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February 18, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
New York, NY Tawanna Roberts's excessive bank overdraft fees lawsuit had all the familiar hallmarks. She claimed that she had a positive balance at the time she made the transactions that triggered the penalties, and that those penalties were made worse by Capital One's practice of reordering transactions to maximize what it could charge.Read [ It's Alive! Class Action Lawsuit against Capital One Bank is Back On ]
January 19, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: When one looks back to 2017 and considers examples when banks have been called to account for excessive bank overdraft fees – including last November’s $66.6 million settlement to end a bank overdraft fees lawsuit against Bank of America – one would naturally assume progress is finally being made on an issue that has plagued Americans for years.Read [ Despite Recent Settlements, Banks Still Bilking Consumers Out of Billions ]
October 5, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Meriden, CT: A mid-air collision in 1966 during a military refueling exercise has provided the foundation for a disability claims lawsuit against the US Department of Defense brought by former service personnel who assert exposure to radiation.Read [ Veterans Still Seeking Benefits Fifty One Years after Radiation Exposure ]
February 28, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Boston, MA:A recent report revealed that out of more than 600 banks, 10 of those banks accounted for a huge percentage of all reported bank overdraft fees revenue collected through the first three quarters of 2016.Read [ New Report Shows 10 Banks Account for 67 Percent of Overdraft Fee Revenue ]
January 4, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Hartford, CT: Even though Pradaxa and a competitor were brought to market as an easier-to-manage alternative to warfarin, previously the gold standard for blood thinning, no one disputes the fact that all anti-coagulants carry a risk for bleeding events. However, it is alleged in Pradaxa lawsuits that some blood thinners carry a greater risk for bleeding events than others.Read [ Pradaxa Lawsuits Allege Pradaxa Bleeding Risk, Insufficient Warnings ]
December 14, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Hartford, CT: Although there have been some huge victories for plaintiffs in Stevens Johnson syndrome lawsuits, 2016 saw a win for Johnson & Johnson, which was fighting a claim involving a young man who took his own life after developing Stevens Johnson syndrome (SJS). 2016 also saw the Supreme Court uphold a massive award for an SJS plaintiff, offering hope to other plaintiffs who allege they suffered debilitating side effects as a result of using certain medications.Read [ Johnson & Johnson Wins An SJS Lawsuit ]
November 4, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Boston, MA: Having already paid out $650 million in settlement dollars over lawsuits in 2014, attorneys for the makers of dabigatran Pradaxa are busy attempting to escape a wrongful death lawsuit scheduled for December. It would be the first federal lawsuit over Pradaxa, set to commence next month.Read [ Manufacturer Attempts to Escape Federal Pradaxa Wrongful Death Lawsuit ]
October 3, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Hartford, CT: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals (Boehringer) was the first to lob a new anti-coagulant into a marketplace crying for an easier way to manage or reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. However dabigatran (Pradaxa), according to various Pradaxa lawsuits, did not turn out to be the savior it was touted to become, with plaintiffs alleging that Boehringer failed to adequately disclose the lack of a reversing agent.Read [ Pradaxa Lawsuits Keep Coming ]
September 20, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Quemado, TX: The airbag injuries file involving airbags manufactured by Takata and currently in use in millions of cars, has taken an interesting turn with the crash last month in Texas of a truck carrying a supply of parts used in the manufacture of Takata airbags.Read [ Is Texas Truck Crash a Telling Commentary on Takata Defective Airbags? ]
September 1, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Hartford, CT: As we move into September and an end to the summer season with a return to classes, it’s instructive to revisit the onset of summer two years ago and the $650 million Pradaxa side effects settlement offered by Pradaxa manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim over its troubled new-age blood thinner.Read [ Pradaxa Bleeding Event Lawsuits Continue to Flow Unabated ]
- Essure Good News and Bad News, from California to Connecticut By Jane Mundy (Aug-5-16)
- Disabled Worker Takes on CIGNA in Long Term Denied Disability Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Jul-28-16)
- Asbestosis Class-Action Lawsuit Promises Many Twists and Turns By Gordon Gibb (Mar-27-16)
- CT Nephew Wins: Verdict for Defendant in Aunt’s Broken Wrist Case By Abi Kistler (Oct-13-15)
- More Stores Affected in Target Data Breach; Lawsuits Investigated By Heidi Turner (Jan-19-14)
- Cigna Settles Denied Disabilities Claims By Heidi Turner (May-23-13)
- Amgen Securities Lawsuit Allowed to Continue By Heidi Turner (Mar-15-13)
- Chantix Aggression, And the Role Prescription Drugs Can Play By Gordon Gibb (Dec-31-12)
- Superstorm Sandy Spawns Superstorm Charity Scams By Lucy Campbell (Nov-6-12)
- LawyersandSettlements Helps Plaintiff Win Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Oct-24-12)
- Portier Fine Foods Norwegian Smoke Salmon Recalled By Lucy Campbell (Mar-31-11)
- Regions Morgan Keegan Ordered to Pay More Than $250,000 to Florida Couple By Charles Benson (Mar-23-11)
- Connecticut Hedge Fund Manager Pleads Guilty in Ponzi Scheme By Charles Benson (Mar-17-11)
- Yale Medical Professor Accused of Ghostwriting Paxil Side Effects Study By Charles Benson (Dec-14-10)
- Reports of Property Damage Prompt Recall of Trisonic Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs By Lucy Campbell (Oct-5-10)
- Midland Farms Recalls Milk Products in Eastern US By Lucy Campbell (Sep-9-10)
- Whole Foods Recalls Morningland Dairy and Ozark Hills Farm Cheese By Lucy Campbell (Sep-2-10)
- Specialty Farms Recalls Organic Alfalfa Sprouts By Lucy Campbell (Jul-26-10)
- ESPN Facing Wrongful Termination Lawsuit from Former Production By Charles Benson (Jun-15-10)
- Benefits Plan Manager Pleads Guilty to $1 Million Fraud By Gordon Gibb (May-9-10)
- Romaine Lettuce Products Recalled due to Possible E. Coli Contamination By Lucy Campbell (May-7-10)
- Troubling Allegations in the Wake of Gas Accident Explosion By Gordon Gibb (Feb-19-10)
- Death Toll Climbs to Five in Connecticut Explosion By Gordon Gibb (Feb-8-10)
- School Bus Accident Death Revives Seat Belt Debate By Gordon Gibb (Jan-14-10)
- Stock Fraud Case Continues to Build after Stockbroker's Death By Gordon Gibb (Dec-25-09)
- Connecticut Businessman Accused of ERISA Abuse, Misusing 401(k) Pension Funds By Gordon Gibb (Dec-24-09)
- Key Suspect in Stockbroker Fraud Dies, Investigation Stops By Gordon Gibb (Nov-28-09)
- One Woman Dead and One Police Officer Injured in Connecticut Motorcycle Accident By Charles Benson (Nov-13-09)
- Flammable Bathrobes at the heart of defective product personal injury lawsuits By Charles Benson (Nov-11-09)
- New Hampshire Resident Dies in E. Coli Outbreak By Ron Simon (Nov-3-09)
- Gadolinium and MRI Health Risks Continue to Pose Problems By Jane Mundy (Oct-13-09)
- Zicam "Causes Real Damage" By Heidi Turner (Jul-31-09)
- Interview with Cipro and Avelox Attorney Mike Stratton By Jane Mundy (Jun-25-09)
- Law Firm Takes Google to Court By Brenda Craig (Jun-3-09)
- Google Sued for Alleged Search Irregularities By Gordon Gibb (May-29-09)
- Whistleblowers to Receive Almost $8 Million By Gordon Gibb (Apr-22-09)
- Howard Rosenfield: Investors Call Off the Dogs-- For Now By Brenda Craig (Aug-22-08)
- DUI: You Can't Always Believe the Breathalyzer By Gordon Gibb (Jul-28-08)
- Lehman Brothers ERISA Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Jul-22-08)
- Lehman Brothers Faces ERISA Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Jul-10-08)