The Ray Charles Foundation, which supports vision and hearing-impaired youth, scored a victory on Friday from a three-judge panel in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco in a legal battle against seven of Charles’s adult children. Royalties from Charles’s catalog of 51 songs, including hits like “I got a woman,” “Mary Ann,”
Lawsuits & Litigation
New York-based U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara may be the greatest prosecutor who ever lived. From the Bernie Madoff scandal to Toyota, to a large portion of the New York state legislature; he has left a historic level of convictions and penalty awards. This includes a remarkable streak of 85 consecutive insider trading convictions before losing
7/30/2015 Superstar quarterback Tom Brady made good on his threat to file a federal lawsuit if NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell did not overturn his four-game suspension over Brady’s supposed knowledge of wrongdoing in the “Deflategate” scandal. Goodell, who also served as the arbitrator in Brady’s June 23rd appeal in New York, upheld the suspension on
7/30/2015 In Los Angeles Federal Court on Tuesday, District Judge Dale Fischer dismissed another lawsuit against nutritional products producer, Herbalife, which was accused of being a “pyramid scheme.” The suit was filed against the company by the Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System accusing Herbalife of lying to investors about the legitimacy of its business operations.
7/29/2015 Longtime Oakland Athletics season-ticket holder Gail Payne has filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball (MLB) asking the organization to make drastic changes in the netting that protects fans along the foul lines. The suit, filed July 13th in the U.S. District Court of Northern California lists MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred as the defendant.
7/27/2015 Yet another drug has been linked to the painful and sometimes fatal skin condition Stevens Johnson Syndrome. This time, it’s the fluoroquinolone family, also known as quinolones. These are some of the most prescribed antibiotics in the country and the star of the group is on the hot seat. Cipro may cause Stevens Johnson
7/26/2015 Morcellator. It’s a world that leaves a funny (as in “Eeww!”) feeling in your mouth. That’s nothing compared to what the medical instrument leaves in your body. Morcellation (shudders) can spread previously undiagnosed malignant cancer cells throughout the patients’ pelvic and abdominal cavities, which shortens the patients’ life expectancy. The first morecellator cancer suit
7/25/2015 This is one for the hypocrisy file and you all know how much I love a double standard! Thomas Banks, a contract engineer working at Ford, filed suit for what he thinks is religious discrimination in his termination. He posted on the Ford intranet his Christian displeasure at Ford’s efforts to make the company
7/24/2015 The U.S. Probation Office has recommended that the former owner of Peanut Corporation of America, Stewart Parnell, be sentenced to life in prison for allowing several shipments of peanuts from facilities infected with salmonella. The peanuts led to the deadliest food outbreak in U.S. history from 2008-2009, causing nine deaths and over 700 illnesses
7/23/2015 First, it was Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS), potentially fatal rash, now Zithromax may cause life threatening liver and kidney damage. Zithromax (azithromycin), often called Z-pak or Zmax, is a widely used antibiotic for the treatment of bacterial infections such as pneumonia, ear infections, skin infections and tonsillitis. It’s popular due to the relatively short