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J.R. Whaley

When the Flood Waters Recede … What Do Flood Victims Do Now?

Named after the fertile red soil in its river bed, the Red River is deeply intertwined with Louisiana history. Both Shreveport and Bossier City were founded on the banks of the river, as were Alexandria and Pineville. Following the clearing […]

J.R. Whaley

When Your Electronic Data Isn’t Safe

Just last week it was reported that millions of government workers’ private information might have been compromised by hackers. The Associated Press reports that hackers may have obtained critical personal information, such as name, Social Security Number, date and place […]

J.R. Whaley

Clear Legal Writing — A Need and a Requirement*

The United States Supreme Court recently threatened to sanction an attorney for filing an unintelligible, jargon-filled petition in a patent case. Also, possible changes to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure will require attorneys writing for federal appellate courts to […]

Shannon Weidemann

Zyprexa Class Action Now Includes 8 States

There are now eight states that have filed a class action lawsuit against Eli Lilly, the maker of the drug Zyprexa. The lawsuits have been filed because Eli Lilly allegedly advertised the drug for uses that were not approved by the FDA. They also claim that the drug manufacturer did not properly warn of potential side effects. A representative from Myers’ office confirmed Tuesday that Oregon…

Shannon Weidemann

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Petco

A class action lawsuit has been filed in New York against the pet retailer Petco and the pet food distributor Pet Food Experts Inc. The lawsuit stems from allegations that the pet chew Greenies was harmful to dogs and that the manufacturer knew this but did nothing to warn consumers. The chews were sold at Petco. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which was filed in state court, are asking for…

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Shaw Group Class Action Lawsuit

In a complaint filed June 16, 2004, class action lawyers allege that Shaw Group, Inc. did not accurately represent its financial outlook for the period between October 19th 2000 and June 10, 2004. Shaw Group class action attorneys claim that, during that time, insiders at the company sold shaes of the company’s stock at inflated prices, earning over $80M in the process. According to Stanford…

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