Gordon Gibb is a writer, broadcaster and media specialist who has contributed to LawyersandSettlements.com 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.Follow Gordon on
May 23, 2017.
Detroit, MI: A showdown is brewing between retirees of Honeywell International Inc. and the company for whom they once worked, over health care benefits Honeywell is threatening to take way. The former unionized workers counter that ongoing healthcare benefits were part of their promised retirement packages and they are litigating their Michigan employment claim in Michigan court in an effort to save them.Read [ Showdown between Honeywell Inc. and Retirees Brewing in Michigan ]
May 22, 2017.
San Francisco, CA: An overtime pay laws suit filed a year ago March in a California federal court has been paused by a federal magistrate to allow for a ruling by the US Supreme Court. The ruling, on a separate case, could set precedence and determine whether, or not employees of SolarCity Corp. would be forced into arbitration to settle their claims.Read [ California Overtime Lawsuit Paused Pending Ruling by US Supreme Court ]
May 22, 2017.
Los Angeles, CA: A former executive with Black Entertainment Television (BET) in Los Angeles has filed an 18-count wrongful dismissal lawsuit against BET and parent company Viacom Inc. Amongst the allegations are charges of discrimination, gender bias and violations against the Family and Medical Leave Act.Read [ Former Television Executive Files Lawsuit, Alleges FMLA Violations et al ]
May 21, 2017.
Ivyland, PA: It was just about a year ago, on May 29 2016 that the Sunday Telegram of Massachusetts highlighted the trials and tribulations of a manufacturer and their endoscope cleaning machine. Custom Ultrasonics Inc., based in Ivyland PA., had been previously taken to task by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with regard to an endoscope cleaning machine tied to outbreaks of superbugs. The FDA, six months prior, had directed that all System 83 Plus cleaning machines manufactured by Custom Ultrasonics should be taken off the market out of a concern for public health and safety, as many an endoscope lawsuit will attest.Read [ Ongoing Efforts to Improve Endoscope Disinfection May not be Enough ]
May 20, 2017.
Washington, DC: Victims of state-sponsored terrorism have begun to receive compensation under the United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Act (USVSSTA), with payments flowing as of March of this year. While that’s good news for victims and their families harmed by such acts of terror, lawsuits continue to be filed by plaintiffs alleging that the playing field, as it were, is far from level.Read [ Payments Flowing to State Sponsored Terrorism Victims, but Lawsuits Continue ]
May 19, 2017.
Butler, PA: At one time a staple of the manufacturing industry, lead has evolved from a common product found in everything from paint to children’s toys, to a known toxin, and the source of lead paint poisoning and other injuries to the nervous system and beyond. Thus, there’s little surprise that concerned parents would turn to the courts when lead was found in the drinking water of an elementary school in Pennsylvania, but were not informed for months, or so it is alleged.Read [ Class Action Lawsuit Over Lead in School Drinking Water ]
May 18, 2017.
Washington, DC: An issue that looms even larger than that of Invokana linked with cardiovascular injuries and kidney failure is the potential for amputation associated with the diabetes drug. The issue first surfaced a year ago when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an alert after studying the results of two clinical trials, warning that users of Invokana and Invokamet were twice as likely to require amputations of appendages, or limbs.Read [ Invokana to Get Black-Box Warning over Amputation Risk ]
May 17, 2017.
Oakland, CA: As the major league baseball season continues to roll along, a wage & hour lawsuit against Major League Baseball brought by minor leaguers over rates of pay and other issues continues to traverse a rocky path akin to the bases loaded in the 9th, with nobody out in a tie game and you’re the team pitching…Read [ California Wage & Hour Lawsuit Against MLB in Rain Delay ]
May 17, 2017.
New York, NY: An Eliquis lawsuit that is one of several consolidated in multidistrict litigation (In Re: Eliquis (apixaban) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2754, before the US Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation) alleging that the blood thinner is a dangerous drug with no available antidote, translated to a loss for the plaintiffs on the heels of an 85-page opinion that suggest federal laws prevented the defendants from updating the Eliquis label.Read [ Eliquis Lawsuit Reveals Manufacturers Face Restrictions on Label Changes ]
May 15, 2017.
Richmond, VA: A transvaginal mesh lawsuit against mesh manufacturer Boston Scientific has been dismissed by an appellate panel, agreeing with a lower court’s ruling that plaintiff Martha Carlson could not adequately prove that Boston Scientific Corp. (Boston Scientific) failed to warn about the potential risks associated with their TVM product. The Fourth Circuit also concluded that Carlson did not adequately prove that she and her doctor didn’t know about the potential risks.Read [ Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Tossed on Appeal ]