After responding to a radio commercial seeking former banana-plantation workers for a lawsuit against Dole Food Co., Marcos Sergio Medrano thought he might be entitled to some money. He says an American law firm convinced him that a pesticide used on the Dole-operated banana plantation where he had worked years ago had made him sterile.
Month: August 2009
Tanya Perez, 31 of Springhill, Fla., was taken into custody by Alabama State Troopers Monday night, said Trooper Spokesman Kevin Cook. Cook said it is believed Perez, driving a 1997 Ford, was traveling on the wrong side of the road, when her vehicle struck the motorcycle of Elba’s Terry Williamson. “Initial investigation indicates she was
A motorcycle shop owner who has appeared on the Discovery Channel’s “Biker Build-Off” has been sentenced to six years in prison and three years of probation for the traffic death of a biker. A Florida judge on Friday also ordered Billy Lane’s driver’s license suspended for life and that he undergo random drug and alcohol
During a brief, sparsely attended authority meeting, attorneyHugh Moore asked members to approve the payment of “no more than $13,000” as the airport’s share of a settlement of one of the suits. The case involved a person who fell from a loading bridge, he explained. The settlement was reached through mediation. Allegiant Airlines also will
Sgt. Michael Van Buren was sent home Wednesday afternoon, said Capt. Mark Carman. Van Buren’s main injury was a compound fracture of his lower left leg, Carman said. The deputy underwent surgery and will require a few months of physical therapy, he said. He doesn’t have a return date for work yet. Van Buren, 42,