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February 2016 Archives

Does talc powder cause cancer?

A recent lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson ended with a $72 million verdict in favor of a family who claimed that their loved one contracted ovarian cancer because of her continued use of talc powder over the years. Though some applaud the verdict, it does raise an important question that could affect other hygiene-product manufacturers in the future: Does talc power cause cancer?

How to prep for your first bankruptcy consultation

Are you ready to meet with a bankruptcy attorney? If so, it is imperative that you are prepared for your first consultation. Your attorney will be a professional; however, in order to garner an accurate appraisal of your financial status, he or she needs a little help from you. What should you do to make your first meeting with a bankruptcy lawyer successful?

Federal judge allows lawsuit against Anthem to move forward

A series of data breaches within the computer systems for Anthem and its affiliates has landed the health insurer and several other insurers in trouble. That's because, according to a class action filed against Anthem and 28 of its affiliates, the insurer "allowed hackers to extract massive amounts of data from the insurer's database" by not heeding warnings from the federal government about potential cyberattacks.

How the Chipotle shutdown could save the company money over time

Just days ago, you may have been one of many New Yorkers who noticed that several Chipotle restaurant locations had closed down for the day. If you're like so many, you may have wondered why. On February 8, Chipotle closed the doors on its restaurants not just in our state but across the entire nation in response to series of E. coli and Salmonella outbreaks that have plagued the franchise in the last couple of months. That day, more than 1,900 restaurants took part in the voluntary shutdown.

Lawsuit filed 3 years after 18-wheeler crash on icy highway

Trucking companies that transport products with the use of 18-wheelers have a lot of responsibility on their shoulders. Whether they have a small fleet or hundreds of vehicles, the work their employees do often puts the workers and those around them at risk. The company may do everything right in terms of maintaining vehicles and training their employees, yet still end up dealing with a lawsuit due to unfortunate circumstances.

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