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by Michael Kunzelman

September 27, 2012

A federal judge gave his final approval Thursday to a $42.6 million class-action settlement between companies that made and installed government-issued trailers after hurricanes in 2005 and Gulf Coast storm victims who claim they were exposed to hazardous fumes while living in the shelters. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt ruled from the bench after hearing from attorneys who brokered a deal resolving nearly all remaining court claims over elevated levels of formaldehyde in trailers provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency following hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

The American Spectator

by Chris Horner

September 1, 2011

That's the figure. And the CEO, who I suppose moonlights writing unemployment headlines for Reuters, found Solyndra's bankruptcy to be...wait for it...'unexpected.'

The Web Host Industry Review

by Justin Lee

June 20, 2012

An Illinois woman is organizing a class action lawsuit against professional social networking site LinkedIn, arguing that the site failed to meet "industry standard" security practices.

Though LinkedIn said that only a "small subset of the hashed passwords was decoded and published," security site Sophos said the number of decrypted LinkedIn passwords is actually closer to 60 percent. Last year, a security analyst reported that LinkedIn is open to security flaws that could potentially allow hackers to breach users' accounts without the need for their passwords. Katie Szpyrka, who has been a LinkedIn member since 2010, said LinkedIn "failed to properly safeguard its users' digitally stored personally identifiable information including email addresses, passwords, and login credentials."

Hot Air

by Allahpundit

January 15, 2013

I remember some consternation in the media a few weeks ago after Boehner split the original $60 billion relief package into two smaller bills that this meant the GOP was going to gut part of it.

Absurd. Did anyone seriously believe Boehner et al. would risk more bad press by stripping out the pork after Chris Christie threw a big tantrum about how evil his own party was for even delaying the initial vote? I hereby retract my skepticism that the GOP leadership collectively has no balls.

Personal Liberty Alerts

by Upi - United Press International, Inc.

July 18, 2012

Charges were unsealed in New York Tuesday against 48 suspects accused of diverting hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid prescription drugs.

The U.S. Justice Department said the fraud cost Medicaid more than an estimated $500 million in reimbursements for pills diverted into the second-hand black market. Thirty-four suspects were arrested Tuesday morning. Fifteen defendants were taken into custody in New York and New Jersey, and one defendant from the area was expected to surrender. The 16 defendants were scheduled to appeal before a U.S. magistrate in New York.

CNS News

by James Zilenziger

May 25, 2011

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the administration's new $500 million early learning initiative is designed to deal with children from birth onward to prevent such problems as 5-year olds who "can't sit still" in a kindergarten classroom.

"You really need to look at the range of issues, because if a 5-year-old can't sit still, it is unlikely that they can do well in a kindergarten class, and it has to be the whole range of issues that go into healthy child development," Sebelius said during a telephone news conference on Wednesday to announce the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge.

thedaily.com

by Erik German

June 24, 2012

Army ditches failed combat uniform that put a target on grunts' backs for 8 years

Over the next year, America's largest fighting force is swapping its camouflage pattern. The move is a quiet admission that the last uniform - a pixelated design that debuted in 2004 at a cost of $5 billion - was a colossal mistake. Soldiers have roundly criticized the gray-green uniform for standing out almost everywhere it's been worn. Industry insiders have called the financial mess surrounding the pattern a "fiasco."

examiner.com

September 18, 2013

Houston lawyer, Troy J. Wilson, is currently leading the charges in a lawsuit seeking at least $3 million in actual damages and at least $3 million in exemplary damages by the end of a jury trial against Houston-based foster care agency, America's Angels.

The lawsuit, filed by a Fort Bend county couple, alleges that the couple's daughter was raped and sodomized while in Davis' care. According to the court documents, the under-age victim of the allegedly witnessed a male visitor at Davis' residence engaging in sexual acts with another under-aged child at Davis' residence. The child eventually ran away with another child from the home, but was caught and picked up by the alleged assailant. He took both minors to a hotel in West Houston where he had sex with both of them, according to the lawsuit. He then took them to meet four or five other men who proceeded to rape them, sodomizing them and throwing them out of the vehicle in the late evening, the lawsuit states. The minors were then rescued by members of the community and taken to a medical hospital and psychiatric facility for treatment.

wlsam.com

by Bill Cameron

June 6, 2012

Chicago aldermen in committee have approved the multi-million dollar tab to settle lawsuits charging police misconduct at the 2003 Iraq War protests here in Chicago. Lawyers will make millions from taxpayers.

On top of the $6.2 million being paid to plaintiffs, their lawyers are being paid $5 million. Mayor Emanuel's Corporation Counsel Stephen Patton says the city learned lessons from the cases and applied them to the NATO protests and the earlier Occupy Chicago protests. "Folks in both of those protesters were arrested only after extensive notice, and repeated notice. And an opportunity to leave and avoid arrest if they chose to do so."

andrewnapolitano.com

August 7, 2014

A government website intended to make federal spending more transparent was missing at least $619 billion from 302 federal programs, a government audit has found.

And the data that does exist is wildly inaccurate, according to the Government Accountability Office, which looked at 2012 spending data. Only 2% to 7% of spending data on USASpending.gov is "fully consistent with agencies' records," according to the report. Among the data missing from the 6-year-old federal website...

      
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