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  • South Carolina court questions transportation tax spending

    South Carolina court questions transportation tax spending

    Consumer Rights 03/08/2018

    The South Carolina Supreme Court is questioning how a county is spending transportation tax money.The court said Wednesday the state revenue department did not have the authority to withhold payments to Richland County.But the justices also said the ...

  • High court: Held immigrants can't get periodic bond hearings

    High court: Held immigrants can't get periodic bond hearings

    Consumer Rights 02/28/2018

    The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that immigrants the government has detained and is considering deporting aren't entitled by law to periodic bond hearings.The case is a class-action lawsuit brought by immigrants who've spent long periods in custody. T...

  • Pennsylvania court throws out congressional boundaries

    Pennsylvania court throws out congressional boundaries

    Consumer Rights 01/15/2018

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down the state's widely criticized congressional map Monday, granting a major victory to Democrats who alleged the 18 districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit Republicans and setting off a scram...

  • Arkansas judge blocks state from issuing birth certificates

    Arkansas judge blocks state from issuing birth certificates

    Consumer Rights 12/11/2017

    An Arkansas judge on Friday blocked the state from issuing any birth certificates until officials are able to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the state's birth certificate law illegally favors heterosexual parents.Pulaski County Circuit ...

  • Court asked to stop suit against prosecutor in man's death

    Court asked to stop suit against prosecutor in man's death

    Consumer Rights 12/10/2017

    A lawyer for Baltimore's top prosecutor asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit by five police officers who claim she maliciously prosecuted them in the death of a black man gravely injured in custody.Assistant Attorney General K...

  • 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 ...

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