Xarelto Side Effects May Make Drug More Risky than Warfarin

According to recent medical studies, the latest generation of blood thinners, including Xarelto and Pradaxa, are not safer than older, more traditional anticoagulant drugs. In this month’s issue of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, a group of Ontario-based researchers published findings that... Read More »

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Former Sony Employees File Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit

A data breach class action lawsuit was filed on Dec. 15 against Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., alleging the company did not take adequate measures to prevent a massive data breach, thus comprising the data of 15,000 current and former Sony employees. Lead… Read More »

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GM Ignition Switch Bellwether Trial Date Set

A judge overseeing General Motors ignition switch multidistrict litigation, or MDL, will start selecting bellwether cases for trials that will begin in 2016. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman, who is presiding over the GM ignition switch MDL, issued an outline on Nov. 19. Bellwether trials... Read More »

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Flooring Co. to Pay $15K in Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit

American Biltrite Inc., a commercial flooring manufacturer, was hit with a $15,000 verdict on Dec. 4 by a New York jury concerning an asbestos lawsuit. The asbestos mesothelioma lawsuit alleges that American Biltrite and close to two dozen other companies manufactured asbestos products... Read More »

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JPML Centralizes SuperValu Data Breach Class Action Lawsuits

On Tuesday, two class action lawsuits stemming from the alleged data breach at SuperValu Inc. were centralized in Minnesota by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML). The lead plaintiffs in the SuperValu class action lawsuit alleged that consumers’ credit card… Read More »

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McDonald’s 401k Plan Examined for Potential Poor Investments

In modern American society, many employees rely on their 401k plan as an important income source after they retire. However, some retirees have seen their 401k plans depreciate in value due to poor investment choices by their employer. McDonald’s is one of the... Read More »

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UFC Hit With Anti-Trust Class Action by MMA Fighters

The Ultimate Fighting Championship organization was hit with a antitrust class action lawsuit by a group of current and former mixed martial arts fighters alleging that the UFC engages in a scheme to hurt competitors at the fighters’ expense. Plaintiffs Cung Le,… Read More »

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Medtronic Inc. Facing Over 1,000 Infuse Bone Graft Lawsuits

Medtronic Inc., the nation’s largest medical device manufacturer, is facing over 1,000 Infuse Bone Graft lawsuits with legal experts expecting the number to grow. Medtronic has been accused of deliberately concealing certain information from the healthcare community, which was vital to patient... Read More »

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Unum Accused of Bad Faith Insurance Practices

A string of Unum claim denial lawsuits have been filed against Unum, UnumProvident, or one of their subsidiary companies. Plaintiffs claim Unum, the disability insurance company, used bad faith insurance practices in order to wrongfully deny benefits owed to plaintiffs. Unum handles the... Read More »

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Effexor Birth Defect Lawsuits Set to Move Forward

Effexor birth defects lawsuits are expected to start moving forward in September 2016, igniting the preparation for the bellwether trials. A small group of these Effexor lawsuits will be prepared to go to trial, where they will be representing the other birth defect... Read More »

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Woman Says Levaquin Caused Peripheral Neuoropathy

A Kentucky woman is the among the latest plaintiffs to file a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and its Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals over its antibiotic Levaquin. Geraldine B. says she suffered peripheral neuropathy as a result of intravenous Levaquin, a fluoroquinolone. She alleges... Read More »

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