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Class Action Upheld in Overdraft Fees Lawsuit

Class Action Upheld in Overdraft Fees Lawsuit September 12, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Miami, FL An overdraft fees lawsuit that had been given class-action status has had that class-action status confirmed by a Florida federal judge. The excessive overdraft fees lawsuit alleged that Wells Fargo Bank improperly reordered customer transactions to increase profits from overdraft fees. Wells Fargo is not the only financial institution accused of such actions. Various other banks and credit unions also face or have faced legal action.
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Calls for More Regulation in Wake of Energy Drink Deaths

Calls for More Regulation in Wake of Energy Drink Deaths September 12, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA As various lawsuits alleging Monster Energy Drink Deaths and Hospitalizations continue to migrate through the legal pipeline, including a marquee trial centered on the death of teen Anais Fournier, health advocates continue to lament the lay of the land where it comes to energy drinks.
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Lawsuits Say Monster Drinks Lead to Devastating Brain Injury

Lawsuits Say Monster Drinks Lead to Devastating Brain Injury September 11, 2015. By Brenda Craig.
Lancaster, CAEnergy drinks, or highly caffeinated beverages, marketed to teens and young adults as a way to get “a buzz on” have been, to say the least, controversial over the last several years.
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Energy Drink Lawsuits: Understanding Caffeine

Energy Drink Lawsuits: Understanding Caffeine August 27, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Baltimore, MD As far as substances go, energy drinks seem fairly harmless to most people. Need a quick boost of energy, ingest an energy drink and get some much-needed caffeine. People turning to energy drinks might need more caffeine than what a cup of coffee or a soda would provide, but would be forgiven for thinking that the caffeine in an energy drink isn’t any more harmful than the caffeine in a cup of coffee. But energy drink lawsuits allege caffeine overdoses are deadly, and consumers aren’t warned about the risks, especially the risks to adolescents who consume the highly caffeinated beverages.
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First Healthcare Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit under Obamacare Settles for $6.88 Million

First Healthcare Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuit under Obamacare Settles for $6.88 Million August 24, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Norcross, GA When the Affordable Care Act was upheld by the US Supreme Court earlier this summer, provisions that enhance the government’s capacity to recover overpayments also includes enhanced rights and freedoms for whistleblowers to bring healthcare fraud lawsuits. In the first healthcare fraud whistleblower lawsuit of its kind under the Affordable Care Act, a provider of home nursing services to medically fragile children has agreed to a settlement worth $6.88 million.
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Credit Unions Not Immune to Charging Excessive Fees: Attorney

Credit Unions Not Immune to Charging Excessive Fees: Attorney August 22, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC It should come as no surprise that in an era of low interest rates, banks pick up the slack in terms of revenue diminished by the low rate environment by focusing more on fees charged to their clients. Fees include overdraft fees, and many an Excessive Overdraft Fees Lawsuit has focused on an all-too-common practice of re-ordering overdrafts in an attempt to increase fees.
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Blue Cross Faces Hepatitis C Lawsuit

Blue Cross Faces Hepatitis C Lawsuit August 21, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
New York, NY Blue Cross faces another denied insurance lawsuit alleging the company has wrongfully denied insurance for an approved hepatitis C medication. The lawsuit is at least the second filed against Blue Cross related to its denial of treatment for hepatitis C.
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eBay Faces Federal Racketeering (RICO) Lawsuit For Trafficking In Fake Products

eBay Faces Federal Racketeering (RICO) Lawsuit For Trafficking In Fake Products August 20, 2015. By LAS Staff Writer.
Los Angeles, CA (August 20, 2015) (Press Release) The R. Rex Parris Law Firm has filed claims against eBay® and PayPal® and various eBay Sellers in Federal Court under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and the Lanham Act claiming the defendants knowingly and deliberately facilitate, proliferate and profit from the ongoing sale of counterfeit and fake products on ebay.com.
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Herbal Supplements Lawsuit Seeks Compensation from Arbonne for Liver Failure

Herbal Supplements Lawsuit Seeks Compensation from Arbonne for Liver Failure August 15, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Fort Wayne, IN Instead of an expectation of “feeling fit” in 30 days, a woman from Allen County Indiana alleges that she was left instead with acute liver failure brought on by toxic levels of green tea extracts in the herbal supplements she had been using. The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (5/23/15) reports that plaintiff Vicki L. Swanson has launched an herbal supplements lawsuit against Arbonne International, a company that sells herbal supplements, together with other products, through direct marketing.
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Customers File Lumber Liquidators Lawsuits Alleging Excess Formaldehyde

Customers File Lumber Liquidators Lawsuits Alleging Excess Formaldehyde August 15, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Toano, VA The number of Lumber Liquidators lawsuits consolidated for pretrial proceedings has jumped in a month to 135, according to court documents. Lumber Liquidators lawsuits allege homeowners who put certain laminate flooring in their home are exposed to unreasonably high levels of formaldehyde, putting them at risk of health problems and lowering their home’s value.
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