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Archives for August 2014

Several Restaurants in Charleston Violate Labor Laws

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

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

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

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

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...]

20-Year-Old Charged with Felony DUI in Deadly Accident

20-Year-Old Man Charged with Felony DUI for Causing Deadly Accident on Johns Island A 20-year-old West Ashley, SC resident has been charged with felony DUI for causing a wreck that killed a teenager over the weekend of August 15th. James Bryson Munn has been charged with both felony DUI and minor in possession of beer. Munn was also injured in … [Read more...]

Nationwide Patient Data Breach Leads to Identity Theft Concerns

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

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

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...]

Sober or Slammer Campaign Aims to End DUI Deaths

South Carolina Begins Sober or Slammer Campaign to End DUI Accidents and Deaths South Carolina will step up law enforcement presence beginning Friday, August 15th, running through Labor Day in September, as part of the Sober or Slammer campaign working to prevent DUI accidents and deaths on SC’s roads.  South Carolina DUI charges are serious and … [Read more...]

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