lawsuit http://wamc.org en Community Meeting: Defending The Poor http://wamc.org/post/community-meeting-defending-poor <p></p><p></p><p>This year marks the 50th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright in which the Supreme Court ruled, unanimously, that defendants in criminal cases deserved legal representation in state courts. If defendants could not afford counsel, the state would have to provide it. Those lawyers are known as public defenders.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 23:36:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 79249 at http://wamc.org Community Meeting: Defending The Poor Family Awarded Millions in Motrin Lawsuit http://wamc.org/post/family-awarded-millions-motrin-lawsuit <p></p><p></p><p>BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts jury has found health care giant Johnson &amp; Johnson should pay a Massachusetts teenager and her parents $63 million after she suffered a life-threatening drug reaction when she took children's Motrin nearly a decade ago.</p><p></p><p>A Plymouth Superior Court jury on Wednesday decided that J&amp;J and its McNeil Laboratories subsidiary should pay Samantha Reckis and her parents a total of $109 million, including interest.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 03:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 57777 at http://wamc.org Family Awarded Millions in Motrin Lawsuit Trial in Mass. Foster Care Abuse Suit Begins http://wamc.org/post/trial-mass-foster-care-abuse-suit-begins <p>BOSTON (AP) — Testimony has begun in a class-action lawsuit alleging that thousands of Massachusetts children in foster care have been abused and neglected.</p><p>The first witness Tuesday was a young woman who spent years in multiple foster homes.</p><p>Lauren James said she often did not get enough to eat, was forced to scrub floors and prescribed up to five psychiatric drugs at a time.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 02:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 56268 at http://wamc.org Trial in Mass. Foster Care Abuse Suit Begins Mass. court upholds dismissal of Medicaid lawsuits http://wamc.org/post/mass-court-upholds-dismissal-medicaid-lawsuits <p>The highest court in Massachusetts has upheld the dismissal of lawsuits filed by seven Massachusetts hospitals and a managed healthcare organization that claimed they were shortchanged by the state's 2006 health care law.&nbsp;</p><p>In two separate lawsuits, Boston Medical Center and the other hospitals claimed that the state had violated its obligation to reimburse them for the reasonable costs incurred in providing medical services to MassHealth enrollees.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 21:01:49 +0000 Lucas Willard 47917 at http://wamc.org Mass. court upholds dismissal of Medicaid lawsuits VT Seeks Immunity from Workers' Overtime Lawsuit http://wamc.org/post/vt-seeks-immunity-workers-overtime-lawsuit <p>A federal judge has ruled that Vermont can try to assert it is immune from a lawsuit brought by more than 700 state employees.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>The employees, ranging from social workers to foresters, sued in 2010, saying the state was paying their regular hourly rate when they worked more than 40 hours a week, when it should have been paying time-and-a-half.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:05:52 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 42473 at http://wamc.org VT Seeks Immunity from Workers' Overtime Lawsuit NY Top Court Rejects Claim from Bad Investment http://wamc.org/post/ny-top-court-rejects-claim-bad-investment <p>New York&#39;s top court has rejected a request by French investors to reinstate their lawsuit over losing $43 million out of $50 million they put into two structured investment vehicles. WAMC&rsquo;s Dave Lucas reports.</p><p>The investors claim Barclays Bank, Standard &amp; Poor&#39;s and two management companies were complicit in leaving investors with plummeting securities shortly before the Wall Street collapse.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 11:40:52 +0000 Dave Lucas 42015 at http://wamc.org NY Top Court Rejects Claim from Bad Investment Bank Sues Curt Schilling for $2.4M http://wamc.org/post/bank-sues-curt-schilling-24m <p>A bank has sued Curt Schilling to recover $2.4 million in loans it made to the former Boston Red Sox pitcher&#39;s video game company. WAMC&rsquo;s Lucas Willard reports&hellip;</p><p>The Boston Globe reports that RBS Citizens, better known as Citizens Bank, says Schilling personally guaranteed the debt to the bank but has &quot;failed and refused&quot; to pay it.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 11:17:07 +0000 Lucas Willard 41065 at http://wamc.org Bank Sues Curt Schilling for $2.4M Shareholders Sue JPMorgan over $2B Trading Loss http://wamc.org/post/shareholders-sue-jpmorgan-over-2b-trading-loss <p>Shareholders of JPMorgan Chase &amp; Co. have filed two lawsuits against the nation&#39;s biggest bank, accusing it and its leaders of taking excessive risk and causing a monumental $2 billion trading loss. WAMC&rsquo;s Dave Lucas reports&hellip;</p><p>The company disclosed the loss last week, saying it resulted from a failed hedging strategy.</p><p>The lawsuits filed on Wednesday in New York claim JPMorgan changed its risk model without telling investors. They say the shift led to the losses and claim company leaders misled investors.</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 11:41:56 +0000 Dave Lucas 39175 at http://wamc.org Shareholders Sue JPMorgan over $2B Trading Loss