Should the entire state be worrid about our drinking water?

Source of radioactive wastewater in Allegheny River at center of lawsuit. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (10/30, Conti, 636K) reports that regulators in Pennsylvania “are working on an environmental agreement with a … Continue Reading →

Talk about closing the barn door after the horse has left!

Facing lawsuits over asbestos, Georgia-Pacific launched research program. The Center for Public Integrity (10/21, 187) reports that “in the spring of 2005, Georgia-Pacific Corp. found itself facing nearly $1 billion … Continue Reading →

Ouch! Corporations behaving REALLY Badly

Boston Scientific, Guidant settle heart-device probe with DOJ for $30 million. The AP (10/17) reports that the Justice Department announced on Thursday that Boston Scientific Corp. and its Guidant subsidiaries … Continue Reading →

Government shutdown forces DOJ to seek delays in civil cases.

The Washington Times (10/16, McElhatton, 417K) reports that the Justice Department on Tuesday “sought to delay a long-running False Claims Act case accusing a company of fraud to win millions … Continue Reading →

USDA threatens to close three Foster Farms plants in wake of salmonella outbreak.

In continuing coverage of the salmonella outbreak connected to Foster Farms in California, NBC Nightly News reported on its Wednesday broadcast that the US Department of Agriculture is threatening to … Continue Reading →

Cost of Drs Fraud? At least 10 x Cost of Med Mal Defense

According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), the total amount of money spent defending claims and compensating victims of medical negligence in 2010 was $5.8 billion, or just … Continue Reading →