Justices Refuse Alabama’s Immigration Law Appeal

Reuters; April 29, 2013 The Supreme Court on Monday rebuffed the state of Alabama, and gave a win to the Obama administration, by declining to review a lower court ruling that had blocked a controversial part of the state’s tough … Continue reading

Novartis Took Doctors to Hooters, Lawsuit Says

CNBC; April 29, 2013 Have you ever received a prescription that you didn’t think you needed for some hardcore Novartis drugs? Bad news: your doctor may have sold you out for a Hooters waitress and some crispy chicken wings. Novartis … Continue reading

What’s the Best Jury Size?

Slate; April 25, 2013 Several years ago, a man from Oregon named Alonso Alvino Herrera borrowed a friend’s car and never returned it. He was arrested and charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle and possession of stolen property. In … Continue reading

Will the New York Times Stop Using the term “Illegal Immigrant?”

By William Gantt Pierce April 22, 2013 New York City, NY – On Tuesday, April 23rd, Cesar Chavez’s son and immigration activist, Fernando Chavez, along with Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-founder of Define American, will be joined … Continue reading

99.5% of Illegal Immigrants Get Approval for Legal Status; High Number Raises Concerns about Fraud

The Washington Times; April 22, 2013 The administration has approved 99.5 percent of applications of those who have applied for legal status under President Obama’s nondeportation policy for young adults, granting legal status to more than 250,000 formerly illegal immigrants. … Continue reading

Possible Changes to Asbestos Litigation

Lawyersandsettlements.com; April 22, 2013 Proposed changes to asbestos claims have some people worried the alterations will slow down the asbestos lawsuit process, delaying lawsuits until plaintiffs have died. But the lawmaker who proposed the changes says they will help clarify … Continue reading

Scores of Tulsa Dental Patients Diagnosed with Hepatitis, AIDS

NewsInferno; April 22, 2013 Patients of Tulsa, Oklahoma-based dentist, W. Scott Harrington, have been tested for serious blood borne diseases believed linked to his use of filthy instruments and dirty needles. Of the more than 7,000 patients notified in late … Continue reading

News Corp. Pays Itself $139M for Phone-Hacking Scandal – Minus Legal Fees

Forbes; April 22, 2013 News Corp NWSA +0.8%. has agreed to settle lawsuits over the phone-hacking scandal that forced it to close the News of the World by emptying out its insurance policies for directors and officers to the tune … Continue reading

Patients Scarred After Robotic Surgery

CNBC; April 19, 2013 Shawn Todd, who lives just outside of Mobile, Ala., thought she was having a routine partial hysterectomy. For Sonya Melton of Birmingham, it was routine same-day gynecological surgery to treat uterine fibroids. And for Kimberly McCalla, … Continue reading

Florida Sues BP, Halliburton over 2010 Oil Spill

CNN; April 21, 2013 The state of Florida on Saturday filed a lawsuit against BP and Halliburton over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The suit argues that Florida is entitled to the revenues it lost because of the spill. … Continue reading