Injury Law News

  • Watch Jon Stewart blast Congress on behalf of 9/11 first responders
    In a sparsely attended meeting addressing aid for 9/11 first responders, Jon Stewart blasted Congress for their “callous indifference.” The former host of The Daily Show appeared in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday to discuss reauthorizing the September 11th Victim Compensation
  • Minnesota Bans Some Flame-Retardant Chemicals
    The Minnesota House and Senate enthusiastically signed a bill into law recently that will ban certain flame-retardant chemicals found in mattresses and a few different household products. On May 23, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed into law a bill that will also ban the use of class B
  • Vaping Increases Chances of Heart Disease According to Study
    E-cigarettes, also known as vaping devices, were introduced on the market roughly 15 years ago as a “safer alternative” to traditional cigarettes. Even though very few studies have been conducted since their release that support the theory that they’re safer than cigarettes, e-cigarettes have
  • J&J ordered to pay $300 million in punitive damages in talc lawsuit.
    Johnson & Johnson was ordered Friday to pay $300 million in punitive damages to a woman who blamed her rare asbestos-related cancer on the company’s talc-based products, the company confirmed Friday. Friday’s decision brings the total award in the case to $325 million. The New York state jury
 A Long Island teenager is locked in a court battle with her grandfather over her multimillion dollar inheritance from her late father. Eighth grader Rebecca Schaefer attended court rather than class Tuesday, fighting for millions of dollars she claims a greedy grandfather stole. “He had no right Read More
What's on your child's wish list for Santa may hurt or even kill them. The Texas Public Interest Research Group released its 29th Annual Toy Safety Report called Trouble in Toyland and revealed some of the worst offenders at Dell Children's Hospital Tuesday. Consumer protection attorney Sara Smith Read More
The Virginia Supreme Court on October 31, 2014, issued a ruling that could significantly benefit plaintiffs who file wrongful death claims against corporations operating in the state. The decision came 10 years after the husband of the woman seeking to hold a Haymarket, VA-based lumber company Read More
Dangerous or toxic toys can still be found on store shelves, according to the Arizona PIRG’s 28th annual Trouble in Toyland report. The survey of hazardous toys found that despite recent progress, consumers must still be wary when shopping this holiday season. See below or click to see PIRG's list Read More
  The Maricopa County, AZ, Community College District has agreed to pay $4 million to the federal government, settling a whistleblower case that accused the district of theft and fraudulent use of service-learning grants and awards. The settlement stems from when Christine Hunt, while employed at Read More
For decades in the N.F.L., the operative term for the situation was that someone “got dinged.” It was a cute, almost harmless-sounding description of what was often a concussion or a worrying subconcussive blow to the head. But with the N.F.L. agreeing to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to Read More

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