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  • 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...
  • Drug Companies Still Peddling Risperdal and Zyprexa For Off-Label Use
    Jun-17-06 According to Kelly O'Meara, author of the newly released book, Psyched Out, America has a drug problem. "It's not as covert as those illicit and illegal "Just Say No" drugs," she says, "but, rather, Americans have become drug users by way of being diagnosed as suffering from one or a number of alleged mental disorders." "Sharing one's feelings with a doc...
  • Nursing Home Industry - Breeding Ground for Whistleblowers
    Jun-2-06 One of the most effective weapons the government has for unearthing fraud against Medicare and Medicaid in the nursing home industry is the False Claims Act. The fraud is so rampant in that industry that it should be officially designated as a breeding ground for whistleblowers. A provision in the FCA, called Qui Tam, allows persons with evidence of fraud...
  • 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...
  • Oregon Reaches $4M Settlement with DePuy Over Defective Artificial Hips
    Jul-18-14 The Oregon Department of Justice reached a first-of-its kind $4 million settlement on July 2 with DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. Oregon’s single-state settlement is the first government action to resolve allegations that DePuy failed to disclose to physicians and patients that its ASR XL “metal on metal” artificial hip devices had an alarming rate of fail...
  • UNUM LTD Claimants Must Beware of Exhaustion of Remedies Roadblock
    Oct-15-18 Chattanooga, TN On September 25, 2018, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals granted UNUM Life Insurance’s motion for summary judgment, thus ending Richard Ravenscraft’s UNUM disability lawsuit on the grounds that he had not exhausted administrative remedies. These are the rocks on which many long term disability lawsuits have been dashed. An earlier...
  • 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...
  • $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...
  • Ford admission of cruise control fire danger too late
    Jan-11-06 While Ford finally admitted that the cruise control wiring in the F150, amongst others, holds a serious risk of catching fire, it comes too late for some families. Ford refuses the following families compensation saying that, due to the extent of the fire, it cannot be determined what exactly caused the damage. Talk about a Catch-22! Life-threatening...
  • Can California Cashiers Sit on the Job?
    Dec-17-20 Sacramento, CA The latest ruling over Ralphs Grocery Store seating for cashiers – initially filed in 2016— has reversed a trial court’s decision to link two California labor lawsuits that accuse parent company The Kroger Co. of not providing its employees with seating. On November 20, the California state appeals court found that cases...
  • New Asbestosis Disease Lawsuit Filed in California
    Mar-25-14 Sacramento, CA Larry H. Speer was hit with a diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma this past December. Mesothelioma, which is a form of asbestosis disease , is a grievous condition triggered by exposure to asbestos fibers. There is no known cure. But Speer is wasting no time in an attempt to provide for his family and hold those entities allegedly respons...
  • Ride-Hailing Companies exempt from classifying drivers as employees, but not exempt from California labor lawsuits
    Dec-9-20 San Francisco, CA Despite winning Proposition 22, which means that Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing companies are exempted from AB5 and drivers are reclassified as independent contractors, the companies are not immune to California labor lawsuits . Proposition 22 Opposition Proposition 22, bankrolled mainly by Uber, goes into effect December 17, bu...
  • Risperdal Manufacturer Hit with Massive $2.2 Billion Penalty
    Mar-13-14 Washington, DC One can well imagine the rush to file a Risperdal lawsuit following the release, back in the fall, of a damning report by the US Food and Drug Administration Office of Criminal Investigations (FDAOCI) that resulted in a $2.2 billion judgment against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J). At issue were allegations that J&am...
  • SoCal Drywall Company Fined $1.9M for Wage Theft Violations
    Aug-7-18 Fullerton, CA According to California’s Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, it is a known problem: construction companies often pay workers a flat rate rather than for all hours worked, in order to evade having to pay workers the rate required under state laws. This is wage theft, and it is a violation of California state labor laws . The state Lab...
  • Demanda de Denunciante. Mande su Caso a un Abogado de Denunciantes.
    Un denunciante puede ser cualquier persona que a sido testigo y luego informa de mala conducta por parte de un individuo, una organización, o de una entidad gubernamental. Normalmente, la falta de conducta implica una violación de cualquier ley o reglamento. Casos de denuncia de irregularidades pueden implicar fraude de acciones/valores...
  • Allergan Refuses to Pay for Surgery to Remove Breast Implants Linked to Cancer
    Dec-1-20 Hackensack, NJ  Jody Craft has now joined the growing number of women who have filed lawsuits seeking compensation for the harm Allegan USA, Inc. allegedly caused by marketing textured breast implants now linked to breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). BIA-ALCL is a rare form of cancer seen almost exclusively in women...
  • Whistleblower Legal News and Lawsuit Information
    A whistleblower can be anyone who witnesses and reports misconduct to people or entities that can take corrective action through whistleblower policy. Whistleblower cases can involve a violation of any law or regulation. Under the whistleblower protection act , whistleblower laws protect and compensate the whistleblower, including the corporate whistle...
  • Systemic Autoimmune Disease Linked to Oral Contraceptives
    According to a medical study published in Arthritis Care & Research this month, there is a link between the initial use of oral contraceptives and an increased risk of Lupus erythematosus . Because the ratio of women to men with the autoimmune disease is 9 to 1, and is seen to increase after puberty, scientists have thought for some time that there is...
  • Hearing Examinations to Begin in 3M Combat Arms Defective Earplugs Lawsuits
    Nov-19-20 Pensacola, FL  On October 20, the District Court for the Northern District of Florida issued a pre-trial order setting the requirements for the medical examinations of five service members who allege that they suffered hearing loss because of the 3M defective earplugs  that were standard military issue from 2003 to 2015. The Order sets out a sc...
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