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
March 28, 2017.
Los Angeles, CA: An update now on the California wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former ESPN tennis commentator allegedly fired from his position with the network over the use of a word plaintiff Doug Adler claims he never used.Read [ ‘Guerrilla’ Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Heads Back to State Court ]
March 27, 2017.
New York, NY: This August we’ll be coming up to the one-year anniversary of an Eliquis lawsuit filed by Rhonda and James Hancock against Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Inc. The New York couple alleges that apixaban (Eliquis) has been linked to excessive bleeding and other life-threatening conditions, and that the manufacturers failed to disclose Eliquis side effects.Read [ Plaintiff Asserts Eliquis Side Effects Left her with Permanent Injuries ]
March 27, 2017.
Santa Barbara, CA: An exotic dancer who claims to have received no compensation of any kind from the owners of the gentleman’s club for whom she briefly worked, has filed a putative class action lawsuit in a California court alleging violations of state overtime pay laws, and similar violations against the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).Read [ Former Exotic Dancer Launches California Overtime Lawsuit ]
March 25, 2017.
Indianapolis, IN: At least two additional lawsuits with regard to allegedly defective IVC filters have been filed in the month of March against Cook Medical Inc., one of the primary manufacturers of the inferior vena cava filter along with competitors such as C.R. Bard. There are likely more, as presently in excess of 3,000 IVC filter lawsuits are consolidated in multidistrict litigation.Read [ Allegedly Defective IVC Filters Not a New Problem ]
March 24, 2017.
Los Angeles, CA: A proposed settlement worth $2.2 million that would have put an end to a compliance lawsuit against Google Inc. has been scuppered after a judge in a California court struck down the settlement. US District Judge Lucy Koh indicated in her ruling that the benefits to the class derived from the settlement were “difficult to understand.”Read [ Compliance Lawsuit Settlement Sent Back to the Drawing Board ]
March 23, 2017.
Oakland, CA: A California labor law class action involving minor league players with Major League Baseball (MLB) but housed in the Golden state remains at play with an appeal launched by MLB challenging a recent ruling by a California judge granting preliminary approval to the class.Read [ Major League Baseball Fights Back in California Courtroom ]
March 22, 2017.
Denver, CO: The issue has been reverberating through the courts for some time, but now a Colorado employment law complaint is one step closer to resolution with news that a preliminary approval has been granted for a proposed settlement valued at $1.65 million. The defendant is CorePower Yoga, a franchise with headquarters in Colorado.Read [ Yoga Enterprise Headquartered in Colorado Facing Lawsuit, Tentative Settlement ]
March 21, 2017.
Washington, DC: In a move that would provide little cheer for any patient either infected, or concerned about potential infection from endoscope infection, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in January updated the safety information for a product from Pentax Medical, and the potential for increased risk of infection.Read [ Pentax targeted by FDA Safety Update in January ]
March 21, 2017.
New Orleans, LA: It didn’t matter that a $502 million defective hip implant lawsuit verdict that went against DePuy Orthopaedics (DePuy) and its parent company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) was slashed to $150 million in observance of a Texas state cap: the defendants are appealing anyway. The verdict was brought last year in the second bellwether trial in a massive multidistrict litigation alleging hip replacement implant failure related to DePuy hip implants.Read [ Despite Steep Reduction in Award, Plaintiff’s Defective Hip Implant Verdict Appealed ]
March 20, 2017.
Philadelphia, PA: A Risperdal lawsuit that alleged the growth of male breast tissue (Risperdal gynecomastia) suffered by the plaintiff was stopped dead in its tracks before a trial reached the verdict stage after a Pennsylvania judge determined that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its Risperdal unit, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Janssen) had not failed to adequately warn about gynecomastia risk as the plaintiff had asserted, thus pulling the rug out from under the lawsuit.Read [ Recent Risperdal Lawsuit Tossed, Plaintiffs Plan to Appeal ]