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July 2006 Archives

Federal and State Overtime Pay Violations

Labor Department Charges Cleaning Company Did Not Pay Overtime to Workers SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- July 21, 2006 -- A cleaning service underpaid its workers and failed to provide overtime pay, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor. The agency seeks $1.8 million in unpaid back...

Al Brayton Named President of Public Justice Foundation

Wins Public Justice Enhancement Award SEATTLE, WA -- July 19, 2006 -- Noted trial lawyer Alan R. Brayton of Brayton Purcell was awarded the Larry Trattler Public Justice Enhancement Award yesterday at the Public Justice Foundation's annual meeting. The Public Justice Foundation is the nonprofit parent of Public Justice, a...

Millions Still Exposed to Secondhand Smoke in US

There Is No Safe Level of Secondhand Smoke WASHINGTON, DC -- July 14, 2006 -- There is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke, according to the latest report by the U.S. Surgeon General. Even brief contacts with tobacco smoke can cause serious harm. Nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke...

Vioxx® Increases Blood Clot Risk

Study Explains How Vioxx® Increases Heart Problems BEVERLY and BOSTON, MA; ATLANTA, GA; AIEA, HI -- July 14, 2006 -- Using the painkiller Vioxx® may increase the risk of blood clots and atherosclerosis, a condition in which plaque or fatty deposits line the arteries, according to a new study (J...