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Rio Tinto Minerals Sued over Talcum Powder’s Link to Cancer

A newly filed lawsuit names mining giant Rio Tinto Minerals Inc. as a responsible party in five alleged cases of ovarian cancer caused by the use of Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products. Rio Tinto mines talc that is used in Johnson & Johnson's talcum… Read More

One Dead, Four Injured After Truck Carrying Takata Airbags Explodes

One person died and four were injured when a truck carrying Takata airbag inflators exploded near Quemado, Texas. The explosion was caused by a crash that ignited the airbag propellant, destroying the trailer and incinerating a house with a woman inside. The… Read More

Five Misconceptions about Overtime

According to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), specific employees who work more than 40 hours per week are entitled to overtime wages. While the law has been in place for almost 80 years, there is still some confusion regarding its protections. The… Read More

New Study Finds That Road Debris Caused 200,000 Car Accidents

More than 200,000 car accidents that occurred between 2011 and 2014 involved road debris, and these accidents caused 500 deaths and 39,000 injuries, according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. These types of car crashes have… Read More

California Court Ruling on Essure Could Lead to More Lawsuits

The judge for the Superior Court in Alameda County, California, ruled that 11 lawsuits against Bayer, the manufacturer of the permanent birth control device Essure, may proceed. The 11 cases represent 14 women who claim the device caused them to suffer… Read More

Uber Faces Many Lawsuits Over Classification of Drivers as Contractors

Ridesharing company Uber has been dealing with a barrage of lawsuits since it launched in 2009. The company is currently facing over 70 federal cases and numerous others in state courts.   Uber's largest legal battles are ongoing class action lawsuits… Read More

Drowsy Driving Killed 5,000 People Last Year, New Report Says

The Governors Highway Safety Organization (GHSO) released a new report showing that drowsy driving is a growing threat to your safety as an estimated 5,000 people were killed in drowsy-driving accidents last year. The report, titled “Wake Up Call! Understanding… Read More

How Independent Contractors Can Protect Themselves if Injured

The downside to the growth of Uber and other on-demand services is that more workers are being labeled as independent contractors instead of employees. That means that many workers are not eligible for workers' compensation insurance to cover medical… Read More

Rear-end Car Crash May Have Been Caused by Distracted Driver

Late Wednesday night, three people were taken to the hospital after a rear-end collision that Phoenix police believe was caused by a distracted driver. A Hyundai waiting at a red light on 40th Street and Indian School Road was rear-ended so hard that… Read More

Report Shows that Many Fatal Crashes with Teenagers Happen at Night

Restricting teenagers from driving at night could reduce the number of fatal crashes they are involved in, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). From 2009 to 2014, one-third of fatal crashes involving… Read More

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