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Coalition of Attorneys General to Investigate Herbal Supplement Industry

Brian Nettles, Esq. There is no question that awareness of health and natural foods are at the forefront of concerns in America these days. What was once a niche market, organic and health-minded consumption is now mainstream. The market for organic foods reportedly jumped from $28.4 billion in 2012, to an estimated $35 billion in 2014. To put that into perspective, even McDonald’s plans to get rid of antibiotic-treated chicken–and add kale to it’s menu. Needless to say, consumer appetite for organically produced, health-boosting items is growing big time. There is a lot of money in the business boom–and a …

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Judge Sets $4 Million Bail for Drunk Driver of Fatal Accident

Brian Nettles, Esq. A Las Vegas judge has set a $4 million bail for a man accused of killing two young girls while drunk driving. Seong Mo Lee, 22, was driving around 1:30 am at more than 115 mph when he hit the car of two teenage girls making a U-turn. Lee’s blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. It was the second time he was found to be drunk driving in less than year. Kamesha J’Nyah Gilmore, 17, and Gabriell Rene Thomas, 18, both died in the accident. The community recently gathered at a vigil in …

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Toxic Algae Reported at Las Vegas’s Lake Mead

Brian Nettles, Esq. A blue-green growth at several popular spots of Lake Mead National Recreation Area may be toxic algae. The colorful algae was discovered last month, but only recently became a concern after tests revealed the presence of microcystin, a toxin. No area of the lake has been closed to the public, but the National Park Service warns that people and their pets should stay out of the water. Microcystin can cause a variety of illnesses, from skin rashes to gastrointestinal issues. If you come into contact with the blue-green algae, rinse thoroughly with clean water. If accidentally ingested, …

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How You Can Help End Forced Arbitration

Brian Nettles, Esq. As far as government agencies go, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) ranks high. With diligence and resilience, they continue to challenge and dismantle a system that burdens the working class. From Wall Street and predatory lending, to American student debt and mandatory arbitration, Elizabeth Warren’s CFPB is fighting financial injustice on all fronts. However, behind the agency are people like you and me. Much of the CFPB’s agenda is influenced by advocacy by public groups and individual consumers. Due to growing public opposition to forced arbitration, the CFPB investigated the issue and recently released it’s second …

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Las Vegas Pedestrian Dies After Being Hit by Car

In Las Vegas, a pedestrian struck by a car on Wednesday, March 11th has died. Joan Freeman, 81, was crossing Rainbow Boulevard early in the morning when she was hit by a 2003 Mercedes-Benz. She was allegedly outside the crosswalk. She was taken to University Medical Center in critical condition, and passed away last Friday afternoon.  The driver of the Mercedes-Benz was not injured. Our hearts go out to Joan Freeman’s family and the loved ones affected by this tragedy. Whether driving, biking, or walking, always practice caution during your commute. Stay alert of others traveling and always yield to …

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