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Higher Cancer Rates Found in Patients who Received Medtronic BMP-2

Higher Cancer Rates Found in Patients who Received Medtronic BMP-2 October 26, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC According to media reports, doctors who were paid to study Medtronic's Amplify, which contains recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2, or rhBMP-2, failed to disclose a possible increased risk for cancer in patients who received the treatment on study.
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Another Bank Overdraft Fees Lawsuit Filed

Another Bank Overdraft Fees Lawsuit Filed October 25, 2011. By Heidi Turner.
Salt Lake City, UT Customers upset over excessive bank overdraft fees have filed another lawsuit, this one against Zions Bank, alleging excessive bank fees. According to reports, bank customers claim the bank overdraft fees policy forced customers into overdraft more quickly than they should have, resulting in high profits from overdraft fees.
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Consumer Advocate Groups Lament Excessive Bank Overdraft Fees

Consumer Advocate Groups Lament Excessive Bank Overdraft Fees September 27, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Boca Raton, FL Despite the fact that the issue was addressed by Congress last year, a number of consumer advocate groups are up in arms again over excessive bank overdraft fees, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
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Banks Face Customers Angry About Overdraft Fees

Banks Face Customers Angry About Overdraft Fees September 20, 2011. By Heidi Turner.
Los Angeles, CA For customers who are angry about being charged excessive bank overdraft fees, filing a lawsuit may be the best way to recover lost money. Some banks have already faced bank overdraft fees lawsuits, although there are still banks that allegedly profited off bank overdraft fees by reordering transactions but have not been subject to lawsuits.
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Judge in Bank Overdraft Fees Case Rules in Favor of Plaintiffs

Judge in Bank Overdraft Fees Case Rules in Favor of Plaintiffs September 15, 2011. By Heidi Turner.
Denver, CO Banks across the United States are feeling the wrath of unhappy customers as lawsuits alleging excessive bank overdraft fees pile up. Customers allege they are not only charged outrageous bank overdraft fees but are also subjected to reordering of transactions, which pushes their accounts into overdraft quickly, increasing the amount they pay in banking overdraft fees.
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DuPont Pulls Imprelis

DuPont Pulls Imprelis August 8, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Dover, DE: DuPont's new herbicide Imprelis is being pulled from the market following a flurry of complaints and lawsuits over dead and damaged trees.
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Medical Journal Blasts Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Data over Alleged Bias

Medical Journal Blasts Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Data over Alleged Bias July 1, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
New York, NY A review article published on Tuesday in The Spine Journal is sounding the alarm over data on Medtronic’s Infuse Bone Graft. Co-authored by three US-based physicians, the article states that in 13 trials which included 780 patients, industry funded researchers failed to report a single adverse event involving Infuse.
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Class Action Contends Author's Story Untrue

Class Action Contends Author's Story Untrue May 31, 2011. By Brenda Craig.
Great Falls, MT Millions of people around the world were inspired and swept up by the story of American Greg Mortenson and his selfless efforts to build schools for children in remote regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan. But, a class-action suit for fraud filed in Montana, where Mortenson lives, alleges the adventures documented in Mortenson's best-selling book Three Cups of Tea and Stones Into Schools were "fabrications."
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Attorney Discusses Limits on Class Actions

Attorney Discusses Limits on Class Actions May 5, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC The recent Supreme Court ruling (Apr. 27, 2011)—where companies and/or employers can now require consumers to arbitrate disputes individually rather than joining forces in a consumer fraud class action, for instance, could have far-reaching implications for everyone. What does this decision mean to the typical consumer? Attorney George L. Garrow, Jr. of The Garrow Law Firm in Washington, DC, weighs in…
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California Launches Investigation Into MetLife Death Payment Practices

April 27, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Sacramento, CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and California State Controller John Chiang have announced the issuance of a subpoena and joint investigative hearing into the practices of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MLIC), also known as MetLife.
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