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Bad Prescription Case Against Target Goes Badly

Frank Andrews got his prescription at Target.

Unfortunately, the dosage was ten times the prescribed amount and he suffered renal failure. He lost his negligence suit because he failed to present timely expert evidence and other reasons in Andrews v. Target Pharmacy..

Maybe this is why you shouldn't necessarily buy prescriptions at the same counter where you buy household cleansers. Be careful where you find your lawyer, too.

Cosby Wins Defamation Case and His Lawyers Celebrate Online

Bill Cosby won a case and his lawyers are proud of it. Really?

Even as Hollywood's sexual predators are getting shamed in the media, Cosby's lawyers have no shame about their client's pyrrhic victory. Their press release was posted on the entertainer's Facebook page.

"Allen A. Greenberg of the Los Angeles-based firm Greenberg Gross LLP successfully argued on behalf of Mr. Crosby," the release said. Is this that rare occasion when good press is bad press?

Bribing the Judge Didn't Pay

Sometimes, a routine traffic stop turns into something more serious. One day in Puerto Rico, it led to the end of a judicial career and 10 years to think about it.

Judge Manuel Acevedo-Hernandez wasn't even driving when police pulled over the car. His friend was driving.

The problem was the officers recognized his friend from a negligent homicide case. The judge had just dismissed it.

No Relief for Attorney Criticized on Ripoff Report

No doubt, Richard Goren is a good attorney.

Apparently, he was too good for the opposing party who criticized him on the Ripoff Report. Goren then sued and obtained a judgment against his accuser.

But the rub came in the subsequent case against the Ripoff Report. The U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals said the company was immune from liability in Small Justice LLC v. Xcentric Ventures LLC.

Shortly after discovering that her now ex-husband had been using his FBI spy tools, such as GPS monitoring equipment and more, to spy on her during their marriage, Aida Gordo-Gonzalez, not only filed for divorce, she sued the U.S. government under the Federal Tort Claims Act.

The lawsuit claims that the FBI was negligent in its supervision of her former husband, and should have realized he was misusing resources, and stopped it. However, despite this claim seeming like an obvious slam dunk winner, the U.S. was able to invoke sovereign immunity to defeat the claim.