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  • It's Time To Sue Doctors Who Prescribe Drugs Off-Label Part II
    Aug-17-07 Washington, DC: Experts say the serious side effects associated with the use of the 3-drug cocktail of Seroquel, Depakote and Clonidine prescribed to Rebecca Riley when she was 2 and a half-years-old that resulted in her slow and torturous death two and a-half-years later should be known to all prescribing doctors by now. According to police reports, Re...
  • More Scrutiny of Stenting for Profit Industry
    Aug-13-07 Washington, DC: The stenting for profit industry hit a major snag on March 1, 2007, when the US House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, ordered Johnson & Johnson and Boston Scientific to turn over documents related to their sales and marketing activities for drug-eluting stents. Drug-eluting stents (DES) are mesh tubes used in patients with h...
  • Northern District of Illinois Nixes Mandatory Arbitration in ERISA Lawsuit
    Feb-8-21 Chicago, IL On January 25, the Northern District of Illinois denied Triad Manufacturing’s attempt to force ESOP participants to individually arbitrate their claims of fiduciary self-dealing. The ERISA lawsuit , James Smith v. Board of Directors of Triad Manufacturing Inc. , alleged that the Board of Directors caused the plan to buy Triad stock at a...
  • Excessive Radiation Linked to CT Screening
    Washington, DC: People who had computed tomography (CT) scans as screening for colon cancer may have been exposed to excessive amounts of radiation, some scientists claim. The FDA held a hearing on the subject on Tuesday, inviting scientists and government officials to testify about the possibility that the screening may be causing cancer in some people...
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Malpractice: VA System at Breaking Point
    Jun-14-07 Washington, DC In addition to facing claims of Veteran medical malpractice , the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) now faces criticism that veterans are waiting too long for appointments, not being put on waiting lists when they should be, and waiting too long to be accepted to the VA system. According to an article in McClatchy Newspapers , the VA...
  • Employee 401(k) Lawsuit Claims GE Inflated Stock Value
    Jan-15-19 Albany, NY On December 14, 2018, Adele Vargas filed a class action ERISA lawsuit against General Electric Company (“GE”) and Jeffrey Immelt, its former CEO. She alleges that GE improperly manipulated its earnings and inflated its stock price. As a retirement plan sponsor, it failed in its fiduciary duty to GE employees who invested in the comp...
  • Connecticut Sues Best Buy Over Website Scam
    Jun-8-07 Hartford, CT The attorney general of Connecticut has filed a lawsuit against Best Buy Co. , Inc. alleging the company pulled a bait-and-switch and overcharged customers, using a website scam to do so. The lawsuit claims that the company managed to deceive consumers by running an internal Web site that looked identical to a public Web site. The interna...
  • Best Buy: One Item, Two Prices
    Apr-29-07 Minneapolis, MN: Best Buy may not be the best buy after all. Attorney General for the State of Connecticut Richard Blumenthal has ordered an investigation into the current practise by Best Buy of maintaining two web sites - an Internet site, and a look-a-like Intranet in-store site. What's the difference? Price. Consumers using bestbuy.com for...
  • Ohio Company to Pay More than $2 Million in Back Pay
    Dec-16-14 Campbell, OH A painting company from Ohio will pay more than $2 million to settle claims it failed to pay proper overtime and wages to workers involved in a painting job in Massachusetts. Although the painting company is from Ohio, the work was done in Massachusetts and the overtime lawsuit was filed by officials in Massachusetts. According to a new...
  • Healthcare Network Liable for $1.6M for Overdosing Patient
    Dec-4-14 A jury in the Second District Court of Utah returned a verdict for $1.6 million in a wrongful death and medical malpractice action against Intermountain Healthcare for fatally overdosing a patient with a cocktail of medications. The original complaint alleged Intermountain negligently and carelessly acted below the standard of care by prescribing a c...
  • “Face of Channel 4 News” Fired -- Too Old to be Female on TV
    Dec-13-18 Nashville, TN News anchor Demetria Kalodimos, who had repeatedly been named the Best Local Reporter and Best Local TV News Personality by the readers of the Nashville Scene, was abruptly fired by WSMV, Channel 4 on December 4, 2017. On November 27, 2018, she filed an employment lawsuit in the Middle District of Tennessee, alleging violations of the f...
  • Olson v. Becerra Challenges AB 5 Constitutionality Again
    Jan-13-21 Los Angeles, CA On November 9, two individual and two company plaintiffs, including Uber and Postmates, filed a California labor lawsuit  against the State of California. Olson v. Becerra challenges the constitutionality of AB 5 and related laws. In December, California filed a motion to dismiss, claiming that the Second Amended Complaint does li...
  • $5.4 Million Quebec Breast Cancer Wait List Class Action Settlement Approved
    Montreal, PQ: A $5.4 million province-wide settlement was approved by the Quebec Superior Court on September 25, 2009 regarding wait times for breast cancer radiotherapy treatment in Quebec. The settlement grants compensation to patients diagnosed with breast cancer whom, between October 13, 1997 and March 26, 2009, after undergoing conservative surg...
  • Bank Overdraft Fees Lawsuit Stresses Lack of Consumer Sophistication, Unfair Process
    Jan-6-21 Atlanta, GA On December 17, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit heard oral arguments in Garcia v. Wachovia Bank , one of the bank overdraft fees lawsuits , consolidated in In Re: Checking Account Overdraft Litigation . The checking accountholders are appealing a September 2019 District Court decision that denied them the chance to proceed...
  • California Nursing Home Overtime Settlement
    Jan-5-21 Los Angeles, CA A California labor lawsuit claiming wage and labor violations has finally been agreed upon for $3 million. The Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), originally filed in 2015, sought to represent over 250 former and current nursing home workers employed by Five Star Quality Care Inc. The 2015 lawsuit, filed in San Bernardino County...
  • Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Stock Options Case
    Oct-4-14 Washington, DC The US Supreme Court will hear an ERISA lawsuit alleging a company provided imprudent investments for an ERISA plan. The case was taken to the Supreme Court after lower courts found that employees at Edison International could not file suit because the statute of limitations on the employee benefits claim had run out. According to CF...
  • 2005 Profitable Year for Whistleblowers
    Oct-1-06 Washington, DC The year 2005 was a very good year for Whistleblowers . According to a report by the Department of Health and Human Services, a grand total of $136,756,946 was awarded to Whistleblowers who filed q The Act requires that recoveries from health care investigations, including criminal fines, forfeitures, civil settlements and judgments, and...
  • Nursing Home Inspection Process Full Of Corruption
    Sep-2-06 Nursing home companies invest heavily in local politicians. They do so to ensure the failure of efforts to pass legislation unfavorable to the industry and to buy protection against fines and penalties levied by state officials charged with investigating and monitoring the industry. According to a September 2006 report by Consumer Reports, "they wield con...
  • Online Legal Media Announces The Launch Of Onlinelegalmedia.com
    Aug-27-14 Online Legal Media, parent company of LawyersandSettlements.com, BigClassAction.com, HealthEffectsofAsbestos.com and OnlineLegalMarketing.com, has launched its new website, OnlineLegalMedia.com, to provide an online gateway to the company’s publishing and marketing branches. The new OnlineLegalMedia.com website serves as a central point of access to the O...
  • GlaxoSmithKline Sued Over Paxil Birth Defects
    Jul-29-06 A lawsuit was filed against GlaxoSmithKline on July 28, 2006, in Philadelphia on behalf of Adrian Vasquez, who was born on April 19, 2004, with birth defects as a result of his mother having been prescribed Paxil during pregnancy. Paxil belongs to the class of antidepressant drugs known as selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs). At birth, Ad...
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