201903.15
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Surge in Biometric Privacy Suits Causes Firms to Boost Specialty

Published by Bloomberg Law By Sara Merken Posted March 14, 2019, 3:45 AM Law firms are forming new practice groups and hiring attorneys to handle a sharp rise in Illinois biometric privacy litigation, amid companies’ growing use of fingerprint, facial recognition, and palm print technology. The trend highlights the growing demand for services related to…

201902.27
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Former port commission vice president accused of stealing $1 million

Published by HoumaToday.com By Dan Copp Posted Jan 31, 2019 at 9:35 PMUpdated Jan 31, 2019 at 9:35 PM — A local businessman and former vice president of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission was arrested today after stealing nearly $1 million from his clients, authorities said. Kristian “Kris” Gaudet, 45, of Cut Off, is charged with two counts of felony theft, the Lafourhce Parish Sheriff’s Office said….

201902.22
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Has your broker or advisor landed on the ‘bad guy’ list?

Published by CNBC By Sarah O’Brien Published 9:59 AM ET Thu, 21 Feb 2019 — Each year, an estimated 50 percent of people are victims of financial foul play, and 16.5 percent say it’s in the form of investment fraud. Not all cases that come before regulators involve large amounts, and sanctioned brokers can reappear at…

201902.14
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PWCK Law Firm: Upcoming One-Year Anniversary of Pacific Fertility Disaster Finds Half of Victims Still Without Legal Counsel…and Window Closing to Take Action

Published by Global Banking & Finance Review Posted Feb 14 As the one-year anniversary quickly approaches for the destruction of nearly 4000 eggs and embryos at Pacific Fertility Center (PFC), time is running out for more than half of the estimated 600 victims of the tragedy to seek legal help. In response to the concerns of…

201902.07
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Cleveland fertility clinic’s 2018 loss of thousands of eggs, embryos spurs new protocols locally, nationwide

Published by Becker’s Healthcare By Megan Knowles Updated Feb 6; Posted Feb 6 — A 2018 incident at one of Cleveland-based University Hospitals’ fertility clinics that left thousands of eggs and embryos nonviable has led to improvements in the the fertility industry locally and nationally, according to Cleveland.com. Seventy lawsuits were initially filed against University Hospitals. On Jan….

201902.05
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1 year after UH embryo and egg loss, what has changed?

Published by The Plain Dealer By Julie Washington & Ginger Christ Updated Feb 3; Posted Feb 3 — BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Walking through her basement, Mary-Michelle Coleman-Walsh spots the box of baby clothes she’s been saving for a child she’ll now never have, and once again she’s filled with anger and frustration. Even though she has three children, Coleman-Walsh…

201901.10
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Universal Life Insurance, a 1980s Sensation, Has Backfired

Published by The Wall Street Joural By Leslie Scism Updated Sept. 19, 2018 10:54 a.m. ET — A long decline in interest rates caused premiums to soar when they were supposed to stay level A popular insurance product of the 1980s and 1990s has come back to bite many older Americans. Universal life was a sensation…

201901.10
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Why Are So Many Universal Life Insurance Policies Failing?

Published by Insurance news net By Jordan Smith Jan 7, 2019 — Commentary Traditional, nonguaranteed universal life insurance (often described in the insurance industry as current assumption UL) has been subjected to rather brutal criticism over the past few years. It most recently came into the news in a September Wall Street Journal article that blamed…

201901.10
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Embryo oversight needed in Ohio

Published by The Toledo Blade By THE EDITORIAL BOARD January 7, 2019 The destruction of 4,000 embryos following an equipment malfunction at a suburban Cleveland fertility clinic last March wiped out the chances for many would-be parents hoping to conceive children. One woman had sought fertility therapy before cancer treatments and could no longer produce…

201901.09
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Dicamba Concerns End Beekeeper’s Retail Operations

Published by Arkansas Public Media By ANN KENDA January 9, 2019 3:25 pm Jars of local honey from Crooked Creek Bee Co. will disappear from Arkansas stores following a decision from the state’s largest commercial beekeeper to end its retail operations amid concerns over the weedkiller dicamba. Owner Richard Coy described his customers as disappointed…