A St. Louis court has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay almost $4.7 billion after 22 women claimed they developed ovarian cancer from using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder-containing products. According to the lead counsel representing the group of women, six of the women died as a result of ovarian cancer caused by asbestos found in Johnson & Johnson's products. The women who died had used Johnson & Johnson products for over 40 years.
When black mold invades a property, it can cause numerous health problems among the people who live and work in the building. Perhaps you and others inside a building or home have coughs that won't go away. It's important to investigate whether black mold could be a problem, and whether you are living or working in a so-called "sick building."
There are some incidents that can result in more than one legal case. This surprises some people, but this isn't a violation of the double jeopardy law. It is possible to face a criminal charge and a civil charge in connection with one event. A person can also have one type of case and not the other.
Uber was testing out its new self-driving vehicles in Arizona, with a human emergency driver still in the vehicle, when the car slammed into a woman pushing a bike across the street at night. Tragically, that woman was killed.
Online exposure is one of the biggest risks individuals face to their privacy these days. It's also the one many are least prepared to manage. In order to protect yourself, follow these tips:
Georgia Tech's basketball coach, Josh Pastner, has filed a defamation lawsuit. It is in response to claims that he sexually assaulted a friend's girlfriend and that he helped commit recruiting violations as far away as Arizona.
As you may already be aware, civil cases are often brought by a single individual or company against either another person, business or government entity. A large portion of civil lawsuits that are brought center around collecting on a debt, damage to one's property or person, a contract being violated or a divorce.
Two men who were fired from the Department of Economic Security have filed a libel suit against the Department of Public Safety. One is the former director and the other is the former security chief of the agency.
Many people utilize social media to figure out whether to go to a particular business. The most popular of these review sites is Yelp. Every month, the site sees about 142 million unique users post reviews for restaurants, gyms, retail shops and more.
Being a nuisance is more than just being annoying, and it's against the law. In fact, "The Law of Nuisance" is an ancient legal concept derived from the old English court system. The doctrine shows up frequently in disputes between neighbors.