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The Best Strategy for Dealing with Proof of Disability Letters
The Best Strategy for Dealing with Proof of Disability Letters
Individuals dealing with social security, workers compensation benefits, or short or long term disability claims are often faced with a flurry of forms. Answering an insurance company’s request for information in what is usually referred to as a Proof of Disability letter can be terrifying.

Plaintiffs in Monsanto Roundup Litigation Seek Studies on Mice
Plaintiffs in Monsanto Roundup Litigation Seek Studies on Mice
Plaintiffs in Monsanto Roundup lawsuits consolidated in Northern California are looking to get their hands on tissue specimens from the 1980s in an effort to further support their claim that the primary ingredient in the popular herbicide used the world over, is capable of causing cancer in humans.

Baldness Treatment Drugs May Raise Risk of Depression But Not Risk of Suicide in Older Men
Baldness Treatment Drugs May Raise Risk of Depression But Not Risk of Suicide in Older Men
Drugs such as Propecia and Proscar, which are used to treat male pattern baldness and enlarged prostate, may raise the risk of depression and self-harm in older men but not increase their risk of suicide, a new study found.

Ohio Says Opioid Epidemic Generated by Drug Companies
Ohio Says Opioid Epidemic Generated by Drug Companies
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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Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuit Plaintiffs Try Again For Multidistrict Litigation
Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuit Plaintiffs Try Again For Multidistrict Litigation
Plaintiffs who have filed lawsuits alleging that proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medications such as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid caused their kidney injuries have filed a motion to consolidate 172 pending federal lawsuits to a multidistrict litigation under one New Jersey judge.

Unum’s Suspension of Benefits and Outsourcing
Unum’s Suspension of Benefits and Outsourcing
If you receive disability benefits from the health insurance provider Unum , you might want to seek legal advice if and when they send you a “Suspension of Benefits” letter: it is likely another bad faith tactic to deny your benefits altogether.

Plaintiff Files Proposed Class Action Lawsuit over Nuisance Bank Robocalls
Plaintiff Files Proposed Class Action Lawsuit over Nuisance Bank Robocalls
The availability of autodialing technology is not lost on the banking industry, competitive as it is. And while disgruntled plaintiffs line up over Comenity Bank TCPA violations, as an example, Comenity is not the only bank accused of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Fast Food Workers Deserve California Overtime
Fast Food Workers Deserve California Overtime
“Every nickel, every dime," shouted a crowd of McDonald’s fast food workers back in 2014, "We deserve our overtime!” That’s the same refrain now but the crowd has expanded to include food giant Chipotle Mexican Grill, Ministry of Taste LLC, and Red Dog Restaurant—all accused of violating California overtime pay.

Forecasting the Xarelto Bellwether Trials
Forecasting the Xarelto Bellwether Trials
There is speculation that a bellwether Xarelto lawsuit, currently underway in the state of Louisiana, may end as the first bellwether concluded; with a verdict for the defense. However, legal commentator Tighe Wilhelmy of Velawcity notes that Louisiana’s ‘Learned Intermediary Doctrine Defense’ may not necessarily apply going forward to cases whose original jurisdictions fall outside the state of Louisiana.

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