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21 11, 2019

Lawyer accused of showing up with gun to law office that fired her

By |2019-11-21T02:20:49+00:00November 21st, 2019|Consumer Law, Gun Violence|0 Comments

A Texas lawyer is accused of showing up with a handgun last Friday to the Denton law office that had fired her. Police arrested Petrina Thompson, 53, and charged her with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The Denton Record Chronicle, Fox [...]

30 10, 2019

Court revokes Arizona law that caps damages paid in auto accidents

By |2019-10-30T03:18:41+00:00October 30th, 2019|Consumer Law|0 Comments

Arizona lawmakers cannot limit how much money errant drivers have to pay relatives of the people they kill or injure, the Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled. The judges voided a law first enacted in 2006 that requires those who are convicted of a traffic [...]

30 10, 2019

$17M settlement with Bayer over Yasmin and Yaz

By |2019-10-30T04:03:38+00:00October 30th, 2019|Consumer Law|0 Comments

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear reported securing a $17 million settlement with Bayer Corp., a U.S. subsidiary of Germany-based Bayer AG, over claims that it misled Kentucky women about risks associated with its birth control drugs Yasmin and Yaz. The settlement resolves a 2013 lawsuit, [...]

30 10, 2019

$6.4M settlement with CH2M over overbilling on gov’t contracts

By |2019-10-30T03:18:54+00:00October 30th, 2019|Consumer Law|0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Justice and CH2M Hill have reached a $6.4 million settlement to resolve allegations that CH2M Hill overbilled the U.S. Air Force for environmental consulting work and then continued to overbill despite an audit highlighting the problem, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. [...]

29 10, 2019

Victims of OxyContin Join Fight for Billions in Purdue Bankruptcy

By |2019-10-29T04:04:29+00:00October 29th, 2019|Consumer Law, Opioids|0 Comments

Individual victims of the opioid crisis—tired of coming in second to the needs of states, counties and tribes—are joining the nationwide fight for compensation through Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy case. They are seeking multiple billions of dollars in funds to be distributed across the country to [...]

29 10, 2019

Injured employee testing positive for marijuana gets workers’ compensation benefits

By |2019-10-29T04:04:21+00:00October 29th, 2019|Consumer Law|0 Comments

A recent Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals decision awarding workers’ compensation benefits to an injured employee who tested positive for marijuana highlights an issue which will confront Oklahoma employers in the future. At 11:00 pm on the evening of April 4, 2017, Dillon Rose smoked [...]

29 10, 2019

Disbarred lawyer loses appeal based on judge’s testimony against him

By |2019-10-29T00:32:59+00:00October 29th, 2019|Consumer Law|0 Comments

A federal judge who filed a grievance against a lawyer for conduct in his personal bankruptcy was permitted to testify against the lawyer in his disciplinary case, the Texas Supreme Court has held. Testimony by a judge in such circumstances may be not only appropriate [...]