29 April 2008

The mortgage situation in the U.S. has been in the news recently, as more homes go into foreclosure. This is not a sudden problem, but has been brewing for severa

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25 April 2008

Hurricane Katrina happened on August 29, 2005, but the legal aftermath continues. This week a federal judge dismissed fraud claims in a Katrina lawsuit against State Farm Fire & Casualty

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21 April 2008

Merck & Co., Ltd., the manufacturer of VIOXX, has agreed to a very large settlement amount in a class action suit (see The VIOXX Saga: Part 2). The many peo

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18 April 2008

August, 2005 – A Texas jury awarded $253.4 million to the widow of a man who had died in 2001 after taking VIOXX. It was reduced to $26 million by

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17 April 2008

VIOXX™ is a non-steroid, anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID – a painkiller) marketed by Merck & Co., Inc., producer of the famous Merck Manuals, and a leading international pharmaceutical company. Merck spends

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11 April 2008

In 2001 there was a fatal accident where renovations were being done at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. A construction worker was operating a Toyota forklift moving lumber, and

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9 April 2008

Seeking to save diabetics from having to use needles for injecting insulin every day, some companies have tried to develop an inhalable form of insulin. Pfizer, the world’s largest pharmaceutica

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7 April 2008

An elderly couple now living in Colorado, Joseph and Mary Garza, filed suit in 2005 against Asbestos Corp. Ltd, after Joseph was diagnosed with asbestosis. The symptoms of asbestosis typically

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2 April 2008

Recently the FDA has issued new rules about when a manufacturing company can be sued if one of their products causes injury. The new rules say that if that product

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