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Ethicon Physiomesh Bellwether Trials to Start in September, 2019

March 30, 2018.
Atlanta, GA: Plaintiff Sharon Smith would be understandably buoyed by news that the surgical mesh lawsuit file currently housed in multi-district litigation in Georgia is moving forward, with the first bellwether trials expected for September of next year. While nearly 500 lawsuits are currently housed in the MDL, a continuing barrage of cases have lead observers to believe that thousands of lawsuits could wind up in the MDL by the time bellwether cases begin in 18 months’ time.
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How Will Passage of Save America’s Pastime Act Impact California Lawsuit?

March 27, 2018.
San Francisco, CA: A California unpaid wages lawsuit, that traces its origins to the Golden State in 2014 and held national implications after it was granted class action status appears all but dead after the US Congress included a statute in its omnibus spending bill signed into law last week. That statute, known as the ‘Save America’s Pastime Act,’ (SAPA) exempts minor league baseball players from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the protections the Act affords workers with regard to minimum wage and overtime.
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Unum: You Win Some, You Lose Some

March 26, 2018.
Grand Rapids, MI: While you rarely hear about it, the fact remains that in some cases an insurance company that denies an insured short, or long-term disability benefits sometimes gets it right. To wit, a federal magistrate in Michigan earlier this month determined that Unum Life Insurance Company of America was within its rights to discontinue disability benefits after two years, noting that the plaintiff's wrongly denied disability claims were not credible.
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Are Missed Contributions Considered Plan Assets Under ERISA?

March 22, 2018.
San Francisco, CA: An ERISA lawsuit that alleged fiduciary failings on the part of principles involved with Accuracy Glass & Mirror Co. Inc. (Accuracy) was lost when appellate justices with the Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court ruling that dismissed, in part, the pension plan lawsuit.
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The Feds Sue California over State Immigration Laws

March 22, 2018.
Los Angeles, CA: It is a well-known fact that the State of California is, and has remained progressive with regard to standing up for the rights of it undocumented workers. And with good reason: immigrants, including those who don’t necessarily have their papers account for 10 percent of the State’s workforce. Removing the undocumented worker from the equation would have a dramatic and negative impact on the California economy. The State’s defense of the undocumented worker, however, puts California in the crosshairs of the US Department of Justice (DOJ), which is now suing the State of California over its immigration policies.
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Plaintiff Blames Loss of his Lower Leg to Invokana Use

March 21, 2018.
Trenton, NJ: While a plaintiff having filed a recent Invokana lawsuit makes assertions pertaining to Invokana linked with cardiovascular injuries and kidney failure, it was the amputation of his right leg below the knee less than a year after starting on Invokana that ultimately prompted the plaintiff to move forward with his Invokana side effects lawsuit.
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Big Banks Don’t appear to be Getting the Message over Excessive Banking Fees

March 19, 2018.
Manhattan, NY: When the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals returned an excessive bank overdraft fees lawsuit to the originating lower US District Court for the District of Manhattan for further proceedings – thus reviving the proposed class action lawsuit – the defendant in the case was told its overdraft fee rules were ambiguous, amongst other rulings that put the plaintiffs and those similarly affected back into the drivers’ seat.
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Defective Airbag Deaths and Injuries Continue

March 17, 2018.
Oklahoma City, OK: With the revelation earlier this year that yet another victim of Takata airbag injuries had died, it’s instructive to look back at the case of Ashley Parham, widely believed as the first known victim of a defective airbag in 2009.
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California Labor Lawsuit Expected to Settle for $2 Million

March 14, 2018.
Los Angeles, CA: A California unpaid wages lawsuit that was originally filed in August, 2014 at Los Angeles before removal a year later to the US District Court for the Central District of California, may settle for $2 million if an agreement on the part of all parties in the class action meet with Court and judicial approval.
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A Tale of Two Unum Lawsuits

March 12, 2018.
Gibsonia, PA: Tucked in amongst a seemingly never-ending barrage of positivity stemming from the Unum camp with regard to investment, expansion and financial performance are the ever-lurking Unum insurance lawsuits alleging bad faith insurance and similar frustrations after an insurer that happily accepts monthly premiums suddenly does an about-face and pulls that plug when it comes time to pay up.
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