Victims Receive Settlements From Baltimore Archdiocese

It has been reported several alleged victims of sexual abuse by late priest A. Joseph Maskell have received cash settlements from the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Most of the allegations stem back decades, some as far back as the 60s, during Maskell’s time working at Archbishop Keough High School. Prior to his passing in 2001, Maskell

UPDATE: Brendan Dassey To Finally Walk Free

In a 17-page ruling released Monday, November 14, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Federal Judge William Duffin, who originally overturned ‘Making a Murderer’ subject Brendan Dassey’s conviction in August of this year, ordered the young man be released on his own recognizance, despite the continued protestations of the state’s Attorney General Brad Schimel. When Duffin initially overturned Dassey’s

EpiFail: Gov’t Knew EpiPen Was Misclassified in 2009

As previously reported, Mylan Inc., the pharmaceutical manufacturer of the life-saving EpiPen, misclassified their brand name drug as generic for years, thus deceiving and effectively defrauding governmentally-funded insurance providers Medicare and Medicaid, resulting in millions of dollars in overpayments by taxpayers, all in an effort to save themselves money prior to hiking the price of

Dental Dilemma: O.C. Clinic Facing Lawsuit Over Infections

After countless children experienced severe, life-threatening bacterial and bone infections upon being exposed to dirty water during pulpotomy procedures at the Children’s Dental Group in Anaheim, California, their families are beginning to fight back by filing a civil lawsuit against the clinic. Among other charges, the initial lawsuit alleges the clinic engaged in fraudulent behavior

Judge Rules Nursing Home Arbitration Clause Can Stay

The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created a new rule in September of this year that prevented most nursing homes and long-term care facilities from adding a forced arbitration clause to the contracts of new residents that effectively strip them of their right to sue in court in the event of neglect,

Cracking Down on Caffeinated Underwear

What a time to be alive! Assisted by profligate use of fossil fuels and inspired by generous subsidies, we are awash in cheap carbohydrates. Commodity corn is used to make corn syrup, to fatten feedlot beef, and as the main ingredient in all kinds of junk food. At the same time, we’ve become far more

Malheur vs Standing Rock: A Scary Future

Today is Hallowe’en, a traditional time to scare each other and scry into the future. And what a perfect time to do so, with a frightening verdict to report, and mischief that is sure to follow!  Unless you’ve been stuck in a dungeon for the last several days, you’ve probably heard that Ryan Bundy and

DOJ Urged to Reject Mylan Settlement by Senator

United States Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) has written a letter urging the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to reject the proposed $465 million settlement reached between the government and Mylan, Inc. after it was discovered the beleaguered corporation, responsible for increasing the price of the life-saving EpiPen to $600 per 2-pak in August of this

Fox Implies Ulterior Motive in Andrea Tantaros Lawsuit

After reports of former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson’s $20 million settlement with the network over allegations of sexual harassment by then CEO Roger Ailes, several more allegations against Ailes began to surface, with a number of female employees claiming they, too, had been harassed by him. Some chose to remain anonymous, while others chose

Sandy Hook Lawsuit Dismissed by Judge

On Friday, October 14, Connecticut Superior Court Judge Barbara N. Bellis dismissed a lawsuit brought by nine surviving family members of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre against the gun company who manufactured the gun used by Adam Lanza to carry out the shooting. The lawsuit alleged both the manufacturers of the