Category Archives: Law Update

Tour Operator Negligence Claims – Recent Court Case Affirms Victims’ Rights

The United States District Court in Massachusetts recently affirmed the rights of victims of tour operator negligence to pursue legal claims. The plaintiffs, personal representatives for the Estate of Harvey Marron, sought to hold accountable a tour operator and Massachusetts … Continue reading

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3300 Gas Leaks in Boston

According to a new Boston University study, there are more than 3,300 leaks in Boston’s underground pipelines. Leaks releasing natural gas pose an explosion hazard, as well as environmental damages resulting from aging road and rail networks under city streets. … Continue reading

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Compounding Pharmacy Update

According to the Boston Globe, on at least two occasions in the past decade, Massachusetts pharmacy officials have displayed indifference in their supervision of a concerning Framingham compounding pharmacy (The New England Compounding Center) that is linked to the nationwide … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Pharmacy Dodged Reprimand Years Before the Outbreak

In 2004, Massachusetts health regulators proposed a formal reprimand for the pharmacy that is currently linked to the deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak – the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, Massachusetts. Health officials never delivered the reprimand, however, after … Continue reading

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Firm probed in Meningitis Outbreak

On October 10, an agreement with the Department of Public Health’s Board of Registration in Pharmacy was signed, stating that Ameridose and its distribution partner, Alanaus Pharmaceuticals, are voluntarily shutting down operations until October 22 to allow inspectors the access … Continue reading

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H&M Recalls Children’s Water Bottle Due to Choking Hazard

  On September 18, 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that retailer H&M is voluntarily recalling Children’s Water Bottle after a reported hazard. The incident involved the water bottle spout, which allegedly broke in a child’s mouth … Continue reading

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Papa Bear Loungeabouts Recalled for Flammability

 The playful papa bear loungeabouts have been recalled due to flammability standard failure. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (UPCPSC) claims that about 10,000 of these pajamas have been recalled as they pose a burn injury risk to the kids … Continue reading

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Obama Makes Nomination for the Fifth CPSC Commissioner

President Obama has presented Marietta S Robinson as his nominee as a commissioner with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). If confirmed, Ms. Robinson would be in place as the fifth commissioner now leading the government agency. The CPSC … Continue reading

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Costa Cruise Line Faces Charges

It has been two weeks since the disastrous cruise ship accident that occurred off Giglio Island in Florence. Since then, there have been estimates of up to 16 casualties.  Carnival Corp., the world’s largest cruise-line owner, was sued for at … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Boy Dies in Escalator Accident at Auburn Mall

A 4-year-old Massachusetts boy died in an escalator accident at the Auburn Mall on March 11, 2011. His family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit on his behalf in Worcester Superior Court. Mark DiBona was shopping with his family in … Continue reading

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