulty ignition switches

Posted: July 17, 2014 Personal Injury

Crash after crash, federal regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) were confused about what was happening to victims who appeared to have just suddenly lost control of their General Motors (GM) vehicle and crashed with failed airbags.

Recall: Flowers Foods bread contains undeclared milk

Posted: July 2, 2014 Recalls

Flowers Foods has just announced a recall of all brands of Bar-B-Q bread for containing undeclared milk. Dairy allergies are very common throughout the country. People who eat this bread unaware of its true contents can put their life at

GSK to pay $105 million to settle claims it unlawfully promoted drugs

Posted: June 8, 2014 Consumer Fraud

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has reached a $105 million agreement with 44 states and the District of Columbia to settle lawsuits alleging the drug company marketed some of its drugs for unapproved uses. The settlement also requires GSK to pay a hefty

Man alleges faulty guardrail amputated his legs in crash

Posted: May 21, 2014 Personal Injury

A North Carolina man has filed a personal injury lawsuit against Trinity Industries Inc. and Trinity Highway Products LLC after a guardrail manufactured by the companies cut through the floorboard of his Isuzu SUV during a January collision and severed