Lawyers and Settlements

Anne Borden

A contributing legal writer for LawyersandSettlements.com in 2007, Anne Borden covered personal injury lawsuits that centered on pharmaceutical adverse events as well as consumer protection litigation.


Workers Denied Overtime Take it to the Courts -- and Win

August 29, 2007.
Chicago, IL: In their rush to increase profits, CEOs often agree to "downsizing," "smartcizing" and other measures designed to squeeze as much labor out of their workforce as humanly possible, at the lowest cost. Too often, this involves denying workers overtime pay.
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Lawmakers Respond to Mattel Toy Recalls: Senate Committee Hearings Set for September 19

August 29, 2007.
Washington, DC: The U.S. House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection has scheduled a September 19 hearing to develop new initiatives to protect U.S. children from toys, jewelry and other imported products contaminated with lead paint.
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More Children's Toys Recalled as Protection Agency's Funding Cut

August 28, 2007.
Washington, DC: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that Mattel has received more than 400 reports of magnets coming loose in products such as Polly Pocket, Doggie Day Care, Barbie & Tanner, Batman and "Sarge" Die Cast toy cars.
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10 Years After Mayo Clinic Study, New PPH Findings Among Fen-Phen Users

August 27, 2007.
Madison, NJ: Ten years after the Mayo Clinic study that lead to the recall of the diet drug fen phen, more and more cases of primary pulmonary hypertension are emerging in former fen phen users, and lawsuits are on the rise.
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Oxycontin: A Recovering Addict Speaks Out

August 26, 2007.
Vancouver, BC "At first it just made me feel better, painwise," says Richard Dorn (not his real name). "but after a while I had to have it." Lawsuits across the country are alleging that OxyContin's maker knew or ought to have known that ingesting Oxycontin leads to drug dependency and addiction.
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Ketek Scandal Shows Need for "Complete Overhaul" at FDA

August 25, 2007.
Washington, DC Physicians and senate investigators are calling for a major overhaul in the drug regulation process at the US Food and Drug Administration, based on the recent scandal involving approvals for the antibiotic Ketek.
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Snus: Big Tobacco's "Smokeless" Drug is Linked to Mouth Cancer

August 22, 2007.
Washington, DC "Snus", a Swedish type of smokeless tobacco, appears to be Big Tobacco's latest effort to recruit young Americans into a life of addiction and health risks.
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Dilantin and SJS: Victims are at "Significant Risk"

August 22, 2007.
Baltimore, MD It took doctors nearly a week to diagnose Samantha G. with Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS), the potentially deadly skin disease. Because there is no official reporting structure for the syndrome in relation to drug interactions, many doctors initially miss (and misdiagnose) SJS, and may not even discontinue the medication, such as Dilantin, that is associated with it.
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Pollution Watchdog: Public Beach Pollution Worse in 2007

August 16, 2007.
Buffalo, NY The Natural Resource Defense Council has published its annual list of the best--and worst--public beaches in the US, with findings that shoreline pollution has gotten worse. This pollution can make swimmers sick and lead to long-term problems for local residents and ecosystems.
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Factory Farms: Air Pollution and the Threat of Bird Flu

August 15, 2007.
Little Rock, AK As neighbors of factory farms continue to file lawsuits claiming asthma and other illnesses, some experts are documenting another public health threat: bird flu.
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