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Lawsuits and Consumer Reporters Fight Home Warranty Companies

Lawsuits and Consumer Reporters Fight Home Warranty Companies July 24, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Las Vegas, NV: Lawsuits may be the go-to to ensure companies uphold their end of a bargain, but consumer reporters are also being asked to help consumers deal with home warranty companies. Sometimes, those consumer reporters uncover a great deal of information about home warranty companies and how they operate. In other cases, a home warranty lawsuit may be filed to ensure the consumer’s rights are protected.
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Why Do Plaintiffs Want Penalties Reduced in Off-the-Clock Work Case?

Why Do Plaintiffs Want Penalties Reduced in Off-the-Clock Work Case? July 23, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Fremont, CA: One of the largest, if not THE largest fast-food retailer in the world, was hit with several unpaid wages claims this past spring, alleging off-the-clock work and alterations of time cards in order to reduce costs, or so it is alleged. The unpaid wages lawsuit is proposed as a class action, and is one of four lawsuits making similar allegations.
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Force-Placed Insurance Companies Could Face Government Lawsuit

Force-Placed Insurance Companies Could Face Government Lawsuit July 23, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: In addition to force-placed insurance lawsuits filed by homeowners who allege illegal kickbacks have been involved in lender insurance, companies could face a lawsuit from the federal government. According to reports, the government may sue some mortgage servicers over force-placed insurance kickbacks that may have cost Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac hundreds of millions of dollars.
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Kugel Mesh—Erosion and Litigation

Kugel Mesh—Erosion and Litigation July 22, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
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

Plaintiffs and Defendants Locked in Asbestos Drilling Mud-Slinging July 22, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
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

Class Action v. Barnes & Noble Has Roots in California Labor Lawsuit July 21, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
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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Mother Says Her Autistic Son on Risperdal Could Wear B-cup Bra

Mother Says Her Autistic Son on Risperdal Could Wear B-cup Bra July 20, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
San Francisco, CA: When Albina heard of the Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit filed by Mary Wasserman and her son Andrew last month, she was hopeful that her son might be compensated for Risperdal side effects. “My autistic son has been on Risperdal since he was nine years old,” says Albina, “and since he was a teenager, his breasts could fit into a B-cup bra.”
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Sports Overtime Pay Lawsuits Filed in California

Sports Overtime Pay Lawsuits Filed in California July 20, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Los Angeles, CA: While overtime pay lawsuits might be more commonly associated with commerce and technology companies - especially when it comes to misclassification of employees - one recently filed overtime pay lawsuit alleges athletes in a professional league have been misclassified. Meanwhile, a wage lawsuit filed in March by baseball players accuses Major League Baseball of paying its minor league players so little, many of them live in poverty.
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FDA Straddles the Fence Over Transvaginal Mesh

FDA Straddles the Fence Over Transvaginal Mesh July 19, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: In spite of so many women dealing with a problematic TVT sling that causes them pain and suffering, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has formally given a thumbs-down to consumer advocacy group Public Citizen after the latter petitioned the drug regulator to recall existing mesh products and ban their future sale.
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Secret Research Conducted into Asbestos Diseases

Secret Research Conducted into Asbestos Diseases July 19, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Atlanta, GA: Secret research into the risk of developing an asbestos disease such as asbestosis might sound like the stuff of a movie, but according to a report from The Center for Public Integrity, one company did just that. The company, facing massive liability lawsuits linked to asbestos-related diseases, reportedly hired consultants to carry out studies and publish their results in the hope of proving asbestos was not a carcinogen.
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