Remember when a judge in California decided that coffee should be served with warning labels so coffee drinkers know the cancer risks associated with drinking coffee. However, since the judge's decision, many in the state have begun to wonder if the health warnings may be going too far. One of those concerned citizens is Sam Delson, the deputy director for external and legislative affairs for California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. He said, “There’s a danger to over-warning—it’s important to warn about real health risks.”

A lawsuit between Disability Rights Washington and the Department of Social and Health Services in Washington settled yesterday. The suit revolved around a lawsuit filed by Disability Rights Washington back in 2014 on behalf of “mentally ill people who've been warehoused in jails for weeks or months while awaiting competency services.” When the lawsuit was first filed, it was seeking “relief for criminal defendants who were languishing for months in county jails while waiting to be evaluated to see if they were competent to help in their defense.” Those who were eventually found incompetent often had to wait additional “weeks or months before being taken to a state-run mental hospital for treatment.” As a result, the suit argued that the state “was violating their constitutional rights.”


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North Korean Construction Workers Taking Meth to Speed up Work

North Korean Construction Workers Taking Meth to Speed up Work

A year after the death of Tim Hurley, 59, and Kevin Carter, 51, the family of Hurley has decided to file a negligence and wrongful death civil lawsuit against the Zota Beach Resort and Victory Security Agency. At the time of their deaths, Hurley was the Zota resort manager and Carter was a security guard. Last summer, both men were killed during a robbery. It turns out, the Victory Security Agency hired the man that killed both men.
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Deaconess Gateway Hospital is at the center of a new lawsuit in connection with the death of an infant. The infant death case was filed by attorneys David Miller and George Barnett earlier this week in Federal Court on behalf of Amanda Moore and Braden Whitfield. The couple lost their seven-day-old daughter, Aerabella Whitfield at Deaconess Gateway in 2016 after the hospital failed to perform tests and provide adequate treatment that may have saved her life.
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Last year a bus carrying passengers on a tour through Mexico crashed, killing and injuring several people. Now, many of the “injured passengers and the family members of those killed” have decided to file a wrongful death lawsuit against Francisco Tours, Motor Coach Industries, and Michelin North America alleging “a defective Michelin tire that was almost brand new was to blame for the crash.” The suit was filed late last week in Harris County, Texas. But what happened?
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Do you remember when Del Monte vegetable trays were recalled? Well, now a woman in Eau Claire filed a lawsuit alleging she became ill after consuming vegetables produced and distributed by Del Monte and Kwik Trip. In response, lawyers representing both companies are pushing back against the woman's lawsuit and calling for its dismissal. According to court documents filed in Eau Claire County Court earlier this month, “Kwik Trip convenience stores and Del Monte Fresh Produce said they are not responsible for the woman, Averie K. Goodman, becoming sick on May 30.”
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Our friends at Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company and creator of the award-winning Legal Analytics® platform, recently announced the release of the company’s first-ever...
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How internship programs help scale small companies and which aspects of business is the most influenced by bringing in young interns is the topic of our discussion here.

A foreign nurse working in the United States has settled with MedPro, a healthcare staffing agency that Eden Selispara says treated her like an...

A Chicago city alderman questioned whether local law enforcement violated its own sanctuary ordinance after a police raid targeting counterfeit clothing took an illegal...

Eight years after a groundbreaking civil rights case, $266 million has been allotted for the betterment of Native American farmers and ranchers. The class action...

The Department of Homeland Security is poised to begin investigating immigrants who arrived to the United States on valid visas but stayed past their...
North Carolina Investigators Note Crime Increase Due to Opioid Epidemic

North Carolina Investigators Note Crime Increase Due to Opioid Epidemic
Proposed Medicare Changes are Upsetting to Doctors and Their Patients

Proposed Medicare Changes are Upsetting to Doctors and Their Patients
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Earlier this month, Peter Carter, a highly trained surgeon at Portsmouth Regional Hospital filed a lawsuit against entities affiliated with the hospital alleging he was “forced out of his job due to age discrimination, then was defamed by a letter to providers saying he retired.” According to the suit, he built an impressive 34-year surgical career at different medical centers in Maine, York, and Portsmouth.
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Earlier this month, a jury in Palm Beach County ruled in favor of a former Palm Beach International Maintenance supervisor and awarded him $2,200 in a “whistleblower lawsuit he filed back in 2015 against the county." The suit was filed by Richard Rosales, now 52, in response to allegations against him that he “was receiving kickbacks from Glue Products of Florida.” However, the Palm Beach County Inspector General determined there was no wrongdoing, according to court documents. Soon after, Rosales filed a public records request to see “who made the claims and was told it would cost him $12,540 to access the documents.” In the end, he learned that “two or more of his subordinates” made the claims against him in 2012.