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March 30, 2015. By Brenda Craig.
New York, NY: Right this very second a cyber criminal is out there trying to break into confidential information somewhere and figuring out ways to profit from that unauthorized access. Security expert Aaron Ross says consumers and corporations need to stay alert and be hypervigilant in order to keep from being towed under by the relentless, dangerous and damaging forces of the cyber underworld.Read [ Never, Never Give Anyone Your Password, Ever! ]
March 30, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
San Francisco, CA: His employer didn’t require advance notice of media appearances. And a former managing director of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) did not specifically represent the views of his employer when he was recorded for a segment of The Daily Show last year. Nonetheless, plaintiff Todd Wilemon’s employers were not happy with the outcome of what turned out to be a short segment on the show and terminated Wilemon from his job. Wilemon alleges the termination is in violation of California labor law and has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit.Read [ Two Very Different California Labor Code Lawsuits ]
March 29, 2015. By The National Trial Lawyers.
What duty does a landlord owe to residents to make an apartment complex safe under premises liability law? The Florida Supreme Court recently answered that property owners cannot ignore security issues, finding an apartment owner liable for negligence for failure to repair the security gate of a gated apartment complex.Read [ $4.5 Million Premises Liability Verdict Against Landlord in Double Murder ]
March 28, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: A putative class action lawsuit alleging violations to overtime pay laws in California, as well as claims of missed meal breaks and violations to minimum wage statutes, has been filed in California state court. The defendant has been identified as Sarku Japan, its franchises and affiliates.Read [ Overtime Pay Laws Litigation Filed against Sushi Outlets, Bakeries ]
March 28, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Elmwood Park, NJ: Lumy was sold on transvaginal mesh after reading brochures marketed to women with urinary stress incontinence. “Women should not be suffering in silence,” reads one advertisement. Given the number of transvaginal mesh lawsuits that have been filed, more women are suffering from the mesh than incontinence - and they aren’t suffering in silence anymore.Read [ Transvaginal Mesh Terrifying Ordeal ]
March 27, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
San Diego, CA: The folks at Merck & Co. and their Vytorin partner Schering-Plough Corp. can be forgiven if they are enjoying the re-birth of Vytorin and the accompanying optimism after enduring the scorn that accompanied the delayed release of the ENHANCE study in 2008. The most recent “IMPROVE-IT” study was designed to foster a better outcome, and the study delivered. The future of Vytorin is much rosier. However, questions surrounding Vytorin side effects remain. And many a Vytorin lawsuit stemming from the two-year delay in releasing the ENHANCE results continues to hang over Merck’s head.Read [ Vytorin Brightens with IMPROVE-IT, but Vytorin Lawsuits Remain ]
March 27, 2015. By Lucy Campbell.
Los Angeles, CA: A major victory has been awarded to “service advisers” who work at car dealerships and give repair estimates, with a federal appeals court finding that they are entitled to overtime pay under federal labor law.Read [ Automobile Service Advisers Entitled to Overtime Pay, Court Rules ]
March 27, 2015. By Brenda Craig.
Minneapolis, MN: American corn farmers could be waiting a long time for the courts to resolve their claim that giant Swiss agribusiness company, Syngenta, misrepresented the facts when its CEO said in 2012 that Chinese import approval for Syngenta’s genetically modified corn, known as Agrisure Viptera MIR 162, was imminent.Read [ Corn Farmers Case against Syngenta’s GMOs Could Take Years ]
March 27, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Pittsburgh, PA: Twenty-three years is a long time. And yet, that’s the timespan a Zofran lawsuit alleges that Zofran manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has been in possession of evidence suggesting a risk of birth defects associated with the use of Zofran in pregnancy.Read [ Is Zofran Manufacturer GSK Talking from Both Sides of Its Mouth? ]
March 26, 2015. By Brenda Craig.
Oakland, CA: It was early on the morning of July 1, 2012 when Alex Morris went into cardiac arrest and his girlfriend called for an ambulance. When paramedics arrived, they found the otherwise healthy 19-year-old in serious distress with his heart beating wildly out of control. He was experiencing an extreme atrial fibrillation event, and a short while later, Alex Morris, despite medical intervention, was pronounced dead at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in northern California.Read [ First Energy Drink Wrongful Death Suit Goes to Trial ]