Category: Breaking News

Massive Earthquake Off Coast of Japan Sparks Fukushima Fears

A tsunami warning was in effect Tuesday for Japan's Fukushima and Miyagi Prefectures after a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Honshu, threatening regions devastated in the 2011 mega-disaster that killed 20,000 people.

/ November 22, 2016

J&J Settles Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuit Before Trial

Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging that its antipsychotic drug Risperdal caused a young man to grow excessive breast tissue in order to avoid a trial that was set to begin Monday in Pennsylvania...

/ November 3, 2016
Dehumidifier Fire Recall

Dehumidifiers Recalled After Causing $4.8M in Fire Damage

Own a dehumidifier? It could burn your house down. Over 7 million have been recalled because they can catch on fire. The most recent house fire was on Halloween.

/ November 2, 2016

$12M Breg Cold Therapy Lawsuit Verdict Overturned on Appeal

A California appeals court has overturned a $12.6 million lawsuit verdict awarded to a woman who was severely injured after using a Breg Polar Care Cold Therapy unit to recover from knee surgery.

/ November 2, 2016

Tennessee Family Sues Amazon for $30M After Hoverboard Fire Destroys Home

A family from Nashville whose $1 million home was destroyed in a fire caused by an exploding hoverboard has filed a products liability lawsuit against Amazon.

/ October 31, 2016

Defective Takata Airbags Linked to 11 Deaths

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has confirmed that the car crash death of a 50-year-old woman in Riverside, California, was linked to a Takata airbag rupture.

/ October 27, 2016
Heater-Cooler Infection FDA Warning

Outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease at UW Medical Center Linked to Heater-Cooler Devices

Amid an investigation into a recent outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that has infected at least five patients -- including two who died -- at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), the hospital has announced that all heater-cooler devices used...

/ October 26, 2016

Feds Wants FLDS Police Force Disbanded

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will ask a federal judge this week to break up a law enforcement agency overseeing two cities on the Arizona-Utah border due to its “lengthy entanglement” with the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS).

/ October 25, 2016

Samsung Note 7 Buyers File Class Action Lawsuit in South Korea

In what may be the first of many class action lawsuits filed over the scrapped Note 7 smartphone in South Korea, at least 527 plaintiffs are demanding that Samsung pay them 500,000 won (about $440) each amid reports of the...

/ October 24, 2016

FLDS Sued for of Wrongful Arrest, Discrimination Against Non-Members

Two residents of the community of Short Creek, Arizona, who were arrested last year for trespassing have filed a lawsuit (PDF) alleging that they were discriminated against because they are not members of the city’s dominant polygamous Fundamentalist Church of...

/ October 18, 2016