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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Firefighting Foam $17.5M Settlement a “Huge Milestone” By Jane Mundy (Feb-16-21)
- Labor Commissioner files $1.3 million California unpaid wages lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Feb-12-21)
- California Supreme Court Says Proposition 22 is a Done Deal By Jane Mundy (Feb-11-21)
- California “New” Hero Pay for Grocery Workers Backfires By Jane Mundy (Feb-10-21)
- Northern District of Illinois Nixes Mandatory Arbitration in ERISA Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Feb-8-21)
- Terminations Main Reason for COVID-19 Workplace-Related Lawsuits By Jane Mundy (Jan-31-21)
- Erik Abrahamson: Personal Injury Lawyer Spotlight By LAS Staff Writer (Jan-29-21)
- Whittling Down PPI Cases for Bellwether Trials By Jane Mundy (Jan-29-21)
- Forever Waiting for EPA’s Limits on PFAS “Forever Chemicals” By Jane Mundy (Jan-27-21)
- California Poultry Processor Slapped with TRO By Anne Wallace (Jan-26-21)
- California Coronavirus Litigation—Amazon Evades Attorney General: A TimeLine By Jane Mundy (Jan-21-21)
- “Do I Have a Firefighting Foam or Contaminated Water Lawsuit?” PFAS Contamination Lawyer Weighs In By Jane Mundy (Jan-20-21)
- Walgreens Wages and Waste Settlements By Jane Mundy (Jan-19-21)
- Motion Picture Industry ERISA Plan under the Bright, Hot Lights By Anne Wallace (Jan-18-21)
- Bard Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Posptoned By Jane Mundy (Jan-15-21)
- Pot Shop Employees High-Five Union for Back Pay By Jane Mundy (Jan-14-21)
- Olson v. Becerra Challenges AB 5 Constitutionality Again By Anne Wallace (Jan-13-21)
- Some California Drivers May Lose Their Right to Pursue Wage Lawsuits against Uber By Anne Wallace (Jan-10-21)
- SAG-AFTRA Health Plan Dumps Oldest Participants By Anne Wallace (Jan-8-21)
- Bank Overdraft Fees Lawsuit Stresses Lack of Consumer Sophistication, Unfair Process By Anne Wallace (Jan-6-21)
- California Nursing Home Overtime Settlement By Jane Mundy (Jan-5-21)
- Oracle in the Hot Seat over Gender Pay Discrimination (Again) By Anne Wallace (Jan-4-21)
- Proton Pump Inhibitors – More Harm than Good, especially in COVID-19 Patients By Jane Mundy (Dec-31-20)
- Nurse Recruiters Fight for Meal Break Pay By Anne Wallace (Dec-28-20)
- PFAS Association with COVID – Advice is Confusing By Jane Mundy (Dec-26-20)
- “Do I have an Asbestos Case”? Your Questions Answered by Asbestos and Mesothelioma Attorney By Jane Mundy (Dec-20-20)
- Fourth Circuit Says “No” to Counting Commissions for Minimum Wage By Anne Wallace (Dec-18-20)
- Can California Cashiers Sit on the Job? By Jane Mundy (Dec-17-20)
- PFAS Contamination In Japan Linked to U.S. Military Firefighting Foam By Jane Mundy (Dec-15-20)
- “Abysmal” or “Too Conservative”? Supermarket ERISA Lawsuit to Settle for $17.5 Million By Anne Wallace (Dec-14-20)
- Rothenberg Ventures Management Employees Sue for Back Wages By Anne Wallace (Dec-11-20)
- Ride-Hailing Companies exempt from classifying drivers as employees, but not exempt from California labor lawsuits By Jane Mundy (Dec-9-20)
- What to Expect in Zantac Cancer Lawsuits for 2021 and Beyond By Anne Wallace (Dec-8-20)
- Abdominal Mesh “Like a Chunk of Iron in my Stomach” By Jane Mundy (Dec-7-20)
- Walmart Howls at California Labor Law Fines By Anne Wallace (Dec-3-20)
- Allergan Refuses to Pay for Surgery to Remove Breast Implants Linked to Cancer By Anne Wallace (Dec-1-20)
- “Acid Reflux Drugs Caused my Type 2 Diabetes” By Jane Mundy (Nov-28-20)
- California Court Approves Taylor Farms Wage and Hour Settlement By Anne Wallace (Nov-25-20)
- California Office Manager Need Not Arbitrate PAGA Claim By Anne Wallace (Nov-24-20)
- Chipotle Workers Argue Against Supreme Court Review of Wage and Hour Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Nov-23-20)