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September 24, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Spring Branch, TX: An asbestosis lawsuit has been filed against the giant multinational petroleum enterprise Chevron alleging gross negligence that led to the death of a husband and father from Texas. Plaintiff Margaret Stephens, who hails from Spring Branch in Texas, is joined by her Australian-based son Gary Stephens in her lawsuit against Chevron USA.Read [ Mother and Son Launch Asbestosis Lawsuit Over Death of Husband and FatherGG ]
September 24, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Dallas, TX: Now that the blood-testing device called Alere INRatio is known to cause misreadings, attorneys are beginning to focus on blood thinner-related injuries. And there may be legal action against Alere, the manufacturer.Read [ Alere Inaccuracies may lead to Legal Action ]
September 22, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Philadelphia, PA:Due to a flood of Xarelto complaints, Judge Eldon Fallon in the Multi-District Litigation is extending the filing deadline by another 90 days, adding to more than 7,000 cases pending in the Eastern District of Louisiana.Read [ Xarelto Lawsuits on the Rise ]
September 22, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: There can be little doubt that nuisance call lawsuit plaintiff Denise Menichiello has done everything right. She has never knowingly given any entity her permission to reach out to her cellphone with unsolicited calls. In fact, her number has been on the ‘do-not-call’ list since the summer of 2003. One can imagine, therefore, Menichiello’s surprise and dismay when she started receiving auto-dialed calls from Verizon Wireless Services LLC (Verizon) to her mobile phone without her permission.Read [ Class Action Robocall Lawsuits in California Target Verizon ]
September 22, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Dallas, TX: It's been more than a year since NBC aired a report about inferior vena cava (IVC) filters suggesting some filters have a high breakage rate. Since that time, IVC filter lawsuits have continued to grow. As more people file IVC filter lawsuits and more lawsuits are added to the IVC multidistrict litigations, plaintiffs await the start of the bellwether trials, to get an idea of how the courts will decide the issues. Bellwether trials are expected in 2017 and in the meantime, more lawsuits continue to be filed.Read [ Plaintiffs Await IVC Filter Bellwether Trials ]
September 22, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: When it comes to concerns about birth control devices, not many people may have heard about issues with Implanon, but that doesn't lessen the concerns of some women who have had the birth control device implanted. Among concerns about Implanon is a reported risk of device migration, which can mean women hoping to have Implanon birth control extracted find themselves with the device inserted for longer than they wanted.Read [ Implanon Device Migration: FDA Updates Warnings and Precautions ]
September 20, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
San Diego, CA: Although a number of California overtime lawsuits regarding “donning and doffing” have found that time off-the-clock should be compensated, the rules aren’t exactly clear. But it is generally accepted that less than 10 minutes off-the-clock doesn’t count, or does it? The Supreme Court has agreed to review a case and determine whether de minimis work time must be compensated.Read [ Donning and Doffing: Does Every Minute Count? ]
September 20, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Quemado, TX: The airbag injuries file involving airbags manufactured by Takata and currently in use in millions of cars, has taken an interesting turn with the crash last month in Texas of a truck carrying a supply of parts used in the manufacture of Takata airbags.Read [ Is Texas Truck Crash a Telling Commentary on Takata Defective Airbags? ]
September 19, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: We’re just a bit beyond the first anniversary of the first real test of a Wen Hair Loss lawsuit when, in July of last year, a California federal judge tore into a defendant he described as “insolent” for attempting to have the proposed class action dismissed.Read [ Tough Talk from US District Judge for WEN Hair Loss Defendant ]
September 18, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: Last month Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $18 million because it caused health care providers to submit false claims to Medicare and other federal health care programs. The device in question is a sinus spacer product, but it’s almost a repeat performance of J&J’s Risperdal claims and subsequent settlement.Read [ Johnson & Johnson’s Tale of Two Profit Makers: Risperdal and Relieva ]