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  • Attorney: MF Global Clients Unlikely to Recover Money without Arbitration
    Attorney: MF Global Clients Unlikely to Recover Money without Arbitration
    January 23, 2012

    Kansas City, MO Despite the efforts of the FBI, the Department of Justice attorneys and investigators from the SEC, CFTC and NFA, the $1.2 billion of customers' funds missing from MF Global securities have not been found. Recent reports indicate the funds have likely gone abroad, possibly indicating MF Global securities law violations. According to Diane Nygaard, a securities and commodities attorney at Kenner Schmitt Nygaard, LLC, customers of the MF Global securities firm have only three avenues to try to recover the 28 percent of their money that they have not yet received.

  • 29 Missing, 6 Dead in Costa Concordia Cruise Ship Accident
    29 Missing, 6 Dead in Costa Concordia Cruise Ship Accident
    January 17, 2012

    Giglio, Italy Twenty-five passengers and four crew on board the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia are still missing according to the Italian Coast Guard, and at least 6 people have died in the maritime accident.

  • UK MF Global Clients Get Money Back
    UK MF Global Clients Get Money Back
    January 9, 2012

    New York, NY Clients of MF Global may have let out a celebratory cheer when they read about the $1.2 billion being returned to the company's clients. Unfortunately, that money is going to MF Global securities clients in Europe, not those in the United States. That means that victims of alleged MF Global securities fraud will likely still have to file an arbitration to recover their missing money, according to Diane Nygaard, a securities and commodities attorney at Kenner Schmitt Nygaard, LLC.

  • Attorney: MF Global Clients Can File Arbitration to Obtain Lost Money
    Attorney: MF Global Clients Can File Arbitration to Obtain Lost Money
    December 29, 2011

    Kansas City, MO Clients who were affected by the MF Global bankruptcy and have had their funds frozen may be eligible to file an arbitration against the company to recover lost money. Diane Nygaard, a securities and commodities attorney at Kenner Schmitt Nygaard, LLC, says among those affected by the MF Global transactions are farmers, who were hedging their crops. They, and others who invested with MF Global, may have to file an arbitration if they hope to see their money again. In fact, an arbitration might be their best hope of seeing their money.

  • FDA Issues Warning on Boston Scientific Heart Stents
    FDA Issues Warning on Boston Scientific Heart Stents
    November 20, 2011

    Washington, DC A newer class of heart stents are under investigation by the FDA. According to US health regulators, these tiny tubular devices made of wire mesh may shrink or lengthen after implantation, which can potentially cause a serious problem.

  • Welder's Disease: Manganism Linked to Welders
    Welder's Disease: Manganism Linked to Welders
    October 18, 2011

    Tacoma, WA Among health risks faced by people in various occupations, Welder's Disease is probably not among the most recognized. Many people, welders included, do not know that a link has been made in some studies between welding and Manganism, also called Welder's Disease. At least one welding injury lawsuit has been found in favor of the plaintiff, who alleges he suffered serious health effects after being exposed to welding fumes.

  • GM Failed to Deliver on Warranty, Says Suit
    GM Failed to Deliver on Warranty, Says Suit
    September 23, 2011

    Bloomfield Hills, MI General Motors is under fire in a national class-action suit for allegedly failing to honor its so-called bumper-to-bumper warranty and replace defective spindle rods. A class-action suit filed against GM says defective spindle rods caused customers to replace the tires on the vehicles, and rendered potentially hundreds of thousands of 2007 and 2008 Chevy Impalas unsafe to drive.

  • Bextra and Stevens Johnson Syndrome—FAQ
    Bextra and Stevens Johnson Syndrome—FAQ
    August 30, 2011

    Washington, DC An association between Bextra and Stevens Johnson Syndrome has been known for a number of years, and because of that, many lawsuits have been filed against Pfizer, the maker of Bextra.

  • Rice Farmers Receive Historic Compensation for GMO Contamination
    Rice Farmers Receive Historic Compensation for GMO Contamination
    August 26, 2011

    Birmingham, ALBayer Cropscience has agreed to pay rice farmers from Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi a total of $750 million in an historic settlement after an experiment genetically modified type of rice escaped from one of its test fields and contaminated US crops.

  • SuperMedia Faces Overtime Class Action
    SuperMedia Faces Overtime Class Action
    July 26, 2011

    Dallas, TX Many employees know their rights and are more likely than ever to take their employer to task under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). No surprise to Baron & Budd attorney, Allen Vaught, who is handling a "steady flow" of wage and hour disputes on behalf of aggrieved workers.

  • Gas Royalty Payback Equals $3.4 Million
    Gas Royalty Payback Equals $3.4 Million
    July 12, 2011

    New York, NY A group of landowners in the southwestern part of Virginia has settled a natural gas royalties lawsuit with Chesapeake Appalachia for $3.4 million—the first in a series of lawsuits filed against natural gas producers accused of similarly underpaying.

  • Bextra Link to Stevens-Johnson Syndrome a Serious Concern
    Bextra Link to Stevens-Johnson Syndrome a Serious Concern
    July 11, 2011

    Washington, DC While the medication was withdrawn from the US market in 2005, Bextra's link to serious side effects such as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome remains a serious issue for the thousands of patients across the country who took the drug.

  • FDA Issues Dosing Guidelines for ESA Medications
    FDA Issues Dosing Guidelines for ESA Medications
    July 2, 2011

    Washington, DC The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new dosing guidelines for ESA (Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents) when the medications are used to treat anemia in patients who have chronic kidney disease. The new dosing guidelines come because FDA has information suggesting that Aranesp side effects and Procrit side effects, when used in patients with chronic kidney disease, could include an increased risk of cardiovascular events.

  • FDA Recommends Modified Dosing of ESAs
    FDA Recommends Modified Dosing of ESAs
    June 27, 2011

    Washington, DC The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing healthcare professionals of modified recommendations for more conservative dosing of Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents (ESAs) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) to improve the safe use of these drugs.

  • Plaintiffs Sue Oreck over Its Tarnished Halo Vacuum
    Plaintiffs Sue Oreck over Its Tarnished Halo Vacuum
    June 1, 2011

    Chicago, IL Consumers are hauling the Oreck company over the carpet for selling them vacuum cleaners equipped with an ultra-violet light that purportedly could kill 99 percent of all viruses and flu germs that might be lurking on household floors. Now, a national class action launched by Keogh Law in Chicago is aimed at recovering the substantial amount of money for many thousands of consumers across the US who laid out $600 each to buy the Oreck Halo vacuum.

  • Lawsuit Fights Back against Aggressive Debt Collectors
    Lawsuit Fights Back against Aggressive Debt Collectors
    May 31, 2011

    Houston, TX A class-action suit alleging aggressive and illegal debt collection practices against Encore Capital Group and its agents lifts the lid on a growing problem for consumers struggling to pay bills. "A lot of people call lawyers for help not because they want to get rich in a lawsuit, but because they don't know where else to turn," says consumer attorney Aaron Radbil from the firm of Weisberg & Meyers. "They have got debt collectors who are harassing them, debt collectors who won't leave them alone. These people have real problems and they deserve to be treated fairly."

  • AT&T Overcharging Customers on the "Download," Says Suit
    AT&T Overcharging Customers on the "Download," Says Suit
    May 23, 2011

    Miami, FL Miami-based attorney Barry L. Davis says testing results show that AT&T iPhone and iPad customers are consistently being overcharged for data usage and has filed a potential multi-million dollar consumer class action against AT&T. "We didn't want to get involved in a lawsuit and filing against AT&T unless we were absolutely correct," says Davis. "So we spent a lot of money making sure that if we were going to take on AT&T, we had everything lined up before we even filed the lawsuit."

  • Arbitration Trumps Class Action?
    Arbitration Trumps Class Action?
    April 30, 2011

    Washington, DC The US Supreme Court's ruling on AT&T vs. Concepcion this past Wednesday, April 27—that companies can require its customers or employees to arbitrate disputes individually rather than joining forces in a class action—has created ire from attorneys and a number of organizations, including consumer and civil rights advocates.

  • DIRECTV Customers One Step Closer to Justice Says Attorney
    DIRECTV Customers One Step Closer to Justice Says Attorney
    April 29, 2011

    San Francisco, CA A California court has granted class-action status to a potentially multi-million dollar class-action suit against DIRECTV. Customers allege that they were charged as much as $480 in early cancellation fees in violation of California consumer law.

  • Fitness Club Slow to Refund Cancellations
    Fitness Club Slow to Refund Cancellations
    April 28, 2011

    Cleveland, OH Upscale health and fitness center, Urban Active, makes it easy to sign up, but very tough to leave. Attorney James DeRoche, from the Cleveland firm of Seaman Garson, calls Urban Active's marketing and sales approach "aggressive," to say the least.

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