February 3, 2004 |
A judge in Illinois Monday severed the involvement of a company that makes ephedra products in the wrongful-death lawsuit filed by Rashidi Wheeler's family against Northwestern University, a move that would keep the possible trial in Chicago and override a previous federal order to move the case to court proceedings in New Jersey.
March 26, 2004 |
Linda Will, the mother of the late Northwestern University football player Rashidi Wheeler, has reunited for a second time with Chicago-based attorneys Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. and James Montgomery, less than two weeks after she fired the high-profile legal team from her wrongful-death lawsuit against the university. A secretary in Montgomery's office said Thursday that the attorney had only a two-sentence reaction to the development: "Yes, she has returned. No further comment."
October 20, 2004 |
The family of late Northwestern football player Rashidi Wheeler has agreed to a financial settlement with three makers and distributors of the ephedra-containing products the player ingested in the hours before he collapsed and died on the practice field in 2001. Court documents show that Wheeler's family agreed to accept $75,000 -- equal payments of $25,000 from GNC, Phoenix Laboratories and Nutraquest Inc.
January 5, 2007 |
The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday fined the marketers of four weight-loss pills $25 million for making false advertising claims including rapid weight loss and cancer prevention. FTC Chairwoman Deborah Platt Majoras said that the products would remain on store shelves, but that the companies would have to stop making the false claims. "What we challenge is the marketing of the claims," she said.
December 3, 2003 |
With Mike Lowell and Luis Castillo re-signed, the Florida Marlins turned their attention to Ivan Rodriguez. Lowell agreed Tuesday to a $32-million, four-year contract with the Marlins, who also confirmed their $16-million, three-year deal with Castillo. Pushing ahead with the team's off-season business, General Manager Larry Beinfest said Florida had made a multiyear offer to Rodriguez, the 10-time All-Star catcher who was a key to the Marlins' World Series title.
March 17, 2004 |
The mother of Rashidi Wheeler has fired her Johnnie L. Cochran Jr.-led legal team, drawing sharp criticism from the attorney for Wheeler's father and complicating the family's wrongful-death lawsuit against Northwestern University. The suit recently was moved from Illinois to federal bankruptcy court in New Jersey. "I'm hands-on, you know that," Linda Will said Tuesday.