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Liberty Mutual Administrator Must Consider Evidence of 'Broken Heart'

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.
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Attorney is Hopeful Current Opioid Litigation will Pave the Way for Individual Opioid Lawsuits

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."
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Opioid Epidemic Biggest News Story in 2017, Opioid Litigation May be Biggest Legal News in 2018

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.
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Whistleblower Nets $2.9 Million in Healthcare Fraud Lawsuit

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.

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Opioid Epidemic Lawsuits Filed Nationwide while Big Pharma Makes Big Profits

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.
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Republican Lawmakers Want to Retract New Consumers Rights to Excessive Bank Fees Class Actions

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.
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Illinois Fights Opioid Crisis with Class Action Suit

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.
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Essure Banned in Another Country, Essure Victim in US wants it Banned Worldwide

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?
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Ohio Says Opioid Epidemic Generated by Drug Companies

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.
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Ohio Sues Big Pharma for Misleading Opioid Marketing

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.
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