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  • Hawaii Supreme Court sides with lesbian couple in B&B case

    Hawaii Supreme Court sides with lesbian couple in B&B case

    Consumer Rights 07/11/2018

    A Hawaii appeals court ruling that a bed and breakfast discriminated by denying a room to two women because they're gay will stand after the state's high court declined to take up the case.Aloha Bed & Breakfast owner Phyllis Young had argued she ...

  •  Arkansas wants court to dissolve stay for death row prisoner

    Arkansas wants court to dissolve stay for death row prisoner

    Consumer Rights 03/16/2018

    Lawyers for the state of Arkansas argued Friday that the state prison director has long had the power to determine a death row inmate's sanity and that now isn't the time to change the way it moves the prisoners closer to their executions.The argumen...

  • UN court lays down Costa Rica, Nicaragua maritime borders

    UN court lays down Costa Rica, Nicaragua maritime borders

    Consumer Rights 02/03/2018

    The International Court of Justice laid down definitive maritime boundaries Friday between Costa Rica and Nicaragua in the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean and a small land boundary in a remote, disputed wetland.As part of the complex ruling, the Unit...

  • Court error unmasks person of interest in Las Vegas massacre

    Court error unmasks person of interest in Las Vegas massacre

    Consumer Rights 02/01/2018

    A court error publicly revealed the name of a man identified as a person of interest in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.Clark County District Court Judge Elissa Cadish acknowledged that a member of her court staff failed to black o...

  • Doctor charged in wife's death moved after threat to him

    Doctor charged in wife's death moved after threat to him

    Consumer Rights 01/01/2018

    A New Jersey doctor accused of having his wife killed to protect an illegal prescription drug ring he was running with an outlaw biker gang has been moved to a different jail nearly 100 miles away due to an alleged plot by a co-defendant to kill him....

  • 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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