06.29.07

Personal Injury Lawsuit Filed Against Pit bull Owner

Posted in Negligence at 8:39 am by kevin

The Stinson family in Charlotte Harbor, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of their 14-year-old daughter who was mauled by a pit bull on March 17 while she was walking home from school. According to the Sun Herald a pit bull named Diesel attacked the girl causing her to receive stitches for the defensive wounds.

The owner of the dog, Michael Davis and property owner John J. Steger are both named in the lawsuit for allowing the dog to roam free. The pit bull was put to sleep by Animal Control officers on March 30 after being deemed a menace. Davis also faces criminal misdemeanor charges for reckless disregard in this same incident.

06.21.07

Family of Ill Children File Taco Bell Lawsuit

Posted in Intentional Tort at 1:52 pm by kevin

Taco Bell was more like Taco Hell to the Keith Andrew family in Sydney, Nebraska, when after dining at the restaurant in October 2005, their two children, ages 4 and 7-years-old became violently. The youngest of the children spent a night in the hospital for gastroenteritis and dehydration and the other became ill as well.

The lawsuit alleges that Keith Andrew, a local police officer and his family were being targeted by employees, who urinated and spit on food and put it in a special pan just for local cops. The lawsuit also alleges that management knew of the practice and was negligence to act to protect patrons.

06.12.07

GlaxoSmithKline Diabetes Drug Lawsuit Filed

Posted in Products Liability at 12:55 pm by kevin

A class action lawsuit has been filed in New York against pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline regarding their diabetes drug, Avandia. According to the lawsuit, GlaxoSmithKline failed to disclose that Avandia increased the risk for heart attack in patients taking the drug.

After recent congressional hearings, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration has asked the pharmaceutical company to place a “black box” warning on the diabetes drug, which indicates the most serious of warnings jus short of pulling a drug from the market. The study citing the increased risk of heart attack was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.