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False Claims Act Reward

Texas Doctor Gets $11.4 Million False Claims Act Reward The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced a settlement with TeamHealth Holdings, a national provider of hospital staffing provider, in a lawsuit against group practice IPC Healthcare. According to the agreement, TeamHealth will pay the government $60 million plus interest to settle allegations that IPC…

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Commercial Litigation, False Claims Act

Texas Helicopter Crash

Texas Helicopter Crash Leaves One Dead, Two Seriously Injured A Texas helicopter crash in West Galveston Bay Monday evening was devastating for at least one family and possibly two others. The chopper was returning from an oil cargo survey of an oil tanker known as the Eagle Vancouver when it crashed into the water. The…

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Aviation Accidents, Helicopter Crash, Personal Injury

Pet Food Recall

Drug Contamination Leads to Pet Food Recall A specialty dog food company, Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Company, has issued a voluntary pet food recall of certain lots of their Hunk of Beef brand pet food because they believe it may be contaminated with a potentially dangerous drug. The recalled pet food has lot numbers that…

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Food Poisoning, Personal Injury, Recall, Wrong Way Driving Accidents

San Antonio Crashes

Two San Antonio Crashes Leave Families Reeling Last Friday was a terrible day on San Antonio area roads and several families have been negatively impacted as a result of two San Antonio crashes. For example, on Friday night, a crash on the Southeast side involving a large truck and several other vehicles left seven people…

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Texas Plane Crashes

Two Texas Plane Crashes Leave One Dead, Two Injured Tuesday afternoon was a bad day for Texas plane crashes, as two of them crashed about 15 minutes apart. The worst of them happened in Rusk County, Texas, when a small plane crashed in an area just west of Carlisle at about 3:45 p.m., killing one…

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Aviation Accidents, Personal Injury

Smokeless Tobacco Recall

Altria Division Issues Smokeless Tobacco Recall Those out there who use smokeless tobacco products should pay special attention to this smokeless tobacco recall, since it involves some of the most popular brands in the country and in Texas. Yesterday, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co (USSTC), which is a division of Altria Group Inc, issued a voluntary…

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Consumer Product Defects, Product Liability

Texas Pedestrian Accident

Austin Police Looking for Driver in Hit-and-Run Texas Pedestrian Accident Officials with the Austin Police Department have released a graphic video of a terrible Texas pedestrian accident in which a five-year-old boy, Marquese Earls, was struck by a vehicle near his home. The driver immediately fled the scene. The accident happened at just after 7 a.m. Monday…

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Automobile Accidents, Pedestrian Injuries, Personal Injury

Washing Machine Recall Update

Samsung Washing Machine Update: Texas Family’s Repaired Machine Explodes You may recall that a few months ago, Samsung issued a voluntary recall of some of their top-loading washers because the washer lids can become detached from the machine while they are in operation. During the spin cycle, those lids can explode off the machines with enough force…

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Consumer Product Defects, Product Liability

Laptop Battery Recall

HP Orders Laptop Battery Recall Due to Burn and Fire Hazard HP Development Company, manufacturers of HP and Compaq computers, has issued a very serious voluntary laptop battery recall for over 140,000 lithium-ion batteries that power some of its laptop computers because of the “fire and burn hazards” they may pose. This is actually the second such recall…

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Consumer Product Defects, Product Liability

Texas Workplace Accident

Texas Workplace Accident Leaves Two in Critical Condition Two Texas construction workers suffered serious burns in a Texas workplace accident  at the Xcel Energy building under construction in downtown Amarillo over the weekend. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is on the scene, investigating. According to reports, the two workers were on the second floor of an under-construction…

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Construction Accidents, Personal Injury