Monthly Archives: November 2012


Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law by Chuck Shepherd  
Thief with a Conscience Gives His Own Money to Victim

Two men robbing an Open Pantry store in Madison, Wis., in October escaped, but with less money than they came with. The lead thief grabbed a handful of cash that the clerk had been counting when the pair entered. The clerk pleaded, then sternly demanded that the man give back the money. The thief thought for a moment, became remorseful, threw all the money in his pocket to the floor, and fled. The clerk told police that when she re-counted …

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Posted 1 year ago in Insurance Law by Aaron Kase  
Get Hurricane Sandy Help From Insurers and FEMA

Many homeowners may just be starting the insurance claims process after Hurricane Sandy’s visit to the east coast that left over 100 dead and millions more displaced or without electricity. After surveying the wreckage, it’s time to get down to the business of figuring out how to navigate the complicated world of insurance. Step one is to document everything you can and call your insurers to start the process moving — make sure to know your policies in advance and …

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Posted 1 year ago in Class Actions Consumer Law by Michele Bowman  
Merck Slammed for $39 Million Over Vioxx Fraud

Having already shelled out billions to cover personal injury claims based on the dangerous side effects of Vioxx, Merck & Co. Inc. is now getting nailed for consumer fraud and deceptive marketing practices in connection with the anti-inflammatory drug that was prescribed to treat arthritis. Merck and the lawyers for the plaintiffs in a Missouri class action announced on Nov. 1 that the drug maker will pay $39 million to settle claims that it promoted and sold Vioxx in violation …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government Insurance Law by Aaron Kase  
What Do the Election Results Mean for Medicaid?

The election is finally over, and President Obama’s victory and upcoming second term in office mean that his signature Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, will be fully enacted by 2014. The implementation of the law will mean big changes and potentially big savings for Medicaid, the nation’s public health insurance plan for low-income families. The biggest change is the most obvious — Medicaid rolls could be expanded by as many as 17 million people across the …

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Posted 1 year ago in Bankruptcy by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Money & The Law’ Newsletter

Facebook to Pay $20M to Settle ‘Sponsored Stories’ Suit Facebook plans to settle a California class action over its use of users’ names and their profile pictures in its Sponsored Stories program for $20 million. The class accused the site of using the names and/or likenesses of users without their permission to promote products and services in violation of California’s state laws. Find Out More…   Prepaid Debit Cards Are Largely Unregulated Prepaid debit cards continue to grow in popularity …

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