Week Adjourned: 11.27.09

Stork drop-down side cribs recalled; new class action filedTop Class Actions

Well, it certainly didn’t take long—48 hours maybe—after a US/Canada recall of over 2 million Stork Craft drop side cribs was issued that a class action lawsuit was filed.

Filed on behalf of all US and Canadian consumers who purchased baby cribs manufactured by Stork Craft Manufacturing, the lawsuit is seeking financial compensation for the owners of those cribs.

The recall was big news, not simply because of the number of cribs recalled, but sadly, and more importantly because of the incidents reported to the CPSC and Health Canada that prompted the recall. Specifically, 4 deaths by suffocation in the US and numerous serious falls—110 incidents in total. 

Important to note—the Stork Craft cribs may have been sold under various brand names such as Fisher-Price. Other defendants named in the suit include Sears Canada, and both the US and Canadian arms of Fisher-Price and Wal-Mart. Toys R Us is named as a defendant in Quebec.

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Breast Cancer Victims win Big Against Hormone Replacement Therapy Maker

Two women who each filed a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies that make hormone replacement therapy (HRT) have both won their cases with awards of $34 million to one and $78 million to the other.

On November 20, Donna Kendall was awarded over $6 million in compensatory damages Continue reading “Week Adjourned: 11.27.09”