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  • King’s Hawaiian misleads about where its rolls are made, lawsuit claims

    12/30/2020 10:25:59 AM PST · by mylife · 126 replies
    nypost ^ | 12/29/2020 | Rebecca Rosenberg and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls are not Hawaiian enough, a new lawsuit charges. The class-action suit, filed Friday in Manhattan federal court, accuses the maker of the popular baked products of defrauding consumers by suggesting they’re still made in the Aloha State. In fact, they’re made in California. “King’s Hawaiian has been known as the most authentic purveyor of its eponymous Hawaiian rolls,” Long Island attorney Spencer Sheehan, who filed the lawsuit on behalf of a Yonkers man and others, told The Post on Tuesday. “Unfortunately, they’re labeling gives consumers the impression that it’s made in Hawaii,” he said. “It’s not.”...
  • California teachers sue after jetliner dumps fuel on schools

    01/17/2020 5:26:34 PM PST · by McGruff · 108 replies
    AP ^ | 1/17/2020 | STEFANIE DAZIO
    Four teachers from a Los Angeles-area school sued Delta Air Lines on Friday, saying they were exposed to jet fuel when a plane with engine trouble dumped its fuel over a densely populated area, including several schools, while making an emergency return to the airport. At a news conference, the teachers described the fuel as drizzling down like raindrops with “overwhelming” fumes. They said their panicked students screamed and cried. “The plaintiffs could feel the fuel on their clothes, their flesh, their eyes and their skin,” said the teachers’ attorney, Gloria Allred, who noted that her firm may add teachers...
  • Bed Bath & Beyond pulls black jack-o’-lanterns after complaints in Nyack

    10/23/2019 6:30:18 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 74 replies
    Westchester.news12 ^ | Oct 21, 2019 | Staff
    <p>Bed Bath & Beyond has removed black jack-o’-lanterns from sale after a News 12 investigation that stemmed from complaints in Nyack about the product.</p> <p>A Halloween display in front of a law firm was taken down in Nyack because the jack-o'-lanterns upset some community members. The jack-o’-lanterns are painted black with a white mouth.</p>
  • Group seeks $100M for woman killed by US border agent

    05/24/2019 2:14:38 AM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    AP via msn ^ | 24 May 2019 | NOMAAN MERCHANT
    HOUSTON — Advocates demanded $100 million in damages Thursday on behalf of the family of a 20-year-old Guatemalan woman who was shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent last year.
  • Keep Fraudulent Science Out of Our Courtrooms

    02/03/2019 4:40:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | February 3, 2019 | Paul Driessen
    A California jury recently awarded $289 million in damages (later reduced to $78 million) to a former groundskeeper, who claimed the weed killer glyphosate caused his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Monsanto deliberately or negligently failed to warn him adequately about the chemical’s cancer risks.The case is on appeal, and a second trial will soon begin before U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria, who himself has 620 more glyphosate cases on his docket. Overall, more than 9,300 additional cases are in the works against Monsanto and its new owner, Bayer – and personal injury mass-tort law firms are trolling for more alleged...
  • Trial lawyers want to drug test California doctors

    10/31/2014 3:36:02 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    HOT AIR ^ | 31 OCTOBER 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    California has turned itself into something of a joke over the years in large part because of their Rule by Referendum mentality. A sufficiently large group of people – and really not all that many – can get just about any idea that crosses their minds onto the ballot and have it enacted into law with a slick enough sales campaign. There are in excess of 100 of these proposals facing left coast voters this year, and one of them – Proposition 46 – seems to be pitting doctors against lawyers.
  • Passengers suing Carnival over crippled cruise seek $5,000 a month for life

    03/12/2014 1:21:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 11, 2014 | (with AP)
    A group of passengers suing Carnival Corp. for damages after sailing on the ill-fated Carnival Triumph cruise ship that drifted at sea for days are asking the company to pay $5,000 a month for the rest of their lives for ongoing medical and mental problems. The case stems from the February 2013 incident when a fire broke out in the ship’s engine room during a four-day cruise, leaving the ship without engine power and most of its electricity, forcing passengers to endure human waste running down hallways, limited water supplies, noxious odors and extreme heat. …
  • Alliance sees more lack of diversity on bench--Wants broader backgrounds

    02/11/2014 6:33:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 11, 2014 | Dave Boyer
    Not satisfied with President Obama for appointing record numbers of gay, female and minority judges, liberal groups and labor unions are now pressuring the president to nominate more jurists who have backgrounds working for unions and public-interest organizations. The Alliance for Justice, a coalition of more than 100 liberal groups, is lobbying the White House to “broaden the bench” with more judicial nominees who represent what it calls “professional diversity” — judges who are more likely to be aligned with the coalition’s liberal agenda. “We face a federal bench that has a striking lack of diversity,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts...
  • Sued over cuts and grazes: Schools rip out playgrounds as compensation claims soar

    04/14/2013 1:49:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Sunday Express (UK) ^ | Sun., April 14, 2013 | David Paul
    Schools have begun ripping out swings and slides from playgrounds because they can no longer afford huge compensation payouts when children suffer minor cuts and grazes. The claims have become so common that even school trips to the seaside are being canceled in case pupils injure themselves while paddling in the sea and their parents then sue. Education authorities face big bills even if a child is hurt while defying school rules by climbing walls or trees. Lawyers all over the country are fueling the problem by offering parents no-win no-fee deals. Some firms have even set up telephone hotlines...
  • Police officer gets £10,000 payout for falling off a chair

    04/12/2013 11:23:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    London Evening Standard ^ | 12 April 2013 | Dick Murray, Transport Correspondent
    A British Transport Police officer has been paid an estimated £10,000 ($15,371) compensation after falling off a chair while on London Underground premises. The award was part of nearly £5 million paid out by Transport for London over the past three years in compensation to people injured on the Tube, buses, railways, roads and pavements. The payouts were condemned as a “result of living in a compensation culture gone mad”. …
  • DA: Woman falls on SEPTA bus, 6 claim injuries (PHOTOS)

    12/12/2012 9:39:23 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10 Dec 2012 | Vernon Odom
    The Philadelphia District Attorney said six people filed false injury claims against SEPTA after a woman tripped and fell on a bus. The DA said the incident happened on Thanksgiving night in 2010. According to investigators, the woman involved fell while walking to the rear of the bus. The bus had not been in an accident, the DA said, and there were no sudden maneuvers that would have caused her to fall. Paramedics were called to the scene, but the woman refused treatment and declined to go to the hospital. The only other person on the bus at the time...
  • Chevron claims seen as not worth trouble

    08/09/2012 12:54:43 PM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/9/12 | Carolyn Jones, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Two days after toxic black smoke from the Chevron refinery fire enveloped Richmond, a second phenomenon swept through the city: the rush for money. More than 1,000 residents claiming to have coughs, nausea, scratchy throats and psychological trauma visited a downtown law office Wednesday in hopes of receiving a payout for their suffering. Another 1,000 contacted Chevron directly. Chevron was so overwhelmed, it set up a storefront downtown to accommodate the claims and answer questions. But what claimants are likely to receive - at the most, a few thousand dollars each - is not enough to buy a long-term solution...
  • Tort-Scam Takedown

    03/05/2012 7:53:53 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 1 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/05/12
    That $279 million no-fault insurance scam cops busted Thursday gives added value to the term “ambulance-chasing.” It also shows why New Yorkers, who indirectly foot the tab for the fraud, need serious reform from Albany. (And never mind the ambulance-chaser — er, trial-lawyer — lobbyists fighting for the status quo.) * * * [T]he crackdown casts a bright spotlight on the huge sums New Yorkers are paying unnecessarily for their auto insurance through the no-fault system. And for that, they can thank, in large part, the self-interested tort-law crowd. The fraud ring, dominated by immigrants from the former Soviet Union,...
  • Lawsuit filed in Reno air race crash

    11/01/2011 4:38:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 79 replies
    AP via San Jose Mercury News ^ | November 1, 2011 | Ken Ritter
    The family of a Texas man killed when a racing aircraft crashed into spectators in the National Championship Air Races in Reno filed a $25 million lawsuit Tuesday against the pilot's family, a mechanic on the World War II-era aircraft and the Nevada organization that hosted the event.
  • Medical insurers win big in California Supreme Court decision

    08/19/2011 8:39:38 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8/19/11 | Dan Walters
    The state Supreme Court handed insurers and business groups a major legal victory – and personal injury lawyers an equally big setback – on Thursday by imposing limits on medical damages in one of the era's most closely watched civil cases. The issue in the case, Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, was whether an injured party could collect the full medical care costs billed by doctors and hospitals, or the lesser amount that the medical providers accepted from an insurance company.
  • Priest Sex Abuse Victim's Lawyers Claim Most of His $900,000 Settlement

    01/05/2011 8:32:34 PM PST · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 1/4/11 | Aimee Green
    A man who was molested as a child by a Portland priest -- then secured a $900,000 settlement from the church -- has yet to see a penny more than seven years after the church paid out the money. In a lawsuit filed this week in Multnomah County Circuit Court, the man alleges that attorneys who represented him in the case managed to claim $877,000 of the settlement, leaving him with no more than $23,000. Yet the man, identified only by his initials, G.B., hasn't seen a check for any amount. According to the suit, G.B. has been living off...
  • Family: Racial Bias Caused Conn. Gunman to Snap

    08/04/2010 6:50:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 3, 2010 | Everton Bailey, Jr.
    Omar Thornton sat calmly in a meeting with union representative and his supervisors as they showed a video of him stealing beer from the distributor where he worked. Busted, he didn't put up a fight, company officials said. He quietly signed a letter of resignation and was headed for the door when he pulled out a gun and started firing — "cold as ice," as one survivor described it. In the end, Thornton killed eight people, injured two, then turned the gun on himself in a rampage Tuesday at Hartford Distributors that union and company officials said they would not...
  • Alleged Shooter: I Killed The Racists

    08/03/2010 6:30:10 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 115 replies · 754+ views
    “He said, ‘I killed the five racists that was there bothering me,’” said Will Holliday, Thornton’s uncle. “He said, ‘That’s it. The cops are going to come in so I’m going to take care of it myself.’” Holliday said Thornton had been complaining to relatives that in several years he worked at Hartford Distributors he was confronted with blatant racism. Holliday said, “He had some instances of racism at the company. They were hanging nooses in the bathroom and writing stuff like that. They were singling him out because he was the only black person there in that area.”
  • Spokane Popcorn Lover Sues After Contracting Rare Disease (ODed on Popcorn)

    06/19/2010 4:49:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies · 797+ views
    A Spokane man is the first customer to file a lawsuit against Conagra Foods for their microwave popcorn. The product in question was pulled from store shelves three years ago. That’s because a chemical inside was making its workers sick. It involves an artificial flavoring called diacetyl. For years it was put in popcorn to give it a nice smell but the aroma is allegedly what made one Spokane Valley man sick. A man who loves popcorn. Attorney Richard Eymann says the man had it in a bowl and sometimes “he’d lap it out of the bowl like a dog...
  • Washington man killed by urinating on live power line following crash

    03/03/2010 10:33:40 AM PST · by Willie Green · 61 replies · 1,790+ views ^ | Wednesday, March 03, 2010 | Nicole Howley
    Legal news for Washington personal injury attorneys. A man was killed after urinating on live power line in Grays Harbor County. Washington personal injury lawyers alert- A man was killed by electrocution after urinating on a live wire in Montesano, WA. Montesano, WA—A Washington man who escaped a single vehicle collision without any serious injuries, was then killed by electrocution while waiting for a family member to come pull his car from a ditch. The Grays Harbor County Sherriff’s Department reported that the man was killed on Friday, February 26, 2010, as reported by MSNBC. According to deputies, Roy Messenger...