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A Friend in Need of a Kidney Transplant

Imagine the hope and excitement of graduating from high school and looking forward to the next chapter of your life as you head for college to pursue career of your dreams.Imagine the devastation as you learn you have a serious disorder that will put those dreams on hold and in fact threatens your very life.This is Kelsey Crider’s reality. A bright, articulate young woman, Kelsey Crider’s future…

Jenny Albano

Energy Drinks May Increase Blood Pressure

Results of a study show that energy drinks may increase heart rate and blood pressure levels in addition to increasing energy. The researchers of the study are recommending that anyone who has high blood pressure or heart disease should avoid these beverages because their blood pressure could change and the drinks may change how effective medications are.The drinks generally have high levels of…

Courtney Mills

Target Recalls Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

The large merchandiser Target in concert with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall of approximately 82,000 ‘Plush Boys Rattles’ because of a choking hazard. The rattles were manufactured in China.The cloth rattles have the propensity to be torn open by children, releasing beads that present a choking hazard. Parents are advised to remove the rattles from children as…

Jenny Albano

Recall of Bread Products from Sara Lee

The Sara Lee Food & Beverage Company, in cooperation with the FDA, issued a voluntary recall of some of their bread products because they contain tiny pieces of metal. The products that are included in the recall have ‘Best if purchased by” dates between July 25, 2007 and August 7, 2007 and have the code ‘222’ which is found on the front of the package. The bread products are sold in a number…

April Armani

State Farm Updates

Attorney Scruggs files RICO suit against State Farm.Will the State Farm/Hurricane Katrina debacle ever end? On June 20th, Attorney Scruggs sued State Farm in federal court in Mississippi, accusing the company of engaging in a “pattern of racketeering” by manipulating engineering reports on Hurricane Katrina damage so the company could deny policyholder claims. Scruggs is already pursuing…

Shannon Weidemann

Another Pet Food Added to Recall

Another company has discovered melamine tainted ingredients were used to manufacture their pet food. Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd was notified that some of their canned dog and cat food and dog treats were made with rice protein that was tainted with melamine. Over 100 brands of dog and cat food have been recalled due to the melamine which has been causing kidney failure and death.It should be…

Staff Writer

Philadelphia stockbroker pleads guilty of fraud

A report from The Philadelphia Inquirer reported last week that a stockbroker in suburban Philadelphia pleaded guilty in court to securities fraud. Robert M. Montani, a compliance officer at Bryn Mawr Investment Group/Valley Forge Securities, admitted hiding money from the IRS, manipulating stock prices and skimming commissions. Montani may face 33 to 41 months in prison.If you or someone you…

Staff Writer

EEOC Temporary Inventory Reduction Project

The EEOC is planning a temporary inventory reduction project for August 28, 2006 through September 29, 2006. Investigators have been asked to assess and identify those cases in their respective inventories which they believe, for a variety of reasons, do not warrant additional investigation and/or expenditure of resources. In these specific cases only, a determination letter will be sent out…

Staff Writer

Confidential Settlement in Explosion Case

In a recent Fifth Judicial District decision, a thirty-five-year-old retired dairy farmer was awarded a confidential settlement amount for medical bills and lost wages. He suffered injuries when he attempted to light a boiler which, only the day before, had been reconnected to a propane tank. The allegations were that the coupling unit had been improperly installed from the tank to the boiler…

Staff Writer

Environmental Issues Come With Development

As the West continues to grow and development ensues, many environmental issues involved with land development continue to escalate as well. Sewage systems, roads and water management are all part of this process.A recent article addresses some of these environmental law issues in two small towns: Hungry Horse, Montana and Murtaugh, Idaho. Both of these towns are looking at doubling in size…