Monthly Archives: April 2013


Posted 4 years ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
$7.7M for Patient’s Death During Struggle With Caregivers

A jury awarded $7.7 million for the death of a patient who suffocated during a struggle with her caregivers. Thirty-three year old Lauren Arcady was developmentally disabled, suffered from schizophrenia, and had a history of hurting herself. After living for five years in a facility for people with mental disabilities, she moved into her own home in Santa Maria, Calif., where Genesis Developmental Services provided care to her. Arcady got upset on June 26, 2010, after one of her caregivers …

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Posted 4 years ago in Current Events Personal Injury by Michele Bowman  
Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Trial Opens

Opening statements on Apr. 29 kicked off a trial in a California state courtroom in which Michael Jackson’s mother and three children will try to prove that concert promoter AEG Live is liable for the pop star’s wrongful death at the hands of Dr. Conrad Murray.   Star-Packed Courtroom The central issue in the case, according to CNN, is whether AEG Live, which was promoting what would have been Jackson’s comeback concerts in 2009, is responsible for the actions of …

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Posted 4 years ago in Frauds & Scams by Josh Crank  
US Sues Novartis for Alleged Pharmacy Kickback Scheme

Swiss drug maker Novartis has been sued by a U.S. Attorney for allegedly paying kickbacks to pharmacies that converted thousands of patients to one of its drugs. The civil fraud suit accuses the company of disguising the kickbacks as rebates and discounts for Myfortic, an immunosuppressant drug that helps kidney transplant patients avoid organ rejection. “Novartis co-opted the independence of certain pharmacists and turned them into salespeople for one of its drugs,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime by Betsy Kim  
If Convicted Should Tsarnaev Be Executed? [Poll]

Dzhokar Tsarnaev reportedly confessed to the bombings at the Boston Marathon. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz is prosecuting Tsarnaev on charges of using a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property, in acts that killed three people and injured more than 260. The 19-year-old had been cooperating with law enforcement by writing on a pad of paper but stopped sharing so freely after authorities read him his Miranda rights. How much should the nature of a crime, its impact …

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Posted 4 years ago in Divorce by Josh Crank  
Former Dodgers Owner’s Ex Cries Foul Over Divorce Settlement

The ex-wife of former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt scored $131 million and four homes in her divorce settlement, but now she’s telling a judge that she’s been shortchanged. That’s because Jamie McCourt believed the Dodgers assets were worth about $300 million when her divorce was finalized in 2010. Two years later, Frank sold the team — for $2.15 billion. Jamie said that Frank committed fraud by representing the franchise as worth a fraction of its actual value, and …

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