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Department of Labor to Crack Down on Companies That Cheat Temporary Workers

The Department of Labor (DOL) is cracking down on companies that cheat temporary workers out of overtime wages and other benefits through joint employment endeavors with temporary staffing agencies. The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division Department has set… Read More

Levaquin RICO Lawsuit

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson faces yet another lawsuit for allegedly concealing harmful and potentially deadly side effects caused by its antibiotic Levaquin. The latest Levaquin lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court on Jan. 18, 2016,… Read More

Automakers Agree to Reform the Way They Report Data: Recalls Could be a Thing of the Past

Following such disastrous and deadly incidents as Volkswagen’s emissions scandal, GM’s faulty ignition switch recall, and Takata’s airbag recall, several different auto manufacturers have agreed to reform the way they report injuries, fatalities, and… Read More

Construction Fatality at AZ Hospital May Be Wrongful Death

Few industries in the world are as dangerous as the construction industry, as more people are injured and killed in this line of work than in any other profession. Tragically, that reality was once again hammered home when a construction worker was killed… Read More

Medical Device Company Continued to Sell Defective Blood Clot Filters Despite Patient Deaths

A recent investigation has revealed more distressing news about medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard and its Bard IV filters. The original Bard Recovery® filter—which was found to be defective—as well as its replacement G2® filter, have both fallen… Read More

Jury Awards $47 Million to Victims' Families in Case Against ADOT

On Dec. 17, a Maricopa County jury awarded two families $47 million in a case against the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). The families had each lost a family member in a 2008 crash. On May 18, 2008, two women were traveling from Tucson to… Read More

AZ Strict DUI Laws Mean Drunk Driving Crackdown is Underway

In 2014, car accidents caused by drunk drivers accounted for nearly 32 percent of all traffic-related fatalities across the nation. In Arizona, 226 people died as a result of DUI car crashes last year, which accounted for 34 percent of all traffic deaths… Read More

Two Perish in Fiery Phoenix Bus Crash

A fatal bus accidentclaimed the lives of two Phoenix residents early Sunday morning. According to the Phoenix Police Department, the crash occurred near the intersection of Thomas Road and North 79th Avenue. Just before 7 a.m., a local transit bus came… Read More

Two Seriously Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on I-17

Two drivers were seriously injured in a wrong-way crash early Monday morning on interstate 17 in Phoenix. Around 12:30 a.m., the Arizona Department of Transportation began receiving calls that a vehicle was going south in the northbound lanes of the… Read More

Arizona Ranks Number Six on States with Worst Drivers List

A list of U.S. states with the worst drivers has been compiled by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA.) While you may think Arizona drivers are the best, you may be surprised to hear that Arizona ranked number six on the list. NHTSA… Read More

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