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  • Nebraska court orders disclosure of execution drug records

    Nebraska court orders disclosure of execution drug records

    Consumer Rights 05/09/2020

    Nebraska prison officials cannot withhold public records that reveal where they purchased their supply of lethal injection drugs, the state's highest court ruled Friday.In ordering the documents to be disclosed for public scrutiny, the Nebraska Supre...

  • Nissan's Ghosn tells Tokyo court he is innocent

    Nissan's Ghosn tells Tokyo court he is innocent

    Consumer Rights 01/09/2019

    The former chairman of Japan's Nissan Motor Co. has told a Tokyo court that he was "wrongfully accused" of false financial reporting and other allegations.In his first public appearance since he was detained on Nov. 19, Ghosn denied any wrongdoing an...

  • S. Indiana city's mayor defends rental ordinance in court

    S. Indiana city's mayor defends rental ordinance in court

    Consumer Rights 09/04/2017

    The mayor of a southern Indiana city is defending a rental inspection ordinance that’s resulted in thousands of dollars in fines against property owners and is the subject of a lawsuit.Charlestown Mayor Bob Hall testified during Friday’s ...

  • Ohio Supreme Court justice backs legalizing marijuana

    Ohio Supreme Court justice backs legalizing marijuana

    Consumer Rights 07/23/2017

    An Ohio Supreme Court justice who’s mulling a run for governor thinks it’s time for the state to decriminalize marijuana.Justice William O’Neill, the lone Democrat holding an Ohio statewide office, said making marijuana legal is wor...

  • High Court ruling may hurt claims of talc link to cancer

    High Court ruling may hurt claims of talc link to cancer

    Consumer Rights 06/23/2017

    A Supreme Court ruling this week could have a "chilling effect" on the many lawsuits filed in St. Louis claiming talcum powder causes a deadly form of cancer in women, including cases under appeal in which stricken women and their survivors have been...

  • South Korean executives jailed for humidifier cleaner deaths

    South Korean executives jailed for humidifier cleaner deaths

    Consumer Rights 01/09/2017

    A South Korean court sentenced the former head of Oxy Reckitt Benckiser to seven years in prison Friday after the company's disinfectant for humidifiers killed scores of people and left hundreds with permanent lung damage. The Seoul Central District ...

  • California Supreme Court OKs organic labeling lawsuits

    California Supreme Court OKs organic labeling lawsuits

    Consumer Rights 08/23/2015

    Consumers have a right to file lawsuits under California law alleging food products are falsely labeled "organic," the state Supreme Court ruled. Thursday's ruling overturned a lower court decision that barred such suits on the grounds that they were...

  • France ponders removing risky breast implants

    France ponders removing risky breast implants

    Consumer Rights 08/23/2013

    Emmanuelle Maria's breasts were burning and globules of silicone gel were protruding into her armpits. Her implants had exploded inside her. Yet her doctors, she says, told her nothing was wrong. Now, she wants the French government to tell 30,000 wo...

  • Consumer watchdog blasts FDA delay on recall

    Consumer watchdog blasts FDA delay on recall

    Consumer Rights 09/09/2012

    A consumer watchdog group scolded the Food and Drug Administration Thursday for taking weeks to evaluate the latest problem with Baxter's drug pumps, which have been plagued by safety issues for years. In January, Baxter International sent a warning ...

  • New claims made against Toyota in defects case

    New claims made against Toyota in defects case

    Consumer Rights 08/23/2011

    New court documents filed in a case against Toyota Motor Corp. claim the auto giant bought back cars with sudden acceleration defects and failed to report the problem to federal regulators. The allegations made in court documents filed Wednesday also...

  • Hyundai recalls 139,500 Sonatas in US on steering

    Hyundai recalls 139,500 Sonatas in US on steering

    Consumer Rights 09/23/2010

    Hyundai Motor Co. said it is voluntarily recalling 139,500 Sonata sedans in the U.S. because of a manufacturing defect that could cause drivers to lose steering control. The recall affects 2011 models built between Dec. 11, 2009 and Sept. 10, the Nat...

  • Roofing contractor accused of scamming consumers

    Roofing contractor accused of scamming consumers

    Consumer Rights 09/09/2010

    Timothy Hammond, a Benton roofing contractor, has been named in a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Lisa Madigan Monday alleging he scammed consumers out of more than $12,000. Filed in Franklin County Circuit Court, the lawsuit states that Hammond wa...

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