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FDA Opens Criminal Probe of Peanut Co.; Obama Calls for Agency Overhaul

The federal Food and Drug Administration has opened a criminal investigation into a closely held Virginia-based company that has been blamed for a salmonella outbreak that allegedly sickened more than…

Four Firms Adding Office Space, Lawyers in Chicago

Breaking away from reports of attorney layoffs, this week we spoke to four law firms taking advantage of the recent spate of law firm mergers and downsizing to hire pools…

Suits Filed Against Peanut Corp.; FDA Says Managers Knew of Contamination

The Georgia peanut plant linked to an outbreak of salmonella sold its products despite a dozen internal tests over the last two years that indicated contamination with the disease, according…

Calif. Town’s In-Home Smoking Ban Lights Up Opposition

Fellow residents in Edith Frederickson’s own government-sponsored retirement complex in Belmont, Calif., helped spark an anti-smoking law that may be the nation’s strictest.

As of about two weeks ago, it…

Masked Judge Orders Hotel Confinement, GPS Monitoring for TB Patient

An Illinois judge has ordered a tuberculosis patient to undergo treatment while confined to his residence and to wear a global positioning device to ensure compliance.

Judge John Kennedy of…

Record $24.7M Qui Tam Settlement in Medicare Case

Two registered nurses who blew the whistle on an alleged Medicare fraud by a major hospice provider have sparked a record $24.7 million settlement with the U.S. government by their…

Newspaper’s Report of Record Zyprexa Deal Proves True

Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly has announced it will pay $1.42 billion in a settlement and fines to resolve state and federal allegations that it illegally marketed its anti-psychotic drug Zyprexa.

Lawyer Won $2.4M for Client, But Should Get No Attorney Fee, 2nd Circuit Says

In what the 2nd Circuit describes in a written opinion as a close case, the appeals court has upheld a lower court decision to award no attorney fee to a…

Medical Ethics: Must Doctors Tell Patients About Best Hospitals?

Some doctors are better than others at treating certain conditions, as other physicians and sophisticated patients know. Likewise, some hospitals do better than others at treating difficult cases, studies show.

Did Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Drive on ‘Lipodiesel’?

There ought to be a law against using human fat to fuel automobiles, many might feel–and in fact, at least in California, there is.

Hence, the public health department there…

N.Y. Judge Orders Surgery for Amish Tot After Parents Refuse Consent

Finding that a one-year-old Amish boy will die if he doesn’t have heart surgery, a New York judge has ordered that it be performed despite his parents’ refusal to consent,…

Some Child Cough Medicine Deaths Could Be Crimes

Not every death of a young child from an overdose of an over-the-counter cold or cough medicine is accidental, a study has determined.

“Some of the 103 children who died…

Fla. Doc Gets 30 Years in Medicare Case

Most individuals convicted of Medicare fraud get about 2½ years in prison, on average. But a Florida physician who aggravated a judge by lying on the stand got a lot…

5-Time Mom Sues Doc Over Alleged Labor From Hell

Catherine Skol had already had four other children. But delivering the fifth was the most painful experience she has ever had, she contends–and she’s hired a high-profile Illinois personal injury…

UK Lawyer Made $25M in a Year, Now He Is Focus of Legal-Fees Controversy

Representing injured coal miners has proven to be a lucrative practice area for Jim Beresford, 58, and his three-partner law firm.

At one point, the head office of the United…

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