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Contractor Not to Blame for Veterans’ Health Problems
Contractor Not to Blame for Veterans’ Health Problems
In a controversial ruling, a US District Court judge in Maryland has ruled US Veterans and their families cannot sue KBR contracting for exposing American soldiers to plumes of toxic smoke that emanated from burn pits used to dispose of trash near US military bases in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Airbag Recall: My Subaru Passengers in the Back Seat
Airbag Recall: My Subaru Passengers in the Back Seat
I drive a Subaru because it consistently gets top marks in safety from Consumers Reports and the insurance industry. It constantly gets "top safety pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. And it looks good. But all these years that I’ve been driving a Subaru, it never occurred to me that there was a risk of airbag injury.

Father Worries about his Incarcerated Son with Risperdal “Female Boobs”
Father Worries about his Incarcerated Son with Risperdal “Female Boobs”
This is Frank’s story about his son Frankie, who was prescribed Risperdal to treat ADHD when he 11 years old. (Risperdal is frequently prescribed off-label for uses not approved by the FDA.) By the time Frankie was 16, he had developed “female boobs” or gynecomastia. Frank’s son was incarcerated at 18 years of age and he will be eligible for parole in three years, when he is 29 years old.

Liberty Mutual Ignored Plaintiff’s Fibromyalgia: Lawsuit
Liberty Mutual Ignored Plaintiff’s Fibromyalgia: Lawsuit
It could be argued that it’s somewhat unfair to paint an individual insurance company as a villain without acknowledging the role other insurance companies play in creating a less-than savory reputation for an industry known for denying legitimate claims. Be that as it may, Liberty Mutual has its share of Liberty Mutual wrongly denied disability claims.

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Deadline Set in $300 Million Settlement in Benicar Lawsuit – Short Window!
Deadline Set in $300 Million Settlement in Benicar Lawsuit – Short Window!
Users of the blood pressure medication Benicar will receive an estimated average payout of $100,000 each in a settlement deal reached with Diiachi Sankyo and Forest Laboratories. The company admits no liability but agreed to pay compensation plaintiffs to some individuals who experienced gastrointestinal problems after using the medication.

California Employment Labor Law Class Action Gets Nod for $1.35 Million Settlement
California Employment Labor Law Class Action Gets Nod for $1.35 Million Settlement
A California employee labor law class action is one step closer to resolution after a San Francisco judge signaled he would grant final approval of a settlement worth $1.35 million. The lawsuit, which has been ongoing for about 18 months, pits a beer distributor from the Bay Area against a class of hourly employees who claimed violations against state labor laws.

California Saxagliptin Lawsuit Plaintiffs Score Big Procedural Win
California Saxagliptin Lawsuit Plaintiffs Score Big Procedural Win
Saxagliptin lawsuit plaintiffs just got a big victory. The fact that they can sue in California courts under California law will affect whether and how much they can recover for the injuries they have suffered.

California Overtime Lawsuit Settles in Record Time for $5.95 Million
California Overtime Lawsuit Settles in Record Time for $5.95 Million
A California overtime pay class action lawsuit will settle for $5.95 million following the granting of final approval by a California federal judge earlier this week. The settlement brings to a close a lawsuit brought by a class of service managers against Ecolab Inc., alleging violations against California overtime law.

Implantable Defibrillators with Faulty Batteries Lead to Class Action
Implantable Defibrillators with Faulty Batteries Lead to Class Action
Thousands of Canadians and American cardiac arrhythmia patients with implantable defibrillators powered by faulty ion batteries and manufactured by St. Jude’s Medical Inc. and St. Jude’s Medical Canada are or will soon be eligible to join class actions suits in Canada and the US.

Pain from Surgical Mesh Complications Dropped Physiomesh Patient “To My Knees”
Pain from Surgical Mesh Complications Dropped Physiomesh Patient “To My Knees”
It might be argued that an 86-year-old individual shouldn’t be spending his twilight years suffering debilitating pain and surgical mesh complications from an allegedly defective surgical product. But such is the fate of a Canadian man who alleges that Ethicon Physiomesh, which has been recalled by Health Canada, is responsible for his suffering.

Florida Plaintiff Resolves Citibank Nuisance Call Lawsuit
Florida Plaintiff Resolves Citibank Nuisance Call Lawsuit
The telephone has, for generations, served as a communications conduit. And while technology has evolved to include mobile, music, video (live and passive) and data, the role of ‘the phone’ has remained largely unchanged, as a modicum of contact. Various forms of abuse, however resulted in the establishment of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TPCA), a basket of regulations introduced in 1991 designed to protect against unwanted intrusion. The automated ‘robocall’ from various sectors, including retail and the banking industry, is one of the intrusions the TPCA was designed to mitigate and provides a basis for consumers to retaliate with, for example, a Citibank nuisance call lawsuit when those tenets are ignored.

Unum Lawsuits Face SSDI Offset Snag
Unum Lawsuits Face SSDI Offset Snag
On August 7, 2017, a federal judge in Arizona denied a long term disability plaintiff’s motion for partial summary judgment based, roughly speaking, on the sheer worthlessness of his LTD ride, according to Lexis Legal News. The decision is more bad news for Unum lawsuit plaintiffs, who have long struggled with similar issues.

Cancer Patient Files Lawsuit for Delayed Diagnosis
Cancer Patient Files Lawsuit for Delayed Diagnosis
In May 2015, Cynthia Ziegler from Brookhaven, Georgia received a devastating diagnosis from her doctor. Ziegler had stage IV lung cancer and there was no reason for optimism. Until that day Ziegler had no idea there was a dangerous cancer lurking in her chest.

Propecia Lawsuit Plaintiffs Should Brace for Statute of Limitations Fight
Propecia Lawsuit Plaintiffs Should Brace for Statute of Limitations Fight
Plaintiffs have now filed more than 1,400 Propecia lawsuits alleging that the drug, also known as finasteride, caused a variety of side effects, including sexual dysfunction, depression and cognitive disorders. These symptoms may persist even after the drug is discontinued.

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