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May 2010 Archives

Judge Orders Single California Toyota Claims Proceeding

A Los Angeles judge has consolidated more than 40 California Toyota lawsuits filed against the automaker over cars that have sped out of control leading to the massive recall of more than 8.5 million Toyota vehicles across the globe. Dozens of Toyota claims were quickly filed, and many of the attorneys involved wished to avoid consolidating them. 

Lawsuit: Convicted Sex Offender Worked at CA School

If there is one place you would hope to keep a convicted sex offender away from, it would probably be a school with teenagers. But according to claims, a Rancho Cucamonga construction company, Ledesma & Meyer, sent a convicted sex offender to supervise a San Bernardino middle school construction project. School officials allegedly failed to investigate the supervisor, and a 13 year old girl was assaulted and allegedly raped. 

Hooters Sued for Weight Discrimination

Hooters is being sued by a former employee who says that she was bullied by management about her weight. Now with her attorney, Richard Bernstein, she is fighting back with a lawsuit in Macomb County, Michigan. 

Were Massey Mine Workers Used to Hide Safety Violations?

Families and colleagues of the Massey mine workers killed in the explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine are alleging that Massey Energy Co. used a system to alert workers of the presence of safety inspectors. Federal investigators are looking into the matter, according to comments by the Mine Safety and Health Administration on Monday. The new attention comes after testimony before the House Education and Labor Committee.

BP Denies Accusations of a Cover Up

The Obama White House expressed frustration with BP last Thursday, asserting that the information that the oil company has provided about the gulf spill is lacking in detail. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson sent a highly critical letter to BP. 

MSHA Seeks Dismissal in Coal Mine Disaster Suit

Who has the right to interview witnesses after a coal mine disaster such as the April 5 blast in West Virginia?

Kenneth Abbott, Whistleblower, Sues to Stop BP Atlantis

A lawsuit was filed yesterday by whistleblower Kenneth Abbott, a former project control supervisor contracted by BP. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Houston, alleges that BP failed to analyze engineering designs for the operation of a BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.

Won't Back Down: Pampers Suit Intense on Both Sides

Is it a bad diaper rash, or something more sinister? That is one of the questions that some angry parents are asking be litigated in the possible class action suit against Procter & Gamble (P&G) over the "Dry Max" technology in their new Pampers product. The company is equally red in the face over the suit, calling its claims "completely false."

Seeking Answers after BP Oil Spill

As the shock of the gulf oil spill disaster begins to pass, questions are beginning to circulate regarding who is responsible. In particular, who is at fault, and how can future accidents be prevented

BP Non-Cleanup Damages Could Be Capped at $75 million

"We've made it clear that where legitimate claims are made, we will be good for them," said BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward on Monday. 

But how much is BP really on the hook for? Federal law could limit BP damages beyond cleanup costs to $75 million. Such a limitation would likely keep BP from paying for much of the impending damage caused by the oil spill. 

Health Guru Sues Maker of Own Product

Gary Null says he nearly died after taking a dose of his own medicine. Null, health guru, author, critic of the medical and psychiatric communities, and seller of Gary Null's Ultimate Power Meal, claims that after taking the supplement as directed for a month, he suffered from a variety of ailments including kidney damage, "excruciating fatigue along with bodily pain," as well as bleeding "within his feet." Null has sued Triarco Industries, alleging that the supplement they made contained 1,000 times the recommended dose of Vitamin D. 

Java World? Starbucks Sued Over Hot Tea

Starbucks has been sued by a customer who alleges she suffered second degree burns after being served tea that was too hot.  Plaintiff Zeynep Inanli claims that she ordered a tea at a New York Starbucks that was "unreasonably hot in containers that were unsafe," causing her the injures, which also let to pain and mental anguish.  Inanli ordered her drink at the Starbucks at 685 3rd Avenue in Manhattan.

BP Oil Spill May Be Worst in US History

We have been following the story of a Transocean Ltd. oil rig, contracted to BP, which exploded off the coast of Louisiana and then sank, causing 11 deaths and massive environmental damage. As the days continue to pass by, officials now confirm that the BP oil spill may be leaking 200,000 gallons of oil or more into the ocean on a daily basis.