Latest Personal Injury Law News

Graywood Foundation settles lawsuit over death of group home resident in Charleston
Wednesday November 30th 2011, 11:19 pm Filed under Wrongful death lawsuit

CHARLESTON – The family of a developmentally disabled man who died in 2008 after allegedly being beaten at a Graywood Foundation group home will reportedly receive $450,000 through a settlement agreement.

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Lawsuit says Milton Hershey School rejected HIV-positive boy
Wednesday November 30th 2011, 10:38 pm Filed under Discrimination lawsuit

A 13-YEAR-OLD Delaware County honor-roll student was denied admission to the Milton Hershey School, which serves low-income students, because he's HIV positive, a federal discrimination lawsuit filed Wednesday in Philadelphia alleges. [News Source]

Lawsuit filed over boy’s death in Arlington foster home fire
Wednesday November 30th 2011, 10:23 pm Filed under Wrongful death lawsuit

ARLINGTON -- The mother of a boy who died in a 2008 house fire is suing the state and the foster parents who were caring for her son at the time of the fire, which killed two boys. [News Source]

Tow-truck accident
Wednesday November 30th 2011, 9:53 pm Filed under Accident lawsuit

Re: your Nov. 30 article, “Lawsuit targets wrecker driver”: The article states the tow-truck driver, who not only hit three people but also tried to leave the scene of the accident, was an illegal immigrant, with a 25-year criminal record and was on probation at the time of the incident. Why was he not been deported at some point! [News Source]

Cain accuser has faced financial, legal troubles
Wednesday November 30th 2011, 9:32 pm Filed under Libel lawsuit

The woman who says she had a long-running extramarital affair with Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is a single mother and Atlanta-area businesswoman who has faced repeated financial trouble and once lost a lawsuit accusing her of spreading damaging lies about an ex-business partner. [News Source]

Zometa Osteonecrosis Jaw Decay Verdict
Wednesday November 30th 2011, 9:17 pm Filed under Fosamax lawsuit

U.S. District Judge James Beaty has rejected an attempt by Novartis to overturn the verdict in a Zometa jaw decay lawsuit. The trial unearthed evidence that suggests the drug maker’s employees intentionally covered up medical evidence of the bone drug’s side effects. Novartis was trying to obtain a new trial in a defective drug product liability lawsuit brought by the family of Rita Fussman. The ... [News Source]

‘Organic’ personal care products lawsuit partially settled
Wednesday November 30th 2011, 8:43 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

Eleven of 34 manufacturers agree to either meet state law for products labeled organic or remove the organic label. [News Source]