Daily Archives: May 31, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 4 years ago in Consumer Law Video by Clare Major  
Monster Energy Drinks Fuel Health Concerns [Video]

  The City of San Francisco is suing Monster Beverage Corporation for aggressively marketing its highly caffeinated energy drinks to teens and children. The company sold over $2 billion in these drinks in 2012. Lawyers.com videojournalist Clare Major interviews San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera. He accuses Monster Beverage Corporation of targeting sales to children despite known health risks, and failing to warn consumers of the dangers of over consumption. Eighteen health experts wrote a letter to the Food and …

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Can Undocumented Immigrants Get Driver’s Licenses?

The ability to drive a car can be essential to many of the tasks of daily life — taking the kids to school, picking up groceries, going to the doctor and, perhaps most importantly, getting to work. Most states do not issue driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. This leaves immigrants with a difficult choice: meeting their daily needs or risking arrest for driving without a license. A driver’s license also serves as an ID to obtain many essential services and …

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Posted 4 years ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Lawsuit Alleges Anti-White Discrimination in Philly DA’s Office

A former Philadelphia assistant district attorney has filed a lawsuit against her old boss, claiming that District Attorney Seth Williams discriminated against her because she is white. MK Feeney worked in the District Attorney’s office for 15 years, but claims the climate changed dramatically when Williams was elected to the top post in 2010. Feeney claims she was fired after getting on the bad side of a favored black employee. According to the lawsuit, Williams instructed the office’s hiring committee …

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Posted 4 years ago in Frauds & Scams by Michele Bowman  
Fake Cancer-Cure Doc Gets 14 Years for Fraud

An evangelical preacher-turned-doctor has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for luring patients with cancer and other serious diseases into expensive treatments with her “herbal remedy” that in fact contained things like beef flavoring and sunscreen.   Victims Sacrificed Real Treatment A federal judge in California on May 17 sentenced Christine Daniel, 58, to 14 years in prison and required her to repay over $1.2 million that she bilked from unsuspecting cancer sufferers and their families. Daniel was reportedly …

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Posted 4 years ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Josh Crank  
Jury Awards $5.2 Million for Fatal Nursing Home Neglect

A jury ordered a Greenbrier, Ark., nursing home to pay $5.2 million to the estate of a 76-year-old woman who died after staffers failed to transport her to an emergency room on a doctor’s orders. Martha Bull had recently suffered a stroke and was undergoing a 30-day rehabilitation program at Greenbrier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in March 2008. About a week after arriving, Bull complained of severe abdominal pain. A physician examined her the next day and ordered that she …

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