Class Action Legal News articles include legal news and lawsuit information about lawsuits filed, settlements reached and verdicts rendered in class action cases dealing with personal injury, defective products, bad drugs and other consumer law related news issues. Many of these articles include interviews from top legal professionals with guidance on legal recourse options from losses resulting from bad drugs, medical malpractice, investment fraud, personal injury, defective products and negligent employers.
New York, NY: Despite company promises about prorating cell phone early termination fees, many consumers still report that they are being charged outrageous fees for canceling contracts that they thought had already expired.
Kansas City, MO: The top executives and their Chinese businesses, along with the owners of a United States company were indicted by a federal grand jury on February 6, 2008. The cases were separate, but related in regards to the role they played in the manufacturing and importing of an ingredient used to make pet food that was tainted. This tainted ingredient resulted in the serious deaths and illnesses of many pets in the US last year.
Cincinnati, OH: The trouble with retirement is that you only get one. One retirement, and one chance to save for it. So if the bottom drops out of your retirement portfolio, as may be the case for a lot of SunTrust investors holding SunTrust Banks Inc. 401(k) plans, you may have little opportunity to earn it back.
Sauk Rapids, MN: The experience of a Minnesota woman—whose daughter was sickened with salmonella poisoning from Banquet Pot Pies—verifies the foolhardiness of Banquet in assuming that consumers are aware of the power and wattage of their microwaves.
Washington, MI: When John purchased his 44-inch Toshiba DLP TV at the end of 2004, he didn't skimp, but he feels Toshiba skimped on quality with the TV's defective bulb. When he replaced the defective bulb for the second time in three years (the first time was under warranty service), he learned of its astonishing price: more than $500.
Hartford, CT: The recent fears of a looming recession in the US, together with the impact on global markets initiated by the sub-prime mortgage debacle, has brought forward another potential issue surrounding investment performance. This time, it's SunTrust Banks Inc. under the microscope.
Rockville, MD: A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel will meet in March to discuss the possibility of restricting sales of drugs including Procrit, Epogen and Aranesp. The drugs are all intended to fight anemia that is caused by chemotherapy; however, their safety has been called into question by recent studies.
Washington, DC: Concern about the incentives to overuse injectable cancer drugs, created by the Medicare reimbursement system that paid a markup of 20% to 100%, caused rates to be changed to more closely align with what doctors actually paid for the drugs, and reimbursement is now supposed to amount to only 6% more than the average price paid by all doctors.
Wastington, DC: The cancer industry derives most of its profits from chemotherapy. Both the drug companies and the treatment providers profit from the chemotherapy drugs and the medications used to combat the side effects. The obscene profits made off chemotherapy override any incentive to find a cure or better treatments.
Thousand Oaks, CA: A company that manufactures a trio of drugs to combat anemia is suffering anemic symptoms of its own, after two new studies have further clouded the safety and effectiveness of Amgen's anemia drugs.
Washington, DC: The Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the head of its Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations are concerned about possible dangers to infants from bisphenol A. Michigan Democratic congressmen John Dingell and Bart Stupak want answers from the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and seven companies that manufacture and package baby formula about the use and safety of bisphenol A in packaging that contains infant formula as well as in plastic nursing bottles.
Flint MI: The complaints are pouring in to LawyersandSettlements from customers who are unhappy about the short lifespan of their defective Toshiba television sets. Specifically, they are upset that the bulbs in the set burn out much more quickly than they were supposed to. Some customers say they even had to pay for replacement bulbs themselves, even though the warranty on their televisions had not expired.
Emporia, KS: Menu Foods has been out of the headlines for awhile now, since news of tainted pet food broke back in the spring that contaminated wheat gluten imported from China was making pets ill across the nation, many of them dying.