Boston Marathon Case Prosecutor Known for Aggressive Record

Thomson Reuters; April 22, 2013 As the top federal law enforcer in Massachusetts, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz has taken heat for being tough to a fault and coming down too hard on some defendants. But as she builds a possible … Continue reading

Agreement Reached in National Class Action Lawsuit on Work Authorization for Asylum Seekers

April 15, 2013, Washington D.C. – The Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security have agreed to settle a nationwide class action lawsuit challenging the denial of work authorization to asylum seekers who have been waiting six months … Continue reading

EU Antitrust Regulators to Investigate MasterCard Card Fees

Thomson Reuters; April 9, 2013 BRUSSELS, (Reuters) – EU regulators are investigating whether MasterCard’s card fees for non-European cardholders and business practices locking in merchants to its cards violate EU antitrust rules, as they stepped up their fight against barriers … Continue reading

Judge Rules U.S. Overlooked Fracking Risks in California Mineral Leases

Thomson Reuters; April 9, 2013 SAN FRANCISCO, (Reuters) – A federal judge has ruled the Obama administration broke the law when it issued oil leases in central California without fully weighing the environmental impact of “fracking,” a setback for companies … Continue reading

Call Center Employees Not Always Paid for Hours Worked; April 6,2013 San Francisco, CA: Donning and doffing lawsuits usually refer to situations in which employees are required to put on or take off extensive safety gear and uniforms outside of work hours (either before or after shift, or … Continue reading

Is Beyaz Lawsuit a Simple Component of Doing Business for Bayer?; April 8, 2013 Washington, DC: While Beyaz manufacturer Bayer A.G. continues to stand behind its drospire none-based oral contraceptive as safe and effective, Beyaz side effects are nonetheless articulated in both Beyaz advertising and corporate reporting. On the corporate … Continue reading

Australian Study Links Fetal Malformation to Topamax; April 8, 2013 Melbourne, Australia: A new study conducted by researchers in Australia suggests that Topamax side effects could include a risk of Topamax birth defects. The study, which included both valproate and topiramate side effects, examined the link … Continue reading

Mass Tort Likely over Mirena IUD Injuries

NewsInferno; April 8, 2013 In response to scores of lawsuits brought over Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s Mirena® intrauterine device (IUD), a mass tort is likely over allegations the device migrates after insertion, embedding in the uterus or puncturing organs. The … Continue reading

Asphalt Sealant May Increase Cancer Risks

NewsInferno; April 5, 2013 A common asphalt sealant has been linked to increased cancer risks, especially in children, according to a just-released study. Specifically, asphalt sealed with coal tar, a by-product of steel manufacturing, may be dangerous, said HealthDay News. … Continue reading

Exxon Pipeline Bursts, Empties Arkansas Neighborhood

NewsInferno; April 5, 2013 A broken pipeline spewed some 3,500 – 5,000 barrels of heavy crude oil into a Mayflower, Arkansas, neighborhood, leading to the evacuation of at least two-dozen homes. ExxonMobil is looking into the cause of its Pegasus … Continue reading