States Make Plans for $2.7 Billion Volkswagen Environmental Settlement

In the wake of an emissions scandal that cost Volkswagen billions of dollars, states that received a share of the $2.7 Billion Volkswagen environmental settlement are now determining how to spend their money. VW faced sanctions for using "defeat devices" on its diesel cars, so the vehicles would appear to [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|Blog, Consumer Lawsuits / Class Action News, Top Stories|

Prospect Mortgage to Pay Over $4 Million to Resolve Mortgage Fraud Allegations

Prospect Mortgage LLC agreed to pay $4.157 million to settle allegations that the company committed mortgage fraud by underwriting loans that failed to meet Federal Housing Administration (FHA) requirements. The U.S. Justice Department announced the settlement agreement on Monday. The allegations stem from Prospect’s participation in the Direct Endorsement Lender [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Blog, Top Stories, Whistleblower News|

Flemish Government Approves Belgium Glyphosate Ban for Individuals

The Flemish government approved a decree to prohibit the individual use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer. The glyphosate ban decree was agreed to at the end of last week and will now be taken up by the Council of State. As of now, it is [...]

By | July 4th, 2017|Blog, Monsanto Roundup News, Top Stories|

At Least 18 Dead in German Bus Crash

A tour bus carrying 46 passengers and two drivers collided with a tractor trailer and burst into flames in southeast Germany early Monday morning. The fatal German bus crash was reported at around 7:00 a.m. local time on the A9 highway near Stammbach. At least 18 people were killed in [...]

By | July 3rd, 2017|Blog, Bus News, Top Stories|

Harlem Train Derailment Injures Over 30 Subway Passengers

A Harlem train derailment at around 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27, injured at least 30 people and resulted in the evacuation of hundreds of passengers. Shortly after the subway train crashed, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) said the accident was likely caused by human error. At least two MTA [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|Blog, Top Stories, Train News|

Attorneys Will Continue Missouri Talcum Powder Lawsuits Despite SCOTUS Ruling

Attorneys representing victims in Missouri talcum powder lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson say they will continue their efforts to keep cases in the state, despite a Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruling that stalled the most recent talc case in St. Louis Circuit Court. Last week, SCOTUS issued [...]

Attorneys Urge the CA EPA to Require a Roundup Warning Label

Roundup cancer attorneys at Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman submitted a public comment to the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), urging the agency to require agrochemical giant Monsanto to have a Roundup warning label that marks its weed killer as a possible carcinogen. Read [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Blog, Monsanto Roundup News, Top Stories|

Pilot Urges Passengers to Pray During AirAsia Engine Failure

An AirAsia flight bound for Kuala Lumpur was forced to return to its departure city of Perth, Australia on Sunday after the Airbus A330-300 passenger jet began shaking due to a “technical failure,” according to an airline spokesperson. AirAsia Flight D7237 departed from Perth at 6:40 a.m. with 359 passengers [...]

By | June 26th, 2017|A. Ilyas Akbari, Blog, Top Stories|

Monsanto Faces Wisconsin Roundup Class Action Lawsuit

Six consumers are leading a Wisconsin Roundup class action lawsuit against Monsanto, alleging the agrochemical giant falsely promoted its top-selling Roundup weed killer as interfering with an enzyme found in plants but not “in people or pets” when microbiota (bacteria, fungi, etc.) found in the human gut, mucous membranes and [...]

By | June 26th, 2017|Blog, Monsanto Roundup News, R. Brent Wisner, Top Stories|

Baum Hedlund Sues State of California on Behalf of Siblings Whose Parents Died in Highway 99 Accident

June 12, 2017 – Fresno, California - - The law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the State of California on behalf of two siblings whose parents were killed in a 2016 truck accident in Madera, California. Elise, Kira, and Robert [...]