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Jenny Albano

Do Not Drink Metromint Flavored Water- It May be Contaminated

The California Department of Health announced Wednesday, December 5, that consumers should not drink Metromint Flavored Water because it may be contaminated with Bacillus cereus, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea. Soma Beverage Co., LLC., in conjunction with the FDA, is recalling all bottles of Metromint flavored water (Peppermint, Spearmint, Orangemint and Lemonmint) with a “Best Before”…

John Bisnar

Personal Injury Lawyers Must Think Twice Before Taking on Fire Claim

This week, I was one of many attorneys who received an e-mail from Richard Alexander, a very accomplished and knowledgeable personal injury attorney in San Jose. The subject of Alexander’s e-mail was very relevant especially at this time when the wildfires that have ravaged Southern California are subsiding and people affected by the fire are starting to look for adjusters and attorneys to help…

John Bisnar

Charge of Sexual Assault on Children Dropped Against Denver Pastor

In my March 28, 2007 blog I wrote about Stephen J. Heese, pastor of The Church in South Denver who was accused of assaulting two children more than a decade ago. Wendy Martinez and other staunch supporters of Pastor Heese, have contented that he is innocent of any wrongdoing from the very moment allegations were made against him. May comment about Pastor Heese’s supporters at that time was…

Chrissie Cole

Judge to Allow Clergy Sex-Abuse Trials to Move Forward

On Friday, a federal bankruptcy judge ruled that 42 clergy abuse cases pending against the Roman Catholic Diocese, of San Diego, be released for civil trial to allow the people who suffered abuse as children to get their day in court.In February, the diocese sought bankruptcy protection to avoid the progression of 127 lawsuits, but it was dismissed because the judge ruled the victims have a…

John Bisnar

Victims of Minneapolis Bridge Collapse Deserve Justice and Answers

Four people are dead. Eight people are still missing. There are still no answers and there won’t be for a while. I’m referring, of course, to the horrible Minneapolis bridge collapse last week that occurred at rush hour traffic. It’s almost a miracle that the death toll was not higher considering the magnitude of the incident and the volume of traffic that was on the bridge at the time.It was a…

John Bisnar

State Supreme Court Reinstates Fraud Claims Against Milwaukee Archdiocese

Clergy abuse victims win a court victory. The Wisconsin Supreme Court in a landmark decision, ruled that victims of sexual abuse in the hands of priests may be able to file fraud claims against the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, although the court said victims cannot sue for negligence because the three-year statute of limitations had run out on several cases.Advocates and plaintiffs’ attorneys said…

John Bisnar

More Women Are Sexually Abused By Priests Than Boys Are

Clergy Abuse – Priest Abuse of Adult WomenRarely do abuse victims want their story splashed in the media for everyone to read. Peggy Warren is different. Peggy wants everyone to know what happened to her, the betrayal, the seduction, the manipulation and the abuse of power that she suffered, as an adult, at the hands of a Catholic priest. She wants other women who have suffered physiological…

John Bisnar

Time For A Great New American Enterprise

Time for this nation to take a clearly leading role in energy efficiency.The United States Senate has proposed a bill that would require automakers to increase fuel economy over 40% to 35 miles per gallon. The new regulation, if passed by the House, would apply to all sized vehicles-cars, trucks, and SUVs. One of the major concerns by consumers is that their choice of ‘size’ will be impacted by…

John Bisnar

Don't Let A Water Accident Ruin Your Summer Fun!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2004 there were 3308 unintentional, fatal drownings – equaling an average of 9 lives lost per day. These statistics do not account for the 676 drownings in boat-related deaths. For every child under 14 who drowns 5 others are treated at hospitals, some with severe brain damage.Men lead in so many of life’s statistics, and they can…

John Bisnar

4-year-old Orange County girl drowns in backyard pool

Eighteen Orange County children have drowned this year.It was a crowded pool at a birthday party in a Villa Park home. It was a perfect day for a party – warm and sunny. There were plenty of kids in the pool and even more adults standing around the pool watching them. But not one of those kids or adults noticed 4-year-old Aurora Pruitt of Moreno Valley slip underwater and drown in the shallow…