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Equifax releases details on cybersecurity breach

On Friday, credit-reporting firm Equifax announced its chief information officer and chief security officer would leave the company immediately, in the aftermath of a huge data-breach of 143 million Americans' personal information.

Oil not flowing yet, but Dakota Access Pipeline already leaking

It was only a matter of time before Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access Pipeline had an oil spill or leak, and sure enough, it has happened. Funny thing about it, though - It happened last month and we're just now hearing about it.

Lawsuits can be served via Twitter

San Fransisco - Miscreants and evil-doers beware, some U.S. law firms have begun serving lawsuits using the social medium of Twitter. The first such electronic legal missive was served this week.

Kratom gets a reprieve from the DEA — at least for now

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration reversed itself on Wednesday, announcing it has removed Kratom from the agency's list of Schedule I substances, at least for now.

Bayer's Essure trial is approved again after FDA re-evaluation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded its investigation on Essure's pivotal trial. Bayer, the company that manufactures the controversial contraception method, has been, in fact, accused of manipulating data to inflate the device's safety.

Virginia Hepatitis A cases growing and so are the lawsuits

Richmond - The Hepatitis A outbreak in Virginia linked to frozen strawberry smoothies served at Tropical Smoothie Cafes is growing daily, with 28 people now confirmed to be sick as of Thursday evening.

Uber, accused of illegal background checks, opts to pay fine

The U.S. giant of ride-sharing applications is in the eye of the storm again. This time several of its drivers filed a lawsuit claiming they got their accounts terminated illegally. The company opted out for a cash settlement.

Sony agrees to pay compensation to people who ran Linux on a PS3

Sony has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit by paying compensation to PlayStation 3 owners who installed the Linux operating system on their console. Sony later removed the built-in feature without warning, leaving many customers unhappy.

Taiwan's ex-president Ma faces lawsuits as immunity ends

Taipei - Dozens of lawsuits brought against former Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou reopened Saturday as his presidential immunity lapsed after the island swore in its new leader.

Plaintiff turns down $1.3 million to settle Talcum powder lawsuit

Diane Berg, the first plaintiff that filed a federal lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson accusing it of being responsible for her ovarian cancer, refused $1.3 million to settle down her case before the trial began.

FDA issues Black Box warning for Essure — Lawsuits keep growing

A federal court ruled that 2 cases of women who claim they were harmed by Bayer's birth control device Essure can continue. In the meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a "black box" label to warn the public about its dangerousness.

Zofran lawsuit — GSK requests split of generic, branded cases

As the number of Zofran lawsuits keep growing, the manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) petitioned the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts to separate brand-named injury litigation from those caused by generic ondansetron.

The FDA questions Xarelto safety due to defective device

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating on the reliability of the ROCKET-AF clinical trial that led to the approval of Xarelto. Despite the European Medicines Agency (EMA) confirming its validity, a defective device may have compromised it.

Calif. AG and Los Angeles County file lawsuits over gas leak

Southern California Gas Company on Tuesday was charged with four misdemeanor criminal charges for failing to immediately notify state authorities about the massive natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon that has forced thousands from their homes.

Monsanto to California: Pull glyphosate from cancer-causing list

Sacramento - Monsanto's herbicide, glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup is about to be added to California's listing of products said to be cancer-causing agents, and Monsanto is not very pleased.

Op-Ed: Watchdog group takes FDA to task over Pradaxa approval

A watchdog group said on Thursday the FDA was “lax” and “permissive” in its approval of a blood-thinner designed to prevent clots and strokes in patients with a heart condition that affects millions of Americans.

Op-Ed: Judge: Anti-Planned Parenthood group must turn over the evidence

On Friday, a federal judge said that the anti-abortion group attacking Planned Parenthood with heavily edited videos cannot refuse to turn over pieces of evidence by pleading the Fifth Amendment.

Converse files suit over infringement of Chuck Taylor shoes

Brooklyn - United States shoemaker Converse has filed suit against more than two dozen companies alleging those businesses have copied the design of the popular Chuck Taylor shoe.

Superstore Macy’s takes a hit in decapitation case

A major settlement was negotiated on Monday, August 11th, between Macy’s and the family of a 65-year-old man, Roy Polanco, who was decapitated in 2009 by machinery at a distribution center.

Apple cited in class-action lawsuit over wages

As you can see from the embedded PDF, employees in California, notably the Apple "Geniuses," are seeking back pay and damages for incidents such as Apple denying their workers rest periods.

Are Americans obsessed with lawsuits?

Salt Lake City - From a squabble between neighbors in Smalltown, USA, to the nation's largest tech companies battling over intellectual property, Americans -- and American companies -- are filing more lawsuits today than at any other time in history.

Deutsche Bank fails to end four U.S. lawsuits over soured mortgages

Deutsche Bank AG has failed to win the dismissal of four U.S.

Lighting contractors file $95,000 lien against Akon

Atlanta - A Georgia lighting contractor claims Akon never paid for the work they did at his Atlanta mansion, and is suing the singer for unpaid bills totaling $95,000 plus interest.

Alleged US Thalidomide victims to get their day in court

Seattle - On September 26, United States District Judge Paul Diamond rejected several pharmaceutical companies’ argument that the statute of limitations has passed in cases impacting more than 50 lawsuits brought by alleged thalidomide victims in the U.S.

120 dealers sue Carfax for $50 million for antitrust violations

Car dealers from across the country have decided to sue Carfax. Inc. in a federal court in New York, over allegations that the company has violated antitrust laws.

Disneyland guest stranded on ride is awarded $8,000 by judge

Anaheim - Jose Martinez, a paraplegic bound to a wheelchair, has been awarded $8000 from Disneyland after he was stranded on a theme park ride back in November of 2009.

Winning the fight for rights — Prostitution and sex-trafficking Special

Jerusalem - This week, Israel's President, Shimon Peres, presented three awards honouring the dedicated work invested by two women and those who work for the organisation 'Mesilah.' Criminal Lawyer, Nomi Levenkron received the individual award.

Op-Ed: U.S. government immune from lawsuits for warrantless wiretaps

San Francisco - A Federal Appeals Court ruled yesterday (July 7) that the government cannot be sued for any illegal wiretaps. The attorney for the plaintiff claims the ruling means that the government cannot be held accountable for spying on its citizens.

ILR unveils list of top 10 most ridiculous lawsuits of the year

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) just released their list of the most outrageous and humorous lawsuits of the past year.

Verizon Sues FCC

Verizon was a vocal critic of rules when the FCC adopted them in December, saying that the FCC does not have jurisdiction over broadband.
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