Mass Tort Likely over Mirena IUD Injuries

NewsInferno; April 8, 2013 In response to scores of lawsuits brought over Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s Mirena® intrauterine device (IUD), a mass tort is likely over allegations the device migrates after insertion, embedding in the uterus or puncturing organs. The … Continue reading

Asphalt Sealant May Increase Cancer Risks

NewsInferno; April 5, 2013 A common asphalt sealant has been linked to increased cancer risks, especially in children, according to a just-released study. Specifically, asphalt sealed with coal tar, a by-product of steel manufacturing, may be dangerous, said HealthDay News. … Continue reading

Exxon Pipeline Bursts, Empties Arkansas Neighborhood

NewsInferno; April 5, 2013 A broken pipeline spewed some 3,500 – 5,000 barrels of heavy crude oil into a Mayflower, Arkansas, neighborhood, leading to the evacuation of at least two-dozen homes. ExxonMobil is looking into the cause of its Pegasus … Continue reading

Mounting Propecia Lawsuits Allege Long-Term, Permanent Side Effects

NewsInferno; April 5, 2013 Lawsuits are mounting against Merck & Company over its hair loss drug, Propecia. Allegations include long-term, sometimes permanent, sexual side effects. Approved in 1997 to treat male pattern baldness, Propecia (finasteride 1 mg) is part of … Continue reading

Why the Supreme Court Is Likely to Rule for Gay Marriage

Time; March 25, 2013 The Supreme Court hears arguments in two historic cases about whether same-sex couples have the right to marry. It is always difficult to predict Supreme Court rulings, but there is good reason to expect some kind of … Continue reading

Suit Offers a Peek at the Practice of Inflating a Legal Bill

New York Times; March 25, 2013 They were lawyers at the world’s largest law firm, trading casual e-mails about a client’s case. One made a sarcastic joke about how the bill was running way over budget. Another described a colleague’s … Continue reading

Is Law School Worth the Cost?

ChicagoNow; March 25, 2013 By Michael Helfand I was fortunate enough not to have to pay for all of law school, but even with that I ended up with around $20,000 in student loans which was one year’s worth of … Continue reading

Antitrust Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Sanctioned in Merger Case

Thomson Reuters; March 25, 2013 (Reuters) – Joseph Alioto, a prominent plaintiffs’ antitrust attorney in San Francisco, has been ordered to pay attorneys’ fees for defendants in a merger case, a rare reprimand that has fueled a debate over the … Continue reading

Justices Signal Uncertainty on Drug Settlements

Thomson Reuters; March 25, 2013 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday signaled uncertainty over how they would rule on whether brand-name drug companies can settle patent litigation with generic rivals by making deals to keep cheaper products … Continue reading

Best Lawyer Lead Gen Yet: Advertise Next to Your Mugshot

Lawyersandsettlements.com; March 22, 2013 Why try to brush that bad rap under the carpet when you can capitalize on it—by serving ads for your law firm up to it! Well, it probably wasn’t the intent of Florida attorney Thomas Lewis … Continue reading