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Like many people injured in motor vehicle accidents in California, the Cardonas stood to get very little in the way of compensation from the offending driver.
The offending driver was insured, but most Californians carry only the minimum amount of insurance. Known as the 15-30 policy, it offers a single victim of an accident only $15,000 and an aggregate amount of only $30,000 if more than one person is injured or even killed.
“The Cardonas are in their 60s,” says Fowler. “Jose Cardona suffered serious injuries to his legs and knees. Prior to this he was a healthy man, but he now uses a walker to get around. His wife suffered a complex fracture to her wrist and has pain so excruciating in the upper part of her body that she sometimes passes out from the pain. And their son had to drop out of trade school until
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The U.S. Court of Appeals reinstated the 2013 cyber attack case that had been dismissed by the district court, holding the likelihood of personal data exposure following a system breach is “immediate and very real.” Neiman Marcus never even investigated the nearly 60,000 software alerts its software system received during the data breach.
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New York, NY: The herbal supplement industry faces an additional crackdown, after New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced he was targeting the makers of an arthritis supplement. This is the latest move in a crackdown on herbal supplement makers for allegedly misleading customers by not using proper ingredients in their products.
In February 2015, Eric Schneiderman sent letters to four major retailers requesting they stop selling certain herbal supplements because the ingredients found in the supplements did not match those on the ingredient label. The letters were sent after DNA testing on 78 bottles of herbal supplements suggested that only 21 percent of the herbal supplements were accurate, while 79 percent either did not have the ingredients mentioned on the label or were contaminated with other materials.
One such herbal supplement, St. John’s Wort, reportedly found no St. John’s Wort in the bottle. Other supplements were allegedly contaminated with rice, pine, primrose and other ingredients.
Now, cease and desist letters have been sent to a variety of companies that sell, market or distribute devil’s claw, taken for arthritis and other chronic pain. Thirteen letters were sent, after advanced DNA barcoding conducted by the New
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