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Archives for September 2013

Miss Teen USA Speaks Out Against Cyber Stalking

Victim of Cyber Stalking Uses Fame to Prevent Further Hack Attacks Before taking the title of Miss Teen USA this past August, 19-year-old Cassidy Wolf became the victim of cyber stalking. “It happened to me when I was a normal girl and it can happen to anybody,” she said. ‘The message is to tell somebody.” She said that a hacker took over her … [Read more...]

Ground Beef Destined for School Lunches Under Food Recall

“Foreign Materials” Found in Ground Beef, Company Issues Food Recall A Hanford, CA meat company issued a food recall on Thursday, September 19th, for over 58,000 lbs of ground beef that was destined to be part of the National School Lunch Program. The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) began an investigation into the Central Valley Meat … [Read more...]

Lipitor Lawsuits Will Not Be Consolidated in Federal Court

Judge Denies Motion to Consolidate Lipitor Personal Injury Lawsuits After three months of deliberation, a panel for multidistrict litigations (MDLs) has decided that it will not consolidate all of the Lipitor Type2 diabetes lawsuits into one MDL. The US Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, in its order, wrote that “in particular, almost … [Read more...]

Next DePuy All-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Scheduled

Federal Judge Schedules DePuy ASR All-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit After 2-week Delay The first federal-level trial against Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy ASR all-metal hip replacement device has finally been scheduled, after a two week delay. US District Judge David Katz scheduled the case to begin on Monday, September 23rd. The DePuy personal … [Read more...]

Airbag Malfunction Leads to Honda Vehicle Recall

Problems with Airbag Computer Chip Lead to Vehicle Recall Honda has issued a vehicle recall for almost 400,000 vehicles due to a problem with a chip in the computer system that controls the airbag. The manufacturer has issued a vehicle recall for 342,000 Odysseys in the 2003 and 2004 model years, and 63,4oo Acura MDX’s from model year 2003. The … [Read more...]

Manufacturer Issues Food Recall for Uninspected Meat and Poultry Products

Siberoni Issues Food Recall for “Pelmeni” After Discovering Product Was Not Inspected Siberoni, an Oregon-based manufacturer, has issued a food recall for 169,655 pounds of Eastern European-style frozen meat and poultry ravioli called “pelmeni,” which the company says were produced without inspection from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection … [Read more...]

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Chobani Yogurt

California Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Greek Yogurt Manufacturer for Food Recall On Monday, September 9th, Chobani Yogurt was hit with a class action lawsuit filed in a Los Angeles, California federal court. The suit accuses the manufacturer of making and distributing mold-tainted yogurt, which caused some customers to fall ill. As of … [Read more...]

Another Drug Recall from Johnson & Johnson

J&J Issues Second Drug Recall in 1 Week Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceutical unit, Janssen, has issued a drug recall for one lot of the schizophrenia drug, Risperdal Consta. The injectable antipsychotic was found to have mold in it after testing. According to the pharmaceutical company, both this and the previous recall, for Infant’s … [Read more...]

Hilton Head Hospital Faces Medicaid Fraud Charges

Hilton Head Hospital Accused of Medicaid Fraud and Kickbacks The parent company of the Hilton Head Hospital allegedly committed Medicaid fraud by giving kickbacks to an island clinic for directing expectant mothers who were illegal immigrants living the US to the hospital for care, in order to increase Medicaid revenue. The company is denying … [Read more...]

Whistleblower Lawsuit Accuses Vanderbilt Medical Center of Medicare Fraud

Vanderbilt Medical Center Faces Whistleblower Lawsuit, Accused of Over a Decade of Medicare Fraud A federal court unsealed a whistleblower lawsuit against Vanderbilt University Medical Center this week, claiming that the university perpetrated Medicare fraud for more than a decade. The whistleblower lawsuit was filed in 2011 by three doctors … [Read more...]

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