Consumer Review Fairness Act Set to Pass

In a heartening example of government defending the interests of individual citizens over those of predatory businesses, a bipartisan bill that protects consumers who write negative reviews has been passed by unanimous consent by the Senate and is now awaiting President Obama’s signature. The Consumer Review Fairness Act, which was introduced in 2014, was sponsored


Sandy Hook Appeal Will Be Heard By Ct. Supreme Court

An appeal brought by family members of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting will be heard directly by Connecticut’s Supreme Court, as first confirmed last week. The plaintiffs had previously filed a lawsuit against the gun manufacturer, distributor, and retailer used in the massacre, though the case was dismissed by a Bridgeport


NE Debt Collector Settles Class Action Suit for Six Figures

A class action lawsuit filed against Nebraska-based debt collector Credit Management Services has been settled out of court for $198,000. The suit was filed by Nichole and Jason Palmer and Laura Powers in 2011, and accused the debt collection agency of having violated federal law by claiming they could collect attorney’s fees and interest from


School District Settles Civil Molestation Suit With Victim

Three years ago, a young woman posted a video to YouTube wherein she exposed ex-physical education teacher Andrea Cardosa for having molested her while she was a student at Chemawa Middle School in the mid-90s. The video, which showed the then 28-year-old woman confronting Cardosa over the phone, quickly went viral, prompting another former student


Escaped Patient Case Dismissed in Surprise Ruling

On Wednesday of last week, Florida’s Supreme Court agreed to dismiss a case pertaining to the death of an escaped patient from the UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital. Despite having denied requests for dismissal twice, even after a settlement between both parties had been reached, the majority has since moved in favor to drop the


Woman Wins Maximum Amount in Medical Malpractice Suit

A West Virginia woman and her husband were recently awarded the maximum amount allowed by the state for medical malpractice cases by Federal Judge Irene Berger. The amount, which totals $672,681.67, was in response to Sara Lambert Smith’s lawsuit brought against the United States upon undergoing an unnecessary hysterectomy after the birth of her first


Hospice Center Settles Cancer Referral Case for $200,000

What started as a despicable case of the gross abuse of power by a trusted physician putting profit over patient has since turned into a sickening display of greed, corruption and utter shame. After being accused of providing kickbacks to former Oakland County, Michigan cancer doctor Farid Fata in exchange for cancer referrals to drum


Church Shooter Dylann Roof to Represent Self at Trial

In what many view as an attempt to avoid the death penalty, Charleston, South Carolina shooter Dylann Roof, a self-proclaimed white supremacist who confessed to the brutal massacre of nine people at a predominantly black church in June of 2015, has been granted the right to represent himself in court, at his request, by a


The Climate Change Kids Have a Real Case

Incoming President-elect Trump certainly has his share of legal troubles to work through, but here’s one I bet he didn’t expect to face: a bunch of kids suing his government over the inevitable effects of climate change. The climate change kids won their right to a day in court recently when US District Judge Ann


Woman Weighing 69 Pounds Wins Right to Starve to Death

A Morris County, New Jersey woman who suffers from severe anorexia and weighs a mere 69 pounds may not be force-fed, as ruled by a superior court judge on Monday, November 21. The 29-year-old has been a psychiatric patient at the state’s Greystone Park facility since 2014 upon having been found unconscious in a hotel