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  • Dental Malpractice - Dentist Malpractice, Dental Malpractice Lawyers
    Dental Malpractice generally refers to an injury caused by a negligent dentist. Any kind of negligence or poor quality dentistry can be defined as dentist malpractice , which could result in a dental malpractice lawsuit. Dental malpractice lawyers can determine whether you have a dental malpractice claim. Dental Malpractice Negligence a...
  • Tidy Little Payday for Qui Tam Whistleblower
    Jun-15-10 Washington, DC A qui tam whistleblower recently collected $176,000 as her share of the settlement after filing a lawsuit against Cochlear Americas on behalf of the federal government. In 2004 Brenda March brought the lawsuit against the implant manufacturer for allegedly paying illegal remuneration to health care providers in an effort to induce purcha...
  • ESPN Facing Wrongful Termination Lawsuit from Former Production
    Jun-15-10 Hartford, CT ESPN is facing a wrongful termination lawsuit from a former production assistant after a sex scandal with Major League Baseball commentator Steve Phillips led to her dismissal from the sports network. Brooke Hundley alleges that ESPN was willing to end its internal investigation of the incident after she and Phillips agreed to resolve t...
  • Charter Shells Out $18 Million to Settle California Overtime Suit
    Jun-15-10 St. Louis, MO Charter Communications has agreed to pay a total of $18 million to settle a wage and hour class action lawsuit stemming from allegations that the company failed to properly compensate overtime pay in California , Missouri, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Nevada, Washington, Oregon and Nebraska. The suit, which covered both current and fo...
  • The Hartford Reaches Preliminary $72M Settlement in Fraud Class Action
    New Haven CT: A preliminary settlement has been approved by a federal judge in a class action lawsuit brought by more than 21,000 plaintiffs alleging fraud against Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. The suit alleged that Hartford defrauded people who made claims by deducting up to 15 percent of the value of a claim settlement through undiscl...
  • Class Action Against The Hartford Negotiates $72.5M Settlement
    Preliminary approval has been granted by the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut of a $72.5 million dollar settlement between The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. and a class of more that 21,000 members who had previously settled personal injury and workers' compensation claims with The Hartford's property and casualty company. Th...
  • Whistleblowers Reap Rewards from Qui Tam Lawsuits
    Jun-9-10 Washington, DC Recently, a number of pharmaceutical representatives have reaped huge rewards from qui tam whistleblower lawsuits. There are financial incentives for both good and bad pharmaceutical representatives—some manufacturers encourage and reward their (bad) reps with big bonuses if they promote drugs off-label—but selling drugs off-...
  • Helicopter Crash Kills Two, while Victims of Another Settle Lawsuits
    Jun-8-10 Midlothian, TX A helicopter crash involving an air ambulance claimed two lives earlier this month. It could have been worse: The helicopter was in the midst of a test flight and was carrying no patients. The Forth Worth Star-Telegram reported on Thursday that a Bell 222U helicopter recently acquired by CareFlite was on a maintenance flight on June...
  • Erbs Palsy Birth Injury - Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice - LawyersAndSettlements.com
    Erb's Palsy is a paralysis of the arm caused by injury to the upper group of the arm's main nerves (specifically, spinal roots C5-C7 ) in the brachial plexus. It is almost always a birth injury , which could result from an abnormal or difficult childbirth or labor. It can also be a result of medical malpractice , such as excessive pulling on the...
  • More Avandia Lawsuits Settled
    Jun-2-10 Philadelphia, PA Reuters reported yesterday that GlaxoSmithKline has settled additional Avandia lawsuits . The lawsuits alleged that GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of Avandia, failed to adequately warn patients about the risk of serious side effects. A GlaxoSmithKline spokesperson announced the settlement on June 1, 2010, but did not give further detail...
  • US Justice Department Intervenes in Qui Tam Whistleblower Lawsuit
    Jun-1-10 Washington, DC Under the auspices of the federal Whistleblower Act and provisions of the False Claims Act, a qui tam whistleblower who launches litigation on behalf of the government is entitled to a percentage of any damage award collected on behalf of the government. Such a lawsuit has been filed against Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR), Panalpina and...
  • Abercrombie & Fitch Agrees $12M Settlement in Securities Class Action
    New York, NY: Abercrombie & Fitch Co, has reportedly settled a securities class action brought by shareholders who alleged that the company's stock price declined in the summer of 2005 due to misstatements from the clothing retailer. According to media reports, the company has agreed to a settlement of $12 million. The suit was brought on behalf of an...
  • $4M Settlement Agreed with Wal-Mart in Oregon Wages and Hour Class Action
    Salem, OR: Wal-mart has agreed a $4 million settlement in a wage and hour class action brought against the retailer by 28,000 former employees. The class action began nearly five years ago and was a merger of two earlier lawsuits. The suit alleged that the Arkansas-based company violated Oregon's wage and hour laws. Reportedly, Wal-Mart has agreed to...
  • Roche Reaches Pretrial Settlement for Lawsuit over Accutane Side Effects
    May-26-10 Nutley, New Jersey International pharmaceutical manufacturer Roche, the makers of Accutane , have reached a pretrial settlement in a 2003 lawsuit stemming from the purported link between the acne medication and serious bowel conditions. Acne sufferer Jason Peipert filed a claim against the drug maker in 2003 after he began to suffer bouts of bowel pa...
  • Jury Awards $1Million Settlement In Medical Malpractice
    Kings County, NY: The family of a 63-year old man, who filed a medical malpractice suit on behalf of their deceased father, were recently awarded $1 million by a jury after a six day trial. The suit alleged that the father of seven, who had undergone quadruple bypass surgery and was subsequently placed in a telemetry unit and had his hear monitor...
  • Hospitals Named in Qui Tam Lawsuit Pay $9.4 Million in Medicare Fraud Settlements
    May-25-10 Washington, D.C. Nine hospitals in seven states, many of which were named in a 2008 qui tam lawsuit , will pay a combined total of $9.4 million in settlement money for a whistleblower suit alleging that the healthcare providers committed Medicare fraud. In an official statement from the US Department of Justice, the hospitals are accused of keeping p...
  • $4M Preliminary Settlement Reached with Polo Ralph Lauren Employees
    San Francisco, CA: A $4 million settlement has been preliminarily approved by a federal judge, which could end a wage and hour class action brought against Polo Ralph Lauren by 6,700 former California employees. The four-year old lawsuit alleges that the high-end fashion retailer denied employees rest breaks and contained them for as long as 30 m...
  • Employment Discrimination Suit Settled for $2.5 Million
    Minneapolis, MN: A tentative settlement is set to be approved in a discrimination class action brought by Latino employees against Mulcahy Inc., a major commercial construction company. The suit alleges that the construction company and its owner, Gary Mulcahy, discriminated against the workers based on their race and national origin, paying them l...
  • Two Sites Resign from Avandia TIDE Clinical Trial
    May-23-10 Winston-Salem, NC While the makers of Avandia continue to defend their product against allegations of heart attack, liver failure and other adverse effects, a clinical trial designed to determine the safety and efficacy of Avandia once and for all is going through some turbulent waters. In the meantime, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will ho...
  • Health Care Fraud Qui Tam Lawsuits Net Millions for Whistleblowers
    May-20-10 Washington, DC As the federal government recoups billions of dollars from fraudulent healthcare providers, so do whistleblowers who have filed qui tam lawsuits . According to the New England Journal of Medicine on 5/13/10, 90 percent of health care fraud cases are currently qui tam actions initiated by whistleblowers on behalf of the government. From...
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