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Health Effects from Contaminated Bleed Air System

Contaminated Bleed Air System Fills Cabin with Toxic Engine Fumes, Flight Attendant Suffers Serious Side Effects August 26, 2009 -- On April 11, 2007, flight attendant Terry Williams, a 17-year veteran of the skies, was working first class aboard a McDonnell Douglas MD-82 en route from Memphis to Dallas. During...

Brayton Purcell's Copyright Infringement Case Affirmed

Brayton Purcell Triumphs in Copyright Infringement Case On Wednesday, August 5, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the decision of the district court that Northern California was the proper venue for Brayton Purcell's copyright infringement suit against the law firm of Recordon & Recordon. In...

Cancer From Ultraviolet Light, Asbestos, Cigarettes

What do Tanning Beds, Cigarettes and Asbestos have in Common: They All Cause Cancer July 31, 2009 -- Research from a special committee of the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer has concluded that the ultraviolet light used in tanning beds is as carcinogenic as asbestos, cigarettes,...

Recourse For Existing GM Injury Claimants Limited

GM Bankruptcy: New and Potential Liabilities Carry Over--Existing Injured Out of Luck July 24, 2009 -- In a second lightning fast and government sponsored Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding, General Motors (GM) arose from the ashes July 10th as the new General Motors Company (New GM). Unlike Chrysler, New GM will...

Berkeley Law Student Receives EBCLC Summer Fellowship

The Brayton Purcell Summer Fellowship at the East Bay Community Law Center Berkeley, CA -- July 14, 2009 -- The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is pleased to announce the awarding of the third-annual Brayton Purcell Summer Fellowship at EBCLC. The partnership between the law firm of Brayton Purcell...

Bad Countrywide Loans Addressed by BofA

Bank of America Offers to Modify 100K Countrywide Mortgages June 25, 2009 -- Bank of America Corp. has offered to modify over 100,000 Countrywide sourced home loans over a four-month period. This is double the amount required under the settlement between California and other states against Countrywide Financial Corp. for...

Settlement Expands Health Care Coverage for Eating Disorders

Horizon Blue Cross Expands Eating Disorder Coverage in Settlement June 24, 2009 -- Horizon Blue Cross of New Jersey has agreed to a class action settlement that expands medical benefits for patients with eating disorders. The settlement includes reimbursements of medical expenses for close to 500 patients whose payments for...

New Chrysler Fails to Protect Consumers

Chrysler Bailout, Bankruptcy and Sale - The Aftermath: Effect on Those Injured by Defective Products and Asbestos-Containing Brakes June 19, 2009 -- After a flurry of legal activity in the Chrysler bankruptcy to try and halt the sale of Chrysler to Fiat SpA, Chrysler was sold to Fiat on June...