City of Chicago Pays $22.5 Million to Settle Case in Police Negligence Case

The City of Chicago has agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a mentally-ill woman – one of the largest settlements to a single plaintiff in Chicago history. The plaintiff, Christina Eilman, had been arrested, held overnight, and subsequently released in a high-crime neighborhood, where she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted […]

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Did Johnson & Johnson Know About Dangers Associated with Recalled Metal Hip Implants?

The U.S. Food and Drug Association’s (FDA) examination of metal-on-metal hip implants, and the wave of litigation against the makers of recalled hip implants, has revealed some disturbing information regarding what the hip implant manufacturers may have known about the safety of all-metal hip implants. Specifically, court documents made public in connection with a lawsuit […]

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Debt Ceiling Debate Could Delay Social Security Disability Payments

Uncertainties regarding the debt ceiling have many Social Security recipients, including those who receive Social Security Disability benefits, biting their nails in worry. Unless the debt ceiling is raised to allow additional federal borrowing, more than 55 million Social Security recipients might not receive their checks because the Treasury Department would only have enough funding […]

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Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley Agree to Pay $557 Million to Settle Mortgage Abuse Allegations

Two banking giants – Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley – have agreed to pay $557 million to settle allegations pursuant to a federal investigation into abusive practices related to mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure processing. Such abusive practices included allegations of “robo-signing,” whereby the banks automatically signed off on foreclosures without properly reviewing […]

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FDA Proposes Stricter Guidelines on Metal-On-Metal Hip Implants

Metal-on-metal hip implants could soon be a thing of the past, if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has its way. Last summer, the FDA issued a report indicating that data revealed that metal-on-metal hip replacement systems are more likely to fail than other hip implant devices. Although the FDA stopped short of banning […]

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Georgia Doctors Seek to Eliminate Court-Based Medical Malpractice Cases

Several states have passed or are considering passing tort reform legislation that would limit the damage awards on medical malpractice lawsuits. As of 2011, nearly 30 states placed damage caps on medical malpractice awards and, in at least 16 states, courts have upheld the constitutionality of non-economic or total damages. In at least 11 other […]

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Eli Lilly Settles Fetal Cancer Case

Thousands of lawsuits have been filed in which plaintiffs allege that DES, a pregnancy drug, caused vaginal cancer, cervical cancer, and fertility problems. Most recently, however, a lawsuit alleging that DES caused fetal cancer was settled shortly after its trial began. As this Washington Post article explains, the lawsuit was filed against Eli Lilly and […]

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