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Garden-Fresh Foods Expands Recall of Products Because of Possible Listeria Contamination

Garden-Fresh Foods recently expanded its voluntary recall of certain ready-to-eat salads, dips and slaw that are sold through a variety of brands because they may contain a dangerous strand of Listeria monocytogenes that pose health risks to consumers. This organism has been linked to serious and possibly fatal infections for which children, the elderly and… Read More »

Woman Awarded $25 Million in Punitive Damages from Tobacco Company for Husband’s Death

A Florida state appeals court recently upheld the decision to award Dorothy Alexander $25 million in punitive damages and $8 million in compensatory damages for the death of her husband. She claimed that Lorillard Tobacco Co. showed reckless disregard for her husband’s safety by trying to discredit scientific research that revealed the harm of cigarettes… Read More »

Chobani Recalls Moldy Greek Yogurt After Consumer Complaints and Illnesses

Chobani recently recalled some of its Greek yogurt products after receiving complaints from customers of mold and illnesses. These complaints reported incidents of fizzy or carbonated yogurt in bloated or swollen containers, and some people stated they became sick after eating the yogurt. Chobani’s CEO said that, although the mold is found frequently in dairy,… Read More »

Terms to Know if You Were Harmed by a Hazardous Material

If you or your property were harmed by a product, you have the right to pursue legal action against those responsible. Adding a lawsuit on top of your physical and emotional injuries can add unwanted stress, especially if your injuries are catastrophic enough to affect the rest of your life, as if often the case… Read More »

A Good Offense in Your Toxic Tort Claim is Knowing the Defense

U.S. tort costs increased by 5.1 percent in 2010, according to the 2011 Update on U.S. Tort Cost Trends, published by Towers Watson. The BP Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and oil spill in April 2010 was the largest contributing factor to that increase — without it, costs would have declined by 2.4 percent. BP established… Read More »

What is a Third-Party Lawsuit?

Workers’ compensation laws prohibit employees from suing their employers after being injured on the job. It also guarantees injured workers payments for damages, including medical expenses and income not secured due to time lost from work. However, some injuries are so severe that the expenses incurred cannot be covered by workers’ compensation, which is usually… Read More »