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Anne Wallace

Anne WallaceAnne Wallace is a New York lawyer, currently living in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. She writes on legal and business issues and teaches at the college and professional level. Anne graduated from Fordham Law School and Wellesley College.


Deadly Onglyza Side Effects Set in Fast. Lawsuits Lumber On

February 25, 2018.
Pittsburgh, PA: Viola Chapman began taking Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR (Saxagliptin) to treat her type 2 diabetes in February 2015. By December, as her Onglyza lawsuit claims, those drugs had caused heart failure, congestive heart failure and cardiovascular injury.
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Worker Claims Employment Discrimination Based on her Asian Heritage

February 22, 2018.
Los Angeles, CA: Actually, Jennie Lam's California labor lawsuit calls out the owners of the Los Angeles Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel for race discrimination, harassment, whistleblower retaliation, age discrimination, wrongful termination and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Beverly Cohen, one of the owners, seems to have been particularly given to racist comments. But requiring an employee to work without rest or meal breaks in a 100-degree heated greenhouse or to use dangerous tools without training is also pretty bad.
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It's Alive! Class Action Lawsuit against Capital One Bank is Back On

February 18, 2018.
New York, NY Tawanna Roberts's excessive bank overdraft fees lawsuit had all the familiar hallmarks. She claimed that she had a positive balance at the time she made the transactions that triggered the penalties, and that those penalties were made worse by Capital One's practice of reordering transactions to maximize what it could charge.
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California Woman Slams J&J, Ethicon with 7-Count Physiomesh Lawsuit

February 15, 2018.
Los Angeles, CA: The Johnson & Johnson Ethicon surgical mesh lawsuits just keep on coming. On January 19, 2018, Sharon Smith filed a new Hernia Mesh lawsuit in the US District Court for the Central District of California.
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Minnesota Consumer Sues Capital One over 128 Bill Collector Robocalls to Cellular Phone

February 6, 2018.
Chaska, MN: By the middle of 2017, after more than 128 bill collector harassment calls Kristie Drigger had had enough. She sued Capital One Bank in Minnesota District Court, seeking at least $1,500 per telephone call made in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
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Childhood Asthma Risk Linked to Mother’s PPI Use during Pregnancy

February 5, 2018.
Washington, DC: As many as 80 percent of expectant mothers suffer from heartburn or acid indigestion during pregnancy. Until recently proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid, were thought to be both effective for mom and safe for baby.
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Are ER’s Cashing in on Upcoding?

February 3, 2018.
Washington, DC Since 2009 emergency room charges have jumped by as much as 85 percent. Are patients really sicker? Has the actual cost of care gone up that much? Are hospitals price-gouging? For both uninsured patients and those with big deductibles, the bottom line is the same – a gaping hole in the pocketbook.
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How to Think Like a Plaintiff in a Unum Lawsuit

January 24, 2018.
Richmond, VA Kimberly Stoddard had been receiving long term disability payments under her Unum disability insurance policy for more than ten years, so it was a shock when the plan reconsidered and stopped paying her.
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Lanzo Talcum Powder Mesothelioma Toxic Tort Trial Opens in New Jersey

January 22, 2018.
New Brunswick, NJ Next week the New Jersey Superior Court will hear opening arguments in Lanzo v. Cyprus Amex Minerals Co, the second Johnson & Johnson talcum powder mesothelioma case to go to trial. The first toxic tort lawsuit to allege a link between J&J’s talcum powder products and mesothelioma ended in a win for J&J. Another case involving Colgate-Palmolive’s Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder settled. There’s a lot riding on the outcome of Lanzo .
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Kmart settles healthcare fraud lawsuit for $32.3 million

January 20, 2018.
Washington, DC The Department of Justice announced that Kmart Corporation has agreed to pay $32.3 million ($59 million including state law issues) to settle a lawsuit that claims in-store pharmacies overbilled Medicare Part D, Medicaid, and TRICARE. The healthcare fraud scheme, which a Kmart pharmacist stumbled upon only when he had his own prescription filled, allegedly affected drug reimbursements in 46 states. The pharmacist was awarded $9.3 million under the whistleblower qui-tam provisions of the False Claims Act (FCA).
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