Employer not liable in death of worker using rented equipment
A company whose employee died while using rented equipment did not explicitly accept liability in its rental agreement for the outside company’s alleged negligence, an appeals court ruled Monday.
Field worker pleads guilty to insurance fraud
After claiming for three years she damaged her hand desperately enough she was unable to even drive, a field worker pleaded guilty Tuesday to making false statements that allowed her to reap the benefits of workers’ compensation.
Calif. sues over lead in ginger, plum candies
SAN FRANCISCO — California on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and other food retailers, alleging they are selling ginger and plum candies tainted by lead without warning labels required by state law.
Antibiotic-Resistant Ground Turkey Found in 21 States
Dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria has been found in ground turkey on U.S. grocery shelves across a variety of brands and stores located in 21 states, according to a report by a consumer watchdog organization.
Apps, gadgets part of high-tech emergency kit makeover
LOS ANGELES – After the Northridge earthquake in 1994, almost 700,000 people in Los Angeles were without power, gas or phone service.