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Lawyer accused of sexually inappropriate behavior and attempted hypnosis

Another alleged case of a trusted consultant “hypnotizing” his female clients. As with the last case we reported on, there is much left unclarified in these sensational media pieces. Sheffield attorney suspended after accusations he hypnotized women for sexual pleasure | cleveland.com. A Cleveland-area attorney accused of hypnotizing women for his sexual pleasure has been…

Another anti-superstition bill proposed in Indian state

Another state in India proposed an anti-superstition bill. We’ve covered the dangerous superstitious practices rampant in India in modern times. Is the tide turning against these historical behaviors? Karnataka anti-superstitious bill: 13 rituals considered evil practices – The Times of India. Thirteen superstitious rituals have classified as evil practices and amount to severe punishment according…

UAE council wants tougher laws for sorcerers because… blasphemy

In the United Arab Emerates, there is a push for stronger laws against scams that are promulgated by “sorcerers”. Apparently just scamming is not enough. It becomes a religious issue too. FNC pushes for stronger laws against charlatans and sorcerers | The National. Lawyers and a member of the Federal National Council have said a…

Juice up your immune system. Watch out for marketing claims.

U.S. wide class action suit against Mott’s for Tots juice. Dr Pepper ‘stands by’ Mott’s for Tots immune support claims. The claim is that the company “sought to capitalize on parents’ desire to offer their children a healthier juice alternative that allegedly supported the immune system”. It was a higher-priced product as well. What does…

South Dakota lawmaker talks of expanding vaccine exemption

Lawmaker: Let parents opt out of vaccines for their kids | The Argus Leader | argusleader.com. South Dakota law has a religious exemption for vaccinations, but it requires opposition to vaccines to be part of a religion’s doctrine. Incoming state Sen. Jeff Monroe, R-Pierre, plans to introduce a bill letting any “sincere, verifiable religious belief”…

Dennis Markuze (aka David Mabus) arrested again (Updated)

There is an announcement via Twitter from the Montreal Police that known spammer and online harasser, Dennis Markuze, otherwise known as “Mabus” has been arrested for violating probation. Twitter / SPVM: D.Markuze was arrested for …. He has been posting tweets in various forms as “Operation Archangel” and has been sending emails, signed on to…

Parents stressed out over school yoga class

Parents considering legal action over school yoga A group of parents is bent out of shape by free yoga classes at schools in this San Diego County beachside community, fearing they are indoctrinating youngsters in eastern religion. “There’s a deep concern that the Encinitas Union School District is using taxpayer resources to promote Ashtanga yoga…

‘What Doctors Don’t Tell You’ mag threatens legal action against Simon Singh (UPDATE: libel backtracking)

Simon Singh threatened with legal action for criticising health magazine The science writer and libel reform campaigner Simon Singh has been threatened with legal action after criticising an alternative health magazine on Twitter. Earlier this week, Singh took to the social media network to denounce a magazine called What Doctors Don’t Tell You (WDDTY). Described…

UK homeopaths flustered over law that may signal their demise

This story is being played out in blogs and within the communication circles of parties involved. People in the U.S. may not be aware of what’s happening. But, what eventually happens may have ripples everywhere. Could homeopathy be declared illegal in the U.K. This is from Homeopathy Action Trust: Campaign Update – threat to homeopathic…

Boiron Oscillicoccinum in court in Canada

REOLAW.ca – Boiron Canada – Oscillicoccinum. In March 2012 REO launched a proposed class action against Boiron Canada relating to the marketing of Oscillicoccinum and Oscillicoccinum Children. The Statement of Claim alleges that, among other things, Boiron breached several consumer protection statues in its marketing of Oscillicoccinum as the product contains virtually none of its…

Boiron and others in class action suit for false claims

Boiron & Other Homeopathic Supplements Class Action Lawsuit Investigation. Boiron homeopathic products such as ColdCalm, Chestal, Camilia, Quietude, Arnicare and others are alleged to have made false claims as to their effectiveness in treating ailments such as the flu, arthritis, sore joints, joint pain, aches, fever, coughs, insomnia or sleeplessness. Camilia for instance purports to provide teething relief for babies. Other…