Daily Archives: May 7, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 4 years ago in Government Litigation Personal Injury by Michele Bowman  
Monster and San Francisco Battle Over Energy Drinks

Monster Beverage Corporation, maker of Monster Energy drinks, and the San Francisco city attorney have declared litigation war on each other in an escalating battle over whether Monster’s caffeinated drinks are unsafe, especially for minors. First Monster sued City Attorney Dennis Herrera, claiming his office is unfairly singling out the company and overstepping his authority; then Herrera fired back with his own lawsuit, claiming Monster is practicing unfair competition, mislabeling its drinks, and violating state laws that regulate foods with …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime Current Events by Betsy Kim  
Is Casey Anthony Really Guilty of Murder? [Poll]

The judge in the trial of Casey Anthony told NBC’s “Today” show that he believed there was enough evidence to convict the Orlando, Fla. mother of first-degree murder. In 2008, prosecutors charged Casey with the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, whose body was found in a trash bag near the family home. The trial coverage highlighted inflammatory evidence including testimony that Casey’s car trunk, where prosecutors believed the child’s body was hidden, had the strong stench of a corpse. …

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How Obamacare Works [Infographic]

Although signed into law by President Obama two years ago, the Affordable Care Act is facing fierce resistance in states led by Republican governors. Just last week, the state House in South Carolina passed a bill declaring Obamacare “null and void,” criminalizing its implementation. Certain conservative politicians are openly waging an all-out battle to prevent health care reform. The Center for American Progress infographic below shows if implemented, how the Affordable Care Act will insure people. It explains what Obamacare …

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Posted 4 years ago in Medical Malpractice Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Woman Sues Doctor for Surprise Tube-Tying Procedure

A Texas woman is suing a doctor and hospital in Houston, alleging that her tubes were tied without her consent after she had a C-section. Amber Graves claims in the suit that when she visited Dr. Fan Wang at Memorial Hermann Hospital to obtain birth control, much to her surprise he informed her that there was no need because he had already tied her tubes two months previously. The doctor claimed that Graves signed a consent form for the procedure in …

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Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law by Michele Bowman  
Zimmerman Foregoes Self-Defense Hearing – For Now

Despite plans hinted at last year to the contrary, George Zimmerman’s lawyer Mark O’Mara said in court on Apr. 30 that the defense would not be seeking a self-defense hearing before Zimmerman’s trial. O’Mara says it’s not a change in course, but more an “evolution” of the defense strategy.   Buying More Time Florida in 2005 waived the duty to retreat a defendant would normally have had under traditional self-defense. Thus, in Florida, if you believe you are in danger …

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