Deb Hipp is a freelance writer who lives in Kansas City, Missouri. Deb is a journalist and former investigative reporter for New Times media and also worked as a courthouse reporter covering civil lawsuits for Courthouse News Service. She writes about a wide range of topics including legal, personal finance, real estate, moving, lifestyle and health and wellness. When Deb isn’t writing for us, she’s hanging out with her rescue dogs at the dog park, traveling or cheering on the Kansas City Royals to their next World Series win.
July 19, 2017.
Washington, DC: A consumer protection report has found a correlation between the banks that customers complain about most and the amount of revenue from overdraft fees and insufficient funds (NSF) those banks collect.Read [ Study Finds Consumers Complain Most About Banks With Highest Overdraft Fee Revenue ]
July 18, 2017.
New Orleans, LA: Plaintiffs in a Louisiana multidistrict Taxotere litigation have asked the court to remand several cases back to state courts.Read [ Taxotere Multidistrict Litigation May Remand Some Cases to State Courts ]
July 15, 2017.
Miami, FL: Four auto manufacturers have agreed to compensate owners of vehicles with recalled Takata airbags in a proposed class action settlement worth $553 million.Read [ Automakers Agree to Compensate Takata Airbag Recall Consumers ]
July 13, 2017.
St. Louis, MO: A June 2017 Supreme Court ruling may hurt Missouri lawsuit claims alleging that Johnson & Johnson's talcum products caused ovarian cancer in women who used Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder or Shower to Shower for personal hygiene.Read [ Supreme Court Ruling May Affect Talcum Powder Lawsuit Claims ]
July 12, 2017.
Detroit, Michigan: Even though a federal judge granted approval of a $6.5 million settlement in a labor violations class action involving Deja Vu nightclubs, payment to class members will be delayed until the appeal is resolved.Read [ Appeal Could Delay Deja Vu Club Class Action Settlement Payments ]
July 12, 2017.
San Diego, CA: The parties in a class action against Citibank for alleged Telephone Consumer Protection Act violations have reached a settlement in the lawsuit.Read [ Settlement Reached in Citibank Robocall Proposed Class Action ]
July 7, 2017.
St. Louis, MO: A new study suggests that some popular heartburn drugs known as proton pump inhibitors are associated with a higher risk of death.Read [ New Study Suggests Popular Heartburn Drugs Associated With a Higher Risk of Death ]
July 3, 2017.
Philadelphia, PA: A federal judge will allow a hip implant lawsuit related to a Stryker hip implant system to continue after she dismissed two of the plaintiff's claims but allowed a manufacturing defect claim to remain.Read [ Federal Judge Allows Hip Implant Lawsuit to Move Forward ]