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Judge Reaffirms Decision against Punitive Damages in Risperdal Lawsuit

Judge Reaffirms Decision against Punitive Damages in Risperdal Lawsuit September 21, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Philadelphia, PA: A judge hearing Risperdal lawsuits has reaffirmed his decision that punitive damages will not be allowed. The Risperdal side effects lawsuits alleged men who took Risperdal developed gynecomastia (abnormal growth of breasts). Although the decision prevents plaintiffs from obtaining punitive damages, they can still obtain compensatory damages, meaning the lawsuits will continue.
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Will Endo Unload American Medical Systems Over AMS Mesh Problems?

Will Endo Unload American Medical Systems Over AMS Mesh Problems? September 21, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: It was about three years ago that Endo International acquired American Medical Systems (AMS), the medical device manufacturer responsible for AMS mesh. Now, according to Business Monitor Online (9/2/14), Wall Street is abuzz with news that Endo has AMS on the block.
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Depakote Decision Difficult for Pregnant Moms

Depakote Decision Difficult for Pregnant Moms September 20, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Houston, TX: When weighing the benefits of taking a medication against the potential negatives, people usually consider the severity of the condition being treated. More serious conditions might make a person willing to take a drug with more serious risks. For pregnant women taking Depakote and worried about Depakote side effects, the risks of having untreated seizures could be just as serious as the risks associated with taking Depakote during pregnancy.
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AIG Escapes Defense Bill in Force-Placed Insurance Litigation

AIG Escapes Defense Bill in Force-Placed Insurance Litigation September 20, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
New York, NY: It may be a legal drop in the bucket, but a New York judge has ruled in QBE Americas Inc. et al. v. Ace American Insurance Co. et al., that American International Group Inc. (AIG) escapes from having to pay defense costs for individual and proposed Force-Placed insurance class action lawsuits against QBE Holdings Inc. as the AIG policy lacks any provision for duty-to-defend.
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Possible Link between Asbestos and IPF

Possible Link between Asbestos and IPF September 19, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Munich, Germany: People who worked with asbestos drilling mud and other products that contained asbestos might already be well aware of the potential for serious health problems such as asbestosis and mesothelioma. A new study from England and Wales suggests asbestos exposure might also be linked to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), according to Medscape (9/15/14). Although no relationship between asbestos and pulmonary fibrosis has been proven, researchers suggest their findings could result in new treatment for patients exposed to asbestos.
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New Jersey Sues Home Warranty Insurance Provider

New Jersey Sues Home Warranty Insurance Provider September 19, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Edison, NJ: While the insurance industry may tell you they suffer from a bum rap from consumers who constantly complain about claim denials, the existence of so many examples to the contrary suggesting a reputation for serial denials after happily collecting premiums is more than just a perception. Home warranty insurance is one sector where many examples of this can be found.
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Amusement Park Injuries: Is Worker Exhaustion Part of the Problem?

Amusement Park Injuries: Is Worker Exhaustion Part of the Problem? September 19, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Roanoke, VA: Concerns about amusement park accidents often involve worries about roller coasters not being properly maintained or cars jumping tracks. If there are concerns about employee involvement in amusement park injuries, it often involves not being properly trained for his or her job. But a report published in 2013 suggests that many carnival and theme park workers are overworked and subject to grueling hours and deplorable living conditions, which could increase the likelihood of a theme park accident.
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Oregon and Oracle Trading Lawsuits Over Cover Oregon Website

Oregon and Oracle Trading Lawsuits Over Cover Oregon Website September 19, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Salem, OR: It may not be your average Oregon long term denied lawsuit, but the ugly spat that is brewing between the state of Oregon and software giant Oracle Corp. (Oracle) is mushrooming. At stake is a determination of just who is at fault over the allegedly failed Cover Oregon health care exchange website.
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California Labor Law: Popular “Day Rate” for Personal Attendants No Longer Legal

California Labor Law: Popular “Day Rate” for Personal Attendants No Longer Legal September 18, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Woodland Hills, CA: On January 1, 2014, the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights became law in California. The new law changes overtime pay regulations for domestic workers serving as personal attendants. Employers must now pay personal attendants overtime.
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Kugel Mesh Lawsuits Still Being Filed

Kugel Mesh Lawsuits Still Being Filed September 18, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Houston, TX: Although it has been more than three years since Kugel Mesh litigation resulted in a settlement with C.R. Bard, Kugel Mesh lawsuits are still being filed. That’s because some patients received the device before the Kugel Mesh recalls began, and in some cases the hernia repair mesh reportedly can take longer to fail.
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