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Ivanka Trump ’s Business Ties in China Are More Secret Than Ever
(SHANGHAI) — It is no secret that the bulk of Ivanka Trump’s merchandise comes from China. But just which Chinese companies manufacture and export her handbags, shoes and clothes is more secret than ever, an Associated Press investigation has found. In the months since she took her White House role, public information about the companies importing Ivanka Trump goods to the U.S. has become harder to find. Information that once routinely appeared in private trade tracking data has vanished, leaving the identities of companies involved in 90% of shipments unknown. Even less is known about her manufacturers. Trump&...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erika Kinetz / AP Tags: Uncategorized China Ivanka Trump onetime Source Type: news

Velcro Goes Goes All Out to Prove You ’re Using ‘Velcro’ Wrong With This Epic Song
Stop calling it Velcro. At least, that’s what the lawyers behind VELCRO® brand — yep, the sticky stuff that replaces laces on shoes and keeps wallets theft-proof — want us to do. They insist in a dramatic new music video that unless it’s officially a product of the Velcro Companies, we’re supposed to call the stuff “hook and loop.” “We’re a company that’s so successful that everywhere you go, you see the scratchy, hairy fastener, and you say ‘Hey, that’s Velcro,'” the song begins. “But even though we invented this stuff, our patent laps...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raisa Bruner Tags: Uncategorized Velcro viral Source Type: news

Anthony Weiner Is Going to Prison for Sexting Scandal
(NEW YORK) — Former Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl in a case that rocked Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the White House in the closing days of the race and may have cost her the presidency. Weiner, 53, dropped his head into his hand and wept as the sentence was announced by Judge Denise Cote. He must surrender to prison officials by Nov. 6. The sentencing completed the sordid downfall of the New York Democrat, whose penchant for exchanging lewd messages and photos with young women online destroyed his career in Congress in 2011, doomed his bid...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Larry Neumeister / AP Tags: Uncategorized Courts onetime Source Type: news

September 22, 2017:Woman Admits to Illegally Selling Prescription Drugs Not Approved for Use in the US
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - September 25, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Anthony Weiner Is Being Sentenced for Sexting. He Faces Up To 27 Months in Prison
(NEW YORK) — Anthony Weiner is scheduled to be sentenced on Monday in a sexting scandal that some blame for Hillary Clinton’s presidential loss. The former New York congressman faces up to 27 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to one charge of transferring obscene material to a minor. Prosecutors say he broke the law by having illicit contact with a 15-year-old girl, including asking her to “sexually perform” for him in conversations on Skype and Snapchat. The Democrat’s obsessive sexting habit not only destroyed his career in the U.S. House, but it also doomed his campaign for mayor and...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Uncategorized anthony weiner Courts Crime onetime Source Type: news

Jared Kushner Used His Private Email to Communicate With White House Colleagues
(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, occasionally used his personal email account to communicate with colleagues in the White House, his lawyer said Sunday. Between January and August, Kushner sent or responded to fewer than 100 emails from White House officials from his private account, attorney Abbe Lowell said in a statement. “These usually forwarded news articles or political commentary and most often occurred when someone initiated the exchange by sending an email to his personal, rather than his White House, address,” Lowell said. The attorney said Kushner, a key ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eric Tucker / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime White House Source Type: news

High School Student Who Punched His Principal in the Face Won ’t Go to Jail
(NEW YORK) — A New York City high schooler who punched his principal, leaving the administrator with two black eyes, will avoid jail time as long as he stays out of trouble for three years. The New York Post reports Saturday that 19-year-old Luis Penzo completed a family therapy program as part of his conditional discharge. Prosecutors say the confrontation occurred when a principal asked Penzo to turn down music blaring from his headphones last October. They say Penzo refused, then slugged his principal twice, leaving him with a cut that required seven stiches to close. Penzo was arrested and charged with assault. H...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW New York onetime Source Type: news

His Mexico City Apartment Block Was Built Only Months Ago. So Why Did It Collapse So Easily?
In April, Luis Resendiz was ecstatic to move into his brand new apartment in a sleek block with solar panels in a middle class neighborhood of Mexico City. The 35-year-old photographer had paid 2.2 million pesos ($125,000) for the property, a significant amount in a country with a daily minimum wage of $4. But through hard work and with the help of a hefty bank loan, he made what he thought was a worthwhile life investment. Then on Tuesday, he heard via Whatsapp that his home had been flattened by the factor 7.1 earthquake that killed at least 295 people on Sept. 19. His life was saved by the fact he was away working, but ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ioan Grillo / Mexico City Tags: Uncategorized Mexico Source Type: news

‘Hallelujah.’ Family of Holly Bobo Thanks God After Guilty Verdict in Murder Case
(SAVANNAH, Tenn.) — It was a prayer circle 6 ½ years in the making. Shortly after a man was convicted of kidnapping and killing Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo, her family and friends held hands, closed their eyes and thanked God for the guilty verdict. Family pastor Don Franks spoke softly as those who loved Bobo wept. He told them they will see Holly again. “She’s waiting on the other side,” Franks said. The group then said “hallelujah.” After a tense, 11-day trial, a jury in Savannah, Tennessee, found Zachary Adams guilty Friday of kidnapping, raping and murdering Bobo. Sh...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adrian Sainz / AP Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime holly bobo Source Type: news

An Accident On The Moon, Young Lawyers To The Rescue
Each year, law students argue hypothetical, futuristic case that takes place in space. This year, it's about who pays when two machines collide on the moon.(Image credit: Stocktrek Images/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

Recent College Grad Accused of Killing Family With Baseball Bat: ‘I Freed Them’
(GROTON, Mass.) — Authorities say a man accused of killing three family members and a caretaker in Massachusetts told officers he “freed them.” Records released Friday by the police say Orion Krause told officers he killed his mother, grandparents and a caretaker with a baseball bat. The documents say Krause began singing after telling the officers about the incident. The records also say Krause told a nurse during a medical evaluation he uses heroin. The 22-year-old man from Maine has pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail at a mental health facility, pending a competency evaluation. Krause&rs...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

Why Robert Mueller Is Moving So Quickly
It’s hard to know what special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation is doing, but it’s clear that it’s going quickly. Experts on independent investigations, including some who have worked with them in the past, say that the former FBI director is moving on an aggressive timeline as he looks into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election. They say that could help keep it from getting bogged down or off track, like some past investigations. “We don’t want it to be spread out,” says Solomon Wisenberg, who was second-in-command in the Whitewater/Lewinsky investigation into Pres...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tessa Berenson Tags: Uncategorized justice Justice Department onetime Robert Mueller White House Source Type: news

Robert Mueller ’s Russia Investigation Is Moving Really Fast. Here’s Why
It’s hard to know what special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation is doing, but it’s clear that it’s going quickly. Experts on independent investigations, including some who have worked with them in the past, say that the former FBI director is moving on an aggressive timeline as he looks into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election. They say that could help keep it from getting bogged down or off track, like some past investigations. “We don’t want it to be spread out,” says Solomon Wisenberg, who was second-in-command in the Whitewater/Lewinsky investigation into Pres...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tessa Berenson Tags: Uncategorized justice Justice Department onetime Robert Mueller White House Source Type: news

13-Year-Old Girl Says Female Acquaintance Had Her Raped
(FREDERICK, Md.) — Authorities in Maryland have charged two teens with kidnapping and raping a classmate, and police say a third suspect is at large. The Frederick News-Post reported Wednesday that police said in court documents that a female acquaintance of the victim may have persuaded the suspects to act. Police said the girl told them she was grabbed while walking home on Sept. 2, taken to an apartment and sexually assaulted. According to police, she said two were classmates who allegedly told her they were acting on orders from the younger female acquaintance. Frederick authorities charged 19-year-old Victor Ant...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Maryland onetime Source Type: news

Tests Show Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez Had ‘Severe’ CTE
(BOSTON ) — Aaron Hernandez’s lawyer says the former New England Patriots tight end’s brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. In a news conference at his offices, attorney Jose Baez says testing showed that Hernandez had a severe case of the disease. CTE can be caused by repeated head trauma and leads to symptoms like violent mood swings, depression and other cognitive difficulties. Hernandez killed himself in April in the jail cell where he was serving a life-without-parole sentence for a 2013 murder. His death came just hours before the Patriots visi...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jimmy Golen / AP Tags: Uncategorized Football onetime Source Type: news

Aaron Hernandez's brain showed 'severe' case of CTE: Lawyer
Aaron Hernandez's lawyer says the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sports/Football/NFL Source Type: news

A Black Man Convicted By a Racist Juror Is About to Be Executed
It seems pretty clear that an African American isn’t going to get a fair trial from a juror who calls him a “nigger.” And yet that’s what happened in the case of Keith Tharpe, who Georgia will execute on September 26 for the murder of his sister-in-law, unless the Supreme Court decides otherwise. The fate of Keith Tharpe was entrusted into the hands of a juror who was unconvinced he, as a black person, had a soul. This seems to fall short of the “impartial jury” guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution. In 1998, lawyers seeking to appeal Tharpe’s 1991 conviction inter...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shane Claiborne Tags: Uncategorized justice Race Source Type: news

September 20, 2017: Registered Nurse Sentenced for Tampering with Fentanyl
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - September 21, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

5 Lottery Winners Who Got in Trouble With the Law
One of New Jersey’s richest Powerball winners was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting a child, prosecutors said, landing him on a growing list of lottery winners who have either befallen misfortune or been accused of a crime. Pedro Quezada, 49, won $338 million — one of the state’s biggest Powerball jackpots in history — in 2013. He was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexually assaulting a young girl for about three years when the child was between 11 and 14 years old, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes said in a statement. The alleged crimes took place before Quezada won the lotter...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized Crime Lottery onetime Source Type: news

Girl Found Trapped in Rubble as Rescuers Look for Survivors of Mexico Earthquake
(MEXICO CITY) — A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil for Mexico, much of it broadcast across the nation as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to pick away unstable debris and reach her. The sight of her wiggling fingers early Wednesday became a symbol for the hope that drove thousands of professionals and volunteers to work frantically at dozens of wrecked buildings across the capital and nearby states looking for survivors of the magnitude 7.1 quake that killed at least 245 people in central Mexico and injured...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Sherman, Maria Verza, Christine Armario / AP Tags: Uncategorized Earthquake Mexico mexico earthquake onetime Source Type: news

Review: The New Apple TV Is a High Fidelity Powerhouse
The good: HDR support dramatically improves the viewing experience, easy setup and other useful features for iPhone owners, can search for 4K content with Siri The bad: Much more expensive than other 4K set-top boxes Who should buy: Apple fans willing to pay a premium for convenience When Apple unveiled its revised Apple TV in 2015, it was missing something vital: support for 4K streaming. Two years later, the company is finally remedying that shortcoming with its new Apple TV 4K, which starts at $179 and begins shipping on September 22. Support for ultra-high-definition 4K and HDR (high dynamic range) isn’t for ever...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Eadicicco Tags: Uncategorized Apple Apple TV cord cutting Gadgets iPhone 2017 streaming Source Type: news

White Man Accused of Killing 2 Black Men Placed on Suicide Watch
(BATON ROUGE, La.) — A 23-year-old white man accused of killing two black men in Baton Rouge was placed on suicide watch at the jail where he is being held on first-degree murder charges. Kenneth Gleason had a brief court hearing Wednesday and was ordered held without bond. WBRZ-TV obtained video of the hearing through a public records request. During the hearing, Gleason asks if he can be taken off suicide watch. Judge Trudy White told Gleason that the court would contact his lawyer would “come and handle it.” Gleason told the judge he hadn’t spoken to his attorney since he was taken to the jail on...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

During Trump ’s Campaign, Paul Manafort Offered to Privately Brief a Russian Billionaire Friend of Putin’s
WASHINGTON — In the middle of Donald Trump’s presidential run, then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide “private briefings” about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Manafort’s offer was memorialized in an email exchange with a former employee of his political consulting firm in July 2016. It was first reported by The Washington Post, which said portions of Manafort’s emails were read to reporters. Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni confirmed to The Associated Press that the email exchanges...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chad Day / AP Tags: Uncategorized 2016 Campaign onetime Paul Manafort Source Type: news

Robert Mueller ’s Investigators Are Seeking Documents from the White House
(WASHINGTON) — Special counsel Robert Mueller‘s team of investigators is seeking information from the White House related to Michael Flynn’s stint as national security adviser and about the response to a meeting with a Russian lawyer that was attended by President Donald Trump’s oldest son, The Associated Press has learned. Mueller’s office has requested a large batch of documents from the White House and is expected to interview at least a half-dozen current and former aides in the coming weeks. Lawyers for the White House are in the process of trying to cooperate with the document requests. ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eric Tucker / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime White House Source Type: news

Rescuers Race to Free Survivors Trapped After Mexico Earthquake
(MEXICO CITY) — The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes among hundreds of rescuers working furiously Wednesday to try to free her — a drama that played out at dozens of buildings toppled by the powerful earthquake that killed at least 223 people. But it was the ongoing rescue at the Enrique Rebsamen school, where 25 people including 21 children perished, that was seen as emblematic of Mexicans’ rush to save survivors before time runs out. Helmeted workers spotted the girl buried in the debris early Wednesday and shouted to her to move ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Sherman, Peter Orsi & Mark Stevenson / AP Tags: Uncategorized Mexico onetime Source Type: news

September 20, 2017: Miami-Dade Resident Sentenced to More Than 4 Years in Prison for Managing a Miami Spa Performing Illicit Silicone Injections
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - September 20, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

How President Trump ’s Iran Criticism Affects North Korea
President Trump teased Wednesday that he has reached a conclusion on whether to re-certify the Iran nuclear accord, which he has been blasting since his time as a candidate. Trump faces an October deadline to affirm Iran’s compliance with the letter of the agreement, and he told reporters that he has made a decision about what to do. The stakes are high not just for the immediate region, but for the world. The nuclear agreement, which Trump and GOP critics have called a bad deal, allowed Iran to continue its destabilizing activities in the region, but the Obama-reached accord is also viewed as a model for a potential...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized Morning Must Reads Source Type: news

The RNC Has Spent Almost $200,000 on Donald Trump Jr. ’s Legal Fees For the Russia Investigation
(NEW YORK) — The Republican National Committee has paid nearly $200,000 in legal fees for President Donald Trump’s eldest son in connection with the Russia investigation, a committee official said Tuesday. More than $166,000 was paid to Donald Trump Jr.’s attorney, Alan Futerfas. Another $30,000 went to the law firm of Williams & Jenson, which helped prepare him for testimony. The RNC official insisted on anonymity to discuss financial information not yet made public. The RNC is expected to release its August spending totals Wednesday, but that report will not include the spending on Trump Jr.’s...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Darlene Superville / AP Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump Jr. onetime republicans Russia Probe White House Source Type: news

Split 6th Circuit Panel: Flint Water Crisis Lawsuit Belongs In State Court
CINCINNATI - A split panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sept. 11 affirmed a district court's ruling and held that a lawsuit brought by residents of Flint, Mich., against the city and state environmental quality employees relating to the lead-contaminated drinking water crisis in the city belongs in state court (Melissa Mays, et al. v. City of Flint, Mich., et al., No. 16-2484, 6th Cir.; 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 17502). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Attorney: Chevron Offers 'No Credible Argument' For Cost Tax In Lago Agrio Case
NEW YORK - The attorney representing a group of Ecuadorian residents who won an $18.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. for injuries, only to have it reversed, on Sept. 12 filed a letter with the presiding judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, arguing that the company offers "no credible argument" for its contention that the company is entitled to the taxation of costs in the litigation (Chevron Corporation v. Donziger, et al., Case No. 11 Civ. 691, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Former EPA Employee: Motion To Compel Deposition 'Baseless' In Roundup MDL
SAN FRANCISCO - A former employee of the Environmental Protection Agency on Sept. 5 filed a brief in the multidistrict litigation in California federal court related to the herbicide Roundup, arguing that he should be awarded money because he incurred "substantial financial fees" when he responded to a "baseless" motion to compel filed by counsel for the plaintiffs (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, No. 2741 MDL, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Judge Consolidates Cases Regarding EPA Permits For Alleged Environmental Polluter
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A federal judge in the District of Columbia on Sept. 13 consolidated five cases brought by environmental groups against Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt contending that he is in violation of federal law regarding the approval of a permit for ExxonMobil's petrochemical manufacturing facility in Harris County, Texas (Environmental Integrity Project, et al. v. Scott Pruitt, No. 17-1439, D. D.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Residents: C8 Injury Claims 'Cognizable'; Case Against Plastics Company Valid
CONCORD, N.H. - A group of New Hampshire residents who sued a plastics manufacturer alleging that it was liable for contaminating their drinking water with perfluorooctanoic acid (also known as C8), on Aug. 31 filed a brief contending that they "assert cognizable claims for injury"; therefore, the case should not be dismissed (Kevin Brown, et al. v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation, et al., No. 16-242, D. N.H.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Judge Says Chemical Injury Plaintiff Did Not Allege His Water Was Tainted
ALBANY, N.Y. - A federal judge in New York on Sept. 5 dismissed a chemical injury lawsuit on grounds that the plaintiff failed to allege that his injuries were caused by contamination to his personal water supply (James Donavan v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., No. 16-294, N.D. N.Y.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 143198). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Utility Company: Sierra Club's Costs Should Be Denied In Tainted Groundwater Case
RICHMOND, Va. - An electric utility company that has been found guilty of violating the Clean Water Act (CWA) by dumping arsenic into the groundwater filed a brief in Virginia federal court on Aug. 21 opposing the plaintiffs' bill of costs and contending that what is known as the CWA's fee shifting provision does not apply to the case at hand (Sierra Club v. Virginia Electric and Power Company, d/b/a Dominion Virginia Power, No. 15-112, E.D. Va.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Judge Denies Injunction In Groundwater Contamination Case Against GE
CHICAGO - A federal judge in Illinois on Sept. 7 denied a motion for a mandatory permanent injunction sought by a company suing General Electric Co. for contaminating its groundwater (LAJIM LLC, et al. v. General Electric Co., No. 13-50348, N.D. Ill.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 144704). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Evidence Would 'Inflame' Jury In Cancer Case, Company Says, Should Be Excluded
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - A company being sued for allegedly contaminating a North Carolina man's groundwater on Sept. 11 filed a brief in North Carolina federal court contending that the district court should exclude evidence regarding contamination on the east side of the company's former facility, evidence of the presence of chemicals other than benzene and evidence of alleged negligence because it would "inflame" the jury (Kent Stahle v. CTS Corporation, No. 14-48, W.D. N.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Sherwin-Williams: Lead Paint Evidence On Risk-Contribution Theory Lacking
MILWAUKEE - The Sherwin-Williams Co. on Sept. 13 filed a statement of proposed material facts in Wisconsin federal court supporting its motion for dismissal of a lead-paint poisoning lawsuit against it and other former manufacturers of lead-based paint on grounds that the plaintiffs have not demonstrated a prerequisite need in order for the risk-contribution theory of liability to apply (Glenn Burton v. American Cyanamid, et al., No. 07-0303, E.D. Wis.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Researchers Had Duty Of Care In Lead Abatement Study, Split Maryland Panel Rules
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A split panel of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals on Sept. 6 reversed a trial court ruling and concluded that the Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) and parties affiliated with Johns Hopkins University had a special relationship with the sibling of a girl who was a participant in a lead-paint abatement study in the 1990s and that they owed the sibling a duty of care (Ashley Partlow v. Kennedy Krieger Institute, Nos. 44 and 530, Sept. Term, Md. Spec. App.; 2017 Md. App. LEXIS 906). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Battery Company: Design Changes Caused Chemical Injury Explosion On Fracking Rig
OKLAHOMA CITY - A company that is the third-party defendant in a lawsuit brought by a man who alleges that he suffered chemical injuries from a lithium battery pack that exploded on a hydraulic fracturing rig filed a brief in Oklahoma federal court on Sept. 13, contending that the fracking company's motion for summary judgment should be denied because "at the very least" an issue of fact remains regarding whether the fracking company's design changes to the battery pack were a proximate cause of the explosion at issue (Jacob McGehee, et al. v. Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation, et al. and Southwest Electron...
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Lawyers trade jabs as meningitis outbreak murder trial opens
An attorney for a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak has urged jurors not to be swayed by their emotions while prosecutors say the man's actions demonstrated a "shocking disregard" for human life (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'Shocking' disregard for safety in U.S. meningitis case -prosecutor
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor on Tuesday accused a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak of showing a "shocking" disregard for patients' lives, while his lawyer argued the man was no killer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Court: White Supremacist Church Shooter Can ’t Fire His Jewish and Indian Lawyers
(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — A federal appeals court has denied white supremacist Dylann Roof’s request to replace his Jewish and Indian lawyers who are appealing his death sentence for a racist massacre in South Carolina a day after he filed it. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a one-page, 11-word denial Tuesday. Roof’s handwritten appeal was filed Monday. He wrote: “It will be impossible for me to trust two attorneys that are my political and biological enemies.” Roof was sentenced to death in January after being convicted of hate crimes in the killings of nine black worshippers at Charles...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

The Latest: Lawyer: Pharmacist didn't contaminate the drugs
The attorney for a pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak traced to tainted steroids says there is no evidence the man caused the drugs to become contaminated (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Senate Panel Calls Off Meeting With President Trump ’s Lawyer Amid Dispute
(WASHINGTON) — A scheduled private meeting between President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and Senate committee staff was abruptly canceled on Tuesday amid a dispute over a public statement he issued before the meeting. Senate intelligence committee leaders said they called off the closed-door staff meeting after Michael Cohen sent a public statement to the media just as the interview was about to start. Senate intelligence committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., and the panel’s top Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, issued a terse statement saying the panel had asked Cohen to “refrain from p...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eric Tucker and Mary Clare Jalonick / AP Tags: Uncategorized Congress onetime White House Source Type: news

The U.N. Speech Showed President Trump ’s Zero-Sum Views
Discussions remain fluid; Republicans would likely need to make some of the tax cuts expire after 10 years [Wall Street Journal] Sound Off “We will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea” — President Trump telling the United Nations General Assembly that the U.S. will act if it or its allies are threatened “The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented.” — Trump at the United Nations Bits and Bites Michael Cohen’s statement to the Senate intelligence committee [CNN] Donald Trump Jr. Gives U...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized Morning Must Reads Source Type: news

Convicted Charleston Church Killer Wants to Fire His ‘Biological Enemy’ Jewish and Indian Lawyers
(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — A white supremacist who was sentenced to death in the 2015 massacre of nine black worshippers has told a federal appeals court he wants to fire his appellate attorneys because one of them is Jewish and the other is Indian-American. In a handwritten request filed Monday with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, Dylann Roof wrote that his attorneys’ backgrounds are “a barrier to effective communication.” Given their ethnicities, Roof wrote, “it is therefore quite literally impossible that they and I could have the same interests relating to my case.&rdq...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Meg Kinnard / AP Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

Feds charge ex-Cleveland Clinic biz dev guru Fingerhut in $2.7m fraud scheme
Federal prosecutors in Ohio last week charged the former director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations, Gary Fingerhut, of participating in a $2.7 million fraud scheme. Fingerhut was fired in 2015 after the FBI contacted the clinic of financial transactions that violated the hospital system’s internal policies. Cleveland Clinic Innovations is the commercialization arm of the clinic, created to form spinouts based on clinic-developed technologies. Fingerhut joined CCI as general manager for IT commercialization in 2009 and was named executive director in 2013. In a Sept. 13 criminal information filed with the U.S...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Cleveland Clinic Source Type: news

Three Arrested During Protests at Georgia Tech After Vigil For Slain Student
(ATLANTA) — Three people were arrested Monday night during a protest after a vigil for a Georgia Tech student who was fatally shot by campus police, a university spokesman said. Police shot and killed Scout Schultz late Saturday night after the 21-year-old student called 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated suspicious person, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has said. Georgia Tech sent out alerts urging students to shelter indoors Monday night and lock doors and windows because of violent protests. Video posted on social media showed a police vehicle burning in the street and officers pinning people to ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Brumback / AP Tags: Uncategorized georgia onetime Source Type: news

Plainclothes Officers Arrested Immigrants at a Courthouse. Can They Do That?
Representatives of Immigration and Customs Enforcement say that the arrests of undocumented immigrants last week by plainclothes officers who did not identify themselves to bystanders outside a Brooklyn courthouse were allowed under current policy. Under the Trump Administration, arrests at courthouses have become a common occurrence, much to the chagrin of immigration attorneys and immigrant rights advocates. But the arrests last week gained attention after a defense lawyer tweeted about the plainclothes officers and a journalist who came to the courthouse reported that they refused to identify themselves. **All noncit...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized Immigration Immigration and Customs Enforcement onetime Source Type: news