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A Timeline of Texas Chemical Plant Explosions and Legal Ramifications

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Any place where hydrocarbons, natural gas, or volatile chemicals are processed, stored or used carries with it a high risk for explosions if something goes wrong. Nonetheless, chemical releases, plant explosions, and fires are entirely preventable if petrochemical companies comply with the statutory safety procedures and regulations. More often than not, if you examine companies involved in chemical plant explosions, …

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Purdue Pharma Opioid Lawsuit and Settlement

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Purdue Pharma, the pharmaceutical giant that makes OxyContin is facing an estimated 3,000 lawsuits against it for its role in perpetuating the US opioid crisis that has plagued the country for the past two decades. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prescription opioid-related deaths make up for a whopping 68% of all drug overdose …

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Johnson and Johnson Oklahoma Opioid Lawsuit

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An estimated 130 people in the US die every day from opioid overdoses. In 2017 alone, it was responsible for more than 70,000 deaths. The abuse and misuse of opioids – including heroin, prescription pain medication, and synthetic ones like fentanyl have become a national crisis that needs to be nipped in the bud. The first step to doing this …

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Diplomatic Immunity: Who Gets It and When They Don’t

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The recent death of Harry Dunn, a 19-year old British national left many tongues wagging about the peculiar legal status that is diplomatic immunity. Anne Sacoolas, the wife of a US diplomat who became the subject of an investigation after her car collided with the teenager’s motorcycle, left the UK shortly after the unfortunate incident occurred. British authorities expressed their …

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Extradition: When Crimes Cross-National Borders

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Remember when Australian WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid getting extradited to Sweden in 2012? Well, it looks like his extradition woes had only just begun. At the time, he was facing sexual assault charges, which have since been dropped. He was granted asylum by Ecuador to avoid possible extradition to the …

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The Opioid Lawsuit: Where is it Today

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In 2017 alone, opioid overdoses accounted for approximately 47,600 of reported deaths in the US. This accounts for 67.8% of drug overdose deaths. Manufacturers of opioid drugs have largely been accused by various state governments for contributing to the opioid crisis in the country, citing that the drugs and their subsequent effects are a public nuisance and are taking up …

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The Biggest, Ongoing FDA Recalls & Lawsuits

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If there’s one thing that consumers, organizations, and investors detest is, recalls because they’re packed with the inconvenience. For consumers, recalled products pose adverse safety risks and are tied to a barrage of ailments and even fatalities. For manufacturers, recalls usually tarnish their brand reputations. This leads to a decline in profit margins. Disgruntled consumers that are adversely affected by …

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Online Bullying Laws

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In today’s digital era, it’s no secret that the Internet plays a significant role in modern education. Learning about anything and everything under the sun has become possible courtesy of the internet. Ranging from getting degrees online to e-books, more student experiences and classroom functions are veering into cyberspace. And unfortunately, this includes online bullying, also known as cyberbullying. Regardless …