Tom Brady Files Federal Lawsuit, NFL Pre-empts Venue Choice

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

Herbalife Wins another Dismissal in “Pyramid Scheme” Lawsuit

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.

‘Slaughter Pen’ Lawsuit Aims to Re-Evaluate Ballpark Safety

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.

Cipro May Cause Stevens Johnson Syndrome

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

First Morcellator Cancer Suit Settled

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

It’s Not Persecution Unless You’re Doing It to Me!

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

Former Executive Could Face Life for Peanuts

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

Zithromax May Cause Life Threatening Liver and Kidney Damage

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

76 Percent want Cameras in the Supreme Court

7/22/2015 A recent poll conducted by Penn Schoen Berland (PSB) on behalf of C-SPAN shows that 76 percent of respondents believe that cameras should be allowed in the Supreme Court during oral arguments. That number is up 15 percent since a similar PSB poll was conducted in June 2009. Currently the Court does release transcripts and

JP Morgan Agrees to $388 Million Class-Action Settlement for Mortgage-Backed Securities Dealings

On Friday, banking giant JP Morgan Chase agreed to a $388 million settlement to resolve a class-action lawsuit claiming that the company misled investors regarding the stability of $10 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities (MBS). The lead plaintiff in the case was the Fort Worth employees’ retirement fund, along with others including the Northern and Southern