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Lawyers Outfox Fla. Legislature—For Now

Persuaded by a lobbyist that Minouche Noel really needed the $8.5 million she had been awarded by a Florida jury for being paralyzed in a botched surgery, the state legislature…

Class Members Alerted Via YouTube

Lawyers are using an animated chipmunk and YouTube to reach class members entitled to proceeds of a class-action settlement funded by the maker of Paxil.

Two videos posted on the…

Benoit Doc: ‘Roid Rage an Unknown

Professional wrestler Chris Benoit had 10 times the normal level of testosterone in his blood when he killed his wife and 7-year-old son and committed suicide at their suburban Atlanta…

Libyan Medics’ HIV Sentences Now Life

Libya’s High Judicial Council has commuted to life imprisonment the death sentences initially imposed on six foreign medics convicted in a controversial case of having intentionally started an HIV epidemic…

Holy Cow! Sacred Bull Spared in UK Case

At least for the moment, Shambo is safe from the butcher’s knife. Revered by the Hindu Skanda Vale Community in West Wales, the 6-year-old Friesian bull had tested positive for…

Now Outsourced to India: Child-bearing

It isn’t just data entry, computer programming and some legal work that’s being outsourced to India these days.

Infertile couples from the U.S. and other foreign countries are now paying…

Suit in ‘Shackling Case’ Cites Reform-School Problems

Two years after Mississippi settled a lawsuit that claimed abuses at a state reform school, a new suit cites continuing problems.

Five of the six plaintiffs say they were shackled…

Defendants: No Jail for Libby; Why Me?

Updated: A former top aide to the vice president of the United States didn’t have to serve time for lying to a federal grand jury. So why should I?

That…

Tort Suit to be Filed Against TB Attorney

It almost had to happen–Atlanta trial attorney Andrew Speaker, now notorious as the lawyer who traveled internationally against doctor’s orders while infected with tuberculosis, is reportedly about to be sued…

Katrina Hospital Death Charges Dropped

Charges have been dropped against two nurses accused of having helped murder four patients, aged 61 to 90, allegedly given a lethal drug cocktail by a physician during the chaos…

Atlanta Attorney’s TB Isn’t That Serious

An Atlanta attorney whose international air travel recently caused consternation after the public was told he is infected with a rare–and particularly deadly–form of TB actually isn’t all that sick.

Affidavit: Wrestler Got ‘Excessive’ Steroids

Before murdering his wife and 7-year-old son and committing suicide at his suburban Atlanta home late last month, professional wrestler Chris Benoit reportedly got “excessive” amounts of steroids using prescriptions…

DEA Raids Office of Dead Wrestler’s Doc

A doctor who prescribed testosterone to pro wrestler Chris Benoit is under investigation by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, following a double murder-suicide by Benoit in his suburban Atlanta home…

Hospitals Accused of Patient Dumping

The Los Angeles city attorney has filed civil complaints against two California hospitals accused of dumping homeless patients in skid row.

The complaints name Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los…

$7 Billion Drug-Test Suit Allowed

A Nigerian court has refused to dismiss a $7 billion lawsuit against Pfizer Inc. for allegedly testing antibiotic drugs on children in the mid-1990s, resulting in injuries and as many…

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