Texas health department illegally traded, sold newborns’ blood to private companies, suit alleges

We just read an interesting story in the Palm Beach Post about a lawsuit filed in San Antonio by the Texas Civil Rights Project. The class action lawsuit alleges the state health department "deceptively and unlawfully sold, traded, bartered, and distributed blood samples" from thousands of newborns in exchange for fees, lab equipment and other purposes. Interesting in that this is the second lawsuit of a similar nature brought by the Texas Civil Rights Project against the state health department. The two parties settled the first suit over a year ago. Look at the full story here: Read more

FEMA sued after man falls through floor of FEMA trailer

The Louisiana Record is reporting a New Orleans resident is suing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after falling through the floor of his trailer. Salvadore Battaglia filed suit on Nov. 15 in federal court in New Orleans. According to the lawsuit, the incident occurred on June 28, 2007 when Battaglia was walking in his trailer and the floor unexpectedly collapsed causing Battaglia to fall and sustain serious injuries. You can read the full article here: Read more