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Ford Fuel Economy Lawsuit—Attorney Weighs In

Ford Fuel Economy Lawsuit—Attorney Weighs In July 17, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
New York, NY: If you are a current or former Ford vehicle owner or you leased Ford model years 2017-2019 (the “Class Vehicles”) that were marketed and sold with overstated fuel economy, you may be entitled to compensation. Attorney Gary Graifman has filed the Ford class action lawsuit on behalf of Ford customers nationwide who believe the advertised fuel mileage economy of their vehicle was overstated.
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Monsanto Accused of Fudging Glyphosate Evidence

Monsanto Accused of Fudging Glyphosate Evidence July 17, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC A disturbing theme has emerged from the trio of recent Monsanto glyphosate lawsuits. In each of them, Johnson v. Monsanto Co., Hardeman v. Monsanto Co. and Pilliod v. Monsanto Co., the plaintiffs’ cancers were linked to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup. And in each of them, the company’s liability was founded on the proposition that it failed to warn users even though it knew or should have known about the danger.
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Cash Advance? There’s an App for That

Cash Advance? There’s an App for That March 25, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC What, you may ask, does the Pay feature of the new smartphone app, Branch, have to do with excessive overdraft fee lawsuits? The honest answer is maybe nothing. On the other hand, it may be next new frontier for an under-regulated cash advance/overdraft fee/ payday loan industry.
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Jury Finds Monsanto RoundUp a “Substantial Factor” in Causing Cancer

Jury Finds Monsanto RoundUp a “Substantial Factor” in Causing Cancer March 21, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA On March 19, the jury in Hardeman v. Monsanto Co. unanimously found that RoundUp was a substantial factor in causing Edward Hardeman’s non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. This first phase of Hardeman’s Monsanto glyphosate lawsuit focused solely on scientific facts relevant to causation. The second phase will determine corporate liability, based on alleged corporate misconduct by company representatives. Monsanto and its corporate parent, Bayer AG of Germany face more than 11,000 Monsanto glyphosate lawsuits over alleged RoundUp cancer.
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Subpoenas Fly! Senate Demands Docs in Tainted Talcum Powder Probe

Subpoenas Fly! Senate Demands Docs in Tainted Talcum Powder Probe March 5, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC The long-running Johnson & Johnson (J&J) talcum powder lawsuits have now taken a strangely contemporary turn as long-silent witnesses, both in this world and the next, tell tales. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have subpoenaed corporate documents, and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) has requested information back to 1966. Could this end the corporate stonewalling that has stymied so many J&J talcum powder lawsuits for so long?
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Patients Battle Surprise Emergency Room Charges

Patients Battle Surprise Emergency Room Charges February 20, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC Dr. Joaquin Lopez ‘s surprise emergency room bill came after he and his insurer had already paid $11,000 toward the cost of emergency gallbladder surgery. For dentist Brad Buckingham, who fell off his bicycle, the shock was a $70,000 bill to repair a broken hip. For Stacey Shapiro, it was a $6,720 emergency room fee to treat sudden spell of low blood sugar.
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Imerys Talc Claims Bankruptcy, J&J Ovarian Cancer Claims Continue

Imerys Talc Claims Bankruptcy, J&J Ovarian Cancer Claims Continue February 18, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Three Forks, MT: Facing about 14,000 asbestos-talc cases claiming that talc causes ovarian cancer and mesothelioma, Imerys Talc America has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Court records indicate that defending a single case can cost Imerys $4 million and some juries have awarded damages up to $2.75 million against the company. Imerys is the sole supplier of cosmetic talc to Johnson & Johnson.
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Discrepancies in Emergency Room Overcharges Cause Frustration and Financial Woes

Discrepancies in Emergency Room Overcharges Cause Frustration and Financial Woes February 11, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Scottsdale, AZ: Emergency room care in the US is the highest-priced care a patient can receive. Even a minor condition can set you back thousands of dollars, which in itself can cause health issues—financial problems are stressful. It can get worse: one patient dinged with outrageous emergency room overcharges later discovered that another patient with similar treatment paid a lot less.
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Tests and Studies For and Against J&J Talc - Jury Still Out

Tests and Studies For and Against J&J Talc  - Jury Still Out January 22, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA: Despite a number of asbestos-talc lawsuits and studies to the contrary, Johnson & Johnson still stands by its talcum powder, asserting it doesn’t cause mesothelioma or ovarian cancer because their product sold to consumers never contained asbestos. J&J says plaintiffs are using attorney-driven science along with faulty studies. On the other hand, plaintiffs have brought scientific evidence showing studies linking talc exposure to cancer, adding that the giant pharma company knew the link for decades. As for the FDA, it’s still on the fence.
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Trustmark National Bank Latest Defendant in Excessive Overdraft Fees Lawsuit

Trustmark National Bank Latest Defendant in Excessive Overdraft Fees Lawsuit December 21, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Jackson, MS In the waning days of December 2018, Cryesha McDonald and Chantal Lewis filed an excessive overdraft fees lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. The lawsuit alleges that Trustmark National Bank assessed overdraft fees in violation of its contractual agreements with customers. Like similar lawsuits brought throughout the country, McDonald v. Trustmark National Bank claims that the bank charges fees on transactions that do not actually overdraft the account. Attorneys for the plaintiffs seek class action status for the lawsuit.
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