Actor Dennis Franz sues over chandelier mishap at Idaho lake home

Actor Dennis Franz sues over chandelier mishap

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — Actor Dennis Franz and his sister have filed lawsuits over alleged injuries suffered when a chandelier fell at Franz’s house on Lake Coeur d’Alene in 2007.

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GM’s path to exit bankruptcy protection apparently clear as deadline passes

GM’s path to leave Chapter 11 apparently cleared

DETROIT — General Motors Corp. sped toward a record-short escape from bankruptcy protection Thursday when a judge’s order approving the sale of most of its assets to a new company went into effect.

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GM sale effective at noon; barring court action, automaker could emerge from Chapter 11 soon

Opponents of GM sale face noon deadline

NEW YORK — Opponents of General Motors Corp.’s plan to sell the bulk of itself to a new government-controlled company face a noon deadline to file appeals and find a way to get the sale halted.

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Judge denies motions to send appeal of GM sale directly to 2nd Circuit, stay closing

Judge denies motion to fast-track GM sale appeal

NEW YORK — The sale of most of General Motors’ assets is moving closer to completion, after a bankruptcy judge denied motions by groups with asbestos and injury-related claims seeking to halt the sale and appeal directly to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.

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General Motors to assume liability for future product claims, but not existing claims

GM to take on future product liability claims

NEW YORK — General Motors Corp. has agreed to take on responsibility for future product liability claims, removing what could have been a sizable roadblock on the automaker’s path to a quick sale of its assets and emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a new company.

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Group of bondholders, trio of unions file objections to General Motors’ bankruptcy sale plan

Bondholders, unions object to GM asset sale

NEW YORK — A group of General Motors Corp. bondholders and some of the automaker’s labor unions filed objections Friday to GM’s plan to sell its assets to a new company that can emerge from bankruptcy protection.

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Chrysler headed back to court to get approval for termination of dealer agreements

GM and Chrysler’s bankruptcy cases at a glance

A summary of developments in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of General Motors Corp. and Chrysler Group LLC

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Class-action lawsuit filed over Chinese milk product scandal

The victimization of children exposed China’s hidden food safety crises, which was politically under covered for several years. Children drank toxic melamine mixed with milk. Melamine is a toxic chemical illegally added to dairy products which shows a false protein count.

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Patients find medical system laws getting abused

In a major lawsuit of its kind, the U.S. Supreme Court, is considering its decision of whether to allow FDA will have final word on drug labeling laws. The case brings into focus a major problem facing America’s health-care system. Health-care providers and medical product manufacturers have adopted a risk-averse stance toward both the delivery of care and future medical innovation because of the threat of protracted and costly legal battles.

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Lawsuit against drug maker KV Pharmaceutical and subsidiary

An investor class action lawsuit was filed against the KV Pharmaceutical Company, the the parent company of Ethex Corp. The lawsuit was filed on December 2, 2008, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri on behalf of investors who purchased Class A Common Stock (NYSE: KV-A), Class B Common Stock (NYSE: KV-B) and 7% cumulative convertible Preferred Stock (Symbol: KVPHP) between February 15, 2008 and November 12, 2008.

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