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  • 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...
  • California Court Approves Taylor Farms Wage and Hour Settlement
    Nov-25-20 Sacramento, CA On November 2, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California approved an agreement to settle Del Carmen Pena v. Taylor Farms Pacific Inc. The workers allege that Taylor Farms failed to pay them for time spent "donning and doffing" equipment; provide them with rest and meal breaks; and issue paychecks in a timel...
  • California Office Manager Need Not Arbitrate PAGA Claim
    Nov-24-20 Santa Ana, CA On October 26, California's Fourth District appellate court ruled that Enedina Aguirre does not have to arbitrate a claim she made against Prudential Overall Supply under the California Private Attorneys General Act. The California labor lawsuit affirms, once more, that the mandatory arbitration agreements, which many employees must s...
  • 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...
  • Navy Federal to Settle Overdraft Fees Lawsuit for $16 Million
    Nov-17-20 Alexandria, VA  The Eastern District of Virginia appears poised to approve a proposed settlement in a class action bank overdraft fees lawsuit  originally filed against Navy Federal Credit Union in 2019. Under the terms of the proposed settlement, checking account customers at Navy Federal who were overcharged will have a common fund of $16 mill...
  • PFAS & PFOA Water Contamination and Firefighter Lawsuits on the Rise
    Nov-6-20 Santa Clara, CA Townships and municipalities nationwide are filing environmental lawsuits against manufacturers such as Raytheon Technologies, Chemours, DuPont and 3M Co. for adding PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) into the water supply. These chemicals are allegedly toxic and have been linked to certain cancers. As well, former firefighters cont...
  • Zimmer Knee Replacement | Knee Implants | NexGen Knee - LawyersAndSettlements.com
    Since the Zimmer NexGen knee replacement system has been on the market, almost half a million people in the US alone have had Zimmer knee implants. However, the Zimmer knee replacement, namely the NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral component , has recently been linked to a variety of problems, from loosening of the implant to failure of the replacement knee,...
  • California Court Okays Chipotle Wage Lawsuit Deal
    Oct-29-20 San Francisco, CA On October 2, the Superior Court of California gave preliminary approval  to an agreement to settle Turley v. Chipotle Services, LLC. , a long-running California labor lawsuit . The workers argued that Chipotle's practice of understaffing caused them to miss meal and rest periods in violation of the California Labor Code. In a...
  • Court Greenlights Class Action Status for Home Depot 401k ERISA Lawsuit
    Oct-22-20 Atlanta, GA On September 21, the District Court for the Northern District of Georgia ruled that an ERISA lawsuit brought by participants in the Home Depot FutureBuilder 401(k) Plan against plan fiduciaries could proceed as a class action lawsuit. Pizarro v. The Home Depot is particularly notable for the number of participant who may be affected &ndas...
  • Google Worker Secrecy Agreements to face California Labor Lawsuit
    Oct-19-20 San Francisco, CA On September 21 the California Court of Appeals ruled that Google and Adecco USA, Inc., a staffing company, must face allegations that the confidentiality agreements required of all Google employees violate the California Labor Code . Among other remedies, Doe v. Google seeks penalties under the California Private Attorneys Gene...
  • CIGNA Denied Disability Lawsuit News and Legal Information
    Consumers who have CIGNA insurance may have been victims of CIGNA denied disability claims, in which CIGNA is accused of violating consumer protection laws. Recently, a regulatory settlement was announced with five states, settling claims that CIGNA' claims-handling procedures did not conform to required standards. CIGNA Insurance Cla...
  • California Farmworkers Compensated for Unpaid Rest Breaks
    Oct-8-20 San Joaquin, CA A group of farmworkers have finally been compensated after a California appeals court rejected their unpaid rest breaks--twice. The farm laborers first filed their California labor lawsuit  in 2009 against their employer; the case went to court in 2014 and plaintiffs appealed in 2016. Alfredo Sanchez and four other plaintiffs sued...
  • It’s “Your Money or Your Life” for Senior Workers
    Oct-2-20 Sacramento, CA  A nationwide flood of Covid-19-driven age discrimination lawsuits suggests that similar surge in California labor lawsuits  is imminent. A New York case may be a harbinger of things to come. In Kanyuk v. Shearman & Sterling, LLP , a 62-year-old employee was the first to be fired in a wave of Covid-19-related layoffs. The e...
  • California Refinery Workers Clinch $4.4 Settlement in Rest Break Lawsuit
    Sep-24-20 Los Angeles, CA On August 24, the District Court for the Central District of California gave final approval to a settlement under which ExxonMobil, PBF Energy Limited and Torrance Refining Company, LLC will pay a total of nearly $4.4 million to settle a class action lawsuit in which refinery workers claim that they were denied the paid rest breaks requir...
  • ERISA Lawsuit Targets ESOP Scam
    Sep-21-20 Wilmington, DE Set against the backdrop of California’s notorious water wars, the 1974 film “ Chinatown ,” focuses on the mysterious Evelyn, who must finally explain whether a young girl is her daughter or her sister. The awful truth unfolds. She is murdered – shot through the eye as her daughter or sister screams. Evelyn’s pr...
  • Surgical Stapler Lawsuit Information and Legal News
    Surgical stapler lawsuits aimed at medical device manufacturers claim that these defective surgical staplers have caused serious injuries—for many years: The majority of complications were concealed from the public by the FDA in a “hidden database” and have just recently been made public. Defective Surgical Staplers Surgical stap...
  • Workplace Sexual Harassment and Retaliation – Attorney Weighs In
    Sep-17-20 Manhattan, NY A sexual harassment and retaliation settlement was in the spotlight, this past July. It involved more than 25 construction workers who were subjected to physical assaults and other types of harassment , and some workers were retaliated against after complaining to supervisors. “It’s so important that these women supported and cor...
  • Benzene and Butadiene Lawsuit Help and Legal Information
    Benzene and butadiene are classed by various organizations as being human carcinogens, meaning they cause cancer or help cancer grow. Benzene side effects include benzene cancer, myelodysplastic syndrome and benzene leukemia, including acute myelogenous leukemia. Benzene lawsuits have been filed by experienced benzene lawyers against the manufacturers...
  • Two Circuit Courts to Decide whether Drivers-for-Hire Can Get their Day in Court
    Sep-13-20 San Francisco, CA  Two federal appeals courts have or will consider whether Lyft and GrubHub drivers are engaged in interstate commerce , and so exempt from the requirements of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). The California labor lawsuit . Rogers v. Lyft, Inc ., began as a dispute about the drivers’ lack of paid sick leave. The drivers&rs...
  • “Now is not the time to tinker with Injectafer labeling,” says Attorney
    Sep-2-20 West Palm Beach, FL Injectafer, an intravenous iron replacement drug, has recently caught the attention of researchers and the medical community, and in their wake, the legal community. Increasingly, researchers found that the benefits of Injectafer can be outweighed by the serious side effect of severely low phosphorus levels known as hypophosphatemia (...
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