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Natural Lipo-X pills Litigation

Sainah Theodore, serving in the Army Reserves and with dreams of being an officer, says she turned to an herbal diet supplement that she had used before with success to help her lose weight and be fit for a combat job. But in a lawsuit, she alleges the Natural Lipo-X pills she bought at a health food store in New York City in December 2012 contained illegal chemicals not listed on its label, which prevented her from sleeping for six days. As a result, she says she went into a psychological rage that cost her not only her career aspirations …


Lawsuit against Summerlin hospital reaches 172 plaintiffs

More than one hundred people have signed onto a lawsuit against Summerlin Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, where a group of employees, former patients and visitors may have been exposed to tuberculosis last year.   The lawsuit, filed in District Court in November, follows the death of a mother and her premature twins from the respiratory disease, which was initially undiagnosed by hospital staff. The suit accuses Summerlin Hospital of a lack of oversight and negligence for failing to screen patients, maintain proper infection controls or adequately respond once notified that a former patient had died from tuberculosis.   …


Court Upholds Approval of BP Oil Spill Settlement

A federal appeals court upheld a judge’s approval of the company’s multibillion-dollar settlement with lawyers for businesses and residents who claim the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico cost them money. BP has argued that U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier and court-appointed claims administrator Patrick Juneau have misinterpreted settlement terms in ways that would force the London-based oil giant to pay for billions of dollars in inflated or bogus claims by businesses. During a hearing in November before a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a BP lawyer argued that Barbier’s December 2012 …


Former Alabama inmate’s lawsuit alleges rapes by prison guard

A former inmate is suing Alabama Department of Corrections officials in federal court, claiming she was repeatedly raped, assaulted and harassed by a correctional officer at the Birmingham Work Release Center.Olivia Osborne, 33, is suing Officer Vincent Cheatham, Shirley Smith, who is the warden of the facility, and Prison Commissioner Kim Thomas for assault and battery, negligence, intentional infliction of emotion distress, liberty deprivation, negligent training and supervision, sexual harassment, cruel and unusual punishment, failure to protect and violation of the Fourth Amendment. In June 2011, while Osborne was working at the Best Western Hotel as part of the work …


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