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Liberty Mutual Administrator Must Consider Evidence of 'Broken Heart'
March 13, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Youngstown, OH Shelley Westfall and her son both worked at the same WalMart distribution center. Her son died while working there, and Shelley could not bring herself to go back to work at that location. When her long term disability benefits were discontinued, she filed a lawsuit alleging that her denied disability appeal had been wrongly decided because the plan administrator refused to consider evidence of her disabling emotional state.Read [ Liberty Mutual Administrator Must Consider Evidence of 'Broken Heart' ]
Attorney is Hopeful Current Opioid Litigation will Pave the Way for Individual Opioid Lawsuits
March 3, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Dallas, TX: "With all these opioid lawsuits filed against big Pharma, manufacturers, distributors and pharmacy chains, we are hopeful that a treasure trove of discovery will be uncovered to help individuals," says attorney Shezad Malik. "This teacher, this fireman, so many people wouldn't have fallen into the opioid trap if these drugs weren't pushed on them by their doctor or hospital."Read [ Attorney is Hopeful Current Opioid Litigation will Pave the Way for Individual Opioid Lawsuits ]
Opioid Epidemic Biggest News Story in 2017, Opioid Litigation May be Biggest Legal News in 2018
January 1, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Cleveland, OH:Across the U.S., city and county newspapers looking back on 2017 say the top news story was the opioid crisis. And opioid litigation already looks like it will dominate legal news in 2018.Read [ Opioid Epidemic Biggest News Story in 2017, Opioid Litigation May be Biggest Legal News in 2018 ]
Whistleblower Nets $2.9 Million in Healthcare Fraud Lawsuit
October 4, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Columbus, OH: The Department of Justice has announced that Olympia Therapy, Inc. (Olympia), an Ohio nursing home, and its management service provider, Provider Services, Inc. (Provider) have agreed to settle a healthcare fraud lawsuit brought by Vladimir Trakhter, a former Olympia employee. The case puts a uniquely human face on the damage done by Medicare fraud.Read [ Whistleblower Nets $2.9 Million in Healthcare Fraud Lawsuit ]
Opioid Epidemic Lawsuits Filed Nationwide while Big Pharma Makes Big Profits
September 28, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Miami, FL: In the wake of the Opioid Epidemic now declared a national emergency, big Pharma faces a tsunami of litigation. Miami has just announced it may file a prescription opioid lawsuit against the manufacturers, adding to the long list of cities and municipalities that have declared an opioid crisis.Read [ Opioid Epidemic Lawsuits Filed Nationwide while Big Pharma Makes Big Profits ]
Republican Lawmakers Want to Retract New Consumers Rights to Excessive Bank Fees Class Actions
August 3, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: In January, 2015 Capital One resolved a class action lawsuit over excessive bank overdraft fees for $31.7 million (In re: Checking Account Overdraft Litigation, case number 1:09-md-02036, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida). And that Capital One excessive overdraft fees lawsuit was not unique: a rather large cross section of the banking and credit union industries have been called to the litigation carpet for excessively high fees, re-ordering transactions to generate even more fees, and so on.Read [ Republican Lawmakers Want to Retract New Consumers Rights to Excessive Bank Fees Class Actions ]
Illinois Fights Opioid Crisis with Class Action Suit
July 19, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
St. Clair County, Illinois The opioid addiction crisis has hit St. Clair County, Illinois hard. They are fighting back in a class action lawsuit charging the Purdue Pharma and Abbot Laboratories Inc. put profits ahead of the health and safety of its customers by underplaying the potential harm associated with highly addictive narcotics.Read [ Illinois Fights Opioid Crisis with Class Action Suit ]
Essure Banned in Another Country, Essure Victim in US wants it Banned Worldwide
June 15, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Cleveland, OH: Brazil found Essure such a risk that it’s national health agency banned the permanent sterilization device this past February. Finland is the second country to follow suit. Given the fact that thousands of women have been seriously injured by Essure, isn’t it time the U.S. followed these two forward-thinking countries?Read [ Essure Banned in Another Country, Essure Victim in US wants it Banned Worldwide ]
Ohio Says Opioid Epidemic Generated by Drug Companies
June 10, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Columbus, OH Fed up with a deadly and costly drug addiction epidemic Ohio has become the second state after Mississippi to launch a lawsuit against five major pharmaceutical companies that manufacture and market prescription opioids such as OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin.Read [ Ohio Says Opioid Epidemic Generated by Drug Companies ]
Ohio Sues Big Pharma for Misleading Opioid Marketing
June 6, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: A deceptive opioid medication marketing lawsuit has been initiated against five prescription opioid manufacturers over allegations of fraudulent marketing and misrepresentation of the risks associated with these drugs, specifically the risk for addiction.Read [ Ohio Sues Big Pharma for Misleading Opioid Marketing ]
- From $20 Million to Fifty Bucks: Could the Same Thing Happen in Texas? By Gordon Gibb (May-25-17)
- Calls for Increased Regulation of Car Title Loans Increasing By Gordon Gibb (May-5-17)
- Implanon Lawsuits Still in Court One Year After FDA Warning Label Update By Deb Hipp (Apr-21-17)
- Court Rules Against Collecting Damages for Pregnancy After Birth Control Procedure By Deb Hipp (Mar-23-17)
- Implanon Reviews Could Steer Women Away From the Birth Control Device By Deb Hipp (Feb-24-17)
- Ohio Employment Lawsuit Seeks Class Action Status By Gordon Gibb (Feb-11-17)
- Something Fishy Allegedly Going on with Atrium C-QUR Mesh By Gordon Gibb (Jan-28-17)
- Implanon Lawsuits Allege Nightmare Situations for Women By Heidi Turner (Dec-19-16)
- Court Spells Out Bair Hugger Bellwether Trial Timelines By Gordon Gibb (Dec-13-16)
- Implanon Lawsuits Allege Women At Risk of Side Effects By Heidi Turner (Nov-3-16)
- Stevens Johnson Survivor Wins Golf Championship By Heidi Turner (Aug-25-16)
- Feds Considering Exemptions to Illegal RoboCall Rules By Gordon Gibb (Aug-11-16)
- Proposed Government Bill Aims to Increase Reporting of Defective Medical Devices By Gordon Gibb (Aug-9-16)
- Ohio Man Who Was Beaten by Drunk Cop and Locked in Closet Recovers $22M By The National Trial Lawyers (Jun-11-16)
- Ohio Employment Lawsuit Accuses Televangelist of Stiffing Employees By Gordon Gibb (Sep-1-15)
- Professor Denied Tenure Launches Ohio Employment Lawsuits By Gordon Gibb (Jan-15-15)
- Ohio Company to Pay More than $2 Million in Back Pay By Heidi Turner (Dec-16-14)
- Ohio Overtime Lawsuit Filed against Restaurant Chain By Heidi Turner (Oct-18-14)
- Defunct Sushi Restaurant Owner Pays $35,000 in Ohio Employment Restitution By Gordon Gibb (Sep-2-14)
- Save-A-Lot to Pay A lot to Ohio Employment Plaintiffs and Others By Gordon Gibb (Aug-3-14)
- Overtime and Wage Violations Seen in Unlikely Places By Heidi Turner (Jul-19-14)
- Cleveland Settles Ohio Employment Class Action with Municipal Workers By Gordon Gibb (Jun-13-14)
- Contractor Hit with Lawsuit for Ohio Employment Violations By Gordon Gibb (May-31-14)
- Feds Stick Up for the Little Guy and Ohio Employee Rights By Gordon Gibb (Apr-3-14)
- Pizza Business Sued for Violations of Ohio Employment Laws By Heidi Turner (Jan-23-14)
- Allegedly Owed Ohio Overtime Could Extend Back Three Years By Gordon Gibb (Dec-6-13)
- Ohio Restaurant Chain Settles Ohio Employment Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Nov-5-13)
- Lawsuit Updates: Maxim Healthcare Wage & Hour By Lucy Campbell (Oct-23-13)
- Ohio Restaurant Sued in Support of Ohio Employment Law By Gordon Gibb (Oct-7-13)
- Regulators Looking at Banks’ Roles in Internet Payday Loans By Heidi Turner (Aug-27-13)
- Fired Nurse Launches Ohio Employment Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Aug-17-13)
- Morality Clause at Issue in Ohio Labor Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Jul-4-13)
- Neck Injury Victim Awarded $2.8 Million By Gordon Gibb (Jun-21-13)
- Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Hard to Swallow - Literally By Jane Mundy (Jun-7-13)
- Installers Getting Money Back After Ohio Labor Laws Violated By Gordon Gibb (Jun-5-13)
- Ohio Company Settles Employment Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (May-6-13)
- Possible Changes to Asbestos Litigation By Heidi Turner (Apr-22-13)
- Akron Restaurant Dropped the Ohio Employment Ball By Gordon Gibb (Apr-2-13)
- Ohio Employment Class-Action Lawsuit Trial Scheduled for November By Gordon Gibb (Feb-23-13)
- No Shell Game Settlements for Attorney Patrick Perotti By Brenda Craig (Feb-4-13)