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  • Credit Union of New Jersey Hit with Excessive Overdraft Fees Lawsuit
    Apr-6-21 Camden, NJ  Laronda Hickmond filed a bank overdraft fees lawsuit against Credit Union of New Jersey in New Jersey District Court on March 17. Hickmond v. Credit Union of New Jersey alleges that the credit union repeatedly charged Ms. Hickmond $30 overdraft fees even though, according to the monthly account statements prepared by the credit union,...
  • Dow Jones & Co. Contract Dispute Settlement
    Market Data Corp. and Cantor Fitzgerald Securities have been in a longstanding contract dispute regarding guaranteed obligations. In 1998, Dow Jones sold Telerate to Bridge Information Systems. Telerate had used data supplied from Cantor Fitzgerald and Market Data and Dow Jones had retained its guarantee of payments under certain circumstances. Dow Jone...
  • Privacy Violation Lawsuit News and Legal Information
    More and more companies face lawsuits alleging their actions or negligence have compromised people's privacy. This privacy invasion can occur through internet data breaches , misuse of targeted advertising, or illegal monitoring of private communications. Even when purchases are made in person, there is a possibility of a breach of privacy if the retaile...
  • Blood Pressure Medication Micardis May Pose Cancer Risk
    Chicago, IL: A new study published in the journal Lancet Oncology, is reporting the potential for increased risk for cancer associated with the use of the blood pressure medication Micardis (telmisartan), an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) made by Boehringer Ingelheim. According to a report on Reuters.com, Dr. Ilke Sipahi and colleagues from Ca...
  • Data Breach Lawsuit Information and Legal News
    A data breach occurs when sensitive information collected (and sometimes stored) by a company is made vulnerable by someone illegally accessing that information. Information breaches can occur in a number of ways, but generally involve computer hackers or computer theft, followed by unlawful access to customer or client information. This sometimes resul...
  • The Debate Over the Cost of Cyber Theft
    Feb-7-14 Vancouver, BC The cyber-crime underworld is a shadowy place. Exactly what happens to the information when it slips out of the hands of trusted proprietors in a data breach event or in the case of privacy violation is not always predictable, but cyber security experts have a pretty good idea what’s going out there. “There are so many inse...
  • SAG-AFTRA Health Plan Dumps Oldest Participants
    Jan-8-21 Los Angeles, CA On December 1, 91-year-old actor Ed Asner and nine other participants in the Screen Actors Guild-Producers Health Plan filed a class action ERISA lawsuit against the SAG-AFTRA Health Fund and Trustees of the Plan. The early coverage of the lawsuit focuses on what appears to be age discrimination against veteran actors, many of whom s...
  • Preliminary $3.75 Settlement Reached in We Vibe Smart Vibrator Wire Tap Class Action
    Santa Clara, CA: A $3.75 million settlement has been reached potentially ending a wire tap class action brought against the manufacturer of an internet-connected vibrator. The federal lawsuit alleged that Standard Innovation, makers of the We-Vibe Smart Vibrator, improperly tracked customers’ use of the sex toy, including which settings were...
  • Antibiotics Linked with Type 2 Diabetes
    Santa Clara, CA: According to data from a new Danish study, people who develop type-2 diabetes used significantly more antibiotics than people without the disease. This held true among the group with diabetes even fifteen years prior to being diagnosed. Published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, the results show that type-...
  • Consumers Count on Corporations to Keep Their Data Secure
    Mar-23-15 Washington, DC The $10 million preliminary settlement announced last week in the 2013 Target data breach , together with preceding settlements tied to prior data breaches affecting other retailers and organizations, signals corporate America’s willingness to settle in view of continuing thefts of and threats to a consumer’s personal informat...
  • Propecia Side Effects, Propecia Sexual Dysfunction, Propecia Lawsuit, Proscar and Propecia Help
    Lawsuits have been filed against Merck & Co. alleging serious Propecia side effects including Propecia sexual dysfunction and other Propecia side effects in men . Among allegations in the most recent Propecia lawsuit are that Propecia (Finasteride) can cause anxiety attacks and insomnia. Plaintiffs allege that Propecia long term side effects, suc...
  • Sony Attempts to Toss Data Breach Lawsuits
    Feb-12-15 Los Angeles, CA The massive data breach that brought Sony to a public relations waterloo in the weeks leading up to Christmas last year (and ironically, in its wake, creating an unexpected public awareness coup for its new movie, The Interview ) is already percolating through the courts with a bid to consolidate six federal class actions. A seventh pr...
  • 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...
  • “Abysmal” or “Too Conservative”? Supermarket ERISA Lawsuit to Settle for $17.5 Million
    Dec-14-20 Boston, MA   Toomey v. DeMoulas Super Markets, Inc. , a class action ERISA lawsuit  filed in the Massachusetts District Court in 2019, will settle for $17.5 million and prospective changes to the plan’s investment strategy, pending the court’s final approval in April 2021. While ERISA industry advisors have characterized the DeMoul...
  • Birse Citibank Breach of Contract Settlement
    Citibank had a contract with the company related to a new data centre facility in London, England. In December 2001, Birse terminated the contract even though the project was almost 90% completed. The two companies have been in litigation for over four years. Birse has agreed to pay Citibank a £3.2 million settlement for breach of contract. (Nov-02-05)...
  • Looks like New Jersey hosts Elmiron MDL
    Oct-20-20 Newark, NJ It’s a toss-up: whether to send 80 Elmiron vision loss lawsuits to Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Currently the latter seems to be the best bet. Lawyers have so far filed 80 Elmiron lawsuits and they anticipate hundreds more. Plaintiffs are rooting for the Garden State. On September 23, plaintiffs urged the Judicial Panel on Multidistric...
  • Monsanto Facing Lawsuits over Alleged Roundup Cancer Connection
    Santa Clara, CA: Legal investigations have been initiated into a growing number of claims against Monsanto, a multinational agrochemical manufacturer, alleging one of the components in its herbicide product Roundup causes cancer. Reports indicate that several consumers have developed cancer as a result of coming into contact with Roundup, and tw...
  • Harvoni Controversy Continues
    Jul-21-15 Washington, DC Lawsuits have been filed against the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and insurers, alleging patients have been unfairly restricted access to Harvoni , putting them at risk of serious health problems. While those lawsuits gather momentum, news has emerged that Gilead Sciences, maker of Harvoni, has now restricted access to its hepati...
  • Securities Class Action Lawsuits - Securities Fraud, Mutual Fund Losses - LawyersAndSettlements.com
    Securities fraud , also known as stock fraud or investment fraud, is an illegal practice designed to convince investors to buy or sell stocks or securities on the basis of false information. This false information includes inaccurate statements about a company's status or omissions regarding facts that could affect stock value. Victims of stock investmen...
  • 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...
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