Ranbaxy Laboratories Halts Production Of Generic Lipitor On Product Safety Fears

Ranbaxy Laboratories, the India-based drugmaker that manufactures a generic version of the popular cholesterol medication Lipitor, has halted production of the drug amid concerns about product safety. Ranbaxy Laboratories is the largest manufacturer of generic versions of Lipitor, and the … Continued

Facebook Law: Privacy Policy Changing, But Status Update Is A Hoax

Facebook’s ever-changing privacy policies have prompted much user concern (sometimes rightly so) when new updates are made or the social network avails itself for the first time of clauses — and this week, you have likely seen a viral and … Continued

Lawyer Fired After Sending Vulgar Tweet About Former Attorney General

A young Kansas lawyer was fired from her job Monday after sending a tweet late last week in which she referred to the former attorney general using a common but quite vulgar descriptor. Sarah Peterson Herr, a research attorney for … Continued

FDA Investigation Suggests Salmonella Peanut Butter Was Knowingly Shipped

This year’s massive salmonella outbreak, linked to tainted peanut butter, sickened residents in several states — and an ensuing recall encompassed a large list of peanut butter-containing products as additional affected products came to light and were pulled from store … Continued

Hurricane Sandy’s Toxic Mold Legacy Already Apparent, CDC, Residents Report

Toxic mold is a threat that public health officials stress is particularly of concern to residents of areas affected by hurricanes, and the region hit by Hurricane Sandy was dealt the unfortunate one-two punch of the severe weather event and … Continued

Toxic Mold, Sick Buildings A Growing Concern In Hurricane Sandy’s Wake

Toxic mold and sick buildings may not be the most pressing concern facing the Northeast after Hurricane Sandy’s intense flooding earlier this month, but as the cleanup progresses and buildings, homes and offices return to normalcy, the risk remains for … Continued

Trayvon Martin Case Emerges As An Ongoing Study Of Social Media In Criminal Cases

The high-profile Trayvon Martin case has, from its beginnings, been almost a real-time study of the effects of social media on a trial in 2012. When the tragic events that set the Martin case in motion occurred on the night … Continued

Hurricane Sandy Crisis Raises The Question: Is It Illegal To Lie On Twitter?

  As social media becomes more heavily intertwined with offline life and replaces traditional communications (such as telephones and newspapers), the legally murky area of the gravity of statements made using these services has presented a challenge for lawyers and … Continued