Industry Group Issues Report Touting Fracking Boom Benefits to Economy

News Inferno; September 5, 2013 An industry-funded report states that the uptick in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) activities has benefited the economy with jobs, revenue, and household income increases. While some believe fracking is an answer to a downturned economy and … Continue reading

NFL Concussion Settlement Raises Questions

CNN; September 9, 2013 After years of defiantly denying that it was aware of any links between football and brain injuries, the NFL reached a surprising settlement with 4,500 former players who sued the organization over concussion-related issues to the … Continue reading

Mark O’Mara, George Zimmerman Lawyer, Joins CNN as Legal Analyst

Huffington Post; September 6, 2013 The Florida defense attorney who was the public face of George Zimmerman’s legal team has signed on to be a legal analyst for CNN. Mark O’Mara appeared Friday morning on CNN’s “New Day” program, where … Continue reading

Perfect Privacy? In Internet Communication, that Doesn’t Exist

NBC News; August 27, 2013 Your communications are private — mostly. Your next-door neighbor can’t hear you send an angry email or a saucy text, and even talking on a cellphone is more secure than using the century-old tech in … Continue reading

Hundreds of Lawsuits Filed over GranuFlo

News Inferno; August 26, 2013 Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed over risks associated with inadequate warnings for GranuFlo and NaturaLyte. According to court documents, more than 300 lawsuits have been filed nationwide and more are expected, WickedLocalWaltham reported. Allegations … Continue reading

Mark O’Mara: Zimmerman to Ask Fla. to Cover Some Legal Costs

USA Today; August 27, 2013 George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer found not guilty in the February 2012 shooting death of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin, will ask the state of Florida to cover some of his legal fees, a … Continue reading

Trump Defends His School, Prosecutor Calls it ‘a Scam’

CNNMoney; August 26, 2013 Donald Trump’s real estate school is under attack by New York’s top prosecutor, and both sides took to the airwaves Monday to elaborate on the upcoming legal battle. During separate interviews on CNN’s “New Day,” New … Continue reading

Forced-Place Insurance Lawsuit Seeks Class-Action Status; August 26, 2013 Encino, CA: A force-placed insurance lawsuit filed against Bank of America seeks class-action status. The lawsuit, filed in California in 2012 by Christopher Gustafson, alleges Bank of America provided force-placed insurance from its own affiliates at … Continue reading

Consumer Advocacy Group Calls for ‘Black Box’ Warning on Plavix

News Inferno; August 22, 2013 The advocacy group Public Citizen filed a petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  on Wednesday calling on the agency to add a boxed warning to the blood thinner Plavix that would alert … Continue reading

Fracking Waste from the Marcellus Shale Trips Radioactivity Alarms

News Inferno; August 23, 2013 In 2012, some 1,000 trucks that were transporting tons of fracking waste from the Marcellus Shale tipped radioactivity alarms. About 15,769 tons of Marcellus Shale waste were stopped at a landfill in Pennsylvania after the … Continue reading