Due to his illness, Jeffrey A. Lill sleeps up to 16 hours a day in a hospital bed in Rochester, N.Y. (Photo by J.J. Barrow.)

Federal Judge Dismisses Injured Postal Worker’s Claim

A federal judge in New York threw out a lawsuit on Feb. 26 filed by an injured U.S. Postal Service worker from Orlando who became seriously ill after handling a package that was leaking a noxious chemical.
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Warning Sounded on Heavy Metals in Chocolates

A consumer group is taking legal action against an array of major chocolate manufacturers and retailers, saying they’ve failed to warn consumers about the potentially harmful levels of lead and cadmium in their products.
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DCF Defends Child Death Reporting

State lawmakers grilled child welfare officials about troubles with child death reports coming out of their agency.