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Contractor Not to Blame for Veterans’ Health Problems
Contractor Not to Blame for Veterans’ Health Problems
In a controversial ruling, a US District Court judge in Maryland has ruled US Veterans and their families cannot sue KBR contracting for exposing American soldiers to plumes of toxic smoke that emanated from burn pits used to dispose of trash near US military bases in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Airbag Recall: My Subaru Passengers in the Back Seat
Airbag Recall: My Subaru Passengers in the Back Seat
I drive a Subaru because it consistently gets top marks in safety from Consumers Reports and the insurance industry. It constantly gets "top safety pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. And it looks good. But all these years that I’ve been driving a Subaru, it never occurred to me that there was a risk of airbag injury.

Father Worries about his Incarcerated Son with Risperdal “Female Boobs”
Father Worries about his Incarcerated Son with Risperdal “Female Boobs”
This is Frank’s story about his son Frankie, who was prescribed Risperdal to treat ADHD when he 11 years old. (Risperdal is frequently prescribed off-label for uses not approved by the FDA.) By the time Frankie was 16, he had developed “female boobs” or gynecomastia. Frank’s son was incarcerated at 18 years of age and he will be eligible for parole in three years, when he is 29 years old.

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Liberty Mutual Ignored Plaintiff’s Fibromyalgia: Lawsuit
Liberty Mutual Ignored Plaintiff’s Fibromyalgia: Lawsuit
It could be argued that it’s somewhat unfair to paint an individual insurance company as a villain without acknowledging the role other insurance companies play in creating a less-than savory reputation for an industry known for denying legitimate claims. Be that as it may, Liberty Mutual has its share of Liberty Mutual wrongly denied disability claims.

Deadline Set in $300 Million Settlement in Benicar Lawsuit – Short Window!
Deadline Set in $300 Million Settlement in Benicar Lawsuit – Short Window!
Users of the blood pressure medication Benicar will receive an estimated average payout of $100,000 each in a settlement deal reached with Diiachi Sankyo and Forest Laboratories. The company admits no liability but agreed to pay compensation plaintiffs to some individuals who experienced gastrointestinal problems after using the medication.

California Employment Labor Law Class Action Gets Nod for $1.35 Million Settlement
California Employment Labor Law Class Action Gets Nod for $1.35 Million Settlement
A California employee labor law class action is one step closer to resolution after a San Francisco judge signaled he would grant final approval of a settlement worth $1.35 million. The lawsuit, which has been ongoing for about 18 months, pits a beer distributor from the Bay Area against a class of hourly employees who claimed violations against state labor laws.

California Saxagliptin Lawsuit Plaintiffs Score Big Procedural Win
California Saxagliptin Lawsuit Plaintiffs Score Big Procedural Win
Saxagliptin lawsuit plaintiffs just got a big victory. The fact that they can sue in California courts under California law will affect whether and how much they can recover for the injuries they have suffered.

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