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Two Former Cardiologists Awarded $10.6 million for Reporting Patient Care Problems and Overcharging

Two Former Cardiologists Awarded $10.6 million for Reporting Patient Care Problems and Overcharging February 28, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Detroit, MI Tenet Healthcare was accused of acting with malice when a Michigan hospital demoted two cardiologists after the complained about cost-cutting measures, overcharging and substandard patient care. The doctors filed a False Claims lawsuit and retaliation is costly—to the tune of $10.6M.
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Ninth Circuit Sends "High-Tech Debt Trap" Lawsuit to Arbitration

Ninth Circuit Sends "High-Tech Debt Trap" Lawsuit to Arbitration February 27, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA On February 19, the Ninth Circuit held that a borrower, who found herself in what she described as a “high-tech debt trap,” must arbitrate her claims against the lender, having waived her right to sue. Marggieh DeCarlo was trying to build credit but instead found herself entangled instead in a ruinous web of loan charges, membership fees and bank overdraft fees.
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San Diego to Pay $3.4 Million to Settle Firefighters’ Overtime Claims

San Diego to Pay $3.4 Million to Settle Firefighters’ Overtime Claims February 26, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
San Diego, CA On February 8, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California approved a proposed settlement of Kelley v. City of San Diego. The settlement ends a class action California labor lawsuit brought by San Diego firefighters who claim that their overtime payments were miscalculated under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Under the terms of the settlement, San Diego will pay $1.575 million in back overtime and $1.575 million in liquidated damages as well as attorneys' fees and costs.

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NHTSA Orders Ford to Recall 3 Million Cars for Defective Airbags

NHTSA Orders Ford to Recall 3 Million Cars for Defective Airbags February 25, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has ordered Ford to recall three million cars that contain defective driver’s side airbags. The airbags contain potentially faulty Takata inflators that may cause the bags to rupture, resulting in catastrophic airbag injuries. This follows a similar 2020 order affecting General Motors.
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Denied Insurance Coverage for Proton Beam Therapy

Denied Insurance Coverage for Proton Beam Therapy February 24, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Proton beam radiation therapy (PBRT) is purportedly a safer and more effective cancer treatment than x-ray or photon-based treatments and less invasive than surgery, but some insurance companies deny coverage, which has led to bad faith insurance lawsuits.
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Amazon to Pay $61.7 Million to Settle FTC Charges of Tip Theft

Amazon to Pay $61.7 Million to Settle FTC Charges of Tip Theft February 23, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC  On February 2, the FTC announced that Amazon will pay $6.17 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the company pocketed tips promised to Amazon Flex drivers. The company allegedly changed its driver compensation structure in 2016 without informing drivers. Pending California labor lawsuits against Amazon, those, like lawsuits in Massachusetts and other states can be expected to continue. Although the settlement has no precedential value for these lawsuits, it builds a larger picture of worker mistreatment and widespread disregard for the requirements of wage and hour and consumer protection laws.

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Bayer’s $2billion deal to finalize future Monsanto Claims

Bayer’s $2billion deal to finalize future Monsanto Claims February 22, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
San Francisco, CA To resolve future claims that Monsanto’s Roundup causes cancer, Bayer is coughing up a $2 billion settlement that includes benefits for people—mainly farmers and gardeners-- who were exposed to Roundup and develop the cancer in the future.
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Ethicon Litigation Dragging but Bellwether Trials Rescheduled

Ethicon Litigation Dragging but Bellwether Trials Rescheduled February 19, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Atlanta, GA The Ethicon Physiomesh bellwether trial schedule, which was delayed due to COVID-19, has been confirmed by U.S. District Judge Richard Story in the Northern District of Georgia. The first hernia mesh complications case will go before a jury in March 2021.
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Proton Pump Inhibitor Maker Facing Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Proton Pump Inhibitor Maker Facing Wrongful Death Lawsuit February 18, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Las Vegas, NV Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) manufacturers and distributors AstraZeneca and Merck are facing a wrongful death lawsuit alleging the side effects of Nexium caused stomach cancer, which lead to death.

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COVID Long-Haulers Prepare for Wrongly Denied Disability Claims

COVID Long-Haulers Prepare for Wrongly Denied Disability Claims February 17, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DCCOVID long-haulers, who suffer from debilitating COVID symptoms long after an initial infection, have had their complaints dismissed as “malingering.” The cruelest cut of all, though, may be the financial blow that lands when long term disability benefit claims are denied. As yet, there are few reported COVID related long term denied disability lawsuits, but long-haulers should anticipate that they are just around the corner.
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