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October 23, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
New Jersey When NJ gynecologist Carolyn Delucia, MD suggests to NewBeauty readers that “you can go back to your gynecologist any time to get [Paragard IUD] removed,” it makes you wonder what bubble she is living in. Since 2010, the FDA has received more than 1,600 reports of ParaGard breakage, with more than 700 classified as serious.
October 22, 2020. By Anne Wallace.
Atlanta, GA On September 21, the District Court for the Northern District of Georgia ruled that an ERISA lawsuit brought by participants in the Home Depot FutureBuilder 401(k) Plan against plan fiduciaries could proceed as a class action lawsuit. Pizarro v. The Home Depot is particularly notable for the number of participant who may be affected – now estimated to top 300,000.
October 21, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Pensacola, FL Attorney Bryan Aylstock and his law firm is representing over 10,000 current and former U.S. military service members who have suffered hearing loss and tinnitus allegedly caused by 3M defective military earplugs. “We hold 3M accountable for what they did to our military brothers and sisters and what they did not tell them,” says Aylstock.
October 20, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Newark, NJ It’s a toss-up: whether to send 80 Elmiron vision loss lawsuits to Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Currently the latter seems to be the best bet. Lawyers have so far filed 80 Elmiron lawsuits and they anticipate hundreds more.
October 19, 2020. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA On September 21 the California Court of Appeals ruled that Google and Adecco USA, Inc., a staffing company, must face allegations that the confidentiality agreements required of all Google employees violate the California Labor Code. Among other remedies, Doe v. Google seeks penalties under the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), in which as many as 65,000 Google employees might share. The sum of money could be massive, even for the tech giant.
October 18, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Federal hernia mesh lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard are proceeding with the first bellwhether trial scheduled for January 2021 (it was postponed due to COVID), despite numerous efforts by the medical device maker to have the case dismissed. This trial may well indicate the future of hernia mesh litigation and significantly impact up to 10,000 pending hernia mesh cases.
October 14, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Hypophosphatemia, an abnormally low level of phosphate in the blood, may be due to longer term or excess of certain drugs such as bisphosphonates, including Injectafer, but that may depend upon researchers conducting the clinical trials and the amount of the iron-deficiency drug treatment.
October 12, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Bayer stated on its website in June 2020 that it will make a total payment of $10.1 billion to $10.9 billion to resolve current and address potential future Roundup Litigation. The $10.1 billion figure will settle about 75 percent of Monsanto’s Roundup lawsuits by an estimated 125,000 people who claim exposure to its weed killer and other glyphosate herbicides caused them to develop the form of cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
October 11, 2020. By Anne Wallace.
Benton, IL Participants in the OSF Plans have agreed to settle an ERISA lawsuit, against OSF Healthcare System and related parties, which challenged the plan’s status a church plan. The settlement will require OSF to contribute $25 million over 5 years to the plans, and to provide participants with documents disclosing plan provisions and changes. In addition, participants will be permitted to request twice-yearly statements of their expected benefits.
October 8, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
San Joaquin, CA A group of farmworkers have finally been compensated after a California appeals court rejected their unpaid rest breaks--twice. The farm laborers first filed their California labor lawsuit in 2009 against their employer; the case went to court in 2014 and plaintiffs appealed in 2016.
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- Paragard Problem with Breaking Leads to More Lawsuits By Jane Mundy (Sep-28-20)
- More Elmiron Lawsuits, including Canada Class Actions, and the Impact of Vision Loss By Jane Mundy (Sep-28-20)
- ETHICON SURGICAL STAPLERS RECALLED AFTER REPORTS OF SERIOUS MEDICAL HARM By Anne Wallace (Sep-25-20)
- California Refinery Workers Clinch $4.4 Settlement in Rest Break Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Sep-24-20)
- Farmers Insurance Overtime Pay Settlement – Over and Over Again By Jane Mundy (Sep-23-20)
- ERISA Lawsuit Targets ESOP Scam By Anne Wallace (Sep-21-20)
- 3M Cannot Use “Government Contractor Defense” as Earplugs Lawsuit Continues By Jane Mundy (Sep-18-20)
- Workplace Sexual Harassment and Retaliation – Attorney Weighs In By Jane Mundy (Sep-17-20)
- Are Employers’ Facebook Recruiting Practices Exempt from Age Discrimination Laws? By Anne Wallace (Sep-16-20)
- FDA Update on BIA-ALCL Finds More Cases, More Deaths By Anne Wallace (Sep-15-20)
- Two Circuit Courts to Decide whether Drivers-for-Hire Can Get their Day in Court By Anne Wallace (Sep-13-20)
- Bayer to Settle Essure Birth Control Lawsuits for $1.6 Billion By Jane Mundy (Sep-11-20)
- Biogen ERISA Lawsuit Slams 401k Fiduciaries for Poor Investments, High Costs By Anne Wallace (Sep-10-20)
- Amazon Last Mile Delivery Workers Get Right to Sue under California Labor Law By Anne Wallace (Sep-8-20)
- Retaliation Lawsuit Against Elon Musk’s Rocket Company Following Sexual harassment Complaints By Jane Mundy (Sep-6-20)
- Black Farmers Hit Monsanto with “No More Roundup” Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Sep-4-20)
- “Now is not the time to tinker with Injectafer labeling,” says Attorney By Jane Mundy (Sep-2-20)
- Zantac Cancer Lawsuit Accuses Pharmaceutical Giants of Racketeering By Anne Wallace (Sep-2-20)
- Earnin Agrees to PayBack By Jane Mundy (Aug-30-20)
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- Reaching a Settlement for Kome Restaurant Workers takes a Community By Jane Mundy (Aug-20-20)
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- USB Checking Accountholders to get their Day in Court By Anne Wallace (Aug-17-20)
- New Lawsuits Describe Serious Paragard IUD Complications By Anne Wallace (Aug-14-20)
- Supreme Court Blocks Teachers from Suing Church Schools for Job Discrimination By Anne Wallace (Aug-14-20)
- Elmiron may no longer be Drug Companies’ Golden Goose By Jane Mundy (Aug-13-20)
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- 3 Lessons for Plaintiffs in 401k Fiduciary Mismanagement Lawsuits By Anne Wallace (Aug-10-20)
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- California Excessive Bank Overdraft Fee Lawsuit Gets Second Wind By Anne Wallace (Jul-29-20)
- The Gig is Up for California Car Wash By Jane Mundy (Jul-23-20)
- PAGA Claims Survive Dismissal of California Labor Code Violations By Anne Wallace (Jul-20-20)
- Under Pressure, Elmiron Manufacturer Updates its Label By Jane Mundy (Jul-17-20)
- Meat Packing Giant JBS Souderton under Fire for Covid-19 Death By Anne Wallace (Jul-16-20)
- Victory for Women with Ovarian Cancer linked to Johnson & Johnson’s Talc in Missouri Court of Appeals By Jane Mundy (Jul-14-20)