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Third Circuit Revives Oil Workers’ Donning and Doffing Lawsuit
November 16, 2020. By Anne Wallace.
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Philadelphia, PA On October 26, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals revived a wage & hour lawsuit originally filed by oil rig workers in 2011. At its heart, Tyger v. Precision Drilling Corp. is a “donning and doffing” lawsuit. Rodney Tyger, Shawn Wadsworth and approximately 1,000 other rig hands seek to recover unpaid overtime, allegedly due under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). It’s not over yet; the Third Circuit remanded the lawsuit back to the District Court for further proceedings.
A Tale of Two Unum Lawsuits
March 12, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Gibsonia, PA: Tucked in amongst a seemingly never-ending barrage of positivity stemming from the Unum camp with regard to investment, expansion and financial performance are the ever-lurking Unum insurance lawsuits alleging bad faith insurance and similar frustrations after an insurer that happily accepts monthly premiums suddenly does an about-face and pulls that plug when it comes time to pay up.Read [ A Tale of Two Unum Lawsuits ]
Will Pennsylvania Supreme Court Hear Risperdal Time Bar Appeal?
March 12, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: All eyes are on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, as justices with the highest hall of justice in the State debate whether, or not to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling that could put an undetermined number of Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuits currently housed in a mass tort, in jeopardy.Read [ Will Pennsylvania Supreme Court Hear Risperdal Time Bar Appeal? ]
Last-Minute Maneuvering Underway Prior to Next Round of Xarelto Lawsuits
March 11, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: With three new bellwether Xarelto bleeding issue trials set to begin next month in Philadelphia, defendants Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals and Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. are pushing back against attempts by plaintiffs to amend the master complaint in the Xarelto mass tort. In spite of the fact defendants won the first three bellwether trials - and stood by while a multi-million dollar award to a plaintiff this past December was voided in post-trial motions - Bayer and Janssen nonetheless feel that an amended master complaint so close to trial would significantly prejudice them in their attempts to present a coherent defense.Read [ Last-Minute Maneuvering Underway Prior to Next Round of Xarelto Lawsuits ]
"Essure Problems" Women Bring FDA's Data to Meeting that FDA were Unaware Of
March 8, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
York, PA: Last month a group of women, including "Essure Problems" Facebook representatives and Madris Tomes from Device Events, met with FDA chief Scott Gottlieb in an attempt to have the Essure sterilization device withdrawn from the U.S. market. At the meeting, Tomes presented data from the FDA's own MAUDE ((Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience) database that the FDA and their legal counsel in attendance were seemingly unaware of. One would think the FDA may be embarrassed being caught off-guard like this, to say the least.Read [ "Essure Problems" Women Bring FDA's Data to Meeting that FDA were Unaware Of ]
Deadly Onglyza Side Effects Set in Fast and Lawsuits Lumber On
February 25, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Pittsburgh, PA: Viola Chapman began taking Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR (Saxagliptin) to treat her type 2 diabetes in February 2015. By December, as her Onglyza lawsuit claims, those drugs had caused heart failure, congestive heart failure and cardiovascular injury.Read [ Deadly Onglyza Side Effects Set in Fast and Lawsuits Lumber On ]
Xarelto Verdict for the Plaintiff Overturned in Bellwether Case
February 11, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: A jury verdict in favor of the plaintiff in a bellwether Xarelto lawsuit that was in danger of being overturned was, indeed tossed - but not for reasons that had been previously speculated.Read [ Xarelto Verdict for the Plaintiff Overturned in Bellwether Case ]
Game Changer Ruling for Risperdal Plaintiffs in Pennsylvania
January 12, 2018. By Brenda Craig.
Philadelphia, PA: A ruling by three appeal court judges in Pennsylvania has turned the tables on Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Janssen saying that some 5,500 Risperdal plaintiffs with cases consolidated in a state mass tort litigation have the right to pursue punitive damages.Read [ Game Changer Ruling for Risperdal Plaintiffs in Pennsylvania ]
The Future of Takata Airbag Claims
January 8, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Orlando, FL:At the beginning of last year, Takata—the automotive parts company behind the largest automotive recall in the nation’s history—entered into a plea agreement with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). The company then declared bankruptcy a few months later, setting off an avalanche of legal filings throughout the world, with an international corporate restructuring effort continuing to this day. “It’s critical to remember that as this process plays out, consumers have and will continue to be hurt and killed by rupturing airbags,” says attorney Frank Melton of Newsome Melton, PA.Read [ The Future of Takata Airbag Claims ]
Xarelto Bellwether Score is 3-1 for the Defendants: MDL to Map out Strategy
January 7, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
New Orleans, LA:With three federal bellwether cases having gone to the defendant and a fourth in state court favoring the plaintiff, the judge heading up the 18,500 consolidated cases in federal court has signaled he is looking for guidance from the various parties involved, with oral arguments on the docket for the end of the month following a status report. The Xarelto Lawsuit MDL is under the guidance and management of US District Judge Eldon Fallon in US District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana.Read [ Xarelto Bellwether Score is 3-1 for the Defendants: MDL to Map out Strategy ]
- $27.8 Million Xarelto Plaintiff Verdict Could be Tossed Out By Gordon Gibb (Dec-20-17)
- Victory for Risperdal Plaintiffs By Jane Mundy (Dec-18-17)
- City of Philadelphia Moves to Settle Hundreds of Police Misconduct Lawsuits By Gordon Gibb (Dec-9-17)
- Risperdal Defense Verdict Overturned Due to “Erroneous Evidentiary Rulings” By Gordon Gibb (Nov-27-17)
- More Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Lawsuits after Slow-Developing Infections By Jane Mundy (Nov-26-17)
- Trial for First Philadelphia Mass Tort Xarelto Lawsuit Finally Underway By Gordon Gibb (Nov-17-17)
- Unum Accused of Denying Disability Benefits as Corporate Profits Rise By Gordon Gibb (Nov-14-17)
- Pennsylvania CIGNA Denied Disability Lawsuit Seeks Compensation By Gordon Gibb (Nov-12-17)
- Court Documents Reveals J&J Transvaginal Mesh Marketed Ahead of Competitors “Priceless”, Causing Outrage Overseas By Jane Mundy (Oct-31-17)
- Hip Replacement led to Sleep Deprivation and Oxycodone By Jane Mundy (Oct-26-17)
- Medtronic SynchroMed Infusion Pump: a History of Problems By Gordon Gibb (Oct-15-17)
- Unum Group Appears as Innocent Bystander in Insurance Denial Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Oct-13-17)
- New York State Risperdal Plaintiff Awarded $1 Million By Gordon Gibb (Oct-11-17)
- Opioid Epidemic Lawsuits Filed Nationwide while Big Pharma Makes Big Profits By Jane Mundy (Sep-28-17)
- Risperdal Judge Explains Reasons for Denying Janssen a New Trial By Gordon Gibb (Sep-17-17)
- Surgical Mesh Manufacturer to Appeal Revival of Mesh Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Sep-14-17)
- Coming Unglued – DePuy Synthes Attune Buckles at the Knees By Anne Wallace (Sep-9-17)
- Philadelphia Judge Refuses to Overturn $2.5 Million Risperdal Plaintiff Verdict By Gordon Gibb (Aug-23-17)
- Scoping the Landscape of Endoscope Infection By Gordon Gibb (Aug-20-17)
- Defense Win in Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Reversed By Gordon Gibb (Aug-3-17)
- Study Finds That Heater-Cooler Devices Used in Surgery Could Be Contaminated By Deb Hipp (Jul-29-17)
- Risperdal Now the Fastest-Growing Mass Tort Program By Jane Mundy (Jul-24-17)
- Improvements in Cleaning Endoscopes Still not Universally Implemented: Study By Gordon Gibb (Jul-21-17)
- Overtime Settlements and Lawsuits, from Pennsylvania Health Care Therapists to California Caregivers By Jane Mundy (Jul-15-17)
- One Year after Blockbuster Risperdal Gynecomastia Award, Lawsuits Now Top 20,000 By Gordon Gibb (Jul-11-17)
- Second Bellwether Xarelto Lawsuit Goes to Defendant, All Eyes on Third By Gordon Gibb (Jul-8-17)
- Federal Judge Allows Hip Implant Lawsuit to Move Forward By Deb Hipp (Jul-3-17)
- Risperdal Lawsuit Hit 18,000 and Climbing, Status Update Due in July By Gordon Gibb (Jun-25-17)
- FDA Black Box Warning Adds Fuel to Invokana Lawsuits By Brenda Craig (Jun-24-17)
- Olympus Settles Four Power Morcellator Lawsuits By Deb Hipp (Jun-18-17)
- School District Attempts to Dismiss Lead Poisoning in Drinking Water Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Jun-15-17)
- Is the FDA Doing Enough to Prevent Stockert 3T Heater-Cooling Device Infection? By Jane Mundy (Jun-5-17)
- Defective Hip Implant Makers Busy with Recalls, Lawsuits and Settlements By Jane Mundy (May-31-17)
- Surgical Mesh Lawsuit Nets $2.16 Million for Pen Argyl Plaintiff By Gordon Gibb (May-28-17)
- An Award-Winning Employee Culture at Unum Can’t Stop Lawsuits By Gordon Gibb (May-27-17)
- Generic Docetaxel Inclusion in Taxotere MDL Significant Departure By Brenda Craig (May-24-17)
- Ongoing Efforts to Improve Endoscope Disinfection May not be Enough By Gordon Gibb (May-21-17)
- Class Action Lawsuit Over Lead in School Drinking Water By Gordon Gibb (May-19-17)
- Attorney Max Kennerly Takes Sides against Essure By Brenda Craig (May-18-17)
- Additional Plaintiffs Join Bravelle Class Action By Deb Hipp (May-15-17)