Let Nothing Stand In The Way of Trucking and Making Money!

When an industry is well into its ninth decade of existence and has become an integral part of the economy, you would think that new technologies and more enlightened rules and regulations would have greatly increased job safety. You would be wrong.

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Distracted Driving Could Be Stopped

It’s a regrettably common thing to see, driving down the road; a teenager on their cell phone oblivious to the drivers and traffic around them. It’s a growing problem and one that could be fixed by device manufacturers.

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Safety Alert Newsletter

Levin Papantonio is rolling out a new online newsletter to keep the public informed of breaking news related to health and safety concerns, such as major recalls, alerts, safety issues, and proposed legislation impacting consumer rights.

The Safety Alert Newsletter will be emailed every two to three weeks and will provide specific information regarding current safety issues involving a broad array of products, prescription medication, and services that have been found to pose a danger to the public.

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Mutual Fund Billionaire Is Accused of Defrauding Investor

Charles B. Johnson built the publicly traded mutual fund business Franklin Resources into a holding company with a $34 billion market value. He has also pledged $250 million to his alma mater Yale. He may also have defrauded the heir of one of the earliest investors in Franklin Resources out of $150 million.

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Is Puerto Rico Going Bankrupt?

The island of Puerto Rico is neither a sovereign nation, a state, nor strictly speaking a U.S. territory – although it has been under U.S. control for going on 120 years. Its residents are considered U.S. citizens, yet they cannot vote in U.S. elections, and have only limited representation in Congress. Except for federal employees and members of the U.S. military, Puerto Ricans pay no federal income tax, but do have their own elected governor and legislature.

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Ed Schultz to Cover the BP Oil Spill Saga on MSNBC

Starting Monday, February 16th, The Ed Show on MSNBC will be airing nightly segments recorded on the Gulf Coast about the ongoing struggle of residents affected by the 2010 BP oil spill. These segments will feature interviews with residents, business owners, and Levin Papantonio’s Mike Papantonio. The show airs nightly on MSNBC at 5pm eastern. Clips will be featured on www.RingofFireRadio.com the day after each segment airs.

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Court Appoints Lead Attorneys for Xarelto Injury Lawsuit

The Court presiding over all the consolidated federal lawsuits related to Xarelto bleeding injuries has appointed lead counsel for the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. In Pretrial Order #7 signed by the Hon. Eldon E. Fallon, both  Brian H. Barr of the Levin Papantonio law firm and Andy D. Birchfield of the Beasley Allen law firm were appointed as co-lead counsel to head a core group of twelve law firms that will litigate the case on behalf of injured plaintiffs.

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FDA Recalls Alere INRatio and INRatio2 Monitor Systems

Yet another recall has been made on the heels of serious and traumatic device malfunctions- nearly 19,000 reports, to be exact. The recall for Alere INRatio and INRatio2 by the Food and Drug Administration has been upgraded to a Class I recall, meaning use of the product could cause serious or adverse health consequences and even death.

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S&P pays $77 Million to Settle Charges: “Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?”

This question, attributed to the 1st Century Roman satirist Juvenal, originally referred to enforcing marital fidelity and controlling a wife's behavior. Over the centuries however, it has more frequently been asked by citizens in regards to those who exercise power and judgment over them.

Case in point – credit rating agencies.

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Xolair : The Potential Cancer Connection and Rise of Lawsuits

By now, the adverse effects of the asthma medication Xolair® have been well-reported by sources including WebMD, Lung Disease News and the Food and Drug Administration. Most serious among these complications are chest pain, heart attacks, “mini-strokes,” blood clots, brain issues and a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis. There is even some evidence that it may increase the risk of cancer - which may have to do with its mechanism of action, or how the medication works in the body.

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BP OIL SPILL ALERT - BP’s Appeal Rejected by the Supreme Court

On Monday, December 8, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States rejected an appeal filed by BP. The company must now honor the settlement agreement it negotiated and pay claims.

This Order finalizes the settlement agreement and holds BP accountable, ensuring compensation to businesses and individuals who were victims of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. There is no cap on the settlement and all claims that fit the settlement program’s criteria will be paid.

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