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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 ]
November 28, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Pasadena, CA: On November 16, 2017, a jury in Los Angeles Superior Court rejected Tina Herford’s argument that Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower talc products caused her mesothelioma. Her lawyer remains sanguine: “J&J is still selling contaminated baby powder. It is a matter of time before juries begin holding them to account,” he said of her talcum powder lawsuit. “We just missed on the first one.”Read [ Johnson & Johnson Wins First Mesothelioma Trial ]
December 3, 2010. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ Vermont Bus Accident Injures 37 ]
Putney, VT A bus accident on Interstate 91 has injured 37 people, six critically, MSNBC.com is reporting. The bus was carrying students from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst to Quebec, Canada for a skiing holiday. It was one of three buses transporting students on the ski trip.
July 26, 2010. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ Specialty Farms Recalls Organic Alfalfa Sprouts ]
Washington, DC Specialty-Farms, LLC is voluntarily recalling Specialty Farms brand Organic Alfalfa Sprouts Blend and Organic Sprout Salad. The sprouts are being recalled because they may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes.
July 15, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Hunting Accident Victim Wins Suit ]
Woodstock, VT Attorney Ross Feldmann says hunters occasionally need to be reminded about safety, and the $380,557 personal injury verdict he obtained for his client will do just that. "People forget the rules of safety in the ambition to get animal," says Feldmann. "Whether it's a turkey or a deer, this case is reminds people of the consequences."
May 31, 2010. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Is Radioactive Fish Cause for Concern? ]
Montpelier, VT In January, officials announced that the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant leaked tritium and other radioactive substances into the Connecticut River and this month, officials revealed that strontium-90, a very dangerous isotope that is linked to bone cancer and leukemia, was found in the soil. It may also be in the river. It is yet to be determined whether this leak is an environmental concern.
May 22, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Tales of Woe: Predatory Mortgage Fees and Products ]
Davis, CA Elaine Roberts Musser says she has pretty much seen it all in her law practice—predatory lending, high mortgage fees and more. Part of the problem, she writes in the 5/20/10 issue of the People's Vanguard of Davis, is that complex mortgage products designed for the educated investor who intends to own property as an investment for only a short period of time are instead foisted upon the everyday Joe who simply intends on buying a single house and staying put for a long time.
May 1, 2010. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Reglan Lawsuit Alleges Warning Was False and Misleading ]
Montpelier, VT A lawsuit filed in 2009 against Wyeth alleges consumers were not adequately warned about Reglan side effects. The lawsuit, which claims that the plaintiff developed tardive dyskinesia after taking the medication for a few years, has already had an impact on other lawsuits against drug manufacturers because the judge was asked to rule on preemption in this case.
December 22, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Car Collides with Train, Taking Two Lives in Vermont ]
Randolph, VT A car collided with a train at a signaled crossing on December 19, taking the lives of two elderly Vermont residents. There were working lights and bells but no gate at the site of the car crash. The accident is still under investigation.
December 6, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Hero Freighter Captain, Maersk Line Cited for Negligence ]
Underhill, VT A potential negligence case has erupted from what was previously viewed as a good-news story when a freighter, overtaken and threatened by pirates, was freed in a dramatic rescue this past spring. The captain was deemed a hero—until a negligence lawsuit was filed against the Maersk Line.
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- Byetta: "I Had No Warning" By Heidi Turner (Sep-15-08)
- Consumer Fraud: You Are Getting Sleepy… By Gordon Gibb (Sep-8-08)
- Heating System Manufacturers Face Lawsuit By Ginger Gillenwater (May-6-08)
- Deaths of Two People in Truck Accident Could Have Been Avoided By Lucy Campbell (Apr-23-08)
- The Verdict is in: $241,119 Awarded in Age Discrimination Lawsuit By Ginger Gillenwater (Feb-4-08)
- The Diabetes Connection: Off-Label Seroquel Prescriptions for Prisoners, Elderly By Anne Borden (Jul-9-07)