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May 24, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Atlanta, GA: A consolidated Home Depot data breach lawsuit, filed on behalf of consumers who say they were harmed by the data hack, alleges that Home Depot’s management is to blame for the security. The lawsuit alleges that complacency in securing customer data allowed hackers to access private consumer financial and personal information.Read [ Home Depot Data Breach Lawsuit Alleges Complacency to Blame ]
May 23, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Coney Island, NY: A woman has been awarded $1.5 million in her amusement park lawsuit, in which she alleged she was not warned about the risks of riding a roller coaster with a neck injury. The plaintiff, Paula Noone, allegedly suffered her theme park injury while on a Coney Island roller coaster in 2008.Read [ Woman Awarded $1.5 Million in Amusement Park Lawsuit ]
May 23, 2015. By Brenda Craig.
Seattle, WA: Attorney Bill Marler has been a pioneer in the food safety and litigation business for 22 years. He’s represented thousands of food poisoning victims, including more than 100 people sickened by salmonella-tainted Peter Pan peanut butter produced by food manufacturer ConAgra in 2007.Read [ ConAgra’s Tainted Peanut Butter Multimillion-Dollar Fine a Warning to Food Manufacturers ]
May 22, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Bend, OR: The Depakote verdict in a recent bellwether trial cleared the drugmaker of responsibility for a child’s birth defects. Abbott Laboratories did not deny that Depakote caused the plaintiff’s spina bifida but argued that the mother understood the risks of both taking and not taking the epilepsy drug.Read [ Depakote a Bitter Pill After Recent Verdict for Abbott ]
May 22, 2015. By The National Trial Lawyers.
The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case to determine whether a man must repay an insurance company for medical expenses it paid after he received a settlement from the drunk driver who injured him - even though his recovery was reduced after paying attorney’s fees and supporting himself and his child.Read [ Supreme Court Agrees to Hear $500,000 Neck and Back Injury Settlement ]
May 22, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Minneapolis, MN: Back in April we mused about the various extensions of the deadline issued to prospective plaintiffs for the filing of a Stryker Orthopedics Rejuvenate Modular Hip System Recall lawsuit. Originally, prospective plaintiffs were given little time following the announcement of the ground-breaking settlement last fall to file their claims. Deadlines were extended - twice.Read [ Stryker Recall Lawsuit Pretrial Order Appears to Void Original Surgery Deadline ]
May 21, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Los Angeles, CA: AT&T faces a California overtime lawsuit alleging certain employees were misclassified as exempt from overtime pay in violation of state and federal overtime pay laws. The lawsuit seeks class-action status on behalf of similarly situated employees.Read [ AT&T Faces California Overtime Lawsuit ]
May 21, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Alameda County, CA: A 19-year-old male is supposed to be, statistically and in the absence of any known cardiovascular issues, as strong as the proverbial ox. Thus the act of sexual intercourse should not, statistically, have any negative bearing on the health and well-being of a healthy 19-year-old without any history of medical concerns. And yet, or so it is alleged, Monster drink contents pushed 19-year-old Alex Morris to the precipice.Read [ More to Monster Drink Contents Than Just Caffeine ]
May 20, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Whippany, NJ: Bayer must be thrilled that Planned Parenthood Associations, both in the US and the UK, are endorsing its Mirena IUD for birth control to teens as young as 13. The IUD is promoted as 99 percent effective at preventing pregnancy, but teens are not told that it may prevent pregnancy permanently.Read [ Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Tell Teens Full Facts about Mirena ]
May 19, 2015. By Lucy Campbell.
Detroit, MI: Takata Corp, the manufacturer of the defective airbags installed in Toyota, Nissan and Honda vehicles, has announced it is recalling about 33.8 million vehicles which have the airbags. The recall is expected to be the largest in US history, affecting nearly one in seven cars on the roads in the US.Read [ Takata Admits Airbags Defective Recalls 33.8M Vehicles ]