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Weight Loss Gimmicks

Gimmicks, FTC warns By Teresa McUsic, Special to the Star-Telegram THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ARCHIVES Last July, the Federal Trade Commission announced three enforcement actions against direct marketers of weight-loss products with false advertising claims. January is the month for dieting, but don't be tempted to try one of those get-thin-quick solutions. The Federal Trade Commission [...]

By |2016-12-05T15:10:48+00:00July 27th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Big Awards Distorted View

Coverage of Big Awards for Plaintiffs Helps Distort View of Legal System In most such cases, the verdicts are either later rejected or the amounts are severely lowered. By Myron Levin, Times Staff Writer When a jury sticks it to a huge corporation, it's always big news. A crushing verdict of $4.9 billion against General [...]

By |2016-12-05T15:10:48+00:00July 27th, 2016|News|0 Comments

$3.6 Million Jury Verdict

Jury awards $3.6M to woman hurt on ride THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RAVENNA - A jury has awarded $3.6 million to a Wisconsin woman who was hurt while riding a roller coaster at a northeast Ohio amusement park. Terry Wang, 44, of the Milwaukee area got a fractured skull and broken nose in July 2000 when [...]

By |2016-07-27T15:52:55+00:00July 27th, 2016|News|0 Comments

$4.85 Million Verdict

Jury holds former apartment owners liable in sexual assault case By CAREN M. PENLANDSPECIAL TO THE STAR-TELEGRAM ARLINGTON -- A Tarrant County jury has sent a strong message to North Texas apartment owners: Hiring criminals who may endanger residents will cost them. The jury hit the former owners of the L'Atrium on the Creek apartments [...]

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$4 Million Settlement

Professor's estate gets $4m in settlement Construction piece had killed bicyclist By Jonathan Saltzman, Globe Staff | February 7, 2006 The estate of a mathematics professor who was struck and killed by a piece of construction equipment while riding her bicycle on Huntington Avenue in 2000 will receive more than $4 million as a result [...]

By |2016-07-27T16:04:26+00:00February 7th, 2006|News|0 Comments

Please Wear Your Helmet

Deaths up after helmet law repeals, studies say By Ken Thomas, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Motorcycle fatalities have risen sharply in Florida since the state repealed its mandatory helmet law. Breaking News Alerts States that repeal such laws run the risk of increased deaths and mounting healthcare costs for injured bikers, according to two studies [...]

By |2016-07-27T16:04:39+00:00August 9th, 2005|News|0 Comments

Eating Well

Eating Well Is There an Extra Ingredient in Nonstick Pans? By MARIAN BURROS THE question of whether Teflon cookware is safe has moved from Web site chatter to the courtroom. But more than nonstick frying pans are under scrutiny these days. Scientists are examining the chemical makeup of other products like food containers to gauge [...]

By |2016-07-27T15:57:50+00:00July 27th, 2005|News|0 Comments


Study: Doctors limited in Rx training WASHINGTON (AP) With abuse of prescription drugs growing rapidly, many doctors and pharmacists say they have received limited training in dealing with pain-relievers, stimulants, tranquilizers and other controlled prescription drugs. One factor behind the growth is that people easily can get these drugs from doctors, friends, relatives and through [...]

By |2016-07-27T15:59:00+00:00July 7th, 2005|News|0 Comments

AllState To Pay Millions

Allstate to pay $60 million in Texas refunds Homeowners to benefit after state regulators challenged rates By TERRENCE STUTZ / The Dallas Morning News AUSTIN – Allstate Texas Lloyds, the second-largest home insurer in the state, announced Monday that it will refund $60 million to its 686,000 Texas customers under an agreement with state insurance [...]

By |2016-12-05T15:10:48+00:00August 16th, 2004|News|0 Comments

Are Jurors Fair?

Lawsuit juries harder to find Fear of 'jackpot justice' trumps law for some potential panelists By ANDREW TILGHMAN, Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle When state District Judge Elizabeth Ray summoned a pool of 93 prospective jurors to her Houston court last week, she thought that would be plenty from which to find an impartial group of [...]

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