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Kugel Mesh—Erosion and Litigation

July 22, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Kugel Mesh—Erosion and Litigation Houston, TX: Although the Composix Kugel Mesh hernia patch was recalled in 2005, and in its wake the manufacturer offered settlements in about 2,600 lawsuits, claims are still being filed. Earlier this year, The American Surgeon reported a case of mesh migration several years after a woman had hernia surgery.
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Plaintiffs and Defendants Locked in Asbestos Drilling Mud-Slinging

July 22, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Plaintiffs and Defendants Locked in Asbestos Drilling Mud-Slinging Baton Rouge, LA: It’s been a little over a year since a group of 10 plaintiffs hooked into some drilling mud-slinging with a group of defendants, accusing them of needless exposure to asbestos while working on offshore drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. The ten, claiming to suffer from “asbestos maladies,” filed their drilling mud lawsuit in Louisiana on June 10 of last year.
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Class Action v. Barnes & Noble Has Roots in California Labor Lawsuit

July 21, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Class Action v. Barnes & Noble Has Roots in California Labor Lawsuit New York, NY: A class-action lawsuit now based in New York but having its roots in California as a California labor lawsuit will carry on after a New York judge refused to grant summary judgment for the defendants. Barnes & Noble, the bookseller, is accused of falsely classifying employees as exempt for the purposes of escaping the need to pay them overtime, or so it is alleged.
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