Before becoming LegalReader's Editor-in-Chief, Jay W. Belle Isle worked as a freelance copywriter with clients on four continents. Jay has a degree in Business Administration from Cleary University and a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Jay has also worked as a contracts administrator for a DOD contractor specializing in vehicle armor.


First Amendment Defense Act Just More Anti-LGBTQ Legislation

7/14/2015 It’s no big surprise that cries of “Religious Freedom!” are ringing out across the land in the wake of the SCOTUS approval of marriage equality. Neither is it a surprise that House Republicans are running scared and trying to push more anti-LGBTQ legislation before returning home for their August town hall speeches. This time


Jenner’s Policy Not Enough to Cover Damages

7/14/2015 Things are heating up in the wrongful death lawsuit against Caitlyn Jenner as victim Kim Howe’s stepchildren say the $500K insurance cap on Jenner’s policy not enough to cover damages. The stepchildren, William Howe and Dana Redmond, believe the damage caused when Jenner’s SUV “propelled” Kimberly Howe’s vehicle into another lane on the highway”


Whole Foods Lying About Sugar?

7/14/2015 Is national grocery chain Whole Foods lying about sugar? The retailer is facing a class-action lawsuit for falsely advertising products as containing “evaporated cane juice” when, in fact, that’s just a synonym for sugar. File this one under ridiculous lawsuits. The basis for the suit is a cookie. Specifically, it’s a nutmeal raisin cookie.


Fata Only Gets 45 Years

7/13/2015 Dr. Farid Fata, the butcher who over-medicated, misdiagnosed and even under-treated cancer patients, was sentenced on July 10. The soulless, money-grubbing monster Fata only gets 45 years in federal prison after abusing 550+ patients and scamming insurance companies for over $17M. The butcher Fata told innocent people they had cancer so he could bill


Portola, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer Team Up to Create an Eliquis Antidote

7/13/2015 The newest generation of anti-coagulants may free patients from the dietary restrictions and regular blood test required by Warfarin, but they present great risks for bleeding events. Unlike Warfarin, these drugs do not have an antidote to stop these life-threatening events. Until, possibly, now. Portola, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer have teamed up to create


Pudding Pop’s Chilling Secrets Go Public

7/10/2015 Lawyers for Andrea Constand filed a motion this week in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, PA to nullify the confidentiality agreement that was part of the settlement between Constand and comedian Bill Cosby nine years ago. If the motion is granted, Pudding Pop’s chilling secrets go public. The settlement arose from a suit Constand


More Harm Than Good – Dilantin SJS

7/10/2015 Another drug has hit the lawsuit trail for horrific side effects and manufacturer failure to warn. I just published a piece on Zithromax and SJS and now, Dilantin (generic Phenytoin) is on the hook for the same issue – causing Stevens Johnson Syndrome. It’s yet one more case of a drug potentially doing more


CDC Found Causal Link Between SSRIs and Birth Defects

7/9/2015 It was only a matter of time before the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) spoke out on the issue of taking SSRI antidepressants while pregnant and birth defects. The CDC found causal link between SSRIs and birth defects. The study, led by Jennita Reefhuis, an epidemiologist in the birth defects branch of the CDC,


70 Benicar Lawsuits Centralized in MDL

7/9/2015 U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler in New Jersey will handle 70 Benicar lawsuits centralized in MDL. Many people taking the blood pressure medication Benicar have filed suit claiming they’ve suffered harmful side effects such as chronic diarrhea and other gastrointestinal problems. The plaintiffs claim that Benicar’s makers, Daiich Sankyo and Forest Laboratories, failed to


Red Bull Gives You $13M

7/9/2015 Red Bull North America, Inc. just settled two class action lawsuits claiming that the company’s advertising lied about the safety and performance of Red Bull energy drinks. According to the settlement, Red Bull gives you $13M. Plaintiffs got cheesed off at Red Bull’s claims that “Red Bull gives you wings” and “vitalizes body and