Daily Archives: March 6, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in Crime Editors Picks by Josh Crank  
Expert Witnesses Harpoon BP, Transocean, Halliburton

Two expert witnesses testified today in the civil trial against oil company BP and its contractors, Transocean and Halliburton, listing the critical errors they say contributed to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. Oil drilling expert Richard Heenan focused on the misinterpretation of a negative pressure test by BP and Transocean crew, calling their interpretation a “gross and extreme departure” from “good oilfield practices.” BP attorney Mike Brock objected to Heenan’s choice of words, saying it was the duty …

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Roofer Awarded $7 Million for Almost Getting Electrocuted

A roofer who got jolted by a live electrical wire while working on the roof of a Honda warehouse won a $7 million award for his injuries. Charles Shea, a 34-year-old New Jersey man, was employed by a roofing company and sent to work on a warehouse owned by Honda Motor Co. and maintained by another company, Trane Inc. Shea was touched by a live wire left on the roof after a condensing unit had been removed. The wire “had …

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Posted 2 years ago in Immigration by Aaron Kase  
Pink Driver’s Licenses for NC Immigrants

As the debate over comprehensive immigration reform rages on, states are deciding how they will treat immigrants who are allowed to stay and work in the country but still live in a murky limbo when it comes to legal status. North Carolina has come up with one solution: pink driver’s licenses. As of the end of January, the federal government had accepted nearly 400,000 applications and approved over 150,000 in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The memorandum issued …

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Bleeding Deaths Linked to Pradaxa [Video]

  Watch this news video if you or anyone you know is on a blood thinner. It could provide life saving information. Pradaxa, an anticoagulant medication, helps prevent blood clots and strokes. It’s often used with people who have irregular heartbeats. But more than 500 people from around the country have reported to the F.D.A. bleeding deaths involving Pradaxa. Mikal Watts is the lead counsel in the multi-district litigation of 300 plaintiffs suing the drug maker, a German manufacturer, Boehringer …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime by Dan Abrams  
Our Obsession with Female Accused Killers

Let’s make one thing clear at the outset: If Jodi Arias was Johnny Arias and Casey Anthony was Kevin Anthony with almost identical facts, the media and public wouldn’t care about their still-salacious trials. That’s right; it’s time to admit that the fascination, sometimes national obsession, with trials of women accused of murder is clearly related to their gender, looks and race. So what is it about a young attractive (white) woman charged with taking a life or lives that …

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