South Carolina Clerk of Court Resigns, Opening Opportunity for Republican Candidates: Family and County Priorities at the Heart of Decision

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Clerk of Court for the Hampton County in South Carolina, Angie Hill, has announced her resignation, allowing Republican candidates interested in running for the position to step forward. Hill made her decision final on Monday, stating that her grandchildren played a crucial role in her choice to step down. This development comes amidst the notorious fall of attorney Alex Murdaugh, who went from overseeing his small county with authority to receiving a life sentence without parole for the murder of his wife and son at their luxurious estate. True crime shows, … Read more

$6.1 Million Record Awarded to Family of Man Who Died After Botched Heart Surgery in Rikers Island Custody

Bronx Supreme Civil Court in New York City has awarded a historic $6.1 million to the family of a man, Juan Francisco Hidalgo Flores, who died after a botched heart surgery while in Department of Correction custody at Rikers Island. The jury’s decision marked the highest medical malpractice judgment for wrongful death against Correction Health Services, a division of NYC Health + Hospitals. The trial, which lasted three weeks, concluded on Tuesday with the jury granting the money award to Flores’ family. Attorney Eliot Wolf, who represented the family, stated that the city rejected any … Read more

Landmark Ruling: Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Regarding Apple Watch’s Heart Rate Algorithm

San Francisco, California – A judge in San Francisco has dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Apple, regarding the heart rate monitoring algorithm used in their Apple Watch. The case, brought by Valencell, a biometric sensor technology company based in North Carolina, alleged that Apple had stolen their patented technology. However, the judge ruled that Valencell did not provide enough evidence to support their claims. Valencell claimed that their technology had been shared with Apple through discussions between the two companies in 2013 and 2014. They alleged that Apple had then used the information obtained … Read more

Rhode Island Woman Sues Panera Bread, Claims Charged Lemonade Caused Long-Term Heart Complications

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – A Rhode Island woman is suing Panera Bread after alleging that the chain’s Charged Lemonade caused her long-term heart issues. Lauren Skerritt, a 28-year-old occupational therapist and vegetarian, consumed two-and-a-half Charged Lemonades at a Panera Bread location in Smithfield, Rhode Island, last April. Skerritt claims she chose the caffeinated beverage because she believed it was “plant-based and clean” based on its advertising. After drinking the lemonade, Skerritt reportedly began experiencing heart palpitations and dizziness. She sought medical treatment at Rhode Island Hospital, where she was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, an irregular and … Read more