Monthly Archives: July 2012


Posted 2 years ago in Products Liability by Larry Bodine  
Video: Nexium and Prilosec Make Your Bones Brittle

  Are you a longtime, daily user or Prilosec of Nexium? Have you recently suffered a broken bone or fracture? Your medicine could be the cause.         Mobile users click here to view the video.         Watch as Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine interviews attorney Michael Lynch at the American Association for Justice Conference about the dangers in taking antacid drugs over long periods of time. These medications, known as proton pump inhibitors, are some …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Insanity Defense a Possibility for Shooter in Aurora Massacre

Aurora massacre suspect James Holmes was charged yesterday with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder, and could potentially face the death penalty if convicted. So far the evidence looks stacked against Holmes, who was arrested in the parking lot behind the movie theater showing the “Dark Knight Rises,” in the immediate aftermath of the July 20 shooting that left 12 dead and 58 injured. With essentially no hope of arguing that he was not the killer, …

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Posted 2 years ago in Banking Law by Roy Rivenburg  
Banks Defraud Customers with Manufactured Overdraft Charges

Nobody wants to pay $35 for a cup of coffee or loaf of bread, but that’s essentially what has happened to debit card users around the nation, according to class action lawsuits against dozens of banks. In July, U.S. Bank, Bank of the West and Bank of Oklahoma joined a parade of financial institutions agreeing to fork over millions of dollars to settle claims that they manipulated debit card transactions to trigger overdraft fees. Other cases are still winding through …

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Posted 2 years ago in Consumer Law by Larry Bodine  
How JPMorgan Chase Gouged its Credit Card Customers

JPMorgan Chase Bank will pay $100 million to settle claims that it jacked up interest rates on loan balances that were transferred to consumers’ credit cards after it promised them a fixed rate, according to documents just filed in a California federal court First came the bait: for an up-front fee, consumers could transfer the balance from your home equity loan, car loan or other credit card balance to their JPMorgan Chase credit card, and get a low fixed rate …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Airport Stripper Not Guilty of Indecent Exposure

An Oregon man was found not guilty of indecent exposure last week on the grounds that his striptease in the Portland airport was an act of protest protected by the state constitution. John Brennan, a 49-year-old technology consultant, removed his clothes during passenger screenings in April after TSA agents pulled him aside for a pat down. “I believe I am within my rights to be naked as a form of protest,” Brennan told security officials at the time. They disagreed …

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