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  • When Deceased Donations to Alleged Medical Science Become Trafficking in Body Parts
    Chicago, IL: Illegal trafficking of body parts may be closer to home than many people want to believe. A mother in Chicago, who lost her 23-year old son to spindle cell sarcoma and subsequently donated his body to science, as he had instructed her, found out that several medical businesses had harvested and mishandled her son’s remains, possibly fo...
  • A Trio of Overtime Pay Disputes
    Apr-21-11 Norfolk, VA Overtime pay , together with the need for overtime, can be both a blessing and a curse depending upon the type of business involved. In the automotive sector and other industries that adhere to tight inventories, overtime is budgeted for and routinely employed. In other sectors, however, overtime is viewed as something to avoid at all costs...
  • Rantidine Recalls Stoke Zantac Cancer Lawsuits
    Feb-12-20 Washington, DC A cascade of recalls – by Sanofi, the manufacturer of Zantac and a collection of pharmacies that distribute the heartburn drug – is fuel to the fire of the Zantac cancer lawsuits now forming. Lawyers reportedly anticipate an explosion of Zantac lawsuits over the next several months. What should heartburn sufferers who have...
  • Five Indicted in Real Estate and Securities Fraud
    Feb-28-11 Jefferson City, MO A complicated securities fraud case involving real estate and home sales has landed five real estate and securities professionals in hot water. Real estate transactions and the sale and transfer of securities can be complex and challenging at the best of times as a separate entity. In this case, the actions of the five are alleged to...
  • Actos under Investigation in Texas
    Feb-25-11 Austin, TX Although Actos side effects have not been deemed serious enough to put strict limits on how the medication is used, Actos still reportedly has some severe side effects. Those side effects reportedly include a risk of Actos heart failure. Now, the maker of Actos diabetes medication has been asked to send in documents related to an investigati...
  • Carr Miller Ponzi Scheme: Did They Spend the Money on Themselves?
    Feb-7-11 Marlton, NJ Any individual who may have lost wealth in the Carr Miller Capital Ponzi Scheme would be displeased to know that while the investor was busy making an honest living and expecting modest returns from his investment, the accused co-conspirators were allegedly enjoying themselves at a luxury skybox at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jerse...
  • Vermont to Receive $136,000 Settlement in Paxil Side Effects Case
    Jan-29-11 Montpelier, VT Vermont's attorney general has announced that the state will receive $136,000 as part of a settlement with drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline over Paxil side effects allegations, among others. Attorney General William Sorrell said that the settlement comes after allegations that the drug company produced and sold four products with strength, p...
  • Equifax Data Breach Liability
    Washington, DC: Equifax Inc, is facing several lawsuits over its recent and enormous data breach, which affects nearly half of the population in the US. One of the largest data breaches in US history, the credit reporting agency only revealed in September that hackers had accessed about 143 million US consumers’ names, Social Security numb...
  • Predatory Lending, Mortgage Fraud in the Spotlight
    Dec-24-10 Washington, DC As tough a time as homeowners have in the current economy, it is heartbreaking to know that homeowners have even more to worry about with regard to the potential for mortgage fraud, by way of an inflated mortgage fee or predatory lending practices designed to squeeze every last dime out of a homeowner who can least afford to be taken to...
  • Employees May Work 6 Years Longer when Employer Skims Fees off the Top of 401k Plan
    Jan-22-20 Collingswood, NJ On November 5, former employee, Young Cho, filed a class action ERISA lawsuit (ERISA) in the District Court for the District of New Jersey alleging that fiduciaries of the Prudential Insurance Company 401k plan breached their duty to plan participants by selecting and managing investment options to benefit Prudential, rather than retirem...
  • $67M Settlement Reached in Mylan Antitrust Lawsuit
    Washington, DC: Mylan Pharmaceuticals and chemical companies Cambrex and Gyma Laboratories have been ordered to pay $67 million in fines to end the long-running antitrust lawsuit brought by Blue Cross. According to the allegations, Mylan had entered into exclusive licensing agreements with Cambrex and Gyma Laboratories, allowing Mylan to inflate pr...
  • FDA Weighs in Alere Recall and Potential for Skewed Results
    Dec-3-16 Washington, DC: On the heels of a published report in BMJ with regard to the Alere INRatio device, the Alere Recall and its impact on the clinical trial that eventually led to the approval of a major indication for Xarelto, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has weighed in, defending its support for Xarelto and the study results that led to the...
  • Makers of Avandia Sued by the State of Utah
    Dec-6-10 Salt Lake City, UT A lawsuit was recently filed against the makers of Avandia by the state of Utah over what the state's Office of the Attorney General calls misleading claims by GlaxoSmithKline that the Type 2 diabetes drug is a "wonder drug" when in fact, the allegations claim, Avandia increases the risk of heart attack and other serious cardiovascul...
  • Benicar Lawsuit Plaintiffs Attempt Motion for Summary Judgement
    Dec-2-16 Camden, NJ: A Benicar side effects lawsuit involving the manufacturers of Benicar olmesartan, identified as Daiichi Sankyo (Daiichi) and Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Forest) may have ended on a motion of summary judgement put forward by the plaintiffs. However, a judge with the US District Court in New Jersey ruled that documents cited by the plaintiff...
  • Checkbook Accounts: Unum Gets a Reality Check
    Sep-2-10 Washington, DC In 2008 the US First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Unum after three beneficiaries of an employer-sponsored plan sued the insurer when they were mailed checkbooks, arguing that their policies with Unum stated they would be paid "in one lump sum." According to the 8/6/10 edition of the Wall Street Journal Unum and plaintiffs law...
  • Alleged Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Not Reported to Victim's Family
    Aug-23-10 Hazard, KY An elderly resident of a nursing home in Kentucky was allegedly sexually assaulted on two separate occasions in 2009 by a male resident of the facility. The family of the woman at the receiving end of the alleged nursing home abuse was not told of the incidents. The Lexington Herald Leader reported earlier this month that the operator o...
  • Payday Loan Company Sued for 782 Percent Interest Rates
    Aug-12-10 Little Rock, AR Two online loan companies and their owners will have their day in court after the Attorney General of Arkansas accused the enterprises of providing illegal payday loans with interest rates far above what is allowable under state law. According to a report by the Associated Press (AP), contracts provided to the office of the Attorney...
  • California Workers File Class Action Lawsuit against Cannabis Companies
    Dec-10-19 San Francisco, CA On November 21, Casey Denning and Natalia Cole filed a lawsuit on behalf of themselves and similarly situated cannabis workers alleging that harvesting company Loud Buddha LLC and Pura Cali Management Corp, a cultivation contractor hired by Loud Buddha, violated provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the California labor code. T...
  • A Tale of Two Qui Tam Whistleblower Suits
    Jul-13-10 South Bend, IN So far the month of July has been financially lucrative for at least two and possibly more qui tam whistleblowers . The Office of the Attorney General of Indiana filed notice that it will join two whistleblowers' Medicaid fraud lawsuit, and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Federal Bureau of Investigation's Los Angeles Field Office annou...
  • A Tale of Two Bad Faith Insurance Lawsuits
    Sep-16-16 Philadelphia, PA: In somewhat of a ‘David and Goliath’ tale, two bad faith insurance lawsuits aptly demonstrate the mindset and motivations of insurance companies, regardless of whether they are dealing with individuals, corporations, or state governance. The individual here is Martha Holland, who has a bone to pick with Unum Life Insura...
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