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Plaintiffs Bake Up Batch of Food Safety Suits Against Nestle

Lawsuits on behalf of children and young adults who reportedly became ill after handling Nestle Toll House cookie dough have been filed against the company in several states, including Georgia,…

Insurance Co. Agrees to Settle Key Autism Case With 100 Families

As lawmakers across the country draft and pass legislation that requires insurance companies to pay for autism treatments, a Michigan insurance company has opted to settle with 100 families seeking…

Charges Dismissed Against W.R. Grace GC; EPA Declares First-Ever Public Health Emergency

Federal prosecutors moved early this week to dismiss charges against O. Mario Favorito, the legal counsel for W.R. Grace.

Favorito was the final defendant in a the Libby, Mont., asbestos…

Then There Were 2: Judge Scrubs Milwaukee Sick-Leave Ordinance

Until recently, there were three major local governments with sick-pay ordinances: San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Milwaukee.

But last week, a judge in Milwaukee tossed that city’s ordinance. In a…

At Issue in Health Care Debate: Insurers Cancel When Policyholders Get Sick

When she developed aggressive breast cancer, a Texas nurse says, her insurer canceled her individual medical insurance policy. The purported reason was that she had failed to disclose information when…

Obama Hints at Med-Mal Tort Reform, But Cutting Awards May Not Be Answer

Although he made no specific promises, President Barack Obama suggested in a speech yesterday at a Chicago meeting of the American Medical Association that his administration may support some type…

‘Stealth Coop’ Can Smooth Neighbors’ Ruffled Feathers Over Backyard Chickens

Although some neighbors are squawking about a potential farm nuisance in an urban area, backyard chickens are a growing trend in cities throughout the country. Among those now struggling with…

Health Care Lawyers Are a Hot Property

Law firms may be battling a slowdown in their corporate and securitization practices, but those with health care expertise are girding for more work.

As a result of industry mergers…

Mattel Agrees to Record $2.3M Fine in Lead-Tainted Toy Recall

Agreeing today to pay $2.3 million in penalties without admitting to any law violation, Mattel Corp. and its Fisher-Price division concluded a Consumer Product Safety Act case in which the…

The EEOC’s Brave New World

Agency ponders new rules on handling genetic testing-related bias

Lawyer for Slain Abortion Doc Says He Never Showed Fear

A lawyer who represented slain abortion provider George Tiller said his client usually wore a bulletproof vest and drove a custom-made bulletproof SUV, but outwardly he appeared confident.

“I never…

Judge Appoints Lawsuit Guardian Due to Client’s ‘Irrational Hostility’ to Lawyer

A federal district judge in Washington, D.C., has appointed a guardian to oversee a plaintiff’s interests in a more than decade-old copyright case, due to what he has described as…

3 Lawyers Interacted with Missing Mom in Child Chemo Case

A Minnesota mother who allegedly fled last week with her 13-year-old son after a state-court judge said he must have potentially life-saving chemotherapy for a highly treatable form of cancer…

Supreme Court Grants Cert in Vioxx Investor Class Action

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether investors filed a lawsuit too late to recover losses associated with the withdrawn painkiller Vioxx.

The suit could result in tighter deadlines in…

Mom Disappears with Son After Court Orders Chemo for the Boy

A judge who ordered a 13-year-old teen to receive chemotherapy has now issued an arrest warrant for the mother after she and the boy disappeared.

Colleen Hauser had resisted treatment…

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