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August 31, 2016

Wife of Marine who died at Wisconsin VA sues

The family of a Marine veteran who died at a Veterans Affairs facility in Tomah, Wis., due to a toxic mixture of more than a dozen drugs, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the U.S. government, the Associated Press reported late Monday. Jason Simcakoski died in 2014. His family is arguing the VA caregivers improperly prescribed and... [Read More]
August 30, 2016

Nature Valley facing multiple lawsuits over ‘deceptive’ labeling on natural granola bars

Whole grain oats, peanuts and…pesticide? On Wednesday, three lawsuits were filed against General Mills' granola bar purveyor Nature Valley. The company’s snack bars are currently labeled as being made with “100% natural whole grain oats." But one lawsuit alleges that they actually contain small quantities of the pesticide... [Read More]
August 29, 2016

Franklin Township "creeper" may not have broken the law

Metro police have dedicated extra resources to figuring out what's behind a man peering into the windows of homes in Franklin Township. No arrests have been made and police are uncertain a crime has even been committed. The video is clear. The man can be seen walking up to the house. at one point, barking dogs seem to scare him away. But... [Read More]
August 28, 2016

FBI probing for possible corruption in vaping law

The FBI is probing whether any illegal activity led to the creation and passage of Indiana’s contentious new vaping law. State Sen. Phil Boots, a Crawfordsville Republican, told IBJ he spoke with an FBI agent about the law more than a month ago. And Evan McMahon, who runs an advocacy group that had opposed the law, also told IBJ he talked... [Read More]
August 27, 2016

$26.25 Million Settlement Proposed in Wen Hair Loss Class Action

Celebrity hair stylist, Chaz Dean, creator of the popular Wen hair care products, and the products manufacturer, Guthy-Renker LLC, have proposed a $26.25 million settlement to end class action claims filed by women across the country who allege that the product, which is promoted as containing no harsh chemicals, left them with severe hair loss... [Read More]
August 26, 2016

HP hit with age-discrimination lawsuit by four ex-employees

Four ex-employees of Hewlett Packard are suing for age discrimination, claiming they were purged unfairly as part of a major restructuring involving tens of thousands of layoffs. The proposed class-action suit, filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose, Calif., on Aug. 18, claims the technology giant "made it a priority to transform itself... [Read More]
August 25, 2016

Family sues Navy, blaming it for contaminated drinking water

A Bucks County family is suing the Navy, alleging its drinking water has been tainted by firefighting foams once used at two former bases. A Navy spokesman didn't immediately respond when notified of the lawsuit filed Tuesday by the Giovanni family of Warrington. They live near the Horsham Air Guard Station in neighboring Montgomery... [Read More]
August 24, 2016

I-Team: Health Firms Label Thousands of Patient Deaths 'Injuries'

One patient died a few hours after being implanted with a cardiac stent that was "damaged and stretched." The stent maker called it a "malfunction." Another patient developed a fatal, septic infection after receiving a knee injection. The maker of the injection product labeled the death an "injury." In a third case, a patient died on the floor... [Read More]
August 23, 2016

USC faces federal lawsuit over 'excessive' retirement plan fees

A lawsuit filed this week against USC claims that university officials failed to prevent more than 28,000 employees from overpaying for third-party retirement investment and administrative services, “resulting in millions of dollars in excessive recordkeeping fees each year.” The federal class action follows similar lawsuits brought against... [Read More]
August 22, 2016

Indiana lawmaker seeks new hate crime penalties

When three vandals spray-painted racial slurs on a Muslim house of worship in February, Indiana law saw the perpetrators as nothing more than that — vandals. But such an act would be considered a hate crime — and subject to more severe penalties — under a proposal announced Tuesday by a Democratic lawmaker. State Sen. Greg Taylor, who has... [Read More]
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