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Gordon Gibb

Gordon GibbGordon Gibb is a writer, broadcaster and media specialist who has contributed since 2007. His specialty is getting to the heart of an issue quickly, and complex subjects are more easily understood in his hands. His work has appeared in major international magazines and newspapers, and his two books on Nobel Peace Prize winner Lester B. Pearson were published in 2006 and 2015 respectively. A book of essays and newspaper columns entitled ‘Gibberish: Tall Tales and Domestic Disasters from Beyond the Microphone’ was released in 2014. A novel, ‘The Fifth Season,’ is due in 2016. When not writing and producing his daily radio program, Gordon operates a voiceover studio at www.GordonGibb.com and runs an oldies music channel at www.yourKawarthaOLDIES.com.

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First Bard IVC Filter Bellwether Lawsuit Gearing Up for March

February 18, 2018.
Phoenix, AZ: With the scheduled start of the first Bard IVC filter bellwether trial set for next month, all eyes will be on the outcome to gauge how the remaining bellwether cases might fare, and ultimately what general direction the remaining 3,500 cases in C.R. Bard multidistrict litigation may wind up taking.
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Plaintiff Settles with Bank of America Corp. NA at the Eleventh Hour

February 16, 2018.
Los Angeles, CA: A California labor lawsuit alleging wrongful dismissal and defamation was quietly settled earlier this week at the 11th hour after a jury had awarded damages to the plaintiff, but had yet to settle on punitive damages. While having awarded punitive damages in the case on Tuesday February 13, 2018, the jury recessed for the day with plans to deliberate the amount of punitive damages once reconvened. Late in the night on February 13, the two parties reached a confidential settlement, ending the dispute.
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Plaintiffs Litigating ERISA Lawsuit v. Oracle Corp. Achieve Class Action Status

February 15, 2018.
Denver, CO: An ERISA lawsuit that had its beginnings in 2016 has been granted class action status in a certification that could benefit tens of thousands of class members. At issue are allegations that fiduciaries acting on behalf of defendant Oracle Corp. failed to uphold their fiduciary duties by investing in funds and other investments that failed to maintain the best interests of 401(k) Plan members and other investors, at heart.
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EPA Now Says Monsanto Roundup 'Likely' Does Not Cause Cancer, Debate Continues

February 15, 2018.
Washington, DC: There is little doubt that the cloud which has been lingering for some time over Monsanto Roundup, billed as one of the most popular herbicides on the globe, remains controversial over continuing debate that Monsanto Roundup causes cancer: and specifically, the active ingredient known as glyphosate.
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Former Employee of California Hair Care Company Sues for Harassment

February 14, 2018.
Los Angeles, CA: Another well-known name has been hit with a harassment and discrimination lawsuit after the co-owner of a hair-care company based in California has been accused of sexual harassment. The charges are allegations only and have yet to be proven in a court of law. However, the harassment lawsuit follows in the wake of the #metoo movement that continues to gain momentum across North America.
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Diagnosed with Lyme Disease, Plaintiff is Denied by Unum Disability Insurance

February 14, 2018.
San Diego, CA: A medical professional who could no longer fulfill the functions of her occupation due to a diagnosis of Lyme disease, had her long term disability benefits claim denied by her LTD provider. Plaintiff Laura Wakil holds that Unum unfairly denied her LTD benefits that were rightfully hers' according to the terms of her policy, and she is taking the insurer to court after filing an Unum lawsuit in an attempt to achieve benefits resulting from her disability.
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Unum Sued for Denial of Disability Benefits

February 12, 2018.
Atlanta, GA: There is little doubt that wrongly denied disability claims tend to make more noise than claims that are approved and duly paid. Such is the case with a denied disability claim that is the subject of a lawsuit against insurance provider Unum.
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Xarelto Verdict for the Plaintiff Overturned in Bellwether Case

February 11, 2018.
Philadelphia, PA: A jury verdict in favor of the plaintiff in a bellwether Xarelto lawsuit that was in danger of being overturned was, indeed tossed - but not for reasons that had been previously speculated.
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The FDA Warning Letter RE: St. Jude ICD Batteries One Year Later

February 10, 2018.
Sylmar, CA: We will soon be coming up to the one-year anniversary of the receipt by Abbott Laboratories of a scathing warning letter by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). At issue were various allegations and findings of non-compliance and failures to maintain good manufacturing practices determined during an inspection of its facility in Sylmar, California. Of interest to litigants bringing St. Jude ICD and CRT-D device lawsuits, are findings of non-conformity with regard to its cardiac defibrillator line - namely its Fortify, Unify, Assura and Quadra devices.
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California Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Filed Against Resort in Napa Valley

February 8, 2018.
Napa Valley, CA: A wrongful termination lawsuit brought against a California resort is turning into a case of "he said, she said" in the early stages: the plaintiff suggesting he was fired from his job, while a public relations firm representing the defendant maintains the plaintiff resigned from his job voluntarily after attempts to renegotiate his terms of employment proved unsuccessful.
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