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Investigation Into New Balance Manufacturing Could Lead To CA Class Action

An investigation is underway regarding New Balance’s brand of “Made in the USA” running shoes. If the investigation turns up fruitful results, it could lead to a large California class action against the shoe manufacturer. New Balance’s “Made in the USA” marketing...

Psychiatrist Questioned About Care In Alabama Prisons

The medical director of MHM Alabama, the company that provides mental health care in Alabama prisons, spent the day on the witness stand in a federal trial over the quality of the care. Dr. Robert Hunter, a psychiatrist, was the third witness called by plaintiffs in a...

Stanford Student Says University Let Sex Predator Graduate

A student at Stanford University filed a federal lawsuit this week accusing the institution of failing to protect women from a violent sexual predator who was allowed to graduate despite several reported assaults on female undergraduates. The civil rights suit, filed...

Payne County Resident File Lawsuit Over Cushing Earthquake

A group of Payne County residents have filed a lawsuit over recent Cushing earthquakes, naming five energy companies with wastewater disposal wells in the area. The lawsuit is the latest seeking class-action status over damages from earthquakes and the links to...

South Boston Police Settle Lawsuit in 2013 Death of Richmond Man Shot With Stun Guns

The South Boston Police Department appears to have settled a wrongful-death suit filed by the sister of a Richmond man who died after three of the town’s officers shot him with Tasers. Gwendolyn Smalls had filed a $25 million lawsuit on behalf of her brother, Linwood...

Former Student Sues Ex-Teacher, Others Over Sex Scandal At Memorial HS

SAN ANTONIO - A former Memorial High School student has filed a federal lawsuit in connection with a sex scandal that involved one of her teachers and a district police officer. In addition to Memorial High School itself, the defendants include the Edgewood...

Florida Librarian Suing School After Toilet Explodes, Injures Her Leg

A former Florida librarian is suing the City of Tarpon Springs after a toilet at the elementary school she worked at exploded and injured her leg. The Tampa Bay Times reports Anne Burson was at Tarpon Springs Fundamental Elementary in November 2012 when she heard a...

Nexium Lawsuit Attorneys At Bernstein Liebhard LLP Note New Study Suggesting Proton Pump Inhibitors Increase First Time Stroke Risk

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2016 — Even as kidney injury lawsuits involving Nexium and other proton pump inhibitors continue to mount in U.S. courts, new research is suggesting that the popular heartburn drugs could be associated with additional adverse health consequences....

Jurors Reject Chamberlain Wrongful-Death Suit, Find Shooting Justified

A federal jury on Thursday rejected a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of an African-American veteran shot by a White Plains cop in his apartment in 2011. The jury unanimously rejected the claims of battery, assault and excessive force brought by the...

Safer Together: CPSC and CBP Collaborate To Keep Unsafe Toys Off Store Shelves

November 17, 2016 WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2016 — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are joining forces this holiday season to keep kids safe and stop dangerous and violative toys from reaching kids’ hands....

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Investigation Into New Balance Manufacturing Could Lead To CA Class Action

An investigation is underway regarding New Balance’s brand of “Made in the USA” running shoes. If the investigation turns up fruitful results, it could lead to a large California class action against the shoe manufacturer. New Balance’s “Made in the USA” marketing campaign was launched in an effort to differentiate the brand from similar athletic wear companies like Nike and Adidas.

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Psychiatrist Questioned About Care In Alabama Prisons

The medical director of MHM Alabama, the company that provides mental health care in Alabama prisons, spent the day on the witness stand in a federal trial over the quality of the care.

Dr. Robert Hunter, a psychiatrist, was the third witness called by plaintiffs in a non-jury trial in U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson’s courtroom in Montgomery.

Inmates and their advocates who sued allege that a failure to adequately treat mentally ill inmates violates the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.

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Stanford Student Says University Let Sex Predator Graduate

A student at Stanford University filed a federal lawsuit this week accusing the institution of failing to protect women from a violent sexual predator who was allowed to graduate despite several reported assaults on female undergraduates.

The civil rights suit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, comes only months after the sensational case of former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner who was released from jail after serving half of a six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on campus.

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Payne County Resident File Lawsuit Over Cushing Earthquake

news_article_09A group of Payne County residents have filed a lawsuit over recent Cushing earthquakes, naming five energy companies with wastewater disposal wells in the area.

The lawsuit is the latest seeking class-action status over damages from earthquakes and the links to disposal well operations from oil and gas activity. Another lawsuit was filed in Pawnee last month following a magnitude – 5.8 earthquake in September.

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South Boston Police Settle Lawsuit in 2013 Death of Richmond Man Shot With Stun Guns

The South Boston Police Department appears to have settled a wrongful-death suit filed by the sister of a Richmond man who died after three of the town’s officers shot him with Tasers.

Gwendolyn Smalls had filed a $25 million lawsuit on behalf of her brother, Linwood Lambert Jr., who died after being shocked multiple times by officers who were transporting him for a mental health evaluation.

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Former Student Sues Ex-Teacher, Others Over Sex Scandal At Memorial HS

SAN ANTONIO – A former Memorial High School student has filed a federal lawsuit in connection with a sex scandal that involved one of her teachers and a district police officer.

In addition to Memorial High School itself, the defendants include the Edgewood Independent School District, the Edgewood Police Department, former chemistry teacher Marcus Revilla and former district police officer Manuel Hernandez.

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Florida Librarian Suing School After Toilet Explodes, Injures Her Leg

A former Florida librarian is suing the City of Tarpon Springs after a toilet at the elementary school she worked at exploded and injured her leg.

The Tampa Bay Times reports Anne Burson was at Tarpon Springs Fundamental Elementary in November 2012 when she heard a loud explosion and noticed a toilet had exploded in the women’s restroom while city maintenance workers were doing work on the school’s water lines. Later that day, Burson used the women’s restroom and was injured in her leg after another toilet exploded while she was washing her hands.

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Nexium Lawsuit Attorneys At Bernstein Liebhard LLP Note New Study Suggesting Proton Pump Inhibitors Increase First Time Stroke Risk

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2016 — Even as kidney injury lawsuits involving Nexium and other proton pump inhibitors continue to mount in U.S. courts, new research is suggesting that the popular heartburn drugs could be associated with additional adverse health consequences. According to a study presented this week at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, proton pump inhibitors may increase an individual’s risk for a first-time ischemic stroke.

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Jurors Reject Chamberlain Wrongful-Death Suit, Find Shooting Justified

A federal jury on Thursday rejected a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of an African-American veteran shot by a White Plains cop in his apartment in 2011.

The jury unanimously rejected the claims of battery, assault and excessive force brought by the family of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr. against the city and officer Anthony Carelli, who fired the fatal shot.

Judge Cathy Seibel said, “There’s no happy ending for anyone in this case. It’s a tragedy no matter how you slice it.”

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