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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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Implications for All
As the first federal appellate decision on the issue of standing to assert data breach claims for years, the Neiman Marcus decision will be cited frequently in creating the legal framework for data breach class actions. As one of the first federal appellate decisions on the issue of standing to assert data breach claims, Neiman Marcus will likely cast implications upon other currently pending data breach cases, such as Lewert v. P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc., No. 14-cv-4787 (N.D. Ill. Dec. 10, 2014), a case also
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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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In addition to allowing estate planning attorneys to draft straightforward documents with easily-comprehensible language using 10
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