Monday, August 10, 2009

Dallas Lawsuits Question Labor Demands of Email and Cellphones

In the suit, Mr. Rulli said he was handcuffed to his phone because the company required him to quickly respond to messages at any hour, said Weinberg Law Firm, Labor Lawyer Dallas.

CB Richard Ellis declined to address the specifics but said in a statement, "We believe this complaint is without merit and are contesting it vigorously." The company said it complies with employment laws.

Lohan Gets 1 Day in Jail on Los Angeles DUI Plea

Each of Lohan's arrests were followed by trips to rehab, but Meyers noted that "did not play a part in our agreement."

Lohan's legal problems come on the heels of two other high-profile celebrity DUI cases that resulted in jail time. Paris Hilton served 23 days behind bars after she was found guilty of driving on a suspended license while on probation for an alcohol-related reckless-driving case. Nicole Richie was ordered to serve four days in jail stemming from a December DUI arrest. She checked in and out of the women's jail in Lynwood on Thursday after serving less than two hours, said Michael Bialys, Los Angeles DUI lawyer.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Porch catastrophic injury: New York says it's up to you

Like thousands of porches in Chicago, the rickety landing where Atit Mansuria and Carolina Landeros were chatting hadn't been inspected for years -- in this case, since it was built in the mid-1980s, said John Q. Kelly, a New York catastrophic injury lawyer.

Its railing suddenly broke open like a gate, sending them tumbling 20 feet to the concrete alley below. Landeros, 20, fractured her neck, but is now recovering. Mansuria, 27, suffered severe head injuries and remains hospitalized.

Will Obama Keep His Promise to Federal Whistleblowers?

"Unlike Bush administration appointees who compiled a 1-44 track record against whistleblowers, these whistleblower lawyer Los Angeles are seasoned veterans with a proven track record of commitment to the merit system throughout their careers," said Tom Devine, legal director of the nonprofit public interest group Government Accountability Project.

Devine called the appointments "a weathervane that the Obama Administration is serious about its good government rhetoric."

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Insurance plans, other third-party payers settle Vioxx claims with drugmaker Merck for $80M

LINDA A. JOHNSON | AP Business Writer
3:17 PM CDT, August 3, 2009

Merck said in a regulatory filing Monday that the company and the plaintiffs agreed in principle to settle all outstanding claims, and it took an $80 million charge for the settlement in the second quarter.

Those lawsuits had been moving through the courts for more than four years, with
Chicago business attorney approving a class-action lawsuit and the New Jersey Supreme Court later overturning that ruling. Seeger estimated third-party payers covered about 80 percent of the cost of prescriptions for Vioxx, which generated billions of dollars in annual sales while on the market from 1999 through 2004.

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