Zimmerman Law Offices PC Announce the Filing of a New Class Action Lawsuit on…

first_img CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– According to a class action filed by Zimmerman Law Offices PC, the ingredients in certain baby food products are tainted with dangerously high levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury. The lawsuit cites to the United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform’s Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy report entitled “Baby Foods Are Tainted with Dangerous Levels of Arsenic, Lead, Cadmium, and Mercury” (Subcommittee Report), which found several brands of baby food contain unsafe levels of toxic heavy metals, including Gerber baby food, Earth’s Best baby food, Beech-Nut baby food, and HappyBABY baby food. The lawsuit seeks damages arising out of consumers’ purchase and use of the contaminated baby food. The complaint cites to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that has declared these toxic heavy metals dangerous to human health, as these toxic heavy metals have no established health benefit and lead to illness, impairment, and in high doses, death. The lawsuit also cites to the Subcommittee Report’s finding that exposure to toxic heavy metals causes permanent decreases in IQ, diminished future economic productivity, and increased risk of future criminal and antisocial behavior in children, and that toxic heavy metals endanger infant neurological development and long-term brain function. “We are concerned about the harmful effects these toxic heavy metals may have on neurological development in infants and children, and baby food companies need to ensure that their food is safe for infants and children to eat,” said Thomas Zimmerman of Zimmerman Law Offices PC, who represents the plaintiff in this matter. Zimmerman continued: “The companies must remove unsafe toxic heavy metals from their baby food, and take responsibility and pay for the damages they caused. It is both the ethical and legally-mandated resolution to this tragedy.” The case is Aileen Garces v. Gerber Products Co., et al., filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. A copy of the complaint is available upon request, as are interviews with the attorneys in this matter. The lead plaintiff may also be available to speak with the media on a limited basis. If you have purchased Gerber baby food, Earth’s Best baby food, Beech-Nut baby food, or HappyBABY baby food, please contact us for more information. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209006103/en/ CONTACT: Thomas A. Zimmerman, Jr. [email protected] Zimmerman Law Offices PC 77 W. Washington Street, Suite 1220 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 440-0020 telephone (312) 286-6598 cell www.attorneyzim.com KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: LEGAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOURCE: Zimmerman Law Offices PC Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 02:38 PM/DISC: 02/09/2021 02:38 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209006103/en TAGS  Twitter Facebook Zimmerman Law Offices PC Announce the Filing of a New Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Purchasers of Baby Food Containing Toxic Heavy Metals By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Local NewsBusiness Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleHunter’s knee surgery gives Hawks yet another medical hurdleNext articleTrump’s historic 2nd trial opens with jarring video of siege Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Supreme Court Rejects Plea For Interim Order For Implementation of 50% OBC Reservation in Medical College Seats in 2020-2021

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Rejects Plea For Interim Order For Implementation of 50% OBC Reservation in Medical College Seats in 2020-2021 Radhika Roy26 Oct 2020 3:14 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday dismissed pleas filed by State of Tamil Nadu and AIADMK seeking a direction for implementation of 50% quota for Other Backward Classes in the All India Quota for undergraduate, post-graduate medical and dental courses in Tamilnadu for the academic year 2020-2021.A Bench comprising of Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi dismissed the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Monday dismissed pleas filed by State of Tamil Nadu and AIADMK seeking a direction for implementation of 50% quota for Other Backward Classes in the All India Quota for undergraduate, post-graduate medical and dental courses in Tamilnadu for the academic year 2020-2021.A Bench comprising of Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi dismissed the pleas which challenged the July 27 order of the Madras High Court and submitted that the High Court had not stated that the OBC quota should be implemented in the current academic year itself.The pleas sought for the interim relief – “Court may provide for provisional reservation for OBCs to seats surrendered by the State of Tamil Nadu to the All India Quota for academic year 2020-21 as the final allocation of seats is imminent”.This Prayer was dismissed by the Court.BackgroundThe State, aggrieved by the High Court’s lack of appreciation regarding the urgency of the issue, had knocked on the doors of the Apex Court on July 2. Claiming that the High Court was wrong to have given in to the representations of the Centre, the State had asked to the Supreme Court to direct the High Court to expeditiously hear and dispose of the matter. It was submitted by the Petitioner that failure to grant the interim reliefs would deny hundreds of seats to deserving OBC candidates, thereby reinforcing their social and educational disadvantage, and further perpetrating mass inequality in the State of Tamil Nadu. Accordingly, on July 13, the Supreme Court had directed the Madras High Court to decide the petitions against the Centre’s decision to not grant the quota in 2020-2021. It had been contended by the Centre that it would not be possible to implement the same in the current academic year.The Madras High Court then held that there were no legal or constitutional impediments to the extension of benefits of reservation to the OBCs in the State-surrendered AIQ seats, but the same would be subject to further directions of the Supreme Court. The contention of the Medical Council of India pertaining to the alleged compromise of merit that would stem from permitting reservation in AIQ was refuted by the High Court which stated that the conduct of the NEET examination diluted this argument as it was designed in a manner to ensure that only those candidates who secured a minimum merit would be allowed. However, no mandamus was passed against the Centre to provide the reservation as the same amounted to a policy decision.Cannot be interdicted at this stage, says SCDismissing the appeal filed by the state, the Supreme Court refused to issue a direction to implement the reservation for OBCs in the All India Quota seats in State-run medical colleges situated in the State of Tamil Nadu.”The admission to postgraduate courses have been completed and cannot be interdicted at this stage. As admissions to the undergraduate medical courses have already been delayed due to the public health crisis, we do not want to delay the admissions to the under-graduate courses further by giving any direction to implement the reservation for OBCs for this academic year.”, the bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi said.The bench noted that presently, the reservation in the All India Quota seats has been provided only in favour of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Physically Disabled candidates and that here is no domicile or residence reservation or preference for the All India Quota seats. It said:”All candidates belonging to the OBC category shall be eligible for admission to OBC seats in the All India Quota in the State of Tamil Nadu if reservation is implemented. Candidates belonging to the OBC category from States other than the State of Tamil Nadu would not have even indicated that they belonged to OBC category in the application form as they were not aware of any reservation in the All India Quota for OBC candidates. If all the OBC candidates are now informed about the implementation of reservation for OBC candidates, the entire process has to be re-done which would disturb the counselling which is about to commence from 26.10.2020.”, the court said.Dismissing the appeal, the bench observed that the High Court was right in observing that the selection process which has commenced for the current academic year cannot be disturbed.”The Committee appointed by the Union of India is examining the modalities for implementation of reservation for OBC candidates in the All India Quota. After holding discussions with the State of Tamil Nadu and other States, a final decision will be taken by the Committee which can be implemented from the next academic year i.e. 2021-2022.”, it added.Case: State of Tamil Nadu .vs. Union of India [Civil Appeal No. 3518 of 2020 ]Coram: Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay RastogiCounsel: Sr. Adv V. Giri, AAG Balaji Srinivasan ,Adv M. Yogesh Kanna, Sr. Adv P. Wilson, Adv R. Nedumaran, ASG Balbir Singh, Adv Gaurav Sharma  Read Judgment Next Storylast_img read more

Number of people in ICU with Covid below 40 for first time in 2021

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews 38 people with Covid-19 were in ICU last night – the first time the figure has fallen below 40 in 2021.Across public hospitals there were 132 patients with the virus.6 of them are being treated at Letterkenny University Hospital with 1 person in ICU with the virus.The national 14-day incidence rate has fallen by 9 percent in the past week to 134 cases per 100,000 people. That figure in Donegal remains the highest in the country at 306.5 cases per 100,000 people.It comes as the Department of Health is considering a revised vaccine roll-out plan for the summer which would scrap the age-based approach currently adopted.Consultant pathologist at Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital, Bill Tormey, believes now is the time to change the vaccination method:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tormey8am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Number of people in ICU with Covid below 40 for first time in 2021 Twitter Facebook Google+ Previous articleFans could be back watching Finn Harps and Donegal in July/AugustNext articleEfforts need to continue to bring virus under control in Donegal – Dr Breslin News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growscenter_img WhatsApp Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction By News Highland – May 5, 2021 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

Bureaucratic reshuffle: 22 Joint Secretaries appointed

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 4 (PTI) As many as 22 joint secretaries have been appointed in different central government departments as part of mid-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected today.Of the total officers, 11 are from Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and rest from other central services like Indian Police Service and Indian Revenue Service.There has been demand by officers of civil services of equal career-related opportunities as enjoyed by those in IAS.IAS officers Atul Kumar Tiwari and Lok Ranjan have been appointed as joint secretaries in Department of Rural Development and Department of Financial Services respectively, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.Kishore B and Ram Krishna Khandelwal will be JSs in Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, and Department of Food and Public Distribution respectively, it said.Anju Bhalla, an officer of Central Secretariat Service, will be Joint Secretary in Department of Science and Technology. Bharati, an Indian Forest Service officer of 1992 batch (Sikkim cadre) has been named Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power.IAS officer Govind Mohan will be Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs. Kamal Datta and Ritesh Kumar Singh have been appointed as joint secretaries in Department of Food and Public Distribution, and Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change respectively, the order said.Roshan Jaggi has been appointed as Joint Secretary in Ministry of Ayush, Ravinder Goyal (an IRTS officer) as Advisor (JS level), NITI Aayog, Surendra Singh Meena as Joint Secretary in Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, and Sanjai Singh as Joint Secretary in Department of Defence, it said.advertisementIPS officers Satinder Pal Singh and Anil Kumar Agarwal have been appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, and Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion respectively.Amit Kumar Ghosh will be Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, and Vinod Kumar Jindal as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.IAS officer Archana Varma will be Additional Secretary in Central Vigilance Commission. Sandip Mukund Pradhan, an IRS (Income Tax cadre), has been named Deputy Director General, Sports Authority of India.Anil Sant will be Additional Registrar General, Registrar General and Census Commissioner India, Chhavi Jha will be Joint Secretary in Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, and Rakesh Ranjan will be Member Secretary, National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority. PTI AKV DIPlast_img read more