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April 15, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Johnston, IA: The US Department of Labor announced that its investigation into ERISA violations on the part of a financial advisor has resulted in the advisor restoring more than $300,000 to various ERISA plans. The investigation reportedly found that the advisor breached his duty to the ERISA benefits plans.Read [ DOL Forces Advisor to Pay for ERISA Violations ]
April 15, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
New York, NY: Adderall has its appeal. For instance, xojane.com on her website says that Adderall is the best and worst thing ever. “I’d sprinkle Adderall in my coffee every morning if there were no consequences,” she blogs. Fortunately for xojane, she knows better. Many Adderall users do not.Read [ Adderall Appeal and Angst ]
April 15, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Sometimes it’s interesting to rewind the clock a few years and revisit the past, as a backdrop to the present. Such was the case when screening a Beyaz television ad campaign going back a few years. The commercial, of course, lists all the salient Beyaz side effects amidst smiling young women seemingly oblivious to the risks, as they shop in a hypothetical store for everything from available suitors to their first house.Read [ Beyaz Side Effects: “It’s Good to Have Choices” ]
April 14, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Lafayette, LA: Eli Lilly & Co. and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. have been ordered to pay a combined $9 billion to the plaintiff in an Actos lawsuit. The Actos bladder cancer lawsuit, which alleged plaintiff Terrence Allen developed bladder cancer after using the drug, alleged patients were not properly warned about the link between Actos and bladder cancer.Read [ Plaintiff Awarded $9 Billion in Actos Lawsuit ]
April 14, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: A California labor lawsuit has all the makings of a showdown between the enforceability of California labor code and protocol governing the airline industry, including collective bargaining. The class-action lawsuit that results will go far in determining which camp has the most clout and wields the bigger stick…Read [ Fleet Service Workers Now Boarding Class-Action California Labor Lawsuit ]
April 13, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Staten Island, NY: Monica did everything possible to avoid surgery, and with good reason. Since back surgery using Medtronic Infuse bone graft almost two years ago, she has had nothing but problems. And now that Monica discovered her surgeon used Medtronic off-label, she is looking into a Medtronic lawsuit.Read [ Medtronic Infuse Victim Blames Surgeon and Medtronic ]
April 13, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Miami, FL: Even though they have agreed to settle a proposed class-action Lender insurance lawsuit for $228 million, co-defendant Bank of America nonetheless doesn’t think it did anything wrong, according to a statement released by a spokesperson when the settlement was revealed. And while the announced settlement did not clarify if the defendants were required to admit to any wrongdoing, the brief statement pretty much says it all.Read [ Bank of America, QBE Settle Forced-Placed Insurance Class Action for $228 Million ]
April 12, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: The trouble with reality shows on television is that they can have very real consequences off-screen for the participants involved. To that end, a one-time contestant on the reality show The Bachelorette, while vying to be the suitor to the pretty and blonde Ali Fedotowsky, finds himself and his firm targeted by a legal malpractice lawsuit.Read [ Former Reality TV Contestant Lawyer Sued for Legal Malpractice ]
April 12, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Little Rock, AR: Although Johnson & Johnson won a reversal of a $1.2 billion judgment in an Arkansas Risperdal lawsuit, Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel asked the state Supreme Court to reconsider its decision. The Arkansas Risperdal lawsuit alleged Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, minimized the risks of Risperdal side effects and marketed the drug for off-label uses.Read [ Arkansas Seeks Review of Court Risperdal Reversal ]