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October 29, 2019

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October 20, 2019

According to a news story in The Buffalo News, "Tre died nearly two years ago because the Fisher-Price sleeper he was in was not safe for babies to sleep in, his father, James R. Weigand Jr., alleges in a lawsuit filed this week against Fisher-Price and its parent comp...

July 23, 2019

News broke a few days ago that Tennessee just experienced the deadliest year ever for drug deaths in 2018. According to new statistics from the Centers for Dis

July 13, 2019

A motorcycle manufacturer has been handed lawsuit paperwork alleging that they placed their customers in danger by selling cycles with defective gear indicators. The defective indicators increased the changes of riders' injuries or death. BMW of North America is facing...

July 1, 2019

Another airbag maker and more car makers are facing lawsuits after the bags failed to deploy properly. Initially the primary airbag maker in the lawsuits was Takata. However, ZF-TRW Automotive has now been added to several class action suits claiming fraud and concealm...

June 25, 2019

MGM Resorts International, owner of Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, has filed a suit against their insurer, claiming the company has failed to pay defense costs for lawsuits that were filed after the Oct. 1, 2017 shooting that left 58 people dead and over 500 more injured....

May 17, 2019

A California jury found that the popular weed killer Roundup contributed to an elderly couple's cancer, and awarded them $2 billion in damages.

Bayer, the makers of Monsanto's Roundup will appeal the decision.


This is the third judgement against the product maker, all c...

May 2, 2019

In July of 2013, the Tennessee Valley Authority was working on a downed high-voltage power line along the Tennessee river. Fishermen Gary Thacker and Anthony Szozda left from Ingalls Harbor in Decatur Alabama on a bass boat, and struck the metal cable -- Thacker was in...

April 22, 2019

A jury has awarded $24.5 million to the family of Lilia Torres, who died after giving birth to her child. Torres, who lived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with her husband, Rodolfo Vargas Chavez, and their three children, was 34 years of age when she died after delivering...

December 7, 2018

According to a published report, Vanderbilt University Medical Center was not clear with the medical examiner about a medication error, when a patient died aft

November 20, 2018

A Tennessee mother is taking steps to sue the Environmental Protection Agency, claiming the agency failed to finalize a ban on a chemical that took the life of

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