Study: Increased Cancer Risks Seen With Cell Phone Use

News Inferno; August 12, 2013 An emerging study reveals a clear association between the use of cell phones and increased cancer risks. While many have long believed that cell phone use has been linked to cancer, research has been somewhat … Continue reading

Experts: Paula Deen is Done Despite Legal Win

USA Today; August 13, 2013 The damage has been done. Southern celebrity chef Paula Deen’s legal woes — arguably the most inflammatory of the claims against her — diminished on Monday, but is it too late to resurrect her once-flourishing … Continue reading

Both Political Sides Praise Drug Changes

Baltimore Sun; August 12, 2013 In a sign of growing disenchantment with the war on drugs, conservatives joined Democrats and reform advocates Monday in praising Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.‘s declaration that it was time to rethink get-tough policies … Continue reading

When Lawyers Cut Their Clients Out of the Deal

New York Times; August 12, 2013 WASHINGTON — “We always knew this settlement would get a tremendous amount of attention,” Scott A. Kamber told the federal appeals court in San Francisco a couple of years ago. He was defending a … Continue reading

New York Judge Orders Police Stop-and-Frisk Monitor

Bloomberg; August 12, 2013 New York City police stop-and-frisk practices unlawfully targeted people on the basis of their race, a federal judge ruled, ordering an independent monitor to oversee reforms of the practice. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin in Manhattan … Continue reading

Holder Seeks to Avert Mandatory Minimum Sentences for some Low-level Drug Offenders

Washington Post; August 12, 2013 Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced Monday that low-level, nonviolent drug offenders with no ties to gangs or large-scale drug organizations will no longer be charged with offenses that impose severe mandatory sentences. The … Continue reading

New York State Cracks Down on Illegal Internet Payday Loans

Lawyersandsettlements.com; August 11, 2013 Albany, NY: Payday lending is already illegal in New York State, as it is in more than a dozen other states in the US. But that hasn’t stopped a myriad of Internet payday lenders from attempting … Continue reading

New Study Finds Arsenic at Elevated Levels in Groundwater near Fracking Sites

News Inferno; August 9, 2013 An emerging study found that high levels of arsenic and other heavy metals are present in groundwater located near hydraulic fracturing (fracking) sites in the Barnett Shale located in Texas. The Barnet shale comprises some … Continue reading

Family Of Woman Thrown From Golf Cart At Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo Files Suit Against Driver, HLSR, Cart Owner And Cart Manufacturer

Houston Law Firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend Will Host A Press Conference At 2pm On Monday, August 5 To Discuss Recently-Filed Personal Injury Suit (Houston, TX) On behalf of Yvonne Herndon, her husband and her children, … Continue reading

Federal jury returns $834,703.33 verdict in trip and fall case

A federal jury returned this substantial verdict on Wednesday in favor of a 71-year-old Bucks County woman in a trip and fall case.  The woman was  working as a sales representative for General Mills in the Pathmark supermarket at Franklin … Continue reading