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Are insulin pumps used by diabetics routinely safe or not?

The verbal sparring persists regarding mobile insulin pumps used by high numbers of U.S. consumers. Legions of those individuals are children. Reportedly, about 250,000 adolescents across the country use pumps manufactured by Medtronic Inc., the leading device maker.

Unsurprisingly, Medtronic touts the safety of its product, given its sheer market clout and popularity stamped over many years. Company executives routinely state that users’ reported adverse-use incidents owe to their own ignorance or negligence in using the pumps.

Law enforcers turn up heat on fuel company in fraud case

A company that provides heat to towns, school districts, prisons and other entities was prominently spotlighted recently for its corporate activities and involvement in the communities it serves.

And not in a good way.

Discrimination lawsuit against global financial firm gets bigger

The global financial, tax and money-management advisory firm KPMG justifiably wants to be known for the stellar results it crafts for diverse individual and institutional clients across the world.

Not for this.

SEC’s whistleblower program having marked success

Numbers speak loudly regarding evaluations surrounding the anti-fraud whistleblower program established by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission back in 2011 pursuant to the enactment of the federal Dodd-Frank legislation.

Here’s an example: Whistleblowers coming forward with key tips helping regulators spotlight and punish securities fraud collected more money in the past fiscal year than in all other years combined since the program’s inception.

Clear and present danger: instant soup’s challenges for young kids

Admit it. Even as an adult, you’ve probably been challenged a time or two when dealing with those flimsy plastic or Styrofoam containers that brim with geyser-like hot water and steaming instant noodles.

If you’re familiar with ramen, you know what we’re talking about in today’s blog post. Our proven product liability attorneys at Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah (with multiple law offices spanning the country) diligently represent personal injury victims calling out deficiencies in all kinds of defective and dangerous products. We know without doubt that instant soup packaging readily qualifies as being high-risk.

A look at seminal study’s conclusions regarding FINRA arbitrations

Talk about exhaustive research that can’t easily be called into question. A team of researchers who recently published a paper on FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) arbitration buttressed the validity of their results through research spanning nearly 9,000 decisions rendered by approximately 8,000 arbitrators.

Although a number of notable conclusions emerged from that ambitious effort, one in particular strikes a bottom-line chord.

Is the #MeToo movement casting ripples in American workplaces?

A reasoned response to whether the high-profile #MeToo campaign focused upon sexual harassment is having consequences for workplaces in Connecticut and across the country must surely conclude with a resounding “yes.” The movement spawned in the wake of the notorious case details surrounding former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has unquestionably put on-the-job sexual misconduct under a spotlight and engendered a healthy national debate.

Have material changes resulted from that new dialogue and the occasional targeting of high-profile figures for sexual misconduct, though? Has anything beyond cosmetic change emerged in workplaces that is healthy and long overdue?

SCOTUS’ new term to spotlight employment, arbitration cases

It is a truism that cases on the United States Supreme Court docket – all matters that come to the court’s purview – are flatly significant and with the potential to affect vast numbers of Americans in fundamental ways. It will certainly be business as usual for the court during its current term.

In fact, that term (which began on October 1) is centrally about business, with two upcoming matters the justices will rule upon spotlighting commercial issues that are important for two distinct demographics.

Can external job applicants sue for age discrimination?

Many Connecticut residents and other individuals across the country routinely see promising job advertisements that spark their interest and invite a return application.

A recent national news piece notes that many of those placements do not specify minimum qualifications, but do set forth a cap on experience. For example: “This position is open only to applicants with less than a decade of relevant experience.”