Daily Archives: July 26, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Products Liability by Michele Bowman  
Couple Wins $5.5 Million Verdict for Defective Medical Implant

  A California couple has been awarded $5.5 million in a lawsuit against the medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard Inc., makers of the vaginal mesh implant that caused plaintiff Christine Scott to develop incontinence, chronic pain and sexual dysfunction. Many women suffering from maladies including leaky bladders and uterine prolapse who underwent implants of vaginal mesh devices found that their situations went from bad to worse. But now there might be at least some legal relief in sight. The jury …

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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Aurora Massacre Spurs National Debate on Gun Laws

Last week’s movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado that left 12 people dead and 58 injured took place amid an ongoing national debate about gun laws and the role of firearms in the lives of American citizens. James Holmes, 24, opened fire at the premier of the “Dark Knight Rises” film using four guns he had purchased legally, including an assault rifle, as well as a high-capacity magazine and thousands of rounds of ammunition. While some safe-streets advocates like New …

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Posted 5 years ago in Bankruptcy by Courtney Sherwood  
Embezzling Merrill Lynch ‘Whiz Kid’ Accused of Bankruptcy Fraud

A former hot-shot banker who served 18 months in federal prison for stealing $43 million from Merrill Lynch could be in legal trouble again. This time he’s accused of lying about his assets in bankruptcy court. Daniel Gordon seemed bound for greatness before his role in Enron’s collapse helped send him to the penitentiary. At age 23, he already had a master’s degree from Yale and a prominent job as president of Merrill Lynch’s energy-trading division in 2000. But in …

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