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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.

  • More Mattel Woes
    More Mattel Woes
    September 5, 2007

    New York, NY Not only did the world's largest toy maker recall more than 80 of its China-sourced toys at a cost of about $30 million in after-tax profits, Mattel took one step further and ceased all business with Lee Der Industrial Company, the factory that used lead paint on the toys. But this move couldn't stop yet a third recall - this time Fisher-Price toys and several accessories to a Barbie playset that involves several hundred thousand units.

  • "Mattel Should Pay for Lead Testing," says Mother
    "Mattel Should Pay for Lead Testing," says Mother
    September 1, 2007

    Cairo, NY "Just before I heard about the Mattel toy recall, I noticed that my three-year-old daughter had chewed the paint off Dora's hand—Dora the Explorer," says Danielle H. "Now I need to get her tested for lead."

  • AMO Canada: More Sufferers
    AMO Canada: More Sufferers
    September 1, 2007

    Vancouver, BC If only people like Susan Verver and Jennifer knew sooner that AMO Complete MoisturePlus contact lens solution was the cause of their eye infections, they might not have had to endure so much pain and in Jennifer's case, irreparable cornea damage.

  • Mattel Toy Recall: Blood Testing Children for Lead
    Mattel Toy Recall: Blood Testing Children for Lead
    August 31, 2007

    Des Moines, IA In two separate recalls August 1 and 14, Mattel Inc. pulled more than 18 million toys from the market before they hit the shelves, and left parents, kindergarten teachers and day care workers scrambling to check whether their children were already playing with toys painted with lead paint, or containing tiny magnets that could be swallowed. Now every parent's next concern is surfacing, namely: "Do I need to have my child's blood tested for lead?"

  • Mattel toy recall:  Who plays with Mattel toys?
    Mattel toy recall: Who plays with Mattel toys?
    August 30, 2007

    Seattle, WA In the wake of the big toy recall by Mattel, and the scare over how many children need to have blood tests for lead levels, it might occur to you to ask: "Just how many children in the U.S. play with Mattel toys?"

  • Lawmakers Respond to Mattel Toy Recalls: Senate Committee Hearings Set for September 19
    Lawmakers Respond to Mattel Toy Recalls: Senate Committee Hearings Set for September 19
    August 29, 2007

    Washington, DC: The U.S. House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection has scheduled a September 19 hearing to develop new initiatives to protect U.S. children from toys, jewelry and other imported products contaminated with lead paint.

  • Viagra Victim Blinded
    Viagra Victim Blinded
    August 29, 2007

    Bacula, GA "I was 78 when I first took Viagra— the ads on TV made it sound so appealing," says John H. "Viagra promised to rejuvenate your sex life and I fell for it because at that time I wasn't able to do much anyway." Viagra failed to advertise the side affects and now John is pursuing a class action lawsuit because he is legally blind in one eye.

  • More Children's Toys Recalled as Protection Agency's Funding Cut
    More Children's Toys Recalled as Protection Agency's Funding Cut
    August 28, 2007

    Washington, DC: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that Mattel has received more than 400 reports of magnets coming loose in products such as Polly Pocket, Doggie Day Care, Barbie & Tanner, Batman and "Sarge" Die Cast toy cars.

  • Why your 401k or ERISA Plan in Countrywide Securities may still be at Risk
    Why your 401k or ERISA Plan in Countrywide Securities may still be at Risk
    August 27, 2007

    Charlotte, NC: Countrywide Financial Corp. found some fresh money last week to help it weather the crisis in the secondary lending market, allowing stakeholders in the company, such as those with mortgage investments, or 401k plans, or its own employees with ERISA plans, to breathe a sigh of relief. The source of the new money was a $2 billion investment Bank of America made August 22 to buy Countrywide shares.

  • The Mattel Toy Recall:  Why Kids and Lead Paint shouldn't be Mixed
    The Mattel Toy Recall: Why Kids and Lead Paint shouldn't be Mixed
    August 27, 2007

    Washington, DC: In the wake of Mattel's two massive recalls of made-in-China toys this month, parents are re-awakened to the dangers of exposing their children to toxic lead paint, and wondering: "Should I have my child's blood tested for lead?"

  • Recalled toys and lead paint:  Has Mattel lost control of product safety?
    Recalled toys and lead paint: Has Mattel lost control of product safety?
    August 26, 2007

    Hong Kong This month Mattel Inc. recalled nearly 19 million Chinese-made toys suspected of containing leaded paint or small magnets posing a choking hazard for small children. Anxious U.S. parents don't know whether these products have injured their children, and a lawsuit has been started with the aim of forcing Mattel to set up a fund to pay for individual testing.

  • Veggie Booty Recall: Products Stay on Store Shelves
    Veggie Booty Recall: Products Stay on Store Shelves
    August 25, 2007

    Long Island, NY The recent recall of Veggie Booty left many consumers wondering about the safety of food products. Lawsuits have been filed after children became ill with salmonella wandsworth from contaminated seasoning on the popular snack food, while some stores still had recalled product days after the recall was announced.

  • Mattel Toy Recall: Not All Stores Have Removed the Toys
    Mattel Toy Recall: Not All Stores Have Removed the Toys
    August 23, 2007

    Phoenix, AZ Governments across the United States are responding to the recent recall of Mattel Toys due to possible lead paint poisoning. The concern is that some stores are still selling recalled products. Consumers are also responding to the recall with at least one class action lawsuit announced and others likely to follow.

  • AMO Canada: What Recall?
    AMO Canada: What Recall?
    August 23, 2007

    Hamilton, ONT If Michelle didn't know about prior contact lens solution recalls such as Renu, she might not have googled AMO Complete MoisturePlus. And then she sought medical help immediately was because the ID number on her bottle of AMO had been recalled.

  • Mattel Should Pay for Lead Testing
    Mattel Should Pay for Lead Testing
    August 22, 2007

    Los Angeles, CA How much lead paint would you let your child play with? None, says attorney Jeffrey Killino. "Parents I have spoken with are so upset," says Killino. "They put their trust and faith in Mattel and they didn't get any deals—if the toys were cheaper [made in China], Mattel kept the profits because the US consumer paid the full price."

  • Veggie Booty and Tings
    Veggie Booty and Tings
    August 21, 2007

    Chicago, IL In late June a warning was issued to the public not to eat Veggie Booty snack food, marketed by Robert's American Gourmet, due to possible salmonella contamination. The item was recalled across North America and on July 2, the recall was expanded to include Robert's American Gourmet Veggie Tings Crunchy Corn Sticks snack food. Unfortunately the second recall was too late for Maya Hennessey.

  • Mattel Sued to Require Lead Testing for all Children Exposed to Recalled Chinese-Made Toys
    Mattel Sued to Require Lead Testing for all Children Exposed to Recalled Chinese-Made Toys
    August 20, 2007

    Los Angeles, CA: The attorney whose lawsuit prompted a recall of defective Chinese tires is filing a class action today to compel Mattel to pay for the testing of children who might have been lead-poisoned by 1.5 million toxic toys.

  • Ninth Circuit Ruling Scores Huge Victory for Consumers
    Ninth Circuit Ruling Scores Huge Victory for Consumers
    August 20, 2007

    Los Angeles, CA: AT&T Wireless customer Kenneth Shroyer noticed that after Cingular took over AT&T, his cell phone service became worse and worse. When he called Cingular to complain, they told him he would need to enter into a new agreement with Cingular in order to get a new "chip" for his phone that would improve his wireless service.

  • AMO Lens Solution Canada: Two Accounts
    AMO Lens Solution Canada: Two Accounts
    August 17, 2007

    Calgary, AB My 17-year-old son Joey got his first prescription for contacts and wore them for several months until he complained of his eye burning," says Steve O'Connor. "The family doctor didn't know what it could be and we had no idea until a specialist told us it was caused by AMO contact lens solution."

  • Castleberry's Recall Includes Dog Food
    Castleberry's Recall Includes Dog Food
    August 17, 2007

    Augusta, GA While many people are removing Castleberry products from their kitchen shelves in light of the recent recall due to botulism contamination, they may not realize that the recall also includes several varieties of dog food.

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