Big Pharma’s Sneaky Profit-boosting Tactics

6/10/2015 No one, other than Big Pharma employees probably, thinks the industry is entirely trustworthy. There are good reasons for that opinion, too. Big Pharma’s sneaky profit-boosting tactics only add to the list. Little surprise that the bottom line is more important to Big Pharma than actually helping customers. Federal and state officials smacked the

Supreme Court Case Review may Limit Class-Action Lawsuits

6/10/2015 The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Monday, June 8th that it will be reviewing a federal appeals ruling in its next term, petitioned by Tyson Foods, challenging a $5.8 million judgment against the company over unpaid work time at an Iowa pork-processing plant. While the sum of the judgment is miniscule in cases of

Johnson and Johnson settles Arkansas Risperdal Suit for $7.8B

6/9/2015 Johnson and Johnson settles Arkansas Risperdal suit for $7.8B. The suit has been ongoing for eight years and the state’s AG alleges that J&J’s marketing of the psychiatric drug was flawed. The AG claims J&J misrepresented the drug’s safety and effectiveness, especially concerning diabetes risks. The state will take $2M of the settlement to

Whitening Teeth in Alabama is a Crime

06/8/2015 Whitening teeth in Alabama is a crime… Unless you’re a licensed dentist. The State Supreme Court handed down a decision upholding a lower court’s ruling that only licensed dentists can provide teeth bleaching services. One wonders, if it’s a violation of public health and safety to bleach teeth as a non-dentist, can non-dermatologists do

R-E-S-P-E-C-T Plus Fair Wage Makes Buffalo Jills Cheer

6/5/2015 A new bill from Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, D-Queens that may provide employment protection makes Buffalo Jills cheer. If passed, professional sports teams will have to treat cheerleaders as employees and pay at least minimum wage. The bill would give the independent contractor cheerleaders the “rights, benefits and protections” of team employees. Rozic was inspired

Wrongful Death Suit Against Bruce Jenner Hits the Skids

6/3/2015 Gender isn’t the only thing Bruce Jenner is out to change. He recently filed to dismiss a wrongful death suit concerning an accident on Malibu’s Pacific Coast Highway in February 2015. One woman, Kimberly Howe, 69, was killed while her five passengers were injured. William Howe,57, and Dana Redmond, 60, sued Jenner in May

Pound Institute names Issacharoff Inaugural Appellate Advocacy Award Winner

5/31/2015 Officers and Trustees of the Pound Civil Justice Institute announced on Thursday, May 28th that they have awarded New York University Law professor and BP settlement attorney, Samuel Issacharoff the winner of the think-tank’s first Appellate Advocacy Award. Issacharoff is being awarded the honor for his tireless efforts working on the Deepwater Horizon lawsuit against