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|12/27/2012 - It's not meat or spinach this time; a petting zoo is now under fire for being the cause of a recent E. coli outbreak. To add to the already uncommon and arguably alarming circumstances, the lawsuit is being driven by the condition of an 18-month-old child.
Last month, an outbreak of E. coli led to...|
|11/12/2012 - As the healthcare industry becomes more regulated, more expensive and less enticing to would-be physicians and other providers, expect to continue to see fraud and other abuses of trust rise, all in the name of turning a dollar.
The latest example involves a Nevada medical implant and surgical products...|
|7/30/2012 - Monsanto, the most evil corporation in the world (http://www.naturalnews.com/030967_Monsanto_evil.html), is the subject of yet another lawsuit in which plaintiffs claim the agri-giant lied to them and ripped them off. Courthouse News Service (CNS) reports that Monsanto recently recruited several agricultural...|
|7/18/2012 - A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit recently filed by professional triathlete and Tour de France hero Lance Armstrong against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), the Olympic group currently in hot pursuit of Armstrong for illegally "doping." According to U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks, Armstrong's...|
|6/22/2012 - Scotts Miracle-Gro, a popular household name in gardening and lawn care products, is the subject of a new class-action lawsuit that is seeking damages for the company's willful distribution and sale of bird seed products contaminated with toxic, unapproved insecticides. Courthouse News Service (CNS)...|
|6/8/2012 - A North Carolina man who was told by the state-run North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition (NCBDN) to stop giving online dietary advice to diabetics via his personal blog has filed a federal lawsuit against the group for violating his free speech rights.
As we reported previously, Steven Cooksey,...|
|6/8/2012 - Avandia, a defunct diabetes drug, has been blamed for tens of thousands of heart attacks and deaths. For their defense, Glaxo Smith Kline's researchers claim that Avandia isn't as bad for the heart when compared to the "other drug" (Actos) in studies. Isn't "as bad"? But they are both bad news. It's...|
|6/6/2012 - The freedom to grow uncontaminated, non-genetically-modified (non-GMO) food in America today is under continual threat by corporate agriculture and biotechnology companies whose unscrupulous business models include suing farmers whose crops become inadvertently contaminated with patented, GMO technologies....|
|5/19/2012 - Governor Jesse Ventura, author of 63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Know About, Read or Anything, guest stars on the Robert Scott Bell Show along with conspiracy realist Liam Scheff to talk about topics such as Gov. Ventura's suit against the TSA that got immediately thrown out without...|
|4/29/2012 - A class action lawsuit filed against AT&T alleges the telecom giant aids and abets cell phone theft by reactivating phones that have been stolen, in addition to fraudulently informing customers the company cannot block calls to and from their stolen phones so they will have to buy new ones.
|4/13/2012 - Playing in the National Football League (NFL) is an honor that is bestowed on the elite few who are good enough to compete for a roster slot, but it is also one of the most physically challenging jobs you could have. Every player going into the league knows that.
Which is why it's more than just...|
|3/4/2012 - After many months of hopeful anticipation, a preemptive, class-action lawsuit filed by farmers seeking protection against Monsanto's predatory patent enforcements has been thrown out by U.S. District Court Judge Naomi Buchwald. And in response, a group of food freedom protesters stormed the front steps...|
|2/23/2012 - Asheville, N.C.-based Sow True Seed, a seed company that offers non-GMO, non-hybrid, and open-pollinated varieties of heirloom, organic, and traditional seeds, has joined a class-action lawsuit against biotechnology giant Monsanto that seeks protection for farmers against predatory patent lawsuits....|
|2/15/2012 - The scandal involving Dr. Andrew Wakefield's case study research into the link between the combination measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism may go down as one of the biggest cases of malicious fraud in history -- but such fraud was not committed by Dr. Wakefield. In a new lawsuit, Dr....|
|1/30/2012 - Five environmental groups have joined forces with an inter-tribal group representing ten Northern California American Indian tribes to sue the US government for failing to limit sonar naval training exercises harmful to marine life.
A killer soundWhale species like orcas and humpbacks, as well as...|
|1/29/2012 - An Illinois District Court judge has decided that a lawsuit filed against the state's prison system for serving excessive amounts of soy in prisoner meals will move forward. Honorable Judge Harold Baker from the central district of Illinois agrees that the case itself, represented by the Weston A. Price...|
|1/17/2012 - Patients who had certain prescriptions filled at Walgreens between 1999 and 2006 may not have received the drugs they thought they did, or at the price they should have. A new class-action lawsuit accuses Walgreens of conspiring with generic drug-maker Par Pharmaceutical Co. to overcharge for certain...|
|1/9/2012 - Earlier in the year, the Consumer Wellness Center (CWC) conducted an investigation into those tricky acai berry diet advertisements that lure web surfers into purchasing "free" or low-cost trials of weight loss supplements, only to have their credit cards charged for hundreds of dollars in "membership"...|
|1/5/2012 - Many major food manufacturers have been on a kick to jump on the "all natural" bandwagon, with all sorts of processed food products now claiming to be healthy and free of artificial and synthetic ingredients. However, one such company, Frito-Lay, is the subject of a new class action lawsuit that pegs...|
|1/4/2012 - Residents of a small West Virginia town near a Monsanto chemical production plant have filed a class action lawsuit against the agri-giant for pollution caused by the decades-long production of 2,4,5-T, a chemical compound that represents about half of the infamous Agent Orange herbicide. At the very...|
|9/28/2011 - Representing one of the most agriculturally bio-diverse nations in the world, India has become a primary target for biotechnology companies like Monsanto and Cargill to spread their genetically-modified (GM) crops into new markets. However, a recent France 24 report explains that the Indian government...|
|9/13/2011 - Last fall, Dr. Anil Potti resigned from his position at Duke's Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy and the School of Medicine. He wasn't leaving to move on to another high profile job. Instead, he had been busted -- big time.
It turns out Potti had falsified part of his resume to help him get...|
|9/2/2011 - Dr. Kevin Buckwalter of Henderson, Nev., has a history of malpractice and shady dealings during the time when he still had a practice and a license to prescribe controlled substances. Now that he has lost both, Buckwalter has sunk to a new low by countersuing the family of Andrea Duncan, a young girl...|
|8/8/2011 - Last September, Abbott Laboratories recalled more than five million containers of its Similac baby formula because they may have been contaminated with beetles or beetle larvae (http://www.naturalnews.com/029835_Similac_recall.html), which prompted at least one individual to file a lawsuit against the...|
|8/3/2011 - Allowing a "Good Samaritan" to help you in an emergency situation could end up getting you sued. According to a recent report in The Columbus Dispatch, Mark Kinkaid and his friend David Kelley have filed a lawsuit against Theresa Tanner, a 28-year-old woman the two men recently rescued from her wrecked,...|
|7/20/2011 - The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to Big Pharma Bayer Corp., a division of Bayer AG, last month when justices ruled that a class-action suit against the company by a pair of West Virginia residents could move forward.
Keith Smith and Shirley Sperlazza are suing the company over its now-withdraw...|
|4/26/2011 - A considerable legal victory has been achieved for the natural health community in defending freedom of health speech. A recent lawsuit filed by the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) and several other plaintiffs against the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has successfully stopped the FDA from...|
|4/26/2011 - A petition made by officials in Virginia to expedite a lawsuit against the Obama health care overhaul has been ordered to run its normal course through the courts, according to recent reports. USA Today explains that rather than be heard now by the judges, the case will instead be handed off to the...|
|4/1/2011 - In order to avoid completely losing their businesses and livelihoods to the predatory business model of Monsanto, 60 family farmers, seed businesses and organic agricultural organizations have collectively filed a preemptive lawsuit against the multinational biotechnology giant. Filed by the Public...|
|3/31/2011 - The heinously irresponsible -- and by many accounts illegal -- decision by the US Department of Agriculture to approve Monsanto's genetically-modified (GM) alfalfa will likely go down in history as the single most illicit scandal to decimate organic and non-GM agriculture. The Center for Food Safety...|
|1/1/2011 - Minnesota attorney general Lori Swanson is determined to hold the 3M Company, one of the world's largest multinational corporations based near St. Paul, responsible for years of environmental pollution that tainted the Mississippi River and contaminated water supplies in the east-metro area of the Twin...|
|10/28/2010 - British drug giant GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay $750 million to settle criminal and civil complaints as a result of a whistleblower lawsuit that said the company knowingly sold tainted drugs for years, including GlaxoSmithKline mainstay drugs Avandia, Paxil and Tagamet and a contaminated baby ointment.
|9/13/2010 - Last month, U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White from California's Northern District Court in San Francisco ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) approval of genetically-modified (GM) sugar beets was unlawful, and that no further plantings were permitted to take place until a proper...|
|6/27/2010 - A civil rights lawyer is threatening to sue the Texas Department of State Health Services for secretly handing over genetic data on 800 newborns to the U.S. military for a law enforcement database.
Jim Harrington, director of the Texas Civil Rights Project, only recently settled a lawsuit with the...|
|4/25/2010 - Many are upset about the recent decision to have government bureaucrats take over the nation's health care system. Though the current system has its problems, the new "reform" is anything but real reform and will only make things worse by further robbing individuals of the freedom to choose the lifestyles,...|
|10/9/2009 - Health freedom attorney Jim Turner is filing a lawsuit in Washington D.C. mid-day Friday in an urgent effort to halt the distribution of the swine flu vaccine in America. On behalf of plaintiffs Dr. Gary Null and other licensed health care workers of New York State, the lawsuit charges that the FDA...|
|7/31/2009 - The American Medical Association and a number of state medical associations have filed class action lawsuits against a number of health insurance companies, accusing them of engaging in price fixing in order to underpay doctors and increase the charges paid by patients.
The lawsuits, targeting insurance...|
|9/10/2008 - After having their organic almond businesses devastated by the USDA's bizarre decision requiring mandatory chemical fumigation of almonds, the almond industry is fighting back. Fifteen American almond growers have filed a lawsuit against the USDA in an attempt to repeal the requirements that all almonds...|
|6/5/2008 - The FDA has, for decades, ridiculously insisted that mercury fillings pose no health threat whatsoever to children. While dismissing hundreds of studies showing a clear link between mercury amalgam fillings ("silver fillings") and disastrous neurological effects in the human body, the FDA denied the...|
|5/22/2008 - In 2006, a Zogby poll found that 76% of Americans were not aware that their "silver" dental fillings (amalgams) are composed of 50% mercury. The poll was sponsored by the Mercury Policy Project and funded by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT).
According to the IAOMT,...|
|5/2/2008 - A couple from St. Louis has filed a wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuit against Walgreen Co. after Chanda Givens had her prescription for prenatal vitamins filled instead with a chemotherapy drug that caused her to miscarry.
Givens became pregnant in February and was given a prescription...|
|4/16/2008 - A 1996 federal law required the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study the safety of all pesticides and to rule by 2006 whether they could be used on foods safely. The EPA found four pesticides posed risks to human health but decided they saved growers so much money their use outweighed the...|
|11/6/2006 - A group of 40 women who use a popular birth-control patch sued the patch's manufacturer this past Wednesday. The group claimed that the contraceptive caused serious illnesses -- and at least one death.
One lawsuit stipulates that 43 women suffered from blood clots and other health ailments after...|
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|8/11/2006 - Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay more than $41 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by more than 40 states alleging the company inflated the prices of cancer drugs and other pharmaceuticals.
The U.S. Justice Department, the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units...|
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