Andrea has been writing full-time since 2008. Before she became a full-time freelance writer, she was employed as a paralegal for 14 years. Her legal employment duties included writing law-related documents such as Findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law, Memorandums of Law, miscellaneous letters, responses and completing investigative reports. She currently ghostwrites articles on a wide variety of topics.

DEA Proposes Rule to Classify Kratom as Schedule I Drug

The Drug Enforcement Administration, DEA, published a notice on August 31, 2016, of its intent to temporarily schedule Kratom as a Schedule I drug. According to the DEA, the measure is needed to “avoid imminent hazard to public safety”. Schedule I includes    heroin and other dangerous drugs. That rule is scheduled to become effective September

Courser and Gamrat – The Corrupt Politicians That Refuse to go away!

Disgraced Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat have filed separate lawsuits in federal court against the Michigan House of Representatives, investigators, former colleagues and others. This is a case of the corrupt politicians that refuse to go away. Todd Courser was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives to represent the 82nd District in 2014. Cindy

Dallas Pharmacist Kumi Frimpong Pleads Guilty in Pill Mill Operation

In January, 2016, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Texas issued a press release announcing that arrests had been made in what was dubbed as the “Dallas Pill Mill”. U.S. Attorney John Parker stated that the arrests were in relation to a conspiracy to illegally distribute controlled substances. The drugs involved included

Marijuana Health Benefits Controversy

According to the Seattle Times, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has decided to keep marijuana and its derivatives classified as a Schedule 1 drug. That class of drugs includes heroin and other dangerous drugs that have no medical value. That ruling caused the marijuana health benefits controversy to rage on! That decision flies in the

St. Jude Medical Filed a Lawsuit Against MedSec and Muddy Waters

According to its September 7, 2016, press release, St. Jude Medical filed a lawsuit against MedSec and Muddy Waters Consulting, MedSec Holdings, Muddy Waters Capital, and three principals in those firms. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court in Minnesota. St. Jude Medical’s, SJM, allegations include “false statements, false advertising, conspiracy and the

Trial Begins in Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Armed Takeover

Ryan and Ammon Bundy, along with five other defendants, will be going to trial this week for their part in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge armed takeover earlier this year. The charges against the sixth defendant scheduled for trial, Pete Santilli, an internet broadcast personality, were dismissed yesterday. The Bundy’s have been in jail since

Lawsuit Filed in Hawaii after Hepatitis A Exposure at Genki Sushi

A class action lawsuit was filed in the First Circuit Court in Hawaii on August 23, 2016, against Genki Sushi, Koha Foods and Sea Port Products Corp. The action is a result of Hepatitis A exposure at Genki Sushi after patrons consumed raw, imported scallops. The class action is being filed by those that did

National Milk Producers Federation Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Pending

The National Milk Producers Federation class action lawsuit has reached a settlement agreement. The antitrust lawsuit was filed by Matthew Edwards et al. against defendants NMPF, also known as Cooperatives Working Together, Dairy Farmers of America, Land O’ Lakes, Dairylea Cooperative, and Agri-Mark in the Northern District Court of California. The suit alleges that the

Trinity Health – Hepatitis C Lawsuit Settlement Pending

According to U.S. News, Trinity Health has reached, at least in principle, a hepatitis C lawsuit settlement that has been pending in North Dakota. The plaintiffs’ attorney, Behdad Sadeghi, indicated that the settlement involving 21 of the victims still needed to be finalized. Even so, attorneys for Trinity filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit

Lawsuit Filed Against a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs Facility

A lawsuit filed against a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs facility is alleging medical malpractice and wrongful death. The wife and the daughter of Jason Simcakoski filed the lawsuit in Madison, Wisconsin, on August 29th, 2016. It is not clear at this time what damages his family are seeking. Simcakoski was 35 years old in 2014 when