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Uber Driver Rape Victim’s Lawsuit Demands Overhaul of Uber Safety Measures

Uber Driver Rape Victim’s Lawsuit Demands Overhaul of Uber Safety Measures November 19, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Long Beach, CA: A California woman, known as ‘Jane Doe’ has filed a lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc., the well-known ride share program, alleging the company practices negligent hiring practices that caused her to be the victim of rape by an Uber driver with a history of violent crimes.
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$72M J&J Talc Cancer Verdict Reversed

$72M  J&J Talc Cancer  Verdict Reversed October 18, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Jefferson City, MO: A $72 million verdict in favor of the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was allegedly linked to her long term use of Johnson and Johnson’s Baby Powder has been reversed by The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District.
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Woman Injured in Las Vegas Shooting Launches Lawsuit

Woman Injured in Las Vegas Shooting Launches Lawsuit October 13, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Las Vegas, NV: A 21-year-old college student from California has filed a multi-defendant lawsuit claiming their negligence is responsible for the injuries she sustained at a country music festival in Las Vegas as a deranged shooter fired a hail of automatic gunfire into a crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Casino Resort killing 58 people and wounding hundreds more on October 1, 2017.
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Bayer Pulls Essure Birth Control Device From All Countries Except US

Bayer Pulls Essure Birth Control Device From All Countries Except US September 26, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC: Bayer has announced that it is taking its female sterilization device, Essure, off the market in all countries where it is currently marketed and sold, except the US. The company said it was taking this action due to commercial reasons, and not because of allegations of side effects associated with the device.
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$57.1M Ethicon TVT Secur Mesh Verdict Awarded

$57.1M Ethicon TVT Secur Mesh Verdict Awarded September 8, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Philadelphia, PA: A $57.1 million verdict has been awarded against the makers of defective TVT Secur mesh, Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon. The award breaks down as $50 million in punitive damages and $7.1 million in compensatory damages for plaintiff Ella Ebaugh, a Pennsylvania resident, according to court documents.
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Ohio Sues Big Pharma for Misleading Opioid Marketing

Ohio Sues Big Pharma for Misleading Opioid Marketing June 6, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: A deceptive opioid medication marketing lawsuit has been initiated against five prescription opioid manufacturers over allegations of fraudulent marketing and misrepresentation of the risks associated with these drugs, specifically the risk for addiction.
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Why Your Cell Phone Matters: 5 Lessons from the United Airlines PR Disaster

Why Your Cell Phone Matters: 5 Lessons from the United Airlines PR Disaster April 25, 2017. By Attorney Bill Green, Green Law Firm.
North Charleston, SC:You’d have to be under a rock the last week to have missed the story of David Dao, a Chinese-American passenger who was forcibly removed from an overbooked United Airlines flight after resisting his removal. The media has been all over this blatant example of excessive force; and so they should. It’s violent, visceral, and reminds us that everyday people can be pushed around by the systems of “big companies” whether they like it or not.
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$55M Personal Injury Verdict Against Honda Stands

$55M Personal Injury Verdict Against Honda Stands April 19, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: A $55 million jury verdict brought against Honda Motor Co, in 2014 will stand, according to a ruling by the Pennsylvania Superior Court. The settlement resulted from a personal injury lawsuit against Honda that alleged the automotive manufacturer ignored a seat belt defect. The suit was brought by a man who claimed that defect resulted in his becoming paralyzed.
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Man Ejected from United Airlines Seat Prepares to Sue

Man Ejected from United Airlines Seat Prepares to Sue April 18, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Chicago, Ill Lawyers representing Dr. David Dao, the 69-year-old passenger who was forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight, have filed an emergency request with a court in Chicago asking the airline to preserve all video, cockpit recordings, surveillance video, passenger and crew lists and other evidence related to the incident.
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3M Bair Hugger Blanket Bellwether Cases Chosen for Trial

3M Bair Hugger Blanket Bellwether Cases Chosen for Trial April 11, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: Plaintiffs involved in multi-district litigation (MDL) against 3M’s post-surgery patient-warming device, Bair Hugger, are on their way to court, following the selection of approximately 30 bellwether cases. The patients involved in the MDL allege that the Bair Hugger Forced-Air Warming system caused them to develop infections after undergoing surgical procedures. Specifically, the device, which blows hot air into a specially designed blanket covering a patient, spreads bacteria from the hospital floor or the inside of the device, the lawsuits state.
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