Former WWE wrestlers sue over brain damage, other injuries –

Two former professional wrestlers are suing the WWE, alleging it ignored or downplayed signs of brain damage and other injuries while it raked in millions.


Two former WWE wrestlers have filed a potential class action lawsuit in Philadelphia regarding concussions and neurological damage suffered by them as well as other wrestlers.


The lawsuit alleges, in part:
"For most of its history, WWE has engaged in a campaign of misinformation and deception to prevent its wrestlers from understanding the true nature and consequences of the injuries they have sustained."
"Under the guise of providing ‘entertainment,’ WWE has, for decades, subjected its wrestlers to extreme physical brutality that it knew, or should have known" caused many medical problems including brain damage;
WWE forces wrestlers to do stunts "in a matter that dramatically increases — often to a near-certainty — their chances of sustaining brain damage … When performed by, and on, hulking, poorly trained, steroid-using wrestlers with various levels of dexterousness, they are a recipe for disaster– and widespread, long term brain damage."


The wrestlers who filed suit are:
Vito LoGrasso, who wrestled under the names Big Vito and Skull Von Krush, from 1991 to 1998 and from 2005 to 2007.
Evan Singleton, under the name of Adam Mercer, from 2012 to 2013.


The lawsuit seeks monetary damages as well as medical monitoring.


An attorney representing the WWE stated that the WWE had never concealed medical information from its wrestlers. In addition, he stated, "WWE was well ahead of sports organizations in implementing concussion management procedures and policies as a precautionary measure as the science and research on this issue emerged."


Article by: Ed Payne via CNN

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APNewsBreak: US settles case over fake Facebook page

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has reached a $134,000 settlement with a New York woman after federal drug agents used information from her cellphone to set up a fake Facebook page in her identity, a tactic that…


The Department of Justice ("DOJ") has agreed to a monetary settlement with a woman for a fake Facebook profile it created using her name and photos.


In 2010, Sondra Arquiett was arrested on drug charges. The Drug Enforcement Agency ("DEA"), after seizing her cell phone, created a fake Facebook page for Arquiett with pictures of her and other information obtained from the phone. The goal was to try to get her friends and associates into revealing incriminating information.

Arquiett sued claiming she suffered fear and emotional distress. She alleged that the fake page gave the impression that she was cooperating with law enforcement.


After initially defending creation of the fake page, the DOJ changed its opinion and said that the DEA’s actions in this case went to far.


The settlement amount was $134,000.


Source: Eric Tucker via The Associated Press (AP)

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Update: Distracted Driver Hits Woman

Police have identified the driver and pedestrian involved in an accident on Northwest Radial Highway in Omaha Wednesday night.


Alleged distracted driver severs Omaha woman’s legs According to police, Lawanda Cook became distracted when trying to retrieve her cell phone, which had fallen to the the floor of her vehicle. While distracted, she struck Joanne Smith, who was retrieving something from her car. The crash was severe enough to sever both of Ms. Smith’s legs just above the knees. Charges against Ms. Cook are pending. Source: Malorie Maddox via WOWT News

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Lawyer Jeffrey Lapin Tells How to Stop Bad Debt Collectors |

Attorney Jeffrey Lapin of Lincoln, South Dakota, is the operator of the website. In this interview, Jeffrey exposes abusive debt collection tactics and explains the rights consumers have.


Jeffrey Lapin was interviewed by Larry Bodine, Editor in Chief of, regarding abusive debt collection tactics as well as the rights consumers have regarding debt collection.


Watch the video:

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Mobile app to diagnose head injuries scores FDA clearance

The new Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment is a mobile phone-based application designed to help medical providers identify cases of traumatic brain injury in almost any setting, which may help clinicians diagnose a patient in as little as five minutes.


The new Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment ("DANA") recently received FDA approval. DANA is a mobile phone-based application designed to help medical providers identify cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI") in as little as five minutes. The app could help detect TBI’s in almost any setting.


The app operates much like a video game. Service members will perform a baseline series of on-screen exercises during which both their speed and accuracy will be recorded. After a suspected brain injury, the service member would be re-tested.


The Department of Defense reported that in 2013, there were more than 27,000 cases of traumatic brain injury diagnosed across all 4 main service branches.


Hopefully, once perfected, the app will be released for use by civilian medical providers and others in need of such an app.


Article by: Ramin A. Khalili via Army[dot]Mil

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