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Tentative Settlement Reached in Zimmer NexGen Knee-Implant MDL

Tentative Settlement Reached in Zimmer NexGen Knee-Implant MDL February 15, 2018. By Lucy Campbell.
Los Angeles, CA: Zimmer, the maker of NexGen knee replacements and the defendant in a defective products multi-district litigation (MDL) has reached a preliminary settlement with the plaintiffs in the longstanding MDL.
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Minnesota Consumer Sues Capital One over 128 Bill Collector Robocalls to Cellular Phone

Minnesota Consumer Sues Capital One over 128 Bill Collector Robocalls to Cellular Phone February 6, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Chaska, MN: By the middle of 2017, after more than 128 bill collector harassment calls Kristie Drigger had had enough. She sued Capital One Bank in Minnesota District Court, seeking at least $1,500 per telephone call made in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
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Androgel Bellwether Case Gets New Legal Team

Androgel Bellwether Case Gets New Legal Team January 9, 2018. By Lucy Campbell.
Chicago, IL: Just days before the third Androgel lawsuit was set to go to court, the multi-million dollar verdict-winning lawyers representing the plaintiffs in the testosterone multidistrict litigation (MDL) swapped out their key lawyers.
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Home Warranty Lawsuit Goes to the New Jersey Supreme Court

Home Warranty Lawsuit Goes to the New Jersey Supreme Court December 14, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Trenton, NJ: Plaintiffs who bring home warranty lawsuits against home warranty companies commonly assert allegations of shoddy workmanship, delays or denials of claims. However in this case, the plaintiff alleged violations to New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act and Truth in Consumer Contract, Warrant and Notice Act with regard to a contract that was allegedly misleading in stated coverage periods, amongst other claims.
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$28M Xarelto Verdict Against J&J and Bayer

$28M Xarelto Verdict Against J&J and Bayer December 5, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Philadelphia, PA: A jury has found against units of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Bayer AG in the fourth bellwether Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) case being heard as part of a Xarelto mass tort. The award, nearly $28 million, is the first favoring a plaintiff, in this case Lynn Hartman, who alleged she suffered a serious gastrointestinal bleed while using the blood thinning medication. The jury found that the pharmaceutical companies failed to provide adequate warnings regarding the risks for bleeding associated with Xarelto.
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Time for Consumers to Litigate Against the Autorenewal Clause, Lawyer Says

Time for Consumers to Litigate Against the Autorenewal Clause, Lawyer Says November 25, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Los Angeles, CA: Not a week goes by that attorney Francis (Casey) Flynn doesn’t get up to ten phone calls from irate consumers complaining about an autorenewal clause for some product or service they purchased and then find they can’t get rid of it no matter how hard they try.
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$247M Verdict for Plaintiffs In DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Trial

$247M Verdict for Plaintiffs In DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Trial November 16, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Dallas, TX: A $247 million verdict has been awarded against the maker of DePuy’s Pinnacle line of metal-on-metal hip implants, DePuy Orthopaedics Inc, and its parent company Johnson & Johnson (J&J), with $90 million in punitive damages against J&J and $78 million in punitive damages against DePuy. The settlement is the third, consecutive multi-million dollar verdict delivered in this multidistrict litigation.
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Bank of America to Settle Excessive Fees Class Action for $66.6 Million

Bank of America to Settle Excessive Fees Class Action for $66.6 Million November 10, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: Yet another major bank has bowed to litigants enraged over excessive bank overdraft fees, following the announcement of a settlement worth $66.6 million. The bank overdraft fees settlement, designed to end a lawsuit against Bank of America, still requires court approval.
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First Xarelto Trial Stalled Over Allegations of Witness Tampering

First Xarelto Trial Stalled Over Allegations of Witness Tampering November 6, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Philadelphia, PA: Allegations of witness tampering have stalled the beginning of the Xarelto litigation. The first Xarelto trail was set to being Monday, November 6, but instead got sidelined by attempts to determine the significance of a meeting between a key witness, Dr. Timothy Aldridge, the plaintiff’s treating physician, and a Janssen sales representative.
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It Just Got Harder to Sue Your Bank for Excessive Overdraft Fees

It Just Got Harder to Sue Your Bank for Excessive Overdraft Fees October 30, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC: On October 24,2017, the Senate voted to overturn a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rule that limited banks’ ability to enforce mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer contracts. While this change is unlikely to alter the course of existing excessive overdraft fee lawsuits, it will make it much harder for consumers to join class actions against giant financial institutions like Wells Fargo, Capital One or Fifth Third in the future.
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