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Counterfeit Breast Implants Subject of Idaho Lawsuit
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Four Idaho women have filed a lawsuit alleging that they were given counterfeit breast implants by a surgeon in Burley. The lawsuit filed in federal court alleges that the surgeon injected the women with counterfeit Botox and gave them counterfeit breast implants. The lawsuit was filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho and alleges that the doctor switched genuine Botox injections and breast implants for counterfeit items manufactured in China without the plaintiffs' knowledge or consent.
Michel Matthews, The Times-News Online 04/29/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Johnson & Johnson Appeals $127M Award in Talc Powder Lawsuit
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Johnson & Johnson is appealing a $127 million total award to two women who alleged that their ovarian cancer was caused by talc powder. The research into a link between talc powder and ovarian cancer returned mixed results and those studies found a link showed only a slightly higher risk of the cancer. However, with the recent ruling, the issue of potentially cancer-causing powder has come to light. The large award sum was granted to one woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2011 and the family of another woman who died of ovarian cancer.
Staff Report, personalinjury.com 05/04/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Jewish Rabbi Accused of Sexually Assaulting School Boy
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A Jewish rabbi from New Haven, Connecticut has been accused in a lawsuit of raping a Jewish school boy. According to the federal complaint filed in U.S. District Court, the rabbi repeatedly sexually abused the plaintiff over a period of years. The plaintiff, now 28, alleges that the abuse took place about 10 years ago, while the defendant served as the rabbi, school principal, chief administrator, president, director and treasurer of Yeshiva of New Haven. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was 15 years old at the time of the abuse and the rabbi was in his 60's.
Anna Bisaro, New Haven Register 05/03/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Gov. Drops Lawsuit Against Marijuana Dispensary
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The federal government has dismissed a lawsuit against the nation's largest medical marijuana dispensary. The lawsuit was filed by former U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag in 2012 and alleged that the Harborside Health Center property in Oakland, California was being used for illegal activity. In an announcement on Tuesday, the Harborside Executive Director called the lawsuit filed four years ago "harassment" and "federal prohibition" on cannabis. The U.S. attorney's office has not confirmed the status of the lawsuit's dismissal.
Angela Ruggiero, San Jose Mercury News 05/04/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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University of Tennessee to Face Sexual Assault Lawsuit, Judge Says
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A federal judge has denied a request by the University of Tennessee to have a sexual assault lawsuit against it dismissed. In February, eight women filed suit against the university alleging a pattern and practice of deliberate indifference to sexual assaults and misconduct by athletes. The federal judge did dismiss one of the plaintiff's claims on the basis that the statute of limitations on the allegations had expired. She will still be able to pursue claims that the school mishandled her assault case. Claims by the other seven women will proceed in federal court.
Anita Wadhwani and Nate Rau, Chattanooga Times Free Press 05/03/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Products

 
Avalanche Rescue Probes Recalled for Suffocation Hazard
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Cascade Designs has issued a recall on their avalanche rescue probes due to a suffocation hazard. As stated in the recall, "The lock button on the probe can fail to engage and lock, causing the probe not to function as intended. This can interfere with finding someone buried beneath snow, posing a suffocation hazard." Nearly 2,000 of the probes were sold in the U.S. and Canada at REI and other outdoor recreation stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from September 2014 through January 2016. The devices were manufactured in Korea.
Staff Report, PR Newswire 05/04/2016   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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