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  • Two Prempro Trials, Two Different Outcomes
    Two Prempro Trials, Two Different Outcomes
    March 2, 2010

    Philadelphia, PA More than 8000 lawsuits have been filed against pharmaceutical company Wyeth, a unit of Pfizer Inc., claiming that its hormone-replacement drug Prempro puts women at risk for breast cancer.

  • Google Accused of Unfair Business Tactics
    Google Accused of Unfair Business Tactics
    February 27, 2010

    BRUSSELS There are those who claim that Google isn't playing fair. In the UK, the British price comparison website Foundem has accused Google of unfair business tactics, and various online French and German companies have also cited Google for using its role as the dominant search engine to squeeze potential competitors and steer internet users towards Google products.

  • FDA Reviews Avandia Safety Data
    FDA Reviews Avandia Safety Data
    February 25, 2010

    Washington, DC The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing data from a long-term study regarding Avandia. The study, nicknamed RECORD (Rosiglitazone Evaluated for Cardiovascular Outcomes and Regulation of Glycemia in Diabetes), was designed to evaluate how safe rosiglitazone (Avandia) is for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

  •  Toyota Misled the Public, Federal Panel Says
    Toyota Misled the Public, Federal Panel Says
    February 22, 2010

    Washington DC Democrats sitting on the House Energy and Commerce Committee have said that Toyota too quickly dismissed the idea that computer issues are at the heart of Toyota's troubles with defective vehicles and recalls. The House panel concluded that the car manufacturer relied on data from a flawed engineering study, the New York Times reports.

  • More Multiple Sclerosis Drug Tysabri Warnings
    More Multiple Sclerosis Drug Tysabri Warnings
    February 6, 2010

    Washington, DC US health officials have warned that the multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri (generic name natalizumab) can potentially cause a fatal brain disorder and the risk is greater as patients receive more infusions.

  • Honda Recalls Vehicles for Potential Fire Hazard
    Honda Recalls Vehicles for Potential Fire Hazard
    January 29, 2010

    TOKYO Honda Motor Company announced today that it would recall 140,000 units of the Fit/Jazz and City models in the United States, out of a total 646,000 vehicles globally.

  • Yellow Freight Employees Disgruntled with Wage Cuts
    Yellow Freight Employees Disgruntled with Wage Cuts
    January 20, 2010

    Cincinatti, OH Robert is still working for Yellow Freight (YRC), unlike many of his coworkers, who recently lost their jobs without any notice. "My main beef is that Yellow Freight, which has always been in financial trouble, seized all of our funds and used that money to pay off some of their debts," says Robert. "Now they asked us union members to take a 15 percent wage cut, and at the same time, gave themselves bonuses."

  • Yellow Freight Keeps on Truckin' Despite ERISA Lawsuit
    Yellow Freight Keeps on Truckin' Despite ERISA Lawsuit
    January 11, 2010

    Overland Park, KS An ERISA class action in association with the Yellow Freight Pension Plan is being organized in an effort to compensate employees who lost value in their plans due to imprudent investments by Plan administrators in YRC Worldwide stock at a time when the company was already struggling.

  • Yellow Freight in Violation of ERISA
    Yellow Freight in Violation of ERISA
    December 22, 2009

    Kansas City, MO An ERISA class action suit has been filed against YRC Worldwide Inc., alleging violations of ERISA statutes. "We represent people who are either retired or still working for Yellow Freight [YRC]," says attorney Diane Nygaard. "This class is on behalf of all plan participants whose 'Defined Contributions' and 'Individual Account' plans invested in Yellow Freight stock from April 6, 2009 until the present."

  • SJS Victim Loses Out to Virginia State Law
    SJS Victim Loses Out to Virginia State Law
    December 19, 2009

    Chicago, IL A woman who sued the maker of Children's Motrin after an allergic reaction to the drug left her nearly blind was sent away empty-handed when the jury found her own negligence to be a contributing factor in the damages she suffered.

  • Study Finds US Infants Contaminated with BPA
    Study Finds US Infants Contaminated with BPA
    December 7, 2009

    Washington, DC A two-year study commissioned by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), in conjunction with Rachel's Network, found that most US infants are contaminated in the womb with bisphenol A (BPA). Alarmingly, further tests found 232 other common household chemicals in the umbilical cord of American babies.

  • Red Hot 'Red Hat' Attorney
    Red Hot 'Red Hat' Attorney
    December 2, 2009

    Atlanta, GA Business litigation lawyer Jeffrey Horst had his work cut out for him when Georgia socialite Vicki Stewart walked into his office with a bone to pick. A book written by a friend of hers had recently rocketed onto the New York Times bestseller list and Stewart wanted to sue the author and the publisher for libel. "It was the first time I had ever taken anything like this on," says Jeffrey Horst. "Initially I thought, 'well, this is going to be a tough case.' We knew they had deep pockets on the other side and St. Martin's Press was going to go to matt over this."

  • Double-Trouble for Pfizer in HRT Litigation
    Double-Trouble for Pfizer in HRT Litigation
    November 27, 2009

    Washington, DC Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer may find itself on the hook for more than $100 million dollars after two juries undertaking two separate hormone replacement therapy (HRT) trials awarded two plaintiffs $75 million and $34 million respectively.

  • Zyprexa, Abilify, Risperdal, and Seroquel Linked to Rapid Weight Gain in Children
    Zyprexa, Abilify, Risperdal, and Seroquel Linked to Rapid Weight Gain in Children
    October 29, 2009

    Washington, DC: The largest study of its kind to show an association between atypical antipsychotics such as Zyprexa, and rapid weight gain and metabolic changes that can lead to diabetes and hypertension was published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The study was conducted in 272 children aged between 4 and 19 years.

  • FDA Looking into Lasik Surgery
    FDA Looking into Lasik Surgery
    October 18, 2009

    Washington, DC On October 16 the FDA issued warning letters to 17 Lasik centers that weren't properly reporting problems with the procedure. LASIK is eye surgery done with a laser to help you see better. The laser makes tiny cuts that change the shape of the clear cover over the eye, the cornea. If done right, it can reduce a person's need for glasses or contact lenses. However, there are risks involved.

  • Attorney Speaks About SunTrust HELOC
    Attorney Speaks About SunTrust HELOC
    September 4, 2009

    Orlando, FL People with a SunTrust Home Equity Line of Credit who received notice that their SunTrust HELOC account was being frozen, suspended or decreased might have thought that there was nothing they could do about the matter. However, Jeffrey Krinsk, managing partner at the law firm Finkelstein & Krinsk, says the opposite is true. At least one SunTrust HELOC client has now filed a lawsuit against the financial firm, alleging SunTrust acted improperly by suspending her line of credit, without justification.

  • Former Rite Aid Assistant Manager Shares His Story
    Former Rite Aid Assistant Manager Shares His Story
    May 29, 2009

    Holmesville, OH Although Jim M. worked as a Rite Aid Assistant Manager 20 years ago, more recent complaints about the company are coming to light. According to an article in Labor Notes, a warehouse in Lancaster, California, which houses merchandise destined for Rite Aid stores and also employs over 550 employees, has become the center of a massive employment dispute.

  • Rite Aid Assistant Manager Claims Treatment Not Right
    Rite Aid Assistant Manager Claims Treatment Not Right
    May 12, 2009

    Gloversville, NY David B says he was a Rite Aid assistant manager who knows all about Rite Aid overtime. He says he worked a lot of overtime, without receiving any overtime pay. Although David was classified as an assistant manager, he still did many non-managerial duties, which means he may have been eligible for overtime wages. David says his overtime hours resulted in him missing out on spending important time with his family.

  • Clearwire Contract Extensions Not So Clear
    Clearwire Contract Extensions Not So Clear
    May 11, 2009

    Sparks, NV It is one thing to be charged Clearwire early termination fees when you cancel a contract early—before the contract has expired. It is another thing entirely to be charged Clearwire cancellation fees when you have already been told that your contract has ended. Dave H. says he was told his Clearwire contract had ended months ago, only to be told a month later that it had not. In fact, he was told he extended his contract. Now, Dave is stuck trying to decide what action, if any, to take.

  • "Amex Blue Cash Won't Allow Consumers to take Advantage of Rebate"
    "Amex Blue Cash Won't Allow Consumers to take Advantage of Rebate"
    May 9, 2009

    Blue Eye, MO Mark and Tina believe they were duped by American Express and its Amex Blue Cash credit card. If they had known that it would be almost impossible to get the 5 percent rebate that American Express promised, they would never have used the Blue Cash card for any purchases. In fact, it deterred them from saving on other credit cards…

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