Daily Archives: June 18, 2012 - 4 results


Posted 3 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Courtney Sherwood  
Clemens Acquitted of Lying About Steroids

A years-long effort by federal prosecutors to punish a baseball star for allegedly lying about steroid use collapsed on Monday, when a Washington, D.C., jury acquitted Roger Clemens of all charges against him. Clemens has repeatedly denied using anabolic steroids or human growth hormone to enhance his late-career pitching prowess, despite testimony by his former athletic trainer that he did, in fact, cheat by using these drugs. The pitcher’s 2008 testimony before Congress was at the heart of the 10-week …

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Posted 3 years ago in Driving & Motor Vehicles by Michele Bowman  
Cops Sideline NFL Players for DUI

Professional football players across the country grabbed headlines earlier this summer with some spectacularly dumb moves behind the wheel: Three NFL players were busted for drinking and driving, putting their careers and even their freedom at stake. While it may seem that NFL athletes with so much at stake – million-dollar contracts, long-shot fame and teams that depend on them – should know better, the truth is no one is immune from DUI trouble, and your life could change in …

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Posted 3 years ago in Criminal Law by Courtney Sherwood  
Occupy Phoenix Protesters Exonerated

A group of Occupy Wall Street protesters who were arrested and accused of forcing cops to spend thousands of dollars on unnecessary overtime has been at least partially vindicated. Of 47 protesters who were arrested during a 2011 Phoenix, Ariz., march, every person who fought back has had the charges dropped as of this month, according to David A. Black, a criminal defense lawyer who represented one of the defendants. Black’s review of Phoenix police spending also suggests that law …

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Posted 3 years ago in Products Liability by Aaron Kase  
Fatal Side Effects of Prescription Drugs on the Rise

Reports of adverse reactions to prescription drugs rose 9.4 percent in 2011, according to a nonprofit that monitors safe medication practices. The Quarterwatch report found 179,855 drug reactions classified as serious or fatal, an increase of over 15,000 from 2010. Manufacturers must report adverse effects that they learn about to the FDA Only one to 10 percent of adverse effects are reported Drug companies liable if they do not properly warn of potential side effects   Adverse Reactions Heart attacks, …

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