FOX 4 DFW News Station Investigation: TX Medical Board
Top secret meetings, back-door deals and confidential complaints are all a part of the Texas Board of Medical Examiners. The state board is supposed to be policing doctors and protecting the public but some patients complain the system is a prescription for failure. In 2003 Texas lawmakers put caps on medial malpractice lawsuits but promised to keep a tight rein on doctors by beefing up the Texas board. Fox 4 has been looking into the board's practices for some time but late Monday afternoon we found another example of why some patients question who the board really protects.
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NYC Building Owner Settles $2 Million Lawsuit
The owner of a New York City apartment building will pay more than $2 million to settle a lawsuit filed by building tenants accusing the superintendent of sexual harassment. The plaintiffs in the suit accused the landlord of failing to prevent the building superintendent from harassing the residents. The suit claimed the superintendent "demanded sex in exchange for rent reductions." Wire Report, Kansas City Star 05/08/2012
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Suit: Families Tricked into Early Wrongful Death Settlements
Some of the families of the miners that died in the Upper Big Branch explosion have filed a lawsuit against Massey Energy, saying they were "tricked" into early wrongful death settlements that are proving to be "inadequate." The lawsuit claims the defendants possessed and withheld information about the explosion from the families that would have been relevant in the settlement process. The suit seeks class-action status to represent all families that accepted early settlement offers from Massey. Ken Ward Jr., The Charleston Gazette 05/11/2012
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Class-Action Suit Filed over 2006-2009 iPods
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Apple representing customers who purchased an iPod between September 2006 and March 2009. The lawsuit says software updates in 2006 "prevented the music players from playing songs not purchased on iTunes," allegedly causing iPod prices to be higher than normal. A federal court approved the suit for class-action status last year. Andy Vuong, Denver Post 05/10/2012
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$4.55 Million Paid to Settle Wreck Suit
A Gilroy, Calif., woman will receive $4.55 million to settle a lawsuit over an automobile accident at a dangerous intersection that left her in a wheelchair and killed the passenger in her vehicle. The lawsuit named the state and Monterey County as defendants, saying they "knew the dangers of the chaotic intersection and did not move quickly enough to remedy a disaster in the making." The driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash was also named a defendant. Virginia Hennessey, Monterey County Herald 05/11/2012
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Wrongful Death Suit over Philly Boat Crash Settled
A settlement has been reached in the death of two Hungarian students who were killed when the sightseeing boat they were riding in was hit by a barge in the Delaware River. The families of the two victims will split the $15 million settlement, and the 18 survivors of the boat crash will share $2 million. Wire Report, Seattle Post-Intelligencer 05/09/2012
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