Vioxx injury claimants: you could get up to $50 or more. File a claim now to get money from the $23 million Vioxx Settlement. Claims are being processed through May 6, 2014.
Jocelyn Larkin of the Impact Fund provides an update on the Costco Gender Discrimination lawsuit brought by current and former female employees at Costco that sought promotion to Assistant General Manager and General Manager positions.
Hospice care is intended to be a holistic way for terminally ill people to end their lives in a dignified manner in the comfort of their own homes. For many years, small nonprofit organizations were the main providers for this type of healthcare. More recently, hospice care has become a multimillion dollar industry dominated by large for-profit corporations.
Infants are being born in Washington State with the birth defect anencephaly at a significantly higher rate than what is considered usual. Anencephaly, a type of neuro tube defect, is a condition in which a child is born without a portion of the brain and/or scull. A 2013 report by the Center for Disease Control found instances of anencephaly in Yakama County to be four times higher than expected between 2010 and 2013.
On behalf of the American Independent Business Alliance ("AMIBA"), Lieff Cabraser submitted an amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on February 20, 2014, urging affirmance of a $1.2 billion verdict against the Dow Chemical Company for colluding with its competitors to fix the prices of urethane chemicals used to make foam products for automobiles, furniture, construction and packaging.
Columbia Law School announced this week that Sarah Knuckey, an international human rights lawyer, professor, and special advisor to the U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, will join the Columbia Law School faculty on July 1, 2014 as the Lieff Cabraser Associate Clinical Professor of Law, director of the Human Rights Clinic, and faculty co-director of the Human Rights Institute.
"We all have a right to clean water, but the energy companies are not concerned about that," Lieff Cabraser attorney Elizabeth Alexander commented. "These disasters are going to continue to occur until regulation and inspection of coal ash impoundments is increased. Right now, the toxic waste is treated as regular garbage even though the ash is filled with heavy metals and dangerous chemicals. It makes no sense and it's just plain dangerous."
General Motors announced today it has recalled almost 800,000 of its cars after 6 people have died due to accidents involving faulty ignition switches. GM has acknowledged at least 22 accidents involving the ignition switches in some of its Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 compact models.