Prematurely Terminating Use of Vivitrol May Increase Chance of Overdose

A pregnancy discrimination lawsuit was recently filed against a California prison by a female correction officer. According to the lawsuit, the officer, Sarah Coogle, claimed “state prison officials wouldn't provide reasonable accommodations when she was pregnant,” and as a result, she ended up falling “while responding to a fight between inmates at a maximum-security prison.” Unfortunately, the fall resulted in Coogle losing her unborn child and prompted her to file the pregnancy discrimination lawsuit in Kern County Superior Court.


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Essure being implanted; graphic by Petr Kovář MUDr. Havířov, CC BY-SA 4.0, from Wikimedia Commons, cropped.

On April 9, yet another victory was scored as the FDA issued an order restricting the sale and distribution of the Essure device. Not recalled. Not banned. Restricted. Frustrating? Yes. A step in the right direction? Most definitely. Below, you’ll find the FDA’s press release announcing the new order.
Justice Department Confirms It Won't Actively Participate in Opioid Talks

Justice Department Confirms It Won't Actively Participate in Opioid Talks
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Earlier this week, Menards filed a lawsuit against a Georgia company in response to a number of personal injury claims “tied to moving walkways installed in some of the home improvement chain’s stores.” The lawsuit itself was filed in Eau Claire County Court against ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corp. and accused the company of not living up “to its warranty and other parts of a contract to install the walkways intended to transport people and carts,” resulting in injury reports, as well as “breach of contract, breaking Wisconsin product warranty laws and for failing to assume defense in two pending injury cases.”

A surprise raid on President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, is lending conservatives and the commander-in-chief a new rage. The raid, carried out by...
Children Are Being Allowed to Make Life-Altering Court Decisions

Children Are Being Allowed to Make Life-Altering Court Decisions
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The first lawsuit related to a nationwide salmonella outbreak was filed earlier this week in the U.S. District Court in Denver, Colorado, alleging that a “contaminated product from a shop in Colorado Springs seriously wounded a woman in North Dakota.” According to the lawsuit, the woman, Ashley Lemke, “ordered a kratom tea through the post office from Soap Korner, a company based in Colorado Springs that specializes in the sale of herbal and natural extract products.” She originally ordered the tea in hopes that it would help alleviate her fibromyalgia pain.
Polaris Pays Out Record Settlement for Fire Issues

Polaris Pays Out Record Settlement for Fire Issues

Anthony Borges, shot five times while shielding his classmates in February’s Parkland shooting, blasted the district superintendent and county sheriff in a statement issued...
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Data breaches have been in the news a lot lately, and now Panera is joining in on the action. Earlier this month, Panera Bread announced that it too had fallen victim to a data breach and acknowledged that sensitive “customer information was vulnerable on its company website for at least eight months.” However, of the company's many customers, the breach seems to only have impacted records belonging to “customers who had registered for the MyPanera program to order food online,” and compromised personal details such as names, birthdays, email addresses, home addresses, and “the last four digits of user credit card numbers.” In addition, the affected customers' “Panera loyalty card numbers were also exposed,” which has some worried that scammers might spend customer money on prepaid accounts.
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On Monday, attorneys presented their closing arguments in a case pitting prisoners against the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Filed in 2013, the five-week trial brings...
Bronx Woman Hit by Bus to Receive Record Settlement

Bronx Woman Hit by Bus to Receive Record Settlement
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Who wants BBQ beef with a side of rubber? Doesn't sound too appetizing, does it? Unfortunately for a couple consumers who purchased pulled barbeque beef from one Ohio-based food company, however, rubber is exactly what they found when they dug into their barbeque beef. The unsavory discovery prompted the company, J.T.M. Provisions Co., to issue of a recall of more than 14,000 pounds, or 7 tons, of their pulled barbequed beef products over concerns that more containers “could be contaminated with rubber.”

Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold resigned on Friday, four months after being implicated in a sexual harassment scandal. The Republican politician had initially promised to...

The son of outgoing U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R) is renewing a civil suit against former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, once billed as the...
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Social media was already dividing us and making us meaner before Cambridge Analytica came along. It's time to relate to each other in healthier ways again.