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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.

  • CPSC To Ban Drop Side Cribs
    CPSC To Ban Drop Side Cribs
    December 15, 2010

    New York, NY Product safety regulators with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted 5 to 0 Wednesday to ban the production and sale of drop side cribs in the United States in approximately six months time, or summer 2011.

  • Damage to Your Credit Rating Is a Personal Injury
    Damage to Your Credit Rating Is a Personal Injury
    December 13, 2010

    Fullerton, CA If your credit rating has been damaged because of someone else's actions—it's as if you sustained a personal injury. It's an injury to your reputation and it can compromise your lifestyle just as much as losing an eye or a leg.

  • The Trouble with Elidel
    The Trouble with Elidel
    December 12, 2010

    Baltimore, MD For people dealing with eczema, medications such as Elidel probably seemed like a great treatment. Unfortunately, Elidel side effects, linked in animal studies to Elidel cream, may mean the risks of Elidel outweigh its benefits.

  • R.J. Reynolds Guilty of Unbridled Deceit Says Attorney
    R.J. Reynolds Guilty of Unbridled Deceit Says Attorney
    December 3, 2010

    Tallahassee, FL Attorney James Gustafson has just finished up a huge and historic wrongful death suit against R.J. Reynolds. A Florida jury awarded $8 million in compensatory damages and another $72 million in punitive damages to Diane Webb, whose father, James Cayce Horner, smoked up to two packages of cigarettes a day until he died of lung cancer.

  • J&J's McNeil Healthcare Still Facing FDA Violations
    J&J's McNeil Healthcare Still Facing FDA Violations
    December 1, 2010

    New York, NY Inspectors for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are reportedly still finding problems with Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) drug making arm, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, nearly a year after the FDA ordered them to fix production-related problems that prompted massive recalls of several over-the-counter drugs including Tylenol.

  • Lawsuit Filed Against Brazilian Blowout Formaldehyde
    Lawsuit Filed Against Brazilian Blowout Formaldehyde
    November 22, 2010

    Modesto, CA A major controversy brewing over Brazilian Blowout has escalated after the filing of a lawsuit earlier this month against the manufacturers of the hair-straightening product. KTXL 'FOX40' television in Sacramento reported November 11th that the Attorney General for the state of California filed the lawsuit in Alameda County Court over the presence of formaldehyde in the product.

  • Lawsuit Questions Similac Recall
    Lawsuit Questions Similac Recall
    November 17, 2010

    San Diego, CA A lawsuit filed in the wake of the Similac recall questions the conduct of Abbott Laboratories, maker of Similac baby formula. The Similac formula recall was announced after beetles and larvae were found in an area of a Similac formula production plant.

  • Potent Victory for Former Wal-Mart Workers
    Potent Victory for Former Wal-Mart Workers
    November 15, 2010

    Irvine, CA After a four-year battle, 232,000 former Wal-Mart workers will finally get the money owed to them. The attorney who represented the members of the class action, Louis Marlin, describes the litigation as "an extremely hard road and hard-fought case."

  • Foreclosure a Nightmare for Clients Says Attorney
    Foreclosure a Nightmare for Clients Says Attorney
    November 13, 2010

    Indianapolis, IN A very clear picture emerges of the heartbreak facing hundreds of thousands of Americans as you listen to attorney Richard Shevitz from the firm of Cohen & Malad. Shevitz has filed a class action against Countrywide and Bank of America on behalf of a couple from rural Indiana, who were tossed out of their home in the foreclosure crisis gripping America.

  • Undisciplined Seizure of Homes Sparks Suit
    Undisciplined Seizure of Homes Sparks Suit
    November 3, 2010

    Newark, NJ This ultimately has more to do with the parts of the banking system being in a mess, rather than with malice. Nonetheless, damage is being done, according to attorney Lawrence Friscia. His firm, which is primarily a real estate and consumer advocacy firm, is now handling dozens of foreclosure cases. Friscia began to notice some similarities. "We noticed a certain pattern developing, and process matters," says Friscia. "And I think the process that is due to a big bank is also due to a small client."

  • Similac Lawsuits Filed
    Similac Lawsuits Filed
    November 1, 2010

    Seattle, WA Parents who were stunned by the recent Similac recall have now filed lawsuits against the maker of Similac baby formula, alleging tainted Similac formula is responsible for infant health problems. Abbott Laboratories Inc, maker of Similac, now faces a potential class-action lawsuit alleging that thousands of children were sickened by Similac infant formula.

  • That's When the Penny Dropped—'Koua Fong Lee's Lawyer Says Toyota Liable'
    That's When the Penny Dropped—'Koua Fong Lee's Lawyer Says Toyota Liable'
    October 28, 2010

    Eagan, MN After spending three years in prison, Kuoa Fong Lee is now trying to reacquaint himself with his family and pull his life back together, says Brent Schafer, the attorney who realized last January that Lee was likely the victim of a wrongful conviction for vehicular homicide. "He can't forget about what happened to him," says Schafer, "every night when he goes to bed, he can't believe he is actually free."

  • New Study Finds BPA Could Lead to Infertility
    New Study Finds BPA Could Lead to Infertility
    October 28, 2010

    Oakland, CA A new study will be of interest to couples trying to have children—and could prove insightful to any hopeful parents having trouble conceiving. Doctors with Kaiser Permanente have published findings in Fertility and Sterility that suggest men with elevated levels of bisphenol A (BPA) were two to four times more likely to experience problems with the quality and the quantity of their sperm.

  • Similac Lawsuit Launched, New Moms Have Their Say
    Similac Lawsuit Launched, New Moms Have Their Say
    October 23, 2010

    Chicago, IL It's enough of a challenge mothering a newborn, with all the issues, joys and concerns that go along with it, without having to worry about feeding your baby something that is going to make her/him sick. But that's the now-expanded challenge of mothers after it was learned in September that the makers of Similac recalled millions of cans of powdered baby formula due to the potential for contamination.

  • Baby Sleep Positioner Suit Demands Sales Stop
    Baby Sleep Positioner Suit Demands Sales Stop
    October 21, 2010

    Chicago, IL Parents who bought baby "sleep positioners" believing they were safe are now suing the companies that sold them, demanding that sales of the product end and the "positioners" be destroyed. "They want the marketing and sales of these to cease and desist," says veteran attorney Stewart Weltman who is handling the Illinois class action suit.

  • Ohio Court Ruling Means Redux Trial Goes Forward
    Ohio Court Ruling Means Redux Trial Goes Forward
    October 20, 2010

    Cleveland, OH A US Appeals Court decision to reinstate the claim against the makers of the controversial diet drug Redux is a significant victory for the family of the late Mary Buchanan and the rights of countless other consumers, according to the attorney for the family of the late Mary Buchanan. "I hope this decision means we are one step closer to the Buchanan family getting the justice they deserve," says Ben Anderson from Anderson Law Offices in Cleveland.

  • Elidel Cancer: What a Difference a Decade Makes
    Elidel Cancer: What a Difference a Decade Makes
    October 18, 2010

    Washington, DC When Elidel was first brought to market as a treatment for various skin ailments in 2001, everything appeared positive. A now-outdated Elidel TV commercial making the rounds on YouTube is a light-hearted treatment with plenty of friendly faces (including children) and an embracing voiceover expounding the virtues of the non-steroid Elidel Cream. "You can use Elidel for repeated courses as directed by your doctor," the commercial claims.

  • Students Sue Everest College in Salt Lake City
    Students Sue Everest College in Salt Lake City
    October 15, 2010

    Washington D.C. A lawsuit against Everest College in Salt Lake City reveals yet more problems for students attending for-profit colleges. Three surgical technology students allege that they were misled about the school's accreditation, transferability of credits and the cost of the program.

  • Brazilian Blowout Solution Contains Formaldehyde
    Brazilian Blowout Solution Contains Formaldehyde
    October 11, 2010

    Ottawa, ON Health Canada is warning Canadians that Brazilian Blowout Solution manufactured by Brazilian Blowout of California has been found to contain unacceptable levels of formaldehyde. The Brazilian Blowout hair smoothing treatment is known to be available at salons across Canada.

  • Verizon Wireless Paying up to $90 million in Refunds
    Verizon Wireless Paying up to $90 million in Refunds
    October 3, 2010

    Washington, DC Verizon Wireless announced today that it will pay refunds totaling about $90 million to 15 million cell phone customers who were illegally charged for data sessions or Internet use. According to the New York Times, customers will receive either credits ranging from $2 to $6 on their Verizon Wireless October or November bills or, in the case of former customers, refund checks.

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