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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 ]
September 23, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Madison, WI: The basket of Monsanto Roundup lawsuits has grown, with another class action launched June 20 of this year in Wisconsin (Blitz et al. v. Monsanto Company et al., Case No. 3:17-cv-00473, United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin). In this most recent claim, plaintiffs from Wisconsin, Illinois, California, New York, New Jersey and Florida assert that the product is marketed in a false and misleading manner.Read [ Recent Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit Targets Alleged Marketing Violations ]
July 27, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Milwaukee, WI: Percolating just under the radar of the massive Takata airbag recall (and subsequent bankruptcy of the Japanese manufacturer) are airbag injuries resulting from use of recycled airbags in repaired vehicles either worthy of repair, or which had been deemed as salvage for scrap and parts but incredibly, were repaired and returned to the road.Read [ Recycled Airbags Can be Checked, but Most Aren’t ]
June 21, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: A Wisconsin employment lawsuit that may have been lost on a complex legal technicality will live on to see another day, following a ruling by a split panel of the Seventh Circuit in Chicago.Read [ Wisconsin Plaintiff’s Lawsuit Revived on Appeal ]
December 8, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
Sheboygan, WI Battalion Chief Gary Kolberg from the Sheyboygan Fire Department in Sheboygan, Wisconsin says the dehumidifier in the house his firefighters were called to was so incinerated he couldn’t even tell what the serial number was on the unit.Read [ Fire Department Sees Two Dehumidifier Fires in Sheboygan ]
July 27, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
River Falls, WI: It is a nightmare no child should face, especially a child of 12 looking forward to hitting the milestone that heralds the teen years. But Hannah Manche and her parents, a family from River Falls, Wisconsin could have no idea that the doxycycline antibiotic Hannah had been prescribed to combat what was suspected as Lyme disease would launch the young River Falls girl into the horrifying journey that is Stevens Johnson Syndrome.Read [ One Girl’s Stevens Johnson Syndrome Nightmare ]
October 24, 2014. By The National Trial Lawyers.
A Milwaukee County circuit judge has ruled that the state’s onerous tort reform statute does not apply in the case of a $25.3 million recovery for a woman who lost her arms and legs due to medical malpractice.Read [ Woman Who Lost All Limbs Recovers $25M Despite Tort Reform Statute ]
February 24, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Alleged Care Center Abuse Results in Closing of Home ]
Suamico, WI If care center abuse and care home abuse sound like the sort of things that only happen to other people, residents who have been subjected to abuse at the hands of the people they pay to care for them might strongly disagree. Residential care abuse happens with alarming frequency, causing some state agencies to take action. At least one care home in Wisconsin has now been shut down, after inspectors allegedly found egregious cases of abuse and neglect.
January 12, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Paramedic Takes on Ambulance Service in Unpaid Wages Lawsuit ]
Appleton, WI An Unpaid Wages lawsuit filed against an ambulance firm accuses the defendant of various infractions, including requiring workers to perform duties off the clock and rounding down work hours. Such conduct, if proven as alleged, can affect overtime hours computation as well as cut into an employee’s personal time, while effectively providing an employer services for free, in the absence of compensation.
September 16, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Donning and Doffing Case Goes to Wisconsin Plaintiffs on Appeal ]
Milwaukee, WI A frequent player appearing as an unpaid wages claim is the egress/regress lawsuit, where an employee or group of employees take an employer to task for the requirement to don and then remove clothing or gear specific to the job at hand, without compensation.
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- Unum Denies Diabetes Policy Holder By Jane Mundy (Jun-23-12)
- Unum Wins in Divorce Court By Jane Mundy (May-22-12)
- Girl Recovering from Amusement Park Accident By Heidi Turner (Mar-5-12)
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- Ground Beef Products Recalled due to Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination By Lucy Campbell (Jan-3-11)
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- Tri-Union Seafoods Recall 12-Ounce Solid White Tuna in Water By Lucy Campbell (Jul-1-10)
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- Construction Foreman in Wisconsin Sues Former Employer over Wrongful Termination By Charles Benson (May-12-10)
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- Mercedes Slammed with Lemon Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Mar-14-10)
- ERISA Lawsuits Protect Employee Rights By Heidi Turner (Mar-10-10)
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- Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Long Term Care Insurance By Heidi Turner (Jun-14-09)
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