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Several Restaurants in Charleston Violate Labor Laws

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Report Shows Many Charleston Restaurants Violate Labor Laws An investigative report into restaurants in Charleston, SC shows that the city’s dining establishments routinely violate labor laws. Since 2004, 34 restaurants in Charleston have been cited for violating protective labor laws, including forcing cooks to work off the clock, doctoring time … [Read more...]

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Will Stay in MDL

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Boston Scientific’s Motion to Dismiss Some Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Denied The federal judge overseeing several multidistrict litigations (MDLs) involving personal injury caused by transvaginal mesh devices has denied a motion from Boston Scientific to dismiss some of the transvaginal mesh lawsuits in the pharmaceutical company’s transvaginal … [Read more...]

J&J Seeks Dismissal of Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit

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J&J Claims No Proof of Talcum Powder Causing Ovarian Cancer in Personal Injury Case On Monday, August 11th, pharmaceutical manufacturer Johnson & Johnson sought to toss out a proposed class action talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit claiming personal injury from their baby powder products, in which the plaintiffs claim that talcum powder … [Read more...]

JPML May Ship Some Cymbalta Lawsuits to California

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28 Plaintiffs in Cymbalta MDL May Get Moved to California A multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Cymbalta, from pharmaceutical manufacturer Eli Lilly, claims that plaintiffs faced serious withdrawal symptoms when they stopped taking the antidepressant, including “brain zaps” and other debilitating health problems. Now, 28 plaintiffs may be … [Read more...]

Bank of America Agrees to Record Mortgage Fraud Settlement

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Justice Department and Bank of America Agree to  $17 Billion Mortgage Fraud Settlement Bank of America agreed to a mortgage fraud settlement on mortgage fraud charges brought by the US Department of Justice for $17 billion, a historic settlement amount against a large bank. The mortgage fraud settlement resolves mortgage fraud charges stemming … [Read more...]

Nationwide Patient Data Breach Leads to Identity Theft Concerns

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Hackers Stole Patient Info in Data Breach, Leading to Identity Theft Concerns On Tuesday, August 19th, national hospital chain, Community Health Systems, reported that their database was breached, possibly by Chinese hackers, earlier this year.  An astounding  4.5 million patients had their personal data stolen, leading to identity theft … [Read more...]

Pfizer Held Liable for Generic Drug Injuries

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Alabama Court Holds Brand-Name Pfizer Liable for Injuries from Generic Drug Counterparts In Alabama, a state Supreme Court justice ruled that brand-name drug makers like Pfizer can and should be held responsible for personal injury caused by generic drugs, despite the fact that generic drugs are made by different pharmaceutical companies. The … [Read more...]

2nd Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Bellwether Case

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Boston Scientific’s Second Bellwether Case for Transvaginal Mesh Injury Begins Pharmaceutical company Boston Scientific faces its second bellwether case in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) involving its transvaginal mesh and the potential personal injury caused by the medical devices. The bellwether case began on Thursday, August 14th, and was … [Read more...]

Mirena IUD Brain Injury Lawsuits Will Not Consolidate

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JPML Will Not Consolidate Mirena IUD Brain Injury Claims The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) announced on August 12th that they would not consolidate the Mirena IUD brain injury  lawsuits that allege brain tumors and other neurological conditions caused by the birth control device because there are too few lawsuits. The JPML … [Read more...]

Whistleblower Lawsuit Unsealed for Derco Aerospace

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Derco Aerospace, Other Tech Companies, Face Whistleblower Lawsuit for Overbilling A new whistleblower lawsuit has been unsealed by the Department of Justice involving United Technologies Corp, and three of their units – one of which is Derco Aerospace – for overbilling the United States government for a Navy contract in 2006. The whistleblower, … [Read more...]

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