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  • UCLA Health Facing Data Breach Class-Action Lawsuit
    UCLA Health Facing Data Breach Class-Action Lawsuit
    August 4, 2015

    Los Angeles, CA Following the latest data breach affecting UCLA Health and its 4 million-plus clients, the venerable Los Angeles Times is articulating what everyone is thinking: increasing concern with regard to the capacity for hospitals, health insurers and medical providers to keep safe the vast stores of information that reflect the most personal details of clients.

  • Zimmer Heads to Court over Durom Cup Hip Implant
    Zimmer Heads to Court over Durom Cup Hip Implant
    July 2, 2015

    Santa Clara, CA Zimmer, the maker of the Durom Cup hip implant, is heading to court to face its third defective products lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by a California resident who had a Zimmer hip implant in 2007 but had to have it removed just 15 months later.

  • Jury Finds in Favor of Pfizer in Zoloft Birth Defects Lawsuit
    Jury Finds in Favor of Pfizer in Zoloft Birth Defects Lawsuit
    June 15, 2015

    Philadelphia, PA The family of a child born with birth defects they allege were caused by the antidepressant Zoloft, had their case defeated in court last week. The jury rejected the mother’s claims that Pfizer, the maker of Zoloft, hid the alleged health risks. The family of eight-year-old Mia Robinson sought at least $2.4 million in compensation for the child’s heart abnormalities.

  • Supreme Court to Examine Inaccurate Spokeo Profiles That Prevent Getting a Job
    Supreme Court to Examine Inaccurate Spokeo Profiles That Prevent Getting a Job
    June 4, 2015

    The United States Supreme Court has granted certiorari to determine whether Spokeo, Inc., should be held liable for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Spokeo’s appeal was made after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of plaintiff Thomas Robins, finding data broker Spokeo liable for publishing false information regarding his wealth, education and marital status. Spokeo purports to know the income, religion, credit status, number of people per household, spouse names, and the satellite view of a given individual’s home.

  • Armored Truck Attorney: Court Rulings Open Eligibility for Lawsuits
    Armored Truck Attorney: Court Rulings Open Eligibility for Lawsuits
    April 23, 2015

    Miami, FL Recent rulings involving overtime for truck drivers may result in an increase in overtime lawsuits being filed. Specifically, McMaster v. Eastern Armored Services resulted in a ruling for the plaintiff that because the plaintiff was at the wheel of a non-commercial vehicle for almost 50 percent of the time spent working, she should be paid overtime. Ben Stewart, of Stewart Law Group, says the rules governing interstate wage and hour rates are complicated.

  • Class-Action Lawsuits Allege Lumber Liquidators Flooring Formaldehyde
    Class-Action Lawsuits Allege Lumber Liquidators Flooring Formaldehyde
    March 10, 2015

    Los Angeles, CA It’s bad enough to be facing a parade of lawsuits ranging from allegations of stock price affectations to defective products. However, when Anderson Cooper and the venerable 60 Minutes comes knocking at your door, you know you’re not going to have a good day. Such are the issues facing Lumber Liquidators, a US vendor of Chinese flooring products that are alleged to have not only failed California’s so-called CARB-2 safety standards, plaintiffs also claim levels of formaldehyde in the products exceed safe limits by serious margins.

  • A Case of Déjà vu for Chrysler Dodge Ram Recall Victims
    A Case of Déjà vu for Chrysler Dodge Ram Recall Victims
    February 23, 2015

    Washington, DC It may be a different issue and a different recall, but a problem that has besieged some 435,000 owners of various models of Chrysler vehicles is reminiscent of previous Chrysler Dodge Ram Recalls relating to the lack of available parts.

  • Did TransUnion’s Website Mislead Consumers?
    Did TransUnion’s Website Mislead Consumers?
    February 21, 2015

    Washington, DC A small but significant court case is shedding light on the issue of consumer rights in the burgeoning world of online sales and, secondly, bringing TransUnion’s “credit score” marketing and sales strategy into question.

  • Chrysler Dodge Ram Recalls More Trouble Than They’re Worth: Plaintiffs
    Chrysler Dodge Ram Recalls More Trouble Than They’re Worth: Plaintiffs
    January 25, 2015

    Los Angeles, CA It’s one thing to implement a recall when a product is found to be defective. It’s quite another when the recall so ordered is alleged to be more problem than it’s worth. Such are the allegations over the Chrysler Dodge Ram Recalls after owners of the venerable trucks characterize the recall effort as “bungled.”

  • We Don’t Promise Perfect Cars: Chrysler
    We Don’t Promise Perfect Cars: Chrysler
    December 1, 2014

    Los Angeles, CA Really, they must be kidding. A class-action lawsuit over Chrysler Dodge Ram Recalls due to Chrysler defective steering was met with vitriol by the automaker in court, as Chrysler lobbied to have all 11 complaints over the so-called “death wobble” dismissed outright.

  • $18.5M Settlement Awarded in Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit
    $18.5M Settlement Awarded in Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit
    November 21, 2014

    Los Angeles, CA A jury has awarded $18.5 million against Boston Scientific Corp in settlement of transvaginal mesh litigation brought by four women who alleged the implanted medical device left them with nerve damage, infections and pain during sex.

  • NHTSA Investigating Chrysler Steering Problems
    NHTSA Investigating Chrysler Steering Problems
    November 7, 2014

    Washington, DC In what can only be described as a stunning rebuke to any perception that Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) has a good handle on the recall process involving its venerable Dodge Ram line of trucks, it has been announced that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into Chrysler Dodge Ram Recalls.

  • Chrysler Steering Problems: Inside the So-Called “Death Wobble”
    Chrysler Steering Problems: Inside the So-Called “Death Wobble”
    October 19, 2014

    Kelowna, BC We’re coming up on the first-year anniversary of Chrysler Dodge Ram Recalls. It was, in fact, early November in 2013 that various media outlets, including The Chicago Tribune and FOX News, trumpeted the massive recall, which arguably became a blemish on the venerable Dodge Ram brand.

  • Two Families Accept GM Defective Ignition Switch Offer
    Two Families Accept GM Defective Ignition Switch Offer
    September 28, 2014

    New York, NY The lawyer representing the families of two victims killed in a General Motors vehicle due to its faulty ignition switch say they have accepted offers from a compensation program for crash injuries and deaths.

  • Chrysler Seeks to Dismiss Dodge Ram Steering Problems Lawsuit
    Chrysler Seeks to Dismiss Dodge Ram Steering Problems Lawsuit
    August 26, 2014

    Los Angeles, CA A class-action lawsuit over Chrysler Dodge Ram Recalls alleging defective steering should be dismissed, the defendant claims, because Chrysler’s efforts to undertake ongoing recalls answers and therefore negates any claims over defective products alleged in the putative class action.

  • Alleged Steering Problems Nothing New for Chrysler
    Alleged Steering Problems Nothing New for Chrysler
    July 15, 2014

    Bainbridge Township, MI For anyone who dismisses the Chrysler Dodge Ram Recalls as just another headline in the newspaper, need only be reminded that lives are sometimes at stake. And a recent accident involving a Dodge Ram that took the life of a passenger, may have been caused by mechanical problems, according to the police report.

  • Chrysler Dodge Ram Steering: Guts, Glory…Recall
    Chrysler Dodge Ram Steering: Guts, Glory…Recall
    June 9, 2014

    Washington, DC Competition in the automotive industry, and specifically in the truck and utility sector, is typified by the relationship a man has with his truck. His pickup truck, specifically. And while women drive pickups too and demonstrate just as much brand loyalty, at the end of the day the manufacturers of uber-tough trucks market to men, and the testosterone that pulsates through their every fiber. Thus, it has proven to be a bit of a shock to learn that their sacred shrines on wheels have been the subject of Chrysler Dodge Ram Recalls.

  • Consumers Flipping the Bird to Fingerhut Robocalls
    Consumers Flipping the Bird to Fingerhut Robocalls
    May 31, 2014

    Brooklyn, NY Sometimes it’s all in the name, as they say. And plaintiffs embroiled in lawsuits alleging nuisance Fingerhut telephone calls might be forgiven for giving Fingerhut the finger following yet another intrusion.

  • Really? You Want to Be PAID too?
    Really? You Want to Be PAID too?
    May 25, 2014

    Tampa, FL Imagine a scenario whereby a worker sits at his desk and commences work at 9 am, juggling papers and taking calls according to the demands of the job. It’s an important job to the company. The worker bee is diligent, at his desk and ready to go every day at 9. Then he gets his paycheck and notices that he is paid based on a start time of 10 am. “What gives?” Frank asks, when he challenges his boss about the matter. “That’s right Frank, we pay you as starting at 10 am.” Frank shoots back, “Yeah, but I’m here at 9 every day.” Frank’s boss looks away. “That’s correct; we need you here working by 9. That’s your job. But the pay starts at 10…” On the surface it seems like a ridiculous situation. However, it’s not far removed from what plaintiffs in a Customer services Agents Unpaid Wages lawsuit are facing.

  • Prescription Pain Killer Makers Sued by California Counties
    Prescription Pain Killer Makers Sued by California Counties
    May 23, 2014

    Los Angeles, CA Five of the world’s largest narcotics makers are facing a lawsuit filed by two California counties, over allegations the companies are responsible for manipulating doctors into believing the benefits of prescription pain killers such as OxyContin, outweigh the risks, despite considerable evidence to the contrary. As a result, the lawsuit claims, the nations is facing a prescription drug addiction epidemic.

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