Daily Archives: March 5, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in Crime by Josh Crank  
Deepwater Horizon Survivor Describes Rig’s Final Hours

A surviving crew member of Deepwater Horizon, the Gulf of Mexico oil rig that caught fire and sank following a 2010 well blowout that fouled the Gulf Coast, gave frightening testimony today in the civil trial against oil giant BP and its contractors. Randy Ezell, the senior toolpusher aboard the rig at the time of the accident, recalled fighting for his life and the lives of his friends after a series of explosions that ultimately claimed the lives of 11 …

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Jury Awards $3M to Workers Injured in Boiler Explosion

Five workers injured by a factory blast won $3 million against their employer for intentionally sending them into danger. The workers of Tec-Cast, a metal casting plant in New Jersey, were working near a pressurized boiler-type tank in January 2008 when it exploded for unknown reasons. “It sounded like a bomb went off,” the New York Times quoted one witness as saying after the blast that reportedly sent people fleeing, screaming and crying. One worker, Mario Gomez, was standing directly …

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Dueling For and Against Guns on Campus [Video]

  Would allowing students on college campuses to carry guns save lives? Lawyers.com reporter Greg Presto explores this issue from the University of Maryland, College Park. Currently, the university bans concealed weapons on campus, a public land. But Maryland state law allows guns to be carried on public land. This means the university rule could be overturned. Greg interviews David Burnett, spokesperson of Students for Concealed Carry. Last year this group convinced the Colorado Supreme Court to rule that students …

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Google Accused of Sharing Users’ Private Info

After all of the trouble Google has encountered in its attempts to monetize its users’ information, you would think the company had learned its lesson. Think again – consumer groups are angry that Google has reportedly been improperly sharing app purchasers’ info with third-party developers.   ‘Play’ For Keeps Third-party developers of applications made to run on Android phones and tablets sell their products through Google’s app store, Google Play. Google stores users’ purchasing information through its Wallet program, allowing …

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Posted 2 years ago in Consumer Law by Aaron Kase  
Class Actions Filed Over Watered-Down Budweiser

Think that Bud Light tastes watery? Your taste buds could be even more on-point than you realize. Class action lawsuits have been filed in at least seven states, with more to come, alleging that the Anheuser-Busch brewing company has been exaggerating the alcohol content of many of its products. Its flagship brand Budweiser is the third most popular beer in the country, and Anheuser-Busch products overall make up 39 percent of the U.S. beer market. The lawsuits allege that the …

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