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  • Stem Cell Therapy Legal News and Lawsuit Information
    Stem cell treatments have been defined as both miracle treatments and snake oil. The public has heard from researchers and licensed doctors, unlicensed frauds and for-profit companies that stem cell therapy can regenerate hair and organs, cure cancer and emphysema, and eradicate deadly infectious diseases. It is commonly used in plastic surgery and eye surge...
  • BP Oil Spill - Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, Oil Spill Laws
    The BP oil spill that began on April 20, 2010, could prove to have devastating consequences not only for the environment but also for businesses located on or near the Gulf of Mexico. Furthermore, the BP Gulf oil spill has already had tragic consequences, with 11 men believed dead, following the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. BP...
  • E-Cigarette Lawsuit Claims Deceptive Advertising, Fraud
    Jan-20-20 Eugene, OR Among other e-cigarette side effects , Kewmarse Imani, who began JUULing in 2018, is now addicted to nicotine and will struggle with that addiction for life. Imani v. JUUL Labs, Inc. and Altria Group, Inc. , a class action lawsuit , claims that his nicotine addiction is the result of a permanent injury to his developing brain and that he suff...
  • Illinois Employment Labor Law
    Illinois labor law lawsuits allege violations of Illinois state labor laws including overtime pay and minimum wage violations. The rights of employees in Illinois are protected by a number of laws including the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act, the Illinois Equal Pay Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)...
  • Older Defendant to Younger Plaintiff: “You’re No Spring Chicken!”
    Dec-29-16 Santa Barbara, CA: Under California labor law , akin to generally-recognized statutes in force elsewhere, it remains unlawful to terminate an individual’s employment without just cause. In this California labor lawsuit, total damages exceeding a half million dollars were awarded to the plaintiff, resolving a complaint and accompanying circumstance...
  • Drivers’ PAGA Claims Survive Postmates’ Arbitration Challenge
    Aug-13-21 San Francisco, CA On July 20, the California Court of Appeals rejected Postmates Inc.’s argument that the plaintiff drivers must submit their Private Attorney Generals Act (PAGA) claims to arbitration. In Winns v. Postmates, Inc. , the couriers alleged that Postmates withheld wages, took tips given intended for couriers and misclassified the...
  • Washington Football Team to Pay $10 Million Plus Legal Fees to End Sexual Harassment Claims
    Aug-12-21 Alexandria, VA On July 1, the NFL announced that it had fined the Washington Football Team $10 million plus fees and expenses incurred in the investigation of allegations of sexual harassment by female employees. The conclusions of the investigation have not been publicly released, and efforts to keep the underlying allegations secret have sparked more l...
  • Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settlements, Wrongful Death Lawyer - LawyersAndSettlements.com
    A Wrongful Death Lawsuit is a claim against a person who can be held liable for a wrongful death . If a loved one has died as a result of another party's negligence, including wrongful death malpractice , a wrongful death attorney can evaluate the case and determine wrongful death damages in accordance with wrongful death law . ...
  • New Mexico Medical Malpractice Lawsuit News & Legal Information
    New Mexico medical malpractice claims may be brought against any healthcare professional or organization if the standard of care fails to meet an acceptable level. When a patient suffers harm as a result of such failure, a New Mexico medical malpractice lawsuit may be filed against health care providers, including doctors, counselors, and psychotherapist...
  • Uber and Lyft Drivers Strike, California Misclassification Lawsuit Drags On
    Aug-10-21 Los Angeles, CA California Uber and Lyft drivers last month joined forces nationwide for a 24-hour strike to protest poor working conditions due to misclassification, along with the right to organize. Meanwhile, a California misclassification complaint filed by a Lyft driver is dragging in California state court. Misclassification “Like Concrete...
  • Creeping Data Collection at Family Dollar, Dollar Tree
    Jul-23-21 Chicago, IL Family Dollar collected Mantrise Herron’s fingerprints without her permission in apparent violation of Illinois’  Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). BIPA is a privacy-protection law, and Herron v. Family Dollar Inc. is a class action privacy protection lawsuit. But privacy is increasingly a luxury for the well-heele...
  • Uber’s Ratings System Racist?
    Jul-22-21 San Francisco, CA A former Uber driver claims in a California labor lawsuit that he was terminated due to poor ratings from passengers and the ride-sharing app’s star-based ratings system is racist. San Francisco U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria somewhat agrees, at least at the pleading stage, saying that “the inference that Uber&rsqu...
  • ERISA Lawsuit Alleges DuPont Underpaid Retirees
    Jul-21-21 Wilmington, DE M.P. Moon will have another chance to persuade a Delaware federal court that DuPont and its corporate predecessors and successors cheated him and similarly situated retirees of thousands of dollars in pension benefits. His ERISA lawsuit describes years of misinformation, followed by internal procedural rules that protected DuPont from the...
  • ERISA Plan Violations Don't Always Generate Massive Headlines
    Aug-6-10 Boston, MA The potential for wrongdoing inside an ERISA plan , where workers take part in an employee savings plan, does not always culminate in massive headlines and millions of dollars. Sometimes it is the conduct of a smaller employer, who may own the company and also serves as the ERISA benefits fiduciary, taking liberties to try to get through the...
  • Hospital Overcharging Lawsuit News & Legal Information
    Both insured and uninsured hospital patients allege they are charged excessive health care costs because of hospital overcharging practices. From surgery costs, to administrative fees, to equipment charges, hospitals and clinics routinely overcharge their patients for services. Insured patients with big deductibles face rising insurance premiums and out...
  • Goldman Sachs 401k Plan Participants file ERISA Lawsuit over Self-Dealing
    Nov-21-19 New York, NY A class action ERISA lawsuit filed on October 25 in the Southern District of New York claims that Goldman Sachs Inc. and related defendants failed to administer the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. 401k plan prudently and in the best interest of participants. Instead, Falberg v. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. alleges that Goldman managed the plan to ben...
  • Kentucky Files Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Against J&J for Deceptive Marketing
    Aug-30-16 Frankfort, KY: Kentucky’s attorney general has filed a civil lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson for deceptively marketing transvaginal mesh to more than 15,0000 women in Kentucky. Attorney General Andy Beshear said these women had transvaginal mesh implanted without being provided with sufficient information about complications that can lead t...
  • Zoloft Birth Defects Lawsuit
    Concerns have been raised about the risk of Zoloft birth defects , and other Zoloft effects on fetus , similar to the concerns raised about other drugs in the same class. In addition to the risk of Zoloft PPHN , studies suggest an increased risk of a variety of other birth defects, including Zoloft cleft palate , Zoloft craniosynostosis, Zoloft omphaloc...
  • T-Mobile Retail Workers Reach Wage Deal under California Labor Law
    Nov-8-19 Santa Clara, CA T-Mobile will pay $8 million to settle California labor law violations. The telecommunications company allegedly failed to pay minimum and overtime wages; and compensation for off-the-clock work, and didn’t provide workers proper meal and rest breaks. The T-Mobile retail workers asked a federal judge on October 29 to okay a...
  • Syngenta Sues Insurers to Mount Defense, Pay Excess Claims
    Jun-30-21 Wilmington, DE On May 17 Syngenta, the manufacturer and distributor of paraquat-based herbicides , filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of the State of Delaware seeking a declaratory judgment that would compel nearly 100 insurers to undertake Syngenta’s defense in the growing number of product-based personal injury lawsuits. The underlying lawsuits...
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