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  • More DaVita and Fresenius Medical Centers Lawsuits, and DaVita Settlement
    More DaVita and Fresenius Medical Centers Lawsuits, and DaVita Settlement
    August 16, 2013

    Denver, CO Having already put aside $300 million to settle criminal and civil anti-kickback investigations, DaVita healthcare clinics might soon be digging deeper into their profits as more DaVita and Fresenius lawsuits are filed.

  • DaVita Continues to Operate in the Shadow of Litigation
    DaVita Continues to Operate in the Shadow of Litigation
    July 31, 2013

    Denver, CO Against a backdrop of perceived benefit from time spent at DaVita healthcare clinics, various lawsuits and other accusations targeting the company appear to have painted DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc. (DaVita) with a tainted brush. The enterprise continues to be dogged by allegations of inappropriate professional conduct with doctors, and various dialysis plaintiffs have brought lawsuits alleging wrongful death.

  • GranuFlo Lawsuits Extend to DaVita Healthcare
    GranuFlo Lawsuits Extend to DaVita Healthcare
    July 21, 2013

    Denver, CO Problems with GranuFlo side effects and NaturaLyte side effects have now extended beyond Fresenius Medical Care centers to include DaVita Healthcare medical centers. Initially, concern was focused on Fresenius because that is the company that makes both GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, and because the Fresenius medical centers were the ones that initially received memos about dosing concerns with the solutions.

  • Hounded by North Shore Agency Inc., Plaintiff Files Debt Collection Class Action
    Hounded by North Shore Agency Inc., Plaintiff Files Debt Collection Class Action
    May 22, 2013

    Tampa, FL A debt collection agency accused of hounding consumers for repayment of debts not even owed is facing a class-action lawsuit stemming from litigation originally filed May 3, 2007. The allegations contained in the lawsuit are eerily similar to previous complaints archived in the defendant’s file with The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of New York.

  • Zoloft Users Allegedly Duped by Pfizer
    Zoloft Users Allegedly Duped by Pfizer
    March 17, 2013

    New Orleans, LA Some 20 million prescriptions for the antidepression drug Zoloft are written in the US every year. Now a new class-action lawsuit alleges that pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has known for years that the drug does little to nothing to relieve the symptoms of depression and is demanding that Pfizer provides refunds to hundreds of thousands of Zoloft users.

  • New Federal Report on Debt Collection Practices Indicates Area of Concern
    New Federal Report on Debt Collection Practices Indicates Area of Concern
    February 21, 2013

    Washington, DC Earlier this year, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its study on debt buyers. The report on debt collection was done because it is the industry that generates the most consumer complaints to the FTC annually.

  • Cruiser Files Carnival Cruise Ship Lawsuit
    Cruiser Files Carnival Cruise Ship Lawsuit
    February 16, 2013

    Miami, FL The first cruise ship accident lawsuit has been filed against Carnival Cruise Lines and a flood of lawsuits from other passengers aboard the Triumph are expected.

  • Attorney: Debt Collection Harassment Laws Protect Consumers from Undue Harassment
    Attorney: Debt Collection Harassment Laws Protect Consumers from Undue Harassment
    February 7, 2013

    Miami, FL Consumers who have been victims of threatening debt collection practices may want to consider calling a lawyer to deal with debt collector harassment. Even in cases where consumers owe money - and not all debt collection harassment involves creditors who are rightfully owed - there are certain actions debt collectors can and cannot take in contacting debtors, and those actions are guided by state and federal law.

  • Glass Particles in Pills Totally Unacceptable Says NJ Attorney
    Glass Particles in Pills Totally Unacceptable Says NJ Attorney
    January 31, 2013

    Rochelle Park, NJ A New Jersey attorney, Barry Gainey, has filed a motion asking the court to direct Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals to immediately recall 41 defective lots of the drug Atorvastatin and issue full refunds to all consumers who purchased the tainted medication. “Prescription drugs have to meet a standard,” says Gainey. “These did not meet the standard so it has to be a total recall. We don’t wait until someone has a significant problem.”

  • Maxim Litigation Exposure for Maxim Healthcare Services Inc.
    Maxim Litigation Exposure for Maxim Healthcare Services Inc.
    January 12, 2013

    Cleveland, OH When Jasmine Lawrence filed her Maxim HealthCare Services employment class action lawsuit this past October, she wasn't the first plaintiff to hit the health care provider up with a lawsuit. In fact, Maxim Healthcare has been facing Maxim litigation on a number of fronts.

  • Maxim Healthcare Class Action: Is It Fair to Expect Work for Free?
    Maxim Healthcare Class Action: Is It Fair to Expect Work for Free?
    December 29, 2012

    Cleveland, OH While it is up to the lawyers to decide the arguments to be used in a Maxim HealthCare Services employment class action lawsuit, a worthy candidate for argument would be to remind a defendant that we live in a democracy. Employers who fail to properly pay their employees for work performed, it could be argued, are not conducting themselves with true democratic values and fairness at heart.

  • Maxim Overtime Class Action Just The Latest in a String of Lawsuits
    Maxim Overtime Class Action Just The Latest in a String of Lawsuits
    December 7, 2012

    Columbia, MD The Maxim HealthCare Services employment class action lawsuit filed by plaintiff Jasmine Lawrence is only the latest in a string of lawsuits and stormy seas in the legal waters that Maxim has been made to navigate through. In June, Maxim agreed to a $12.3 million settlement with regard to three federal class actions alleging violations to overtime statutes governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

  • Fourth Ford Recall Due to Fire Hazard
    Fourth Ford Recall Due to Fire Hazard
    December 1, 2012

    Detroit, MI More than 89,000 new Escape SUVs and Fusion sedans are being recalled by Ford due to a potential fire hazard. The engines can overheat, leak fluids onto hot parts and cause fires, Ford stated on November 30th.

  • ACS Complaints Part of a Growing Student Debt Crisis
    ACS Complaints Part of a Growing Student Debt Crisis
    December 1, 2012

    Dallas, TX The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) received nearly 2,900 complaints related to private student loans since March of this year. Were some of them ACS complaints?

  • Hyundai Fuel Economy Lawsuit: Your Mileage May Vary
    Hyundai Fuel Economy Lawsuit: Your Mileage May Vary
    November 10, 2012

    Sacramento, CA There is little doubt, in this age of diminishing resources, tight money and a still-anemic economy that fuel consumption is a major factor when Americans are on the hunt for their next vehicle. Knowing this, automakers fall all over themselves trumpeting their fuel consumption in a bid to convince you to buy their product over someone else's, and competition is fierce. Little wonder then that car buyers are incensed over news that Hyundai overstated the fuel economy in many of their vehicles.

  • Maxim Healthcare Inc. Appears to be Facing Maximum Trouble
    Maxim Healthcare Inc. Appears to be Facing Maximum Trouble
    November 1, 2012

    Columbia, MD A Maxim HealthCare Services employment class action lawsuit recently filed by a Cleveland, Ohio plaintiff is nothing new. In fact, the lawsuit is somewhat reminiscent of a lawsuit filed in the spring of 2011 by a plaintiff from Illinois.

  • MAXIM Faces Unpaid Overtime Class Actions and Hepatitis C Negligence Lawsuit
    MAXIM Faces Unpaid Overtime Class Actions and Hepatitis C Negligence Lawsuit
    October 25, 2012

    Allegheny, PA A class action lawsuit has been filed against UPMC, UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside a/k/a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Shadyside d/b/a UPMC Presbyterian and Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. d/b/a Maxim Staffing Solutions alleging negligence in the case of David Kwiatkowski, the medical technician who is accused of infecting and/or exposing thousands of patients to the Hepatitis C virus in at least eight states.

  • Student Loan Nightmares Amidst ACS Complaints
    Student Loan Nightmares Amidst ACS Complaints
    October 17, 2012

    Palmdale, CA When Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) was purchased by Xerox in the fall of 2009, the company had already been the subject of inquiries by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and grand jury proceedings pertaining to stock option grants and the accuracy of certain customer records, according to the New York Times (9/28/09). At the time of the sale, a spokesperson for ACS said that the events leading to SEC scrutiny had been "put behind us," according to a spokesperson. Three years later, it's apparent that for students holding loans managed by Affiliated Computer Services, ACS complaints are still common.

  • Skechers Out With New Product, Advertising. Will History Repeat Itself?
    Skechers Out With New Product, Advertising. Will History Repeat Itself?
    October 13, 2012

    Washington, DC Since the announcement of the Skechers Shape-Up lawsuit settlement, in which a proposed $40 million settlement offer to consumers who either sustained Skechers injuries or were simply disgruntled at the allegedly false claims made by the company pertaining to their products, things have been somewhat quiet on the Skechers front.

  • The Journey of the Childrens Motrin Label, And Where It Fell Through the Cracks
    The Journey of the Childrens Motrin Label, And Where It Fell Through the Cracks
    October 5, 2012

    Chicago, Ill Various Childrens Motrin and Motrin lawsuits carry a certain commonality: the manufacturers of Motrin failed to warn about the potential for a devastating adverse reaction to skin and mucus membranes that can be life-threatening.

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