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Lisinopril—Hidden Dangers
#1  Lisinopril—Hidden Dangers
Las Vegas, NV Many prescription drugs are as common as aspirin; it's no wonder that many consumers don't read warning labels or consider that a medication could be associated with side effects. Take Lisinopril, for instance. It is one of the most widely prescribed drugs in the US, and it also has the potential to harm a lot of people.

CDC Says Two More Medications Linked to Stevens Johnson Syndrome
#2  CDC Says Two More Medications Linked to Stevens Johnson Syndrome
Atlanta, GA Earlier this month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta announced that two additional medications have come under suspicion of triggering Stevens Johnson Syndrome, a devastating and potentially fatal skin condition akin to a serious burn.

California Unpaid Wages Lawsuit Goes to Jail
#3  California Unpaid Wages Lawsuit Goes to Jail
San Diego, CA A year and a half ago, Sylvester Owino and Jonathan Gomez filed a California unpaid wages lawsuit against CoreCivic, a for-profit business that runs private prisons, including the Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego. The lawsuit alleges violations of federal human trafficking laws and California labor laws relating to minimum wage, overtime, and meal breaks, among other things. Discovery is expected to continue into March 2019, with a trial to follow.

Intel to Shell Out $5M to Settle California Unpaid Wages Lawsuit
#4  Intel to Shell Out $5M to Settle California Unpaid Wages Lawsuit
Santa Clara, CA Plaintiff Medina Asalati was formerly employed by Intel Corp. as an administrative assistant. She lead a class of over 3,000 hourly Intel employees including admins, clerical workers, janitors, and logistical support specialists in a class action lawsuit that has been resolved for millions of dollars. Intel denies any wrongdoing in the settlement agreement, but the Plaintiffs allege that they were expected to work extremely long hours in a demanding environment without meal and rest breaks. The relatively large $5 million award could make big waves in California Unpaid Wages lawsuit news if and when it is officially approved by the court.

Lisinopril Associated with Many Serious Side Effects, Including Angioedema and Liver Damage
#5  Lisinopril Associated with Many Serious Side Effects, Including Angioedema and Liver Damage
Houston, TXLisinopril, used to treat hypertension, congestive heart failure and heart attack, is associated with many side effects including liver damage. Beverly was diagnosed with angioedema (which can be life-threatening) as a direct result of Lisinopril, according to her hospital doctors.

Retail giant Target Settles California Labor Lawsuits over Cashier Seating for $9 million.
#6  Retail giant Target Settles California Labor Lawsuits over Cashier Seating for $9 million.
Oakland, CA: A California judge has given the green light to settle several California labor lawsuits alleging the retail giant violated California’s Private Attorneys General Act by failing to provide seating for more than 90,000 cashiers.

Exotic Dancers Bring California Labor Lawsuit to Recover Back Wages
#7  Exotic Dancers Bring California Labor Lawsuit to Recover Back Wages
Santa Ana, CA By a July 18, 2018 Order, the Superior Court of Orange County ruled that the new Dynamex “ABC” test for determining whether workers are employees or independent contractors should be applied retroactively. The decision in Dynamex v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County was already expected to have far reaching consequences. The ruling in Johnson v. VCG-IS LLC suggests that employer liability for violations of the California Labor Code arising from the new understanding of legal standards may reach years back in time.

Employers can be Liable for California Wage-Hour Violations
#8  Employers can be Liable for California Wage-Hour Violations
Sacramento, CA: Can an individual be held liable for alleged California wage law violations?

Lawyer Helps People Escape Timeshare Hell
#9  Lawyer Helps People Escape Timeshare Hell
Largo, FL Timeshare contracts are easy to get into and hell to get out of says veteran Florida attorney Michael Finn.

Microsoft to Pay $2 Million in Workplace Bullying Case
#10  Microsoft to Pay $2 Million in Workplace Bullying Case
Austin, TXMichael Mercieca kept the faith and after seven years finally saw the courts order Microsoft to pay for bullying him to a near breaking point.

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Reputation Marketing for Lawyers: What It Is and How to Manage It
Reputation Marketing for Lawyers: What It Is and How to Manage It
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