Monthly Archives: March 2013


Dangers of Botulism with Botox [Video]

    Drug manufacturer Allergan recently settled a case for an undisclosed amount, which claimed Botox caused botulism in a 5-year-old child in Oklahoma County. The boy suffered from leukodystrophy, a progressively degenerative neurological disease. His doctor treated his spasticity with Botox. The complaint states that a few days after the child was injected with Botox, he was diagnosed with botulinum poisoning and was hospitalized, requiring a ventilator and feeding tube. More than a year after the Botox injections, the …

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Posted 4 years ago in Divorce Real Estate by Janet Raasch  
Who Gets the House in a Divorce?

In a divorce, assets and debts accrued during the marriage are divided. The most valuable marital asset is usually the house. The largest debt is usually the mortgage. Deciding what happens to the house is often complicated and fraught with emotion. If a house belonged to one spouse before the marriage, it usually falls outside the “marital assets” and remains the property of that person. The other spouse can be compensated for any increase in value he or she helped …

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Posted 4 years ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Betsy Kim  
Affirmative Action [Poll]

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing another case on affirmative action. Read our complete Lawyers.com article on Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action. A Michigan ballot initiative added language to the state constitution that banned consideration of race as a factor in public university admissions. The Supreme Court will consider whether this voter-approved ban violates the Constitution. Take our Lawyers.com poll and let us know what you think.

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Drywaller Awarded $27 Million for Asbestos Exposure

A drywall worker who built houses during the California housing boom in the 1970s, when asbestos was used in virtually every type of building material, has won a $27 million jury award for a cancer caused by the toxic substance. When he was still in high school in 1967, Michael Sutherland got a job as a drywaller and continued working on residential and office buildings in San Diego County for over 25 years. Sutherland would rush from job to job, …

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Posted 4 years ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court Doubles Up On Affirmative Action Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear a second higher education affirmative action case this term, even while a decision on the first is expected to be released imminently. The court announced on Monday that it would hear arguments in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action over whether states can ban racial preference policies in public university admissions. Last fall, the justices heard arguments in Fisher v. Texas on whether a state university could consider race as one …

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