Collecting California Labor Law Settlements Remains a Challenge; July 1, 2013 Sacramento, CA: The thrust and intent of California labor law remains an honest day’s wage for an honest day’s work, a philosophy supported and vigorously defended by the Office of the California Labor Commissioner. However, despite … Continue reading

Fosamax On Again, Off Again; June 30, 2013 Tampa, FL: Phyllis had been on and off fosamax for several years and during that time suffered a Fosamax fracture. Even though fosamax lawsuits are now underway, it would appear that her doctor (and likely many … Continue reading

Florida Attorney Joins Patients Suing over Stryker Hip Implants

News Inferno; June 27, 2013 A Florida attorney who recently underwent surgery to replace his failed Stryker metal-on-metal hip implant has joined thousands of patients nationwide who have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of the devices. The man initially underwent … Continue reading

Truck Drivers not Revved up about New Safety Rules

CNBC; June 30, 2013 The federal government thinks long-haul truckers like Bryan Spoon need more rest. But with the Department of Transportation’s new rules forcing drivers to take longer breaks and cut back on hours behind the wheel, Spoon thinks … Continue reading

Mirena Side Effects Lead to Early Hysterectomy for Young Plaintiff; June 17, 2013 Kelli Baugh was only in her 20s when she faced a total hysterectomy, experienced the rigors of surgically induced menopause, and required daily doses of estrogen. Why? Mirena birth control side effects. The Mirena intrauterine device … Continue reading

Divorce Due to Adderall; June 17, 2013 “I was divorced and lost everything because of Adderall,” says Christie, who was wrongly diagnosed with ADHD and regretfully wound up having a “manic episode,” one of Adderall side effects. Christie, 37 years old and a … Continue reading

The Apple e-books Trial Takes a Detour into the Absurd

Fortune; June 18, 2013 What started as a small “gotcha” moment in the cross examination of a mid-level Apple (AAPL) executive last week grew into a federal case — literally — on Monday, the ninth day of testimony in U.S.A. v. … Continue reading

Ask a Lawyer: Did Superman Have a Legal Obligation to Save Lives in Man of Steel?

Wired; June 17, 2013 In Man of Steel, the latest film about Superman, we see a version of the iconic DC Comics hero who exists largely without agency. Decisions are made for him; restrictions are imposed upon him by others, … Continue reading

McDonald’s Worker Says She Was Required to Receive Pay on Fee-Laden Debit Card

ABC News; June 17, 2013 A former McDonald’s worker in Pennsylvania is suing a franchiser owner saying she was required to receive her wages through a debit card that charged fees, resulting in some hourly employees receiving less than minimum … Continue reading

Clarence Thomas’s Legal Time Machine Zooms to 1789

Bloomberg; June 17, 2013 Don’t let the U.S. Supreme Court’s very contemporary cases on gene patenting and same-sex marriage fool you: At least one justice is still living in the 18th century and doesn’t care who knows it. Justice Clarence … Continue reading