Bad Week For Talcum Powder Lawsuits

J&J Gains Traction in Talc Lawsuits with New Jersey Jury Win

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Johnson & Johnson persuaded a jury to reject a woman’s claims that the company’s iconic baby powder is laced with cancer-causing asbestos in its first trial win in New Jersey litigation over the product.

Jurors in New Brunswick, N.J., deliberated less than a day before unanimously rebuffing Rosalind Henry’s claims J&J sold its baby powder knowing it was tainted with asbestos, a carcinogen, said Carol Goodrich, a company spokeswoman. The ruling follows two mistrials in California where jurors couldn’t…

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Jury clears J&J of liability in New Jersey talc cancer case

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-johnson-johnson-cancer-lawsuit/jury-clears-jj-of-liability-in-new-jersey-talc-cancer-case-idUSKCN1ML2QF

(Reuters) – A New Jersey jury on Thursday cleared Johnson & Johnson of liability in a case involving a woman who alleged that the company’s talc-based products, including its baby powder, contain asbestos and caused her cancer.

After less than a day of deliberations, the jury in New Brunswick, New Jersey rejected claims by Rosalind Henry and her husband, who had alleged that Henry’s mesothelioma, a cancer associated with asbestos exposure, was caused by the company’s talc products.

J&J is facing some 10,600 liability lawsuits across the United States over its talc products, most involving claims that they caused ovarian cancer, and that the company knew of and concealed risks associated with the products.

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J&J California Talc Cancer Trial Ends With Deadlocked Jury

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-02/j-j-california-talc-cancer-trial-ends-with-deadlocked-jury

Jurors weighing claims that Johnson & Johnson’s iconic baby powder is laced with cancer-causing asbestos failed in a second case in two weeks to reach a verdict, resulting in another mistrial.

The latest case was brought by a retired computer salesman who blamed J&J for his mesothelioma, a cancer linked to asbestos exposure, and sought more than $12 million in damages. The Los Angeles jury, which deliberated for several days before a state judge decided the panel was hopelessly deadlocked, voted 8-4 against J&J, one juror short of a victory for the plaintiff, Kirk Von Salzen.

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Colgate defeats case alleging asbestos in talc caused woman’s cancer

https://www.reuters.com/article/health-colgate/colgate-defeats-case-alleging-asbestos-in-talc-caused-womans-cancer-idUSL2N1WI1VK

Colgate-Palmolive has won the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that a talcum powder the company used to market contained asbestos and caused a deceased Georgia woman to develop ovarian cancer and mesothelioma.

U.S. District Judge J. Randal Hall in Brunswick, Georgia, on Friday said lawyers for Sharon Hanson’s husband failed to establish the talcum powder she used contained asbestos and, even if it did, had not shown she was exposed to more than a minor amount.

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Lawsuit against Mesa police says 2 officers beat, choked man as he urinated on himself

Lawsuit against Mesa police says 2 officers beat, choked man as he urinated on himself

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/mesa/2018/10/02/lawsuit-mesa-officers-beat-choked-man-he-urinated-himself/1503915002/

A 32-year-old man says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court that two Mesa police officers punched and kicked his face and, as he writhed in pain, he urinated on himself, during an incident a year ago.

Subsequently, prosecutors charged Christian Ivan Topete with two counts of aggravated assault on an officer, resisting arrest and unlawful imprisonment and assault, court records show. His trial is set for November.

The lawsuit, which was filed by attorney Nathaniel Preston in U.S. District Court in Phoenix, is the latest complaint of police brutality against the Mesa Police Department, which has been under scrutiny for its officers’ treatment of other people.

Detective Nik Rasheta, a spokesman for Mesa police, confirmed in an email that there is an “active internal investigation” underway and that police would not have additional comment before Wednesday.

Topete is seeking an unspecified amount in punitive and special damages, along with attorneys’ fees.

The lawsuit says the episode was captured on the officers’ on-body cameras. Preston referred The Arizona Republic to Mesa police for the footage. Rasheta said in an email that The Republic’s request for the videos “will be processed in the order that it was received.”

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According to the lawsuit, the incident began when a neighbor called police to report that Topete and his 2-year-old son’s mother were arguing. The officers arrived at his apartment, near Broadway and Gilbert roads, at about 11:24 p.m. on Oct. 12, 2017.

The officers entered Topete’s apartment and, as he sat on his couch, the officers asked him to put his hands on his head, the lawsuit says. Topete asked why, and Officer Nathan Sund tried to force the man’s hand onto his head, the lawsuit says.

Without warning, the lawsuit says, Sund began to punch Topete in his face and body. Officer Kristen Johnson also began to punch and kick him, according to the lawsuit.

Johnson also used her baton to hit Topete, the lawsuit says, and the police video footage also shows her “driving her combat-style boots directly into” Topete’s face and nose as she yells, “F– k, yeah, b– h!”.

Among the injuries Topete suffered were a fractured nose, cuts to the lip, eye damage and bruised ribs, the lawsuit says.

” Blood immediately gushed from Christian’s fractured nose, spraying the defendant officers, as well as the apartment furniture and flooring,” the lawsuit says.

Sund then used a choke hold on Topete, which prevented the man from being able to breathe, causing him to pass out and urinate on himself, the lawsuit says.

The lawsuit also says that, as Topete “lay crying in his own blood and urine, Defendant Officer Johnson yelled, ‘Don’t f —– g get up!’ “.

The lawsuit says that Topete’s son was asleep nearby.

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Six-figure settlement for Schenectady police brutality case

https://www.timesunion.com/7dayarchive/article/Six-figure-settlement-in-the-offing-in-13276156.php

SCHENECTADY– The city is reportedly discussing a payout of between $300,000 and $400,000 to settle a lawsuit filed last year by a woman who alleges she was brutalized by two Schenectady cops, according to several people familiar with the ongoing negotiations.

Plaintiff Nicola Cottone claims in the federal suit that then Lt. Mark McCracken, who formerly served as the city police department’s spokesman, and officer Andrew MacDonald slammed her head onto a bench at the police station in a September 2016 incident.

At the time of Cottone’s injury, the Schenectady woman’s hands were cuffed behind her back while she was held in a room that’s normally used for roll call.

Security cameras captured the incident, which was also witnessed by several officers in uniform as well as plainclothes detectives, according to footage reviewed by the Times Union earlier this year.

When she was picked up and slammed onto a station bench by the two officers, Cottone’s head was split open. She was then charged with a crime that portrayed her as the aggressor.

MacDonald was identified in court filings in 2016. McCracken, who showed other officers a photo of Cottone’s injuries, was not confirmed as a participant until March 2018, when records from the internal affairs investigation were filed in U.S. District Court as part of Cottone’s civil rights lawsuit.

McCracken was a finalist for police chief in 2016, though Eric Clifford ultimately won the post. McCracken was eventually suspended for his role in Cottone’s case.

Earlier this year, McCracken was and faced criminal charges demoted to patrolman after a dispute with his estranged wife at a local ice rink where their young son was playing hockey.

If McCracken could manage to stay out of trouble for six months, a judge said the charges would be dismissed.

On Tuesday, Cottone’s attorney Kevin Luibrand and City Attorney Carl Falotico declined comment.

On Monday, the proposed settlement was discussed behind closed doors in executive session by city leaders, and later voted out of the governing body’s claims committee.

The full panel is expected to vote on the settlement during Monday’s regular City Council gathering.

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Pre Settlement Funding: Help When You Need It The Most

So you just heard about pre settlement funding? Surprisingly after nearly 20 years, many people are still unfamiliar with the concept of lawsuit funding. The simple fact is it’s an answer -albeit one you have to pay for – to the issues that arise immediately following an accident while you’re waiting for the outcome of a lawsuit.

It’s a common scenario: You have been involved in a car accident. You have had to take sick leave from work. You have insurance, but it barely covers loss in wages, let alone all the medical bills and extra utilities that are racking up while you convalesce.

The last thing you need when suffering an injury is monetary worries, and stress it proven to exacerbate such an issue. You need peace of mind in order to recover fully.

So what are the benefits of pre settlement funding? They are actually more straightforward than you may think. You might expect to have to wait for a certain period of time before you receive funding, yet this isn’t the case: your money is paid immediately after the agreement is made with a reputable pre settlement funding agency.

You can use this money to pay any bills outstanding, mortgage repayments, or to safeguard yourself should an emergency arise while you are in an injured state. It can pay your child’s college fees while you may otherwise not have been in a position to do so.

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There will always be medical expenses where an injury is concerned, and we all are well aware that these can be astronomically expensive. A lump-sum payout will subsidize these costs or -as is often the case- pay them in full, leaving you to concentrate on recuperation.

The average US citizen is $8,000 in negative equity, not including mortgage repayments or home loans. How many of us ever consider what would happen if we weren’t able to meet these repayments? A debilitating accident could stop you in your tracks and leave the debt recovery agents knocking at your door. Settlement funding would prevent this from ever happening. Your credit cards would remain intact.

There are legal benefits to having a lump sum of money when fighting for a lawsuit. If you can afford to wait, you can push for full compensation whilst your attorney has the time to fight your corner.

There is always the possibility that you are financially stable, but simply want a little extra whilst a lawsuit is pending. pre settlement funding will allow you to indulge yourselves in whatever takes your fancy following the turmoil of an accident or injury.

When it comes down to the line, no-win, no-fee pre settlement funding has so many benefits and very little cash outlay.

It’s a good idea to research the facts. If you have suffered an injury or find yourself unable to support yourself while a lawsuit is pending, pick up the phone and consult a specialist. Settlement funding, pre settlement funding and lawsuit settlement funding have many benefits that often far outweigh the costs. Give us a call today at (877) 932-2628 or visit us at https://TLFLLC.com/.

5 Family Members ‘Wiped Out in the Blink of an Eye’ in Crash

New Jersey Mom Who Survived Car Crash That Killed Husband and Daughters Learns Family’s Fate

https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/celebrity/new-jersey-mom-who-survived-car-crash-that-killed-husband-and-daughters-learns-familys-fate/ar-AAzOnI8Audie Trinidad, 61, and their daughters — Kaitlyn …

It took this tragedy, says Daniel, for him to realize how much the family’s community valued his brother and nieces.

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If you would like to help, a GoFundMe page has been set up by a neighbor. At the time of this writing, more than $210,910 has been donated.

5 Family Members ‘Wiped Out in the Blink of an Eye’ in Crash

https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/5-Family-Members-Wiped-Out-in-the-Blink-of-an-Eye-in-Crash-Teaneck-Father-Four-Daughters-Twin-Girls-Trinidad-487570841.htmlA New Jersey family expressed disbelief and grief on Saturday after a father and his four daughters were killed in a head-on crash in Delaware.

“I don’t understand why these things happen,” said Daniel Trinidad, who lost his brother and four nieces.

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Trinidad family crash: Father, 4 daughters from New Jersey killed in Delaware crash

https://www.wptv.com/news/world/trinidad-family-crash-father-4-daughters-from-new-jersey-killed-in-delaware-crashA father who died along with his four daughters in a Delaware highway crash was a native of the Philippines and U.S. Navy veteran who settled in New Jersey to raise his family.

Delaware State Police identified the father Sunday as …

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Cops ID wrong-way driver of truck that killed New Jersey family

https://nypost.com/2018/07/08/cops-id-wrong-way-driver-of-truck-that-killed-family/Before crashing directly into the Trinidad family’s 1998 Toyota Sienna, officials said.

The dead included the 61-year-old patriarch and his children: Kaitlyn, 20, Danna, 17, and 14-year-old twins Melissa and Allison, relatives said.

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Church remembers family killed in Delaware Route 1 crash, prays for mother

https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2018/07/08/devout-daughters-father-killed-delaware-route-1-crash-mourned/766751002/Church remembers family killed in Delaware Route 1 crash, prays for mother Parishioners at their New Jersey church Sunday mourned and prayed for the Trinidad family, 5 of whom were killed in a crash on Delaware Route 1.

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5 Myths About Lawsuit Funding

5 Myths About Litigation Finance

If you’re not familiar with how litigation finance works, you should fix that — fast. Litigation finance is growing dramatically in popularity and importance, and both litigators and transactional attorneys need to understand it — and what it means …

5 Myths About Litigation Finance

Lawsuit lending gets a bad rap

As New York lawmakers debate a little-known but powerful part of it called consumer litigation finance, that’s a point we shouldn’t overlook. Last month I testified at a state Senate hearing on the practice, in which victims pursuing justice through the …

Lawsuit lending gets a bad rap

LexShares Launches Private Institutional Litigation Finance Exchange

BOSTON & NEW YORK–(Business Wire)–LexShares, the commercial litigation finance firm, has launched the LexShares Private Market, an exchange for secondary litigation finance transactions. Built exclusively for qualified institutions, the LexShares …

LexShares Launches Private Institutional Litigation Finance Exchange

The Litigation Finance Market: Other Ways To Invest

A week ago I covered Burford Capital (OTC:BRFRF) (OTC:BRFRY), a litigation funding company (link: “Burford Capital: Litigation Funding And Self-Disruption”). Burford is very interesting, but valuation concerns or idiosyncratic business risk might make …

The Litigation Finance Market: Other Ways To Invest

The Evolving Regulatory Landscape For Litigation Finance

Litigation finance is booming. And as lawyers well know, with great expansion comes great… regulation. At last week’s most interesting conference on litigation finance, hosted by IMN, I learned about the latest developments at a panel entitled …

The Evolving Regulatory Landscape For Litigation Finance

Wisconsin law requires all litigation funding arrangements to be disclosed

Legislation signed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker last week requires all third-party litigation funding deals to be disclosed—even if a discovery request has not been made for that information. Wisconsin Act 235 requires litigants “provide to the other …

Wisconsin law requires all litigation funding arrangements to be disclosed

Burford Capital: Litigation Funding And Self-Disruption

Burford Capital is a unique litigation funder and the only liquid public entity in the space. The litigation finance market is expanding rapidly and promises entirely uncorrelated returns. We look at the downside of market growth. Regulatory risk is a …

Burford Capital: Litigation Funding And Self-Disruption

Stans Energy Secures Litigation Funding Arrangment

Toronto, Ontario (FSCwire) – Stans Energy Corp. (“Stans” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a litigation finance agreement to obtain incremental funding of Stans’ legal costs, including related corporate overhead costs, to …

Stans Energy Secures Litigation Funding Arrangment

Litigation Finance: How Wall Street Invests in Justice

On Wall Street, money never sleeps. Money managers controlling trillions of dollars in assets devote their professional lives to finding the best opportunities to earn a return for the lowest amount of risk. In this environment, an obscure field called …

Litigation Finance: How Wall Street Invests in Justice

Judges keep shielding litigation funding agreements, despite demands for transparency

(Reuters) – For just about as long as the litigation funding industry has existed in a meaningful way in the U.S. – about a decade, give or take – defendants have been pushing to require plaintiffs to disclose details of their arrangements with outside …

Judges keep shielding litigation funding agreements, despite demands for transparency

Litigation Funding: 5 Things to Watch for in 2018

Litigation finance had a big year in 2017, one marked by expansion in the United States by major names like Vannin Capital and Woodsford Litigation Funding, eye-popping dollar figures, and large numbers of Big Law …

Litigation Funding: 5 Things to Watch for in 2018

Litigation Finance & Insurance: 5 Myths About Litigation Finance

This the the third article of a three-part series. In the previous articles, we provided top 5 tips for securing the best funding terms possible from the market and top 5 pitfalls for the uninitiated seeking litigation finance. In the last of this 3-part …

Litigation Finance & Insurance: 5 Myths About Litigation Finance

 

Lawsuit Funding Is Available on Car Accidents Nationwide

TriMark Legal Funding LLC has been providing fast affordable car accident loans nationwide since 2003. Lawsuit funding on car accidents has no credit checks, no monthly payments and you only pay it back if you win your case. If you lose or your case doesn’t settle, you keep the money and owe nothing. Call (877) 932-2628 now to see if your case qualifies.

Driver gets four years for fatal drunken crash

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20180614/driver-gets-four-years-for-fatal-drunken-crashA driver who was drunk when he caused a fatal, head-on crash a year ago near the state fairgrounds was driving east on 11th when his car crossed the centerline and slammed into Witherow’s westbound car.

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Police looking for driver in fatal hit-and-run crash

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Las Vegas police say they are looking for the driver in a fatal hit-and-run who fled from the scene of the crash, which happened about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Authorities say the car hit a 62-year-old man crossing the street outside a crosswalk.

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I-25 reopens after rollover crash that caused injuries, fuel spill and bus detours

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/06/14/interstate-25-shutdown-truck-rollover/Police are trying to locate driver who walked away from scene after fatal crash on Federal Boulevard; intoxication suspected.

Woman dead after alleged domestic violence incident in Westminster turns into a fatal car crash, carjacking Aurora driver sentenced to 12 years in …

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UPDATE: Names Released in Fatal Crash Near Rochester

https://www.kaaltv.com/news/fatal-accident-in-olmsted-county/4949293/Olmsted County Sheriff Captain Scott Behrns has released the names involved in a fatal crash near Rochester Wednesday night and crossing Marion Road SE when he was hit by a car driven by 24-year-old Samuel Imhoff of Rochester.

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Judge spurns prosecutor’s request to detain suspect in car with woman killed by cop

https://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/index.ssf/2018/06/woman_charged_in_shoplifting_that_ended_in_fatal_s.htmlDespite an extensive criminal record, an alleged shoplifter arrested during a fatal confrontation with a police officer …

the state is seeking to elevate this defendant’s dangerousness by the tragic accident.

I believe that to be improper, your honor.

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Driver killed in South Bakersfield crash at Wible and Wilson roads identified

https://www.turnto23.com/news/fatal-car-crash-closes-intersection-in-south-bakersfieldThe driver in Wednesday morning’s fatal crash at the intersection of Wible and Wilson Roads in South Bakersfield has been identified by the Kern County Coroner’s Office.

They say 24-year-old Edgar Eduardo Rojas was killed when the car he was driving …

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San Jose: Motorcyclist killed in overnight crash on I-880

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/06/14/san-jose-motorcyclist-killed-in-overnight-crash-on-i-880/One dead in crash near Antioch Bridge Michigan driver gets 40 years for killing 5 cyclists

CHP: Tree fell atop Danville doctor’s car in fatal crash on I-680 8-year-old Martinez girl killed in rear-end I …

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Brooklyn grandmother hailed a hero for saving grandson in car crash that killed her daughter

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/ny-metro-grandmother-hailed-hero-20180613-story.html“I saw a car into the metal.

I looked across …

Plans are in the works for a rally on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the fatal crash site.

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Driver in fatal Merced County bus crash now charged in child sex-crimes case

https://www.mercedsunstar.com/news/local/crime/article213179309.htmlAfter the crash, Vasquez got off the bus and started yelling “It’s not my fault, it’s not my fault,” before he stepped into traffic and was hit by a car, according to investigators’ reports.

Survivors told authorities Vasquez rushed passengers on the bus …

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Woman charged with leaving crash that killed man on Christmas

https://www.nj.com/ocean/index.ssf/2018/06/woman_charged_with_leaving_crash_that_killed_man_o.htmlA Jackson woman was behind the wheel of a car that struck and killed a man in Lakewood on Christmas last year and kept driving, authorities alleged Wednesday.

Sandra D. Brown, 46, is charged with leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash.

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NTSB releases cause of Alabama medical helicopter crash that killed 4

https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2018/06/ntsb_releases_cause_of_alabama.htmlThe helicopter had been called after a motorist struck a ditch and a utility pole in a one-car crash about 11 p.m. Friday

There was heavy fog and mist at the time, and the fatal flight lasted only one minute. In the final report, the agency …

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Minnesota Archdiocese Reaches Historic $210 Million Settlement With Clergy Abuse Victims

OPINION: Disgusting. Richest church on the planet and one of the top three landowners on the planet**, but instead of ponying up some REAL compensation for the horrific damage their pedophile priests have done, they declare bankruptcy and skate out dirt-cheap after yet another group of their perverts destroyed the lives of 450 more innocent children.

While $210 million may SOUND like a lot, let’s give this some perspective. First, figure 40% will go immediately to the attorneys. With what’s left, if they divided it evenly among the 450 victims, that means the Catholic Church puts the value of an entire life starting at early childhood destroyed by their ubiquitous sexual predator priests at less than $280,000. Still a nice chunk of change, right? Not so fast.

Now think about this: If a victim only lives to the age of 75, before inflation or any mandatory deductions, that divides out to $3,733 per year. And that breaks down to just $72 per week, per person, to pay for all of the psychiatrists, therapy and counseling they will probably need for the rest of their lives. $72 a week.

What kind of mental healthcare do you get for $72 a week? About 2 large bottles of Jack Daniels or a nice bag of Meth, that’s what.

Richest church on the planet and their idea of “justice” is $72 a week for a shattered life!

And to add insult to injury, keep this little nugget in mind: NONE of  these pedophile priests are ever arrested, ever go on trial, ever go to prison or ever face criminal charges like every other child rapist does. In fact, many times they just get tossed right back into circulation at a new location where they can keep on raping kids and destroying more lives. All with the cheerful endorsement of the Catholic Church. Absolutely disgusting.

So here’s a question:

If it takes a village to raise a child, and EVERYBODY in the village has known that these sexual predator pedophile priests have been preying on children since, well, basically forever, and have done nothing except keep quiet, not talk about it and keep sending their kids off to be sexually abused some more, what does that say about EVERYBODY IN THE VILLAGE i.e. the Catholic congregations that continue even to this day to attend, protect and financially support the catholic church and their never-ending supply of sexual predator pedophile priests?

** The Church has been acquiring land since its inception in 313 A.D., and as of 2011, the Pope was one of the world’s top three largest landowners, behind King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and Queen Elizabeth II. Unfortunately, it’s virtually impossible to calculate exactly how much real estate the Catholic Church has because it’s protected as a religious institution but worldwide holdings total roughly 177 million acres. Source

Minnesota Archdiocese Reaches $210 Million Settlement With 450 Clergy Abuse Victims

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/06/01/616187545/minnesota-archdiocese-reaches-210-million-settlement-with-450-clergy-abuse-victiThe Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has reached a $210 million settlement agreement with 450 victims of clergy sexual abuse as part of a bankruptcy reorganization, officials announced Thursday.

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Twin Cities parishes step up to help pay clergy sex abuse settlement

https://www.startribune.com/twin-cities-parishes-step-up-to-help-pay-for-victims-of-clergy-sex-abuse/484392471/To date, more than half of the roughly 100 parishes in the archdiocese with clergy sex abuse claims have made or pledged a contribution, said Finnegan, whose church is among them.

“Other parishes without [abuse] claims have done the same,” he said.

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Judge denies request from individuals named in grand jury report into clergy sex abuse

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/06/judge_denies_request_from_indi.htmlwhich is only fair.” Previous grand jury reports into clergy sex abuse out of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown named dozens of priests and church officials in the findings.

Rep. Mark Rozzi, a Berks County state lawmaker …

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Twin Cities parishes react to archdiocese’s $210 million settlement with abuse survivors

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/06/03/twin-cities-parishes-react-to-archdioceses-210-million-settlement-with-abuse-survivorsFather Dan Griffith took the last few minutes of Mass to fill everyone in about the landmark $210 million settlement between the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and 450 survivors of sexual abuse by priests.

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Judge rejects attempt to postpone a Pennsylvania grand jury report on child sex abuse by priests

https://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-nws-priest-child-sex-abuse-grand-jury-20180605-story.htmlFive years before that, the second of two grand juries investigating the Philadelphia Archdiocese concluded, uncovering unreported sexual abuse allegations against about 100 priests.

Krumenacker published decision came about three weeks after Harrisburg …

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Catholic church in Minnesota to make second-largest US payout over sexual abuse

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/catholic-church-in-minnesota-to-make-second-largest-us-payout-over-sexual-abuse/ar-AAy8M2CThe Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has agreed to establish a $210 million trust fund for 450 victims of clergy sexual abuse, church officials announced Thursday.

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More suits filed against Delbarton ifor priest sexual abuse

http://omgili.com/ri/jHIAmI4hxg8081ES3bebblkU_cZMoi643CMFZ_fF8HHyQiZIoAuZIDavVY4.wXU7pC17rNSayBVd5AD_ABdEE3UkQEC.kQNFDiMSsGoBkIjxFE6LOzj2KIrT5JPMgMGqhdTUVj_6T78F6bofQ1gRR3xucweBwqoO82zmVRyJXbtPt3McNQ78wMhvtFAhiSRq6UNwB2Niiy_kEudCToY2Qpf69dlmz9lxThree lawsuits were filed in Superior Court in Morristown on Tuesday, May 29 against St. Mary’s Abbey that runs the Delbarton School and the Order of St. Benedict of New Jersey in Morristown that runs St. Elizabeth of Hungary in Linden involving sexual abuse charges by former students against priests and lay personnel at the two schools.

In all there have been 11 suits filed recently, five involving Delbarton were settled in the past month and a half, according to the attorney for all 11 plaintiffs, Gregory Gianforcaro of Phillipsburg.

The three pending suits filed on May 29 and three other pending suits filed earlier involve both Delbarton and St.

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Vatican denies protecting founder of Peruvian movement accused of abuse

Rome denied claims it had ‘hidden’ Luis Fernando Figari, founder of Sodalitium Christianae Vatican officials have denied protecting the founder of Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, a Peru-based religious movement, who is accused of sexual, physical and psychological abuse of minor and young adult members of the group.

In a communique dated May 25 and released by the Peruvian bishops’ conference on June 1, the Vatican Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life said it was responding to claims that it had “hidden” Luis Fernando Figari in Rome and was “protecting him.”

Meanwhile, the Archbishop of Guayaquil, Ecuador, announced that he is awaiting a final ruling from the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in the case of a priest who is accused of physical and sexual abuse of adolescents while he was affiliated with Sodalitium in that city.

The communique from the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life responded to criticism of guidelines issued to Sodalitium more than a year ago in the case of Figari, who founded the movement in 1971.

In January 2017, the congregation informed Sodalitium’s superior general, Alessandro Moroni, that an investigation begun in 2015 determined that Figari had been authoritarian and had committed “acts against the Sixth Commandment,” including at least one case of sexual abuse involving a minor.

At that time, the congregation said that Figari should not be expelled from Sodalitium but should be ordered not to return to Peru except under serious circumstances and with written permission from the movement’s superior general.

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Study Finds Fatal Pedestrian Accidents Increasingly Involve SUVs

Fatal Pedestrian Crashes Increasingly Involve SUVs, Study Finds

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/14/611116451/fatal-pedestrian-crashes-increasingly-involve-suvs-study-findsBut among all types of vehicles, SUVs had the biggest spike in single-vehicle fatal pedestrian crashes, and crashes were increasingly …

Another strategy is adding pedestrian airbags that inflate if the car hits someone.

The airbags are meant to protect …

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Palm Springs Man In Custody For Alleged Fatal DUI Crash

https://patch.com/california/palmdesert/palm-springs-man-custody-alleged-fatal-dui-crashWilliam Rojas, 23, of Palm Springs, is accused in a three-car crash on Indian Canyon Drive that fatally injured 64-year-old Riverside resident Zhenkui Li and left five others hospitalized on Feb. 5, 2017.

Li died of his injuries five days later at Desert …

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Troopers: Driver ‘turns around’ after fatal moped crash in Warren County

https://www.wral.com/troopers-driver-turns-around-after-fatal-moped-crash-in-warren-county/17552484/Warrenton, N.C.
A man died Sunday evening following a moped crash in Warren County.

According to officials with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a car was traveling east on the U.S. Highway 158 bypass at 9:30 p.m. near Warren Plains Road when …

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Fatal Accident

https://www.westernslopenow.com/news/local-news/fatal-accident-/1179155781A fatal car vs bicycle accident has closed the intersection of 1st St and North Avenue.

Below is the latest information from the Grand Junction Police Department:

Shortly before 4:30 this afternoon, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department …

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Friends Of St. Kate’s Grad Raise Nearly $30K After Fatal Crash

https://patch.com/minnesota/saintpaul/friends-st-kate-s-grad-raise-nearly-30k-after-fatal-crashCLAY COUNTY, MN
Jaynie Halvorson, a wife and mother of a 6-month-old baby boy, died in a car crash near her Barnseville home in rural northwest Minnesota in January.

After the crash, the Barnesville High School Class of 2007 started a GoFundMe page to …

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Tesla Model S Driver Says Autopilot Was On Before Crash Into Firetruck: Police

https://jalopnik.com/tesla-model-s-driver-says-autopilot-was-on-before-crash-1826022381“Tesla has not yet received any data from the car and thus does not know the facts of what occurred …

Autopilot has been linked to at least three fatal crashes, including one as early as January 2016, when a driver in a Tesla Model S in China died …

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Canyon Country Man Identified In Fatal Motorcycle Crash In San Bernardino

http://www.hometownstation.com/s1-news/c38-traffic/canyon-country-man-identified-in-fatal-motorcycle-crash-in-san-bernardino-233459A Canyon Country man has been identified as the victim in a fatal San Bernardino motorcycle crash that occurred earlier this month

… as the man who died when his motorcycle crashed into a car near the intersection of 40th and F Streets in San Bernardino …

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FHP identifies Brandon driver in fatal single-car crash

https://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/FHP-identifies-Brandon-driver-in-fatal-single-car-crash_168180227The Florida Highway Patrol has identified the victim in a single-car crash Friday morning as 37-year-old Gustavo Martinez-Meza. Troopers say Martinez-Meza, of Brandon, was driving a 1996 Toyota Avalon westbound on E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr …

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In fatal crash, car drives into downtown Houston apartment building

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/in-fatal-crash-car-drives-into-downtown-houston-apartment-building/ar-AAxdwQJIn a fatal crash Sunday morning, a car drove into the side of a downtown Houston apartment building just down the street from Minute Maid Park.

Houston police responded about 10:30 a.m. near the intersection of Congress and La Branch.

A blue Hyundai sedan …

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1,100 Invokana Lawsuits Claim Diabetic Ketoacidosis

1,100 Invokana Lawsuits Alleging Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Kidney I – WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

Invokana lawsuits filed on behalf of individuals who developed life-threatening complications allegedly related to treatment with the Type 2 diabetes medication continue to mount in courts throughout the United States.

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Johnson & Johnson: INVOKANA Demonstrated Significant Renal Protective Benefits in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Chronic Kidney Disease

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced an additional analysis from the landmark CANVAS Program showing INVOKANA (canagliflozin) improved renal outcomes in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) with or at …

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Canadian Long-Term Care: A Big Headache For Low Profits

Canadian Long-Term Care: Too Big Of A Headache For Low Profits

This has led to the partnership of three major law firms in Canada, that are teaming up on the class action lawsuit.

This partnership is called the ‘Nursing Home Action Coalition’.

The partnership was created in order to be able to handle what could …

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Hagens Berman: Class-Action Lawsuit Accuses CNA Financial of Bait-and-Switch Premium Increases for Long-Term Care Insurance Customers

Premiums for long-term care coverage are generally set at the same level for a given age category, according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit seeks rescission of their insurance contracts and restoration of premiums paid or, in the alternative …

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Lawsuit: Scabies infestation led to woman’s death in LaFayette, Ga., nursing home

The daughter of a former LaFayette, Ga., nursing home resident is suing the company because mites burrowed into her mother’s scalp, face, chest, breasts, shoulders, back, arms and hands.

Rebecca Estelle Zeni, 92, died in June 2015 after living in the …

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https://www.instagram.com/p/Bh-wBy7F_OIEach year in the United States, it is estimated that 2.1 million seniors are victims of some form of abuse.

What is even more shocking is that for every case of nursing home abuse that is reported, there may be as many as five more cases that go unreported.

Some common signs of elderly and nursing home abuse include:

✅ Malnourishment and/or dehydration

✅ Unexplained physical abuse including bedsores, broken bones, cuts and infections

✅ Improper dosage or administration of medications

✅ Unsanitary living conditions

If you suspect that this is affecting someone you love, contact our office immediately!

Nursing home abuse is a serious problem that can even lead to death in the most serious of situations, so time is essential.

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Nursing home to pay $6.75M to settle case of 86-year-old sexually assaulted

Maple Farm Nursing Home has agreed to pay $6.75 million to the family of an 86-year-old woman with dementia who was sexually assaulted by a fellow resident.

The owner of Maple Farm Nursing Center in Akron last week agreed to settle a lawsuit last week filed by …

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