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  • $3M Settlement Proposed in Ormat Technologies Securities Class Action
    Los Angeles, CA: To all persons who purchased or otherwise acquired Ormat Technologies Inc securities between May 7 2008 and February 24, 2010, inclusive, who incurred damages (the "class"): You are hereby notified that this Class Action is pending and that a Settlement of it for Three Million One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($3,100,000) has been...
  • Whistleblower Lawsuit Leads to Nationwide Investigation
    May-30-09 Buffalo, NY A whistleblower lawsuit settlement not only cost the defendants involved significant coin, it saved the struggling US health care industry millions—and all thanks to two men who engaged in some conscience-clearing whistleblowing with backing from the Whistleblower Act. Craig Patrick and Chuck Bates were former employees of Kyphon...
  • Why Gadolinium is Dangerous--and Subsequent Lawsuits
    May-26-09 Washington, DC: Gadolinium is a rare earth element that is used in microwave applications; color TV tubes, synthetic gemstones, compact discs and computer memory are also manufactured using gadolinium. Nuclear marine propulsion systems use it as a burnable poison and it is even used to create emergency shut-down systems in some nuclear reactors. It is al...
  • Consumer Fraud Goes Up in a Down Economy
    May-17-09 New York, NY You know what they say—what goes up must come down. And when the economy goes through a downturn, what tends to come up is consumer fraud . When the economy sours, scammers tend to redouble their efforts. The Consumer Fraud Act provides a level of consumer protection against fraud artists bent on taking advantage of you. Since the econo...
  • Wal-Mart Accused of Workplace Discrimination
    May-14-09 Fresno, CA It may seem like a problem from decades ago, but workplace discrimination is allegedly still occurring. Discrimination lawsuits are frequently filed, claiming that the defendants discriminated against employees on the basis of race, age and/or gender. The good news is that there are laws designed to protect people from employee discrimination;...
  • Plaintiffs Get Settlement in Long Term Care Insurance Lawsuit
    May-14-09 Kansas City, MO Consumers who purchased long term care insurance are now fighting back against policies that they say are unfair and unreasonable. Some consumers are fighting back by filing long term care insurance lawsuits, alleging their insurance provider misled them or denied their claims on a questionable basis. Recently, 1 class action lawsuit, fil...
  • Settlement Reached in JP Morgan Chase HELOC Class Action Lawsuit
    New York, NY: A nationwide settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit claiming that JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. ("Chase") improperly suspended or reduced home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) based on its determination that the properties securing the HELOCs significantly declined in value. Entitled In Re: JP Morgan Chase Bank Home Equ...
  • JP Morgan Chase Agreed $280M Mortgage Backed Securities Settlement
    Los Angeles, CA: A $280 million preliminary settlement has been approved ending a mortgage-backed-securities consolidated class action which alleges JPMorgan Chase & Co. affiliates. misled investors into buying $36.8 billion worth of the investments. The preliminarily certified class could consist of more than 2,850 investors who purchased pass-t...
  • "On Call" Restrictions an Issue with California IT Overtime
    May-2-09 San Francisco, CA Alan works for a goliath IT company and he is often required to do 24/7 "on-call" shifts, but the company says they are not required to pay California IT Overtime . This similar rationale applies to just about any position related to information technology. However, Alan believes he is justifiably owed , overtime. " For the past two year...
  • ASL Reaches $12M Securities Class Action Settlement
    New York, NY: A $12 million preliminary settlement has been reached in the securities class action lawsuit pending against Assisted Living Concepts, Inc. and its former CEO. The ALS securities class action was filed by ALC shareholders in August 2012, alleging ALC issued false and misleading statements regarding the company' financials and its complia...
  • Racial Bias an Affront to Discrimination Law
    Apr-27-09 Poplar Bluff, MO Various examples of religious discrimination and the lawsuits that have ensued show the breadth and power of discrimination law. Religion discrimination holds no sway in a contemporary, educated and tolerant society. There are many examples of this, together with the reality that some discrimination takes the form of harassment. B...
  • Lucite and DuPont Fined for Pollution in Belle
    Apr-23-09 Belle, WV Two days before Earth Day this year, two giant corporations agreed to pay a combined $2 million in fines for polluting the air. Such activity is not only an affront to environmental law ; it also appears to be a corporate thumbing-of-the-nose at wise stewardship when it comes to environmental issues. Critics maintain that environment law deserve...
  • South Carolina Tax Firm Taken to Task by Texas
    Apr-20-09 North Charleston, SC When it comes to consumer fraud , you don't want to mess with the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Little wonder that Americans with issues relating to their taxes enlist the aid of experts to make sure that their numbers add up. The Consumer Fraud Act serves as consumer protection against entities that say one thing and deliver ano...
  • Stockbroker Arbitration Gives $40 Million Award
    Apr-17-09 Utica, NY Who says you cannot recover a lot of money through stockbroker arbitration ? People who think that, may just want to take a look at a recent ruling against Merrill Lynch. Turns out, those who believe their financial advisor is engaged in stock fraud or other evil misdoings with their money might just stand a chance of winning their case at arbit...
  • Thoughts on the Crash of Flight 3407 from Airline Captain Turned Aviation Disaster Attorney John Greaves
    Apr-16-09 Clarence Center, NY Ever since the tragic plane crash near Buffalo took 50 lives, there has been much speculation as to what could have caused the plane to fall out of the sky. Much of the focus has been on the role of icing in causing plane crashes. However, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is also examining other possible factors in the...
  • Citigroup Global Fined Over Auction-Rate Debacle
    Apr-15-09 Phoenix, AZ Long after the auction rate securities market dried up practically overnight, the fallout over the products and how they were sold continues. Auction rate securities were sold 'as good as cash,' but many an investor who went the auction rate route soon found out that things were not as they seemed. This week Citigroup Global Markets Inc. w...
  • $6M Settlement Reached in New United Motors Manufacturing Employment Class Action Lawsuit
    San Francisco, CA: A $6 million settlement was reached in California labor law class action lawsuit alleging discrimination and unfair dismissal. Brought by former employees of Freemont-based New United Motors Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI), California' last auto plant, the lawsuit, alleged that employees who were on disability at the time of the plant...
  • Three Days on Reglan, A Lifetime of Pain
    Apr-13-09 Osceola Mills, PA Patients who have suffered from Reglan side effects know how serious those complications can be. Now that a link has been found between Reglan and Tardive Dyskinesia, a black box warning has been ordered for the drug. However, that warning comes much too late for Tracy S., who says she was only on the drug for a couple of days but has s...
  • Female Farm Worker Harassment a Huge Problem
    Apr-10-09 San Francisco, CA Far from an emerging issue, harassment in the workplace has been around since the dawn of the industrialized world. And while the situation is improving, workplace harassment is an issue that just won't go away, even in the face of harassment law and a society that has little tolerance for harassment of any kind. And yet it continue...
  • $7.8 Billion Settlement Approved In BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Class Action Lawsuit
    New Orleans, LA: A $7.8 billion settlement against BP PLC has been approved by a federal judge, resolving economic and medical claims brought by more than 100,000 businesses and individuals who suffered from the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in April, 2010. According to the terms of the settlement, approved by US District Judge Carl Ba...
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