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Cosby Drops Lawsuit Against Sexual Assault Accuser
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Bill Cosby has dropped a lawsuit he filed against a woman who accused him of sexual assault. The comedian has been embroiled in sexual assault allegations by a number of women who say they were drugged and assaulted by him. The lawsuit was filed by Cosby against a Canadian woman whose allegations led to his criminal trial in Philadelphia. The breach-of-contract lawsuit alleged that the woman violated a confidentiality agreement they had reached back in 2008.
Andrea Mandell, USA Today 07/28/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Arizona Downgraded Medicaid Coverage of Eligible Immigrants, Says Lawsuit
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A federal lawsuit has accused the state of Arizona of denying Medicaid benefits to eligible immigrants. According to the lawsuit filed this month in U.S. District Court in Phoenix, the state has wrongly downgraded over 3,500 immigrants from full Medicaid benefits to emergency-only coverage. The lawsuit, filed by a number of immigrants in the state of Arizona, alleges that the plaintiffs are being downgraded to medical coverage that does not cover outpatient care and prescription drugs.
Ken Alltucker, Arizona Republic 07/28/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Judge Rules in Favor of Bayer in Lawsuit Over Mirena Contraceptive Device
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A judge has ruled in favor of Bayer AG against a series of lawsuits filed by women who allege they were injured the company's Mirena intra-uterine contraceptive device. The lawsuits claimed that the drug, which carries a risk of perforating the uterus during insertion, caused the plaintiffs' internal injuries. Bayer argued that it warned consumers about the issue on the medication's packaging. Back in 2013, the nearly 1,300 lawsuits filed against Bayer were consolidated in New York federal court.
Staff Report, personalinjury.com 07/29/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Former Grad Student Settles Discrimination Lawsuit Against UNC School of Arts
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A former graduate student has settled her discrimination lawsuit against the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. The woman sued the school alleging that she was discriminated against because of her medical condition. The lawsuit alleged that the university used the plaintiff's migraines and polycystic ovary syndrome as a reason to expel her from school. The plaintiff agreed to settle the lawsuit on June 24, just before the case was scheduled for trial. The settlement will allow the plaintiff to be readmitted to the school but does not include monetary damages.
John Hinton, Winston-Salem Journal 07/28/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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New York MTA to File Suit Over Fire on Train Tracks
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New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is planning a lawsuit over a fire that took place in May and damaged train tracks. The MTA filed a notice of claim on Wednesday citing the city's "carelessness, recklessness and negligence" in storing explosive and flammable materials under elevated tracks. The lawsuit alleges that the fire, which started at the Urban Garden Center, stalled service at Grand Central Station. In addition to the city, the lawsuit also names as defendant Economic Development Corp.
Dan Rivoli, New York Daily News 07/27/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Products

 
Nearly 6,000 Boxes of Zolpidem Tartrate Sublingual Tablets Recalled
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Novel Laboratories has issued a recall on Zolpidem Tartrate Sublingual tablets due to a failure to meet child-resistant closure requirements. As stated in the recall, "the packaging for the prescription drug is not child-resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act, posing a risk of poisoning if swallowed by children." The recall involves about 5,700 boxes of 30 blister packs which were sold at clinics and pharmacies nationwide, including CVS, Costco, Walgreens, Kroger, and Wegmans from March 2016 through May 2016. Consumers can return the product for a full refund.
Staff Report, PR Newswire 07/27/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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