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November 30, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Kansas City, KS Tony woke up late Saturday night with a nosebleed and not knowing what to do, his son drove him to emergency room at St. Lukes South Hospital. When Tony got the bill in the mail he almost had a stroke--a doctor had simply inserted into his nose a cotton ball sprayed with decongestant, which took a few minutes, but he was billed $1,200. There had to be an error.
November 29, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA On November 15, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced that Amazon had agreed to pay the State of California $500,000 and amend its Covid-19 notification practices to comply with California’s new “right-to-know” law. AB 685, enacted in December 2020, amended the California Labor Code to require employers to notify workers about potential workplace exposure in ways designed to actually provide them with meaningful information, on the basis of which they might make informed healthcare choices.
November 29, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Philadelphia, PA The largest Philadelphia child welfare agency, which returned three girls to their sexually abusive father who continued to assault them, has settled with the girls for $6 million. This tragic incident isn’t the first involving “Turning Points for Children”. In fact Turning Points has been named in at least three negligence complaints. Perhaps it should be named Turning Points NOT for Children.
November 28, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
San Diego, CA “Not only are these inflated ER overcharges unethical – I don’t understand how medical professionals can charge exorbitant fees for such little work,” says Michael Cutler MD, an urgent care physician. “People were ordering tests before the doctor even came in the door.”
Cleaning Processes Blamed for Defective CPAP Devices – Scapegoat SoClean Files Lawsuit Against Philips
November 26, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Peterborough, NH Being Philips’ Scapegoat has resulted in SoClean filing a lawsuit against the CPAP sleep machine manufacturer alleging unfair and deceptive practices and “causing it to suffer at least $200 million in damages”. Philips suggested that SoClean was to blame for its 15 million faulty CPAP and BiPAP machines.
November 24, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Chicago, IL On October 19, Maria Guadalupe Amador filed a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action lawsuit against Kemper Corp., alleging that the insurance giant cheated her and other call center workers out of wages due under federal and Illinois law. Recent lawsuit news coverage has often focused on whether very small (de minimus) amounts of time must be counted in wage calculations under federal law. Ms. Amador’s off the clock work claims are not small, however. Further, the tasks to be accomplished during the unpaid time seem to have been essential to the workers’ performance of other tasks.
November 23, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Oakland, CA Rollins v. Dignity Health, a nearly nine-year old ERISA lawsuit that has been moving through the federal court system since 2013, may be one step closer to settling. The Northern District of California has preliminarily approved a deal with the addition of an additional sub-class of plaintiffs. The same court rejected proposed settlement agreements twice before on a variety of grounds. This is further toward resolution than the parties have gotten before.
November 22, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Silver Spring, MD The FDA reviewed Boston Scientific’s latest studies of the pros and cons of using transvaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and doubled down on its earlier conclusion that the risks outweighed the benefits. In 2019, after a spate of surgical mesh lawsuits, the FDA ordered Boston Scientific to immediately pull its transvaginal mesh products off the market.
November 19, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
San Diego, CA Two Ninth Circuit judges have asked former Hewlett Packard employee Bryant Fonseca to show more evidence in his allegation that HP and 3D Systems Inc., had cut a “no-poach” deal that resulted in diminished wages. The judges questioned why this third amended complaint should be revived – plaintiff’s attorney answered that Fonseca’s California labor lawsuit identifies which executives were allegedly involved in the deal when it went into effect and the actions each company took to maintain the anti-competitive agreement.
November 12, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Atlanta, GA After waiting in the Emory Decatur Hospital ER for seven hours to treat a head injury, Taylor Davis couldn’t wait any longer and went home. She later received an emergency room bill for $688.35. Are you familiar with the old English proverb that “Children should be seen and not heard”? Here’s a new American phrase: “Patients are charged for not being seen.”
- Take the Super out of El Super By Jane Mundy (Nov-10-21)
- Supreme Court Hands DoorDash Driver a Win in PAGA Case By Anne Wallace (Nov-9-21)
- District Court Greenlights ERISA Lawsuit over Firing to Avoid Severance Pay Obligation By Anne Wallace (Nov-7-21)
- Cannabis Workers Retaliated Against? By Jane Mundy (Oct-29-21)
- Navy Veteran Claims PFAS Firefighting Foam Caused Testicular Cancer By Jane Mundy (Oct-28-21)
- Boy Scouts of America Sex Abuse Settlement – For and Against By Jane Mundy (Oct-25-21)
- Second Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Underway By Jane Mundy (Oct-19-21)
- Delta Airlines asks Supreme Court to review California Wage Protections for Airline Workers By Anne Wallace (Oct-18-21)
- Lengthy CPAP Sleep Machine Recall —More “Fraud, Waste and Abuse” Like COVID-19 Ventilators”? By Jane Mundy (Oct-15-21)
- Former Nursing School Employees fired for Retaliation or Competition? By Jane Mundy (Oct-12-21)
- A Loss and a Win (Sort of) for GrubHub Drivers By Anne Wallace (Oct-10-21)
- Smokers Claim They Were Overcharged for Health Insurance Premiums By Anne Wallace (Oct-8-21)
- Will Pot Company Cresco Lawsuit Go Up in Smoke? By Jane Mundy (Oct-5-21)
- $95.7 Wells Fargo Settlement Offer in Question as Objector Raises New Issues By Anne Wallace (Oct-4-21)
- Ohio Cannabis Workers Sue for Unpaid Wages By Anne Wallace (Oct-1-21)
- Proposition 22 Ruled Unconstitutional by California Judge By Jane Mundy (Sep-30-21)
- Bob Dylan Accused of Sexual Abuse By Jane Mundy (Sep-24-21)
- Jury Hands Bard Quick Win in First Surgical Mesh MDL Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Sep-23-21)
- PFAS Breast Cancer Lawsuit and PFAS Links to Breast Cancer By Jane Mundy (Sep-22-21)
- Arsenic Poisoning at Montana Super Fund Site By Anne Wallace (Sep-20-21)
- “Quit or Die, N----r,” Read the Note By Anne Wallace (Sep-17-21)
- CPAP Sleep Machine Nightmare – for both Consumers and Philips By Jane Mundy (Sep-13-21)
- California Assembly Bill 701 To Hold Amazon Accountable for Safe Workplace By Jane Mundy (Sep-10-21)
- NLRB Hears Complaints of Workers Fired, Disciplined for Protesting Google’s Anti-Immigrant Work By Anne Wallace (Sep-8-21)
- Participants Sue $1.52 Billion Baptist Health South Plan for Wasting Retirement Savings By Anne Wallace (Sep-6-21)
- McDonald’s Employees “Treated Like Dogs” Reach Settlement By Jane Mundy (Sep-4-21)
- California Grocery Stores Fined for Failure to Pay COVID-19 Sick Leave By Jane Mundy (Sep-3-21)
- Philips CPAP Sleep Machines: Investors Over Individuals? By Jane Mundy (Sep-1-21)
- CVS to Settle California Labor Lawsuit for $10.4 Million By Anne Wallace (Aug-31-21)
- Bard Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Underway By Jane Mundy (Aug-31-21)
- New Roundup MDL Claimants Must Participate in Settlement Process By Anne Wallace (Aug-29-21)
- Louisiana Paraquat Distributor files Toxic Tort Lawsuit against Syngenta By Anne Wallace (Aug-27-21)
- Maine First to Enact Ban on Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) By Jane Mundy (Aug-26-21)
- Zantac Bellwether Trials Likely in 2023 By Anne Wallace (Aug-25-21)
- Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Agreement By Jane Mundy (Aug-23-21)
- Patients “Deceived” and “Scammed” by ER Fees By Jane Mundy (Aug-18-21)
- YUM! Brands Recruiter Files ERISA Lawsuit over Misclassification By Anne Wallace (Aug-16-21)
- Drivers’ PAGA Claims Survive Postmates’ Arbitration Challenge By Anne Wallace (Aug-13-21)
- Washington Football Team to Pay $10 Million Plus Legal Fees to End Sexual Harassment Claims By Anne Wallace (Aug-12-21)
- Uber and Lyft Drivers Strike, California Misclassification Lawsuit Drags On By Jane Mundy (Aug-10-21)