Civil Cases

    15 Jul (REUTERS – BEIJING) – British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline Plc (LSE:GSK.LNews) channelled bribes to Chinese officials and doctors through travel agencies for six years to illegally boost sales and to raise the price of its medicines in China, police said (more…)


    12 Jul (REUTERS BEIJING/LONDON) – GlaxoSmithKline executives in China have confessed to bribery and tax violations, the country’s security ministry said on Thursday, during one of a string of investigations into foreign firms in the world’s second-biggest economy. (more…)


    (FOREIGN POLICY) – For decades, a so-called anti-propaganda law prevented the U.S. government’s mammoth broadcasting arm from delivering programming to American audiences. But on July 2, that came silently to an end with the implementation of a new reform passed in January. The result: an unleashing of thousands of hours per week of government-funded radio and TV programs for domestic U.S. consumption in a reform initially criticized as a green light for U.S. domestic propaganda efforts.  So what just happened? (more…)


    24 May (THE TELEGRAPH) – New Year’s Eve 2011, and a psychedelic blaze of colour and sound erupted as a fireworks display heralded the start of the evening’s celebrations in the centre of Copenhagen.  In his hospital room in the outskirts of the capital, the veteran BBC correspondent Malcolm Brabant ca (more…)


    7 Jul (WHITEOUT PRESS) – In a 5-4 vote, the US Supreme Court struck down a lower court’s ruling and award for the victim of a pharmaceutical drug’s adverse reaction. According to the victim and the state courts, the drug caused a flesh-eating side effect that left the patient permanently disfigu (more…)


    June 28, 2013 (MAYVILLE, NY) – After nearly two weeks of highly technical testimony from medical and scientific experts, a Chautauqua County jury took one hour to decide that Nushawn Williams suffers from a mental abnormality that makes him subject to “civil management” and will either be confined to a secure treatment facility or kept under strict supervision. (more…)


    20 Jun (TRUTH BARRIER) – I have known Belgian scientist (pathologist and electron microscopist) Dr.  Étienne de Harven since 1993, when he introduced himself to me at a conference, with characteristic graciousness and enthusiasm, clasped my hands, and said he had translated my 1992 SPIN article Fatal Distraction into French.  I was of course delighted.  I was writing about this scientific battle for a rock and roll magazine, and he was a very distinguished scientist– one of the (more…)


    3 Jun (GOLDSBORO, NC) – In the wake of evidence that a senior government prosecutor attempted to intimidate a key defense witness in the HIV-transmission case of USAF Airman Basic “GBA” of Seymour Johnson AFB. N.C., the case has been continued until August 22.  Judge Michael A. Lewis (Lt. Col, USAF) continued the case to allow the defense, at prosecutors’ expense, to find a new expert. (more…)


    22 May (BUFFALO, NY) – A civil trial to determine whether convicted sex offender Nushawn Williams remains imprisoned will be closed to the public, a State Supreme Court justice ruled Wednesday.  The order followed a stunning claim Tuesday that Williams, who was (more…)


    22 May (BUFFALO, NY) – A stunning twist in the case of a man in prison for infecting a number of women with HIV.  Today, it was revealed in court that Nushawn Williams is not HIV positive.  Sixteen years ago, when Nushawn Williams was tested for HIV by the Chautauqua County Department of Health, he was positive. Now, his lawyer says it isn’t the case. (more…)


    9 May (HELENA,MT) –  A judge has ordered the Fort Harrison VA Medical Center to pay nearly $60,000 to a Winston man who was wrongly diagnosed with brain cancer and told he had just a few months to live. (more…)


    29 Mar (CBS) – Protesters have descended on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House this week, enraged at a potentially health-hazardous provision they allege lawmakers inserted surreptitiously into a continuing resolution (CR) that will fund the government through the remainder of the fiscal year.  The bill sailed through the Capitol on Friday;  President Obama signed it into law on Tuesday. (more…)


    22 Mar (PROPUBLICA) –  In a setback for GE Healthcare, a jury today found that the company failed to adequately warn patients and doctors about the dangers of its medical imaging dye. The jurors awarded $5 million to the plaintiff and his wife.  The verdict, after a two week trial (more…)


    14 Jan (SAN JOSE, CA) – Parents who claim their 10-year-old boy developed autism as a result of being injected with an MMR vaccine when he was a baby have been awarded more than £600,000 in a landmark court decision in America.  Saeid and Parivash Mojabi claimed that son Ryan suffered a ‘severe and debilitating injury to his brain’ after being administered with two measles-mumps-rubella vaccinations in December, 2003 and in May the following year. (more…)


    16 Dec (VACTRUTH) – A confidential GlaxoSmithKline document recently leaked to the press exposed that within a two-year period, a total of 36 infants died after receiving the 6-in-1 vaccine, Infanrix Hexa.  According to the website Initiative Citoyenne who reported the news, the (more…)


    9 Nov (TRUTH BARRIER) -“We hope the public reads the case file, we want law students to discuss it, we want to open up a dialogue about what is going on in this country behind closed doors, to silence dissenting voices. It shocked us and it should shock all Americans.” (more…)


    2 Nov – A recent profile featured in OpEdNews.com, the Make It Safe Campaign website, and the Whistleblower Support Fund website, claims that Dr. James Murtagh scored a “victory that could change the way U.S. hospitals manage their physicians” with a ruling by the Georgia Co (more…)


    6 Oct (NY TIMES) – Eddie C. Lovelace, a Kentucky judge still on the bench into his late 70s, had a penchant for reciting Shakespeare from memory and telling funny stories in his big, booming voice.  But a car accident last spring left him with severe neck pain, and in July and August he sought spinal injections with a steroid medicine for relief. (more…)


    22 Sep (SPOKANE WA) – A Spokane dermatologist won a $600,000 settlement and rare public apology from Washington state health officials who went public with charges of drug abuse and medical fraud based on a bogus tip from his ex-wife.  The payment to Dr William ‘Phil’ Werschler is among the largest settlements in decades by the state Department of Health involving a physician, agency officials said. (more…)


    5 Sep (MERCOLA) – Only weeks after pleading guilty to criminal charges that it promoted its anti-seizure drug Depakote for uses not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Abbott Labs is being sued again for similar charges with a different drug.  The new (more…)


    10 Aug (The Washington Post) – A seven-year court battle in the District over an HIV mis­diagnosis ended this week when the Whitman-Walker Clinic quietly settled a $20 million lawsuit by a former patient who was mistakenly told he had the virus. In 2005,  Terry Hedgepeth, (more…)


    23Jul (The Daily Beast)How did a star researcher into the medical mystery of chronic fatigue syndrome end up in jail and unemployed? For the first time, Judy Mikovits tells her story. On Nov. 9, 2011, Judy Mikovits, a well-known chronic fatigue syndrome  (more…)


    14 Jul (NEW YORK TIMES) – A wide-ranging surveillance operation by the Food and Drug Administration against a group of its own scientists used an enemies list of sorts as it secretly captured thousands of  e-mails that the disgruntled scientists sent privately to (more…)


    13 Jul (COFFEE COUNTY, TENN) – Three years after attorney Ralph Bard MD filed a lawsuit against the Semmelweis Society International (SSI) Board of Directors, Coffee County Circuit Court Judge Vanessa Jackson has dismissed the complaint.  Bard filed the lawsuit in December 2008 against SSI Board Members after they found Bard and his associates guilty of misconduct.  The SSI Board revoked his membership, along with those of Lokesh Vuyyuru MD, Henry Butler MD, Blake Moore MD and George Holmes PhD. (more…)


    June 28, 2013 (MAYVILLE, NY) – After nearly two weeks of highly technical testimony from medical and scientific experts, a Chautauqua County jury took one hour to decide that Nushawn Williams suffers from a mental abnormality that makes him subject to “civil management” and will either be confined to a secure treatment facility or kept under strict supervision. (more…)


    20 Jun (TRUTH BARRIER) – I have known Belgian scientist (pathologist and electron microscopist) Dr.  Étienne de Harven since 1993, when he introduced himself to me at a conference, with characteristic graciousness and enthusiasm, clasped my hands, and said he had translated my 1992 SPIN article Fatal Distraction into French.  I was of course delighted.  I was writing about this scientific battle for a rock and roll magazine, and he was a very distinguished scientist– one of the (more…)


    3 Jun (GOLDSBORO, NC) – In the wake of evidence that a senior government prosecutor attempted to intimidate a key defense witness in the HIV-transmission case of USAF Airman Basic “GBA” of Seymour Johnson AFB. N.C., the case has been continued until August 22.  Judge Michael A. Lewis (Lt. Col, USAF) continued the case to allow the defense, at prosecutors’ expense, to find a new expert. (more…)


    22 May (BUFFALO, NY) – A civil trial to determine whether convicted sex offender Nushawn Williams remains imprisoned will be closed to the public, a State Supreme Court justice ruled Wednesday.  The order followed a stunning claim Tuesday that Williams, who was (more…)


    22 May (BUFFALO, NY) – A stunning twist in the case of a man in prison for infecting a number of women with HIV.  Today, it was revealed in court that Nushawn Williams is not HIV positive.  Sixteen years ago, when Nushawn Williams was tested for HIV by the Chautauqua County Department of Health, he was positive. Now, his lawyer says it isn’t the case. (more…)


    9 May (HELENA,MT) –  A judge has ordered the Fort Harrison VA Medical Center to pay nearly $60,000 to a Winston man who was wrongly diagnosed with brain cancer and told he had just a few months to live. (more…)


    29 Mar (CBS) – Protesters have descended on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House this week, enraged at a potentially health-hazardous provision they allege lawmakers inserted surreptitiously into a continuing resolution (CR) that will fund the government through the remainder of the fiscal year.  The bill sailed through the Capitol on Friday;  President Obama signed it into law on Tuesday. (more…)


    22 Mar (PROPUBLICA) –  In a setback for GE Healthcare, a jury today found that the company failed to adequately warn patients and doctors about the dangers of its medical imaging dye. The jurors awarded $5 million to the plaintiff and his wife.  The verdict, after a two week trial (more…)


    14 Jan (SAN JOSE, CA) – Parents who claim their 10-year-old boy developed autism as a result of being injected with an MMR vaccine when he was a baby have been awarded more than £600,000 in a landmark court decision in America.  Saeid and Parivash Mojabi claimed that son Ryan suffered a ‘severe and debilitating injury to his brain’ after being administered with two measles-mumps-rubella vaccinations in December, 2003 and in May the following year. (more…)


    16 Dec (VACTRUTH) – A confidential GlaxoSmithKline document recently leaked to the press exposed that within a two-year period, a total of 36 infants died after receiving the 6-in-1 vaccine, Infanrix Hexa.  According to the website Initiative Citoyenne who reported the news, the (more…)


    9 Nov (TRUTH BARRIER) -“We hope the public reads the case file, we want law students to discuss it, we want to open up a dialogue about what is going on in this country behind closed doors, to silence dissenting voices. It shocked us and it should shock all Americans.” (more…)


    2 Nov – A recent profile featured in OpEdNews.com, the Make It Safe Campaign website, and the Whistleblower Support Fund website, claims that Dr. James Murtagh scored a “victory that could change the way U.S. hospitals manage their physicians” with a ruling by the Georgia Co (more…)


    6 Oct (NY TIMES) – Eddie C. Lovelace, a Kentucky judge still on the bench into his late 70s, had a penchant for reciting Shakespeare from memory and telling funny stories in his big, booming voice.  But a car accident last spring left him with severe neck pain, and in July and August he sought spinal injections with a steroid medicine for relief. (more…)


    22 Sep (SPOKANE WA) – A Spokane dermatologist won a $600,000 settlement and rare public apology from Washington state health officials who went public with charges of drug abuse and medical fraud based on a bogus tip from his ex-wife.  The payment to Dr William ‘Phil’ Werschler is among the largest settlements in decades by the state Department of Health involving a physician, agency officials said. (more…)


    5 Sep (MERCOLA) – Only weeks after pleading guilty to criminal charges that it promoted its anti-seizure drug Depakote for uses not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Abbott Labs is being sued again for similar charges with a different drug.  The new (more…)


    10 Aug (The Washington Post) – A seven-year court battle in the District over an HIV mis­diagnosis ended this week when the Whitman-Walker Clinic quietly settled a $20 million lawsuit by a former patient who was mistakenly told he had the virus. In 2005,  Terry Hedgepeth, (more…)


    23Jul (The Daily Beast)How did a star researcher into the medical mystery of chronic fatigue syndrome end up in jail and unemployed? For the first time, Judy Mikovits tells her story. On Nov. 9, 2011, Judy Mikovits, a well-known chronic fatigue syndrome  (more…)


    14 Jul (NEW YORK TIMES) – A wide-ranging surveillance operation by the Food and Drug Administration against a group of its own scientists used an enemies list of sorts as it secretly captured thousands of  e-mails that the disgruntled scientists sent privately to (more…)


    13 Jul (COFFEE COUNTY, TENN) – Three years after attorney Ralph Bard MD filed a lawsuit against the Semmelweis Society International (SSI) Board of Directors, Coffee County Circuit Court Judge Vanessa Jackson has dismissed the complaint.  Bard filed the lawsuit in December 2008 against SSI Board Members after they found Bard and his associates guilty of misconduct.  The SSI Board revoked his membership, along with those of Lokesh Vuyyuru MD, Henry Butler MD, Blake Moore MD and George Holmes PhD. (more…)


    4 Jul – Vaccinationists tell us we don’t understand science. Well maybe they are right. “Science” in the world of vaccines could mean, throwing out results that don’t fit the desired outcome, throwing out the evidence before the FDA comes to inspect, offering bonuses to scientists to deliver the necessary results …I was the head technician in a biochemistry lab for two years prior to medical school, yet I never saw science carried out like that.  Maybe Temple University was just a bit behind the times in its evolution of “science.” (more…)


    3 Jul (PROPUBLICA) – On Monday, the Department of Justice announced that drug company GlaxoSmithKline agreed to pay a $3 billion fine, the largest health care fraud fine in the history of the United States.  This fine is just the latest in a string of drug company penalties for improper promotion of drugs for “off-label,” or unapproved, uses. (more…)


    27 Jun (PHILADELPHIA) – Merck has known for a decade that its mumps vaccine is “far less effective” than it tells the government, and it falsified test results and sold millions of doses of “questionable efficacy,” flooding and monopolizing the market, a primary caregiver claims in a federal antitrust class action. (more…)


    22 Jun (Morningstar) – Two former Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK) employees have sued the company in federal court alleging Merck overstated the effectiveness of a mumps vaccine for which the U.S. government paid hundreds of millions of dollars. (more…)


    (BUSINESSINSIDER)  – The newest version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes an amendment that would legalize the use of propaganda on the American public, reports Michael Hastings of BuzzFeed.  The amendment — proposed by Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) and Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and passed in the House last Friday afternoon — would effectively nullify the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948, which explicitly forbids information and psychological operations aimed at influencing U.S. public opinion. (more…)


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