January 19, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
St. Louis, MO Expect more news on the talc litigation front in 2017 – lots of it.Read [ More Talc Litigation Coming in 2017 ]
January 11, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Dallas, TX: A number of complaints allege that Ethicon Physiomesh, a surgical mesh used to repair hernias, has done more harm than good. “I anticipate surgical mesh lawsuits, such as Ethicon Physiomesh, will see similar volume as transvaginal mesh lawsuits,” says attorney Shezad Malik.Read [ Attorney Anticipates Surgical Mesh and Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Similar in Volume ]
January 4, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
New York, NY Truth remains supreme in the courtrooms of America and the facts revealed in the recent litigation against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. tell a “shocking” story of “fraud and conspiracy”, says attorney Jayne Conroy from the firm of Simmons Hanly Conroy of New York.Read [ Story of Failed DePuy Hip Replacement Devices “Shocking” says Lawyer ]
December 29, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Dallas, TX: Although the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act DPPA disallows state DMV’s from disclosing your personal information for direct marketing, without your express consent, attorney Joseph Malley has discovered that most states sell that information to companies using it for such purpose—in direct violation of the DPPA. And it’s a multi-billion dollar business from which you get nothing.Read [ The DMV and Driver’s Privacy Protection Act: Part Two ]
December 26, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
New York, NY: The phrase donning and doffing is used to describe situations where employees put on or take off special gear or clothing for their work, but donning and doffing lawsuits are part of a larger area of litigation known as unpaid wages litigation, where employees are not properly paid for all their time involved in work-related activities. Employees may have employers who demand they complete work-related activities before or after their shifts but refuse to pay employees for that time. Unpaid wages litigation is increasing as workers become more aware of their rights, and of what activities employers must pay them for.Read [ Attorney: Unpaid Wages Violations "Pervasive" ]
December 15, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
TBAThe US government doesn’t like to be cheated. In fact, the government dislikes being cheated so much that it will pay people to tell on fraudsters that submit false or inflated bills for government services or try to avoid paying money they owe to the government.Read [ Cash for Whistleblowers in the Health Care Industry ]
November 28, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
If you are a licensed driver with the Department of Motor Vehicles, chances are your private information has been sold. And your privacy and security could be at risk. Having worked on cases involving the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) for more than a decade, Attorney Joseph Malley says that Department of Motor Vehicles in 37 states are selling private driver information to thousands and thousands of entities. And Malley has filed cases involving about 145 million people.Read [ Has DMV Violated the Drivers’ Privacy Protection Act and Your Security? ]
November 16, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: Several food supplements lawsuits claiming deceptive marketing and labelling have been filed against Jessica Alba’s Honest Company, arguing its products are "falsely" labeled as natural and plant-based. But what does “natural” mean? “From a liability standpoint, I don’t see the merit in these false advertising suits when there is no agreed upon definition of natural in the first place,” says attorney Ann Marie Mortimer, partner at Hunton & Williams law firm.Read [ Is Jessica Alba’s Honest Company Dishonest? ]
November 9, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Houston, TX: A new Takata-related airbag lawsuit has been filed against Honda and Takata, alleging a motorist was seriously injured when her airbag exploded during a car crash. Attorney Mo Aziz—of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz—is part of the team that filed a lawsuit on behalf of Serena Martinez and has been involved in other airbag claims as well. Aziz says that these lawsuits are the result of an inadequate recall.Read [ Attorney: It's Mind Boggling Ammonium Nitrate Was Used in Airbags ]
November 7, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Atlanta, GA: A few days after Tomer’s son spent about two hours in ER with a broken arm he received a bill in the mail that included a charge for the emergency room alone. “How can the hospital charge $2,200 for this room—that’s the price of a 7-star hotel,” says Tomer. And being uninsured, that’s not all he was charged…Read [ Two hour Emergency Room Charge more than 7-star Hotel ]