Daily Archives: November 7, 2011 - 4 results


Posted 2 years ago in Products Liability by Arthur Buono  
Hundreds of Women Injured by Defective Pelvic Surgical Mesh

Riddle me this: cross a dysfunctional Food and Drug Administration with proposals to give drug and medical device makers immunity for defective products approved by the FDA, and what do you have? If you said a public health disaster in the making, go to the head of the class. The rest of you, please read on.   Defective plastic surgical mesh used to treat incontinence and prolapse Mesh approved for use without normal safety testing FDA approval process not a …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Larry Bodine  
Dr. Conrad Murray Guilty in death of Michael Jackson

A jury has found Dr. Conrad Murray guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson. By Anne Gallagher The jury deliberated for more than seven hours Friday before telling the judge it had not reached a verdict and was ready to go home for the weekend. Jurors heard from 49 witnesses over 23 days, including Murray’s girlfriends and patients, Jackson’s former employees, investigators, and medical experts for each side. Murray will be sentenced by December 8. He could …

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Posted 2 years ago in Jury Awards by Heather McGowan  
Editor’s Choice: Top Five Legal News Stories of the Day

Here are some news stories we thought you’d find interesting: Jury’s $700,000+ damages award says “bad chief, not-so-bad cop.” Spokane, Washington police detective Jay Mehring sued the City of Spokane for civil rights violations after Police Chief Ann Kirkpatrick fired him based on his alleged threats to kill his wife during their divorce. A jury cleared Mehring on charges arising from incidents involving the threats. Mehring was fired from his job in 2007, but was later reinstated and put on …

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Posted 2 years ago in Your Family & The Law by Penny Arevalo  
Costly Divorce Heads into the Ninth Inning with Dodgers’ Sale

It’s believed to be one of the more expensive divorces – if not the costliest – in California history. But with Frank McCourt now resigned to sell the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, it may finally be the beginning of the end. McCourt announced late Tuesday that he would put the storied franchise up for auction, as a city tired of the legal and emotional histrionics gave a collective sigh of relief.   The divorce was just the beginning of …

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