The New Drug Recall LawyersWritten by Richard Martin
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Both number of potential Vioxx plaintiffs and award amounts of lawsuits are projected to be extremely large. The investment bank S.G. Cowan recently estimated that eventually more than 600,000 plaintiffs could file suit in Vioxx case. Furthermore, some investment banks think that plaintiffs may file for more than $10Billion in damages in years to come. Even national TV networks have covered Vioxx withdrawal. A November 2004 story on Vioxx withdrawal appeared on CBS News' 60 Minutes. The CBS story implied that US Justice Department is conducting an investigation and Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into Merck's conduct. Given media coverage of Vioxx withdrawal and number of people who were prescribed Vioxx, there may be many new “Drug Recall Firms” founded in years to come. ______ You may reproduce this article on your website. We would appreciate a link back to our site which hasVioxx articles and personal injury resources. This article may not be altered and links should be kept live. Thanks.
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The Polygraph As A Truth DetectorWritten by William Trevino
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The polygraph procedure and machine is an accretion of 1930s technology and popularized psychology rooted not in practices of modern science, but rather based on traditions of polygraph testing itself. In that sense, a polygraph examination is a self-fulfilling process, "measuring" a series of physical signs without machine and drawing subjective, psychological sounding conclusions in varying ways depending upon mental state and set and training of each, and rapport between both, examination subject and examiner. The result of this exercise, associative of monitoring machines of Scientology, is a series of conclusions about veracity of specific statements or guilt generally, conclusions unsupportable by consistent scientific logic or by confirmation by other means. In fact, there is convincing evidence to suggest that procedure is much more likely to create victims of false allegation than it is likely to detect purveyors of falsehood or paragons of guilt-however falsehood or guilt may be defined. The statistical illustration at end of paper provides an illustration of this phenomenon. To read rest of this articel go to http://www.police-test.net/polygrapha1.htm
Retired air force master sergeant who now offers help to discredit the polygraph machine.