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Officers May be Misusing Tasers in Jails, According to Investigation

Officers May be Misusing Tasers in Jails, According to Investigation
Los Angeles Pushcart Vendors Vindicated in Settlement

Los Angeles Pushcart Vendors Vindicated in Settlement
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Last week, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Bayer AG had the first loss in the many Xarelto bleeding risk lawsuits. The Big Pharma duo has so far won the first three federal court cases. The Philadelphia state court jury handed down a $27.8M verdict for the plaintiffs, finding the companies didn’t adequately warn doctors and patients of the increased risk of internal bleeding with Xarelto use. The damages award is broken down into $1.8M in compensatory damages and $26M in punitive damages. The companies are already planning an appeal.
California's Proposition 64 Helps Marijuana Offenders Clear Their Records

California's Proposition 64 Helps Marijuana Offenders Clear Their Records
Counselor Couple Pushes to Legalize 'Magic Mushrooms' in Oregon

Couple Pushes to Legalize 'Magic Mushrooms' in Oregon
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When most families visit water or amusement parks, they do so with the expectation that they'll enjoy a day of fun and relaxation. Few families fret over the possibility of an accident occurring. For one family that visited The Wave, a relatively new water park in Dublin, California, that's exactly what happened, though. While going down one of the park's water slides, the Emerald Plunge, Susannah Jones' 10-year-old son flew off the slide and hit the cement. Fortunately, the young boy survived the ordeal, but his mother and father still filed a “$2.5 million lawsuit against the city of Dublin, The Wave, the manufacturers of the slide and the contractors and subcontractors who installed the slide.”

The United States and North Korea have reached an improbable and unfortunate agreement. Representatives of both nations have pointed toward increased military activity across the...

The New Hampshire city of Manchester is paying $275,000 to settle a civil rights lawsuit from 2015. The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties...
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A major recall has been issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that parents may be interested in, especially those with babies. The recent recall was issued earlier this week on Monday, and affects gallons of “Kroger’s Comforts For Baby purified water with added fluoride...with a sell-by date between 4/26/2018 and 10/10/2018.” Why was the recall issued, though? Well, it turns out the affected gallons of water are contaminated with a certain “type of mold that could cause serious allergic reactions.”
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After the tragic death of a Great Bridge High School senior, Kaitlyn Duffy, her family decided to file a “$30 million wrongful death lawsuit” against the parties responsible for the teen's death. Earlier this year Duffy was “killed by an accused drunk driver,” and the lawsuit itself was filed “against the driver and his employer, Great Bridge Furniture.”
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One family in Minnesota found out quickly that fatal accidents can occur even during a trip to the dentist. Back in 2015, Sydney Galleger visited her dentist, Dr. Paul Tompach, to have her wisdom teeth removed. Unfortunately, during the procedure, she went into cardiac arrest and later died as a result. Shortly after the tragic incident, the girl's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit, which just settled for $2 million.
LEGO Wins Infringement Lawsuit Against Knock-off Manufacturers

LEGO Wins Infringement Lawsuit Against Knock-off Manufacturers

On Friday, a federal judge ruled that the Trump administration can’t delay the implementation of the International Entrepreneur Rule. The regulation, penned under former President...
CostCare to Provide Montana Residents with Innovative Health Care Option

As 2017 comes to a close and open enrollment is upon us, many are considering their health care options for the new year.  Thanks...

The former communications director for Rep. Blake Farenthold told reporters her political career was sidelined after accusing the Republican of sexual harassment. “I was told...