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Important Information for Extavia® (interferon beta 1-b) Patients Regarding Triad Group’s Alcohol Prep Products

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (Novartis) has become aware of a United States market recall of all lots of alcohol prep pads, swabs and swabsticks manufactured by the Triad Group and marketed under various brand names. The recall has been initiated due to concerns about potential microbial contamination of the alcohol products with Bacillus cereus, that could potentially lead to life-threatening infections.more...

5th Cir. Eases La. Attorney Ad Rules, OKs Endorsements, Some Slogans

Finding that a blanket ban on results-oriented attorney advertising violates the First Amendment, the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today struck down a challenged Louisiana rule of professional conduct that prohibited testimonials and factual information about results achieved in prior representations. And a three-judge appellate panel also found excessive a complete prohibition on portraying a judge or a jury in attorney advertising, explaining in a written opinion (PDF) that such advertising is not inherently misleading. However, the panel OK'd a rule prohibiting the use of nicknames, monikers, trade names and mottos that imply an ability to obtain…more...

Sabor Farms Recalls Four Brands Of Cilantro Because Of Possible Health Risk

Sabor Farms, LLC. of Salinas, CA is recalling fresh cilantro because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The cilantro was on store shelves in multiple states beginning January 14 and likely sold or removed from sale before January 28, 2011.more...

Federal Judge Strikes Health Care Reform Act, Calls Insurance-Purchase Mandate Unconstitutional

Finding that an unconstitutional provision requiring most individuals to purchase insurance is central to the entire Health Care Reform Act championed by the Obama administration, a federal judge in Florida struck down the entire statute today. “Because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire act must be declared void. This has been a difficult decision to reach, and I am aware that it will have indeterminable implications,” writes U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson in his opinion. He found that the insurance-purchase requirement violates the commerce clause of the U.S. constitution, Bloomberg reports. Although the case is one…more...

Even a Felony Conviction May Not Preclude a Wisconsin Lawyer from Practicing

Being convicted of a felony, or even a misdemeanor, can mean the loss of a lawyer's license to practice in many states. Plus, it is standard in some states for an attorney's license to be suspended as soon as he or she is convicted of a serious crime. But in Wisconsin there are 135 attorneys who still hold active licenses despite convictions for crimes such as battery, theft, fraud and repeat drunken driving, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Some had active licenses even as they served time behind bars. Another 70 managed to avoid law license trouble by getting charges…more...

Senior Citizens Battle Credit Card Debt

The Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College concluded that 30% of unemployed individuals over age 55 have less retirement savings than credit card debt. In addition, the average credit card debt for individuals over 65 is currently...more...

High Court ‘in Scold Mode’ in 9th Circuit Reversals; Was There a Message for Reinhardt?

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has recently taken a beating before the U.S. Supreme Court. Decisions by the San Francisco-based appeals court were rejected in five cases in a row—and the Supreme Court was unanimous each time, the Washington Post reports. Some experts believe the cluster of reversals and the language of the opinions are intended to send a message. The high court has been “in scold mode,” the Post says. Three of the cases reversed criminal opinions written by Judge Stephen Reinhardt, considered the country’s most liberal justice, the Post says. A San Francisco Chronicle columnis wrote…more...

CDC Review Finds No Link Between Problem Drywall and 11 Reported Deaths

A review provided to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health finds that there is no evidence linking exposure to problem drywall and 11 reported deaths. The CDC review confirms the results of previous reviews conducted by CPSC into these deaths, which also found no link to problem drywall.more...

ACTEC Announces Mary Moers Wenig 2011 Student Writing Competition

The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel has officially announced the Mary Moers Wenig 2011 Student Writing Competition. Here are some of the key features of this competition: Large cash prizes (first place = $5,000; second place = $3,000;...more...

Lesbian Teens Allowed to Appear as Couple at Pep Fest; Suit Is Settled a Day After Filing

Two lesbian teens in Minnesota will be allowed to walk together at their high school's Snow Days Pep Fest as a result of a mediation session presided over by a federal judge. Sarah Lindstrom and Desiree Shelton had been elected to the royalty court for the fest at Champlin Park High School and wanted to walk as a couple in the processional. They sued after the school district changed longstanding policy allowing students to walk as couples and decided that every student would be accompanied by an adult. The suit was resolved on Saturday, less than 24 hours after it…more...