Daily Archives: November 12, 2012 - 5 results


Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Products Liability by Sylvia Hsieh  
$10.5 Million Award for Jawbone Death Caused by Cancer Drug

Barbara Davids was prescribed the drug Zometa to treat bone complications as part of her treatment for breast cancer. Davids later developed osteonecrosis, or “bone death” in her jaw bone.  According to her lawsuit against Novartis, the company that makes Zometa, the drug caused her jaw bone injury and the company hid what it knew about the link between its drug and the disease. Davids’ attorney, John Vecchione, showed the jury an email from a Novartis marketing employee discussing a …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law by Michele Bowman  
LiLo Bails on 20/20 Amid Possible Criminal Charges

The ever-embattled star Lindsay Lohan, listening to the advice of a new PR team (and maybe her lawyer this time), cancelled an interview with Barbara Walters on ABC News’s “20/20″ that was scheduled for this week. Lohan canned the deal after learning that Walters would be asking her not only about her new Lifetime movie “Liz & Dick,” in which she channels Elizabeth Taylor – complete with the scandal and drama of her relationship with Richard Burton – but also …

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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Pastor Wins $2.4 Million for Wife’s Deadly Bus Accident

Joyce Ann Jacobs was standing in a Sacramento intersection at 6:25 pm on January 9, 2008, when an out-of service city bus attempting to make a left turn barreled into her and killed her. Immediately after the accident, the driver decided to call the city’s Regional Transit instead of calling 911. Last week, a jury awarded $2.4 million Jacobs’ husband John, who is a pastor, and son Anthony for her death. The trial turned on whether the 49-year-old wife and …

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Posted 1 year ago in Real Estate by Aaron Kase  
Tenants’ Rights for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy’s wreckage last week, untold thousands of people are still displaced in New York, New Jersey and neighboring states. While homeowners confront destroyed houses and navigate insurance woes, renters have their own set of problems. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg estimated that 10,000 people in the city have no hope of returning to their homes anytime soon, due to extensive damage from wind, fire and flood. Structural damage, soggy carpets, leaks, mold growth and more …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government by Josh Crank  
The Government Can Spy on You Without a Warrant

The Supreme Court is considering the right of citizens to sue over a law that lets government agents conduct dragnet telephone and email surveillance. The current case won’t determine the constitutionality of the sweeping powers of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, but a ruling against the government could set the stage for a constitutional challenge next year. FISA was passed in 1978 to give government agents the ability to eavesdrop on communications between foreign parties without a warrant. …

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