Woman Killed When Her Car Struck on Shoulder of Sunrise Highway

A young woman returning home from classes at St. Joseph’s College was killed when her disabled car … [Continue Reading]

In Men with Heart Problems, Some Prostate Cancer Drugs can Increase Risk of Heart-Related Deaths

According to a new study published in BJU International, taking certain prostate cancer medications … [Continue Reading]

Motor Sports Companies Reach $4.3 Million Settlement with CPSC

Baja Inc. and One World Technologies have reached a $4.3 million settlement with the Consumer … [Continue Reading]

Massachusetts Town May be First to Prohibit Tobacco Products

For the first time ever, the sale of all tobacco products may be banned in the central Massachusetts … [Continue Reading]

Navy Veteran’s Asbestos Claims Against GE and Crane Can Go Forward, Judge Rules

A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled last week that a U.S. Navy veteran can pursue claims against … [Continue Reading]


Woman Killed When Her Car Struck on Shoulder of Sunrise Highway

A young woman returning home from classes at St. Joseph’s College was killed when her disabled car was struck on the shoulder of Sunrise Highway in Bay Shore, New York, Suffolk County police said. Police say the accident occurred at about 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, when Jessica Ortiz, 21, of Deer Park was stopped on [...]

In Men with Heart Problems, Some Prostate Cancer Drugs can Increase Risk of Heart-Related Deaths

According to a new study published in BJU International, taking certain prostate cancer medications can increase the risk of heart-related deaths in men who have pre-existing cardiac risk factors. Researchers looked at the risk of heart-related deaths with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). These medications are a mainstay for treating prostate cancer; they work by lowering [...]

Motor Sports Companies Reach $4.3 Million Settlement with CPSC

Baja Inc. and One World Technologies have reached a $4.3 million settlement with the Consumer Product Safety Commission over defects in their minibikes and go-karts that resulted in serious burns for some users. The CPSC alleged that the companies had failed to report knowledge of possible defects as quickly as required by federal law. Baja [...]

Massachusetts Town May be First to Prohibit Tobacco Products

For the first time ever, the sale of all tobacco products may be banned in the central Massachusetts town of Westminster, Law360 reports. According to the town’s website, the Westminster Board of Health is aiming to prohibit sales of all tobacco products in any stores 50 miles northwest of Boston; this includes e-cigarettes. A full [...]

Navy Veteran’s Asbestos Claims Against GE and Crane Can Go Forward, Judge Rules

A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled last week that a U.S. Navy veteran can pursue claims against Crane Co., General Electric and two other companies that he was exposed to asbestos during the years he worked aboard Navy ships. U.S. Judge Eduardo Robreno denied bids by Crane and Guardline Inc. for summary judgment.  Robreno ruled that for [...]

Number of Deaths Linked to GM Ignition Switch Defect Rises to 30

The death toll related to General Motors Co.’s ignition switch defect has risen to 30 after one more reported death, according to a report from the office of the attorney managing the compensation fund. Law360 reports that seven deaths have been linked to the problem since the beginning of October. According to the report, 1,580 [...]

Drivers Call for Suspension of Long Island Speed Camera Program

A Long Island drivers’ group held its second rally on Sunday to demand that Nassau County suspend its school-zone speed camera program. The group, Nassau County Residents Opposing School Speed Zone Cameras, rallied on Oyster Bay Road in Hicksville, in front of Our Lady of Mercy School in Hicksville. The protesters claim the speed camera [...]

Pennsylvania Court Upholds $10 Million Verdict in Children’s Motrin SJS Case

Recently, the Pennsylvania Superior Court upheld a $10 million verdict issued against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil-PPC over a Children’s Motrin lawsuit alleging that the drugmaker failed to adequately warn about Stevens-Johnson Syndrom (SJS), a severe allergic reaction. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a 3-year-old girl who suffered a severe, potentially fatal, allergic [...]

Brooklyn Car-Bus Collision Injures Eight

  A collision last Wednesday evening that sent a bus crashing into several parked cars and a building in Brooklyn injured eight people. Television station CBS 2 reports that a surveillance camera caught the moment the accident occurred.  Jamie Balsano, one of the people injured, said, “It happened so fast, I was just trying to [...]

Jury Awards $175 Million to Whistleblower in Trinity Guardrail Case

Trinity should pay $175 million to a whistleblower who revealed that the company cheated the government by failing to disclose design modifications in its ET-Plus guardrail systems, a jury in the U.S. District Court of in Marshall, Texas ruled. Damages will be tripled, according to Bloomberg. In addition, the judge overseeing the case will add [...]