GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises to 19

The Feinberg report, “confirms, tragically, my repeated warnings that the number of deaths caused by GM’s concealed ignition defects is likely to be far higher than the 13 deaths the company acknowledged,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) “This news only emphasizes the severity of the company’s safety lapses and the continuing urgency of rapid repairs…

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Now Kids, Remember to Play Nice!

By Janine Sperandeo | July 22, 2014 The foundation of the rule of law is dependent upon lawyers treating judicial officers and each other with respect, dignity and courtesy. The need for civility and dignity is critically important, especially today, with the legal profession and the judicial branch of government under cynical attack from various…

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Save Our Juries Website Launch: Aims to Protect Trial by Jury

July 4, 2014 – Mark P. Robinson, Jr. – founding RCRSD Inc. partner and national president of The American Board of Trial Advocates – is pleased to announce the launch of, a website to help visitors understand and appreciate the 7th amendment right to trial by jury – and why it’s in jeopardy.

San Diego Hospital Data Breach Exposes Thousands

June 19, 2014 – Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California, has announced that the confidential health information of more than 20,000 patients was disclosed and released to unauthorized third parties. The breach reportedly occurred on June 6, 2014, when an employee from Rady Children’s Hospital emailed a spreadsheet containing patient names, dates of birth, diagnoses,…

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Study Links Viagra to Increased Risk of Melanoma Skin Cancer

A study published in April 2014 in the Journal of American Medical Association Internal Medicine (“JAMA”) linked the popular erectile dysfunction drug, Viagra, to an increased risk of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. The study analyzed data from more than 25,000 men who participated in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study and found that…

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DSM-V Study Exposes Possible Conflict of Interest between Pharmaceutical Companies and Review Members

According to a recent study published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (1/22/14, “Tripartite Conflicts of Interest and High Stakes Patent Extensions in the DSM-5”,, panel members for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) may have financial conflicts of interest (FCOI) due to financial ties with pharmaceutical companies. The…

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Maryland Trial Judge Overturns Plaintiff Verdict in Actos® Case

A Maryland jury found that Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. did not properly warn Diep An, an ex-U.S. Army translator, and his doctor about the risks of its Actos® diabetes drug and ordered the company to pay more than $1.7 million in damages. The judge immediately threw out the Plaintiff’s verdict on a technicality based on Maryland…

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