U.S. and Canadian Experts Challenge Flushable Wipe Claims

Canada and America are moving toward regulating marketing of “flushable” wipes and setting industry standards for these products, which many individual consumers and wastewater experts allege cause a lot of problems. Ontario wastewater expert Barry Orr is one Canadian researcher who is spearheading the… Read More »

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TCPA Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Jiffy Lube and Franchisee

Heartland Automotive Services Inc., the largest franchisee of the oil and automotive services giant Jiffy Lube International Inc., was hit with a TCPA class action lawsuit for allegedly making unsolicited automated calls to a number of cellphone owners. Lead plaintiff Phillip Litchfield… Read More »

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What Causes Ovarian Cancer? Study Shows Talc Powder Link

All cancer ultimately stems from biochemical errors that are so removed from day-to-day life that they can only be described in terms of medical science jargon, as no everyday words exist for them. But exposures, things easier to understand, can set these... Read More »

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Mesothelioma Survival Found to Be Tied to Early Discovery

The British Journal of Cancer published a study this month about survival rates of patients with mesothelioma that showed the key is not treatment options but early detection. That is contrary to previous medical theories. Mesothelioma is a rare and often deadly form... Read More »

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Judge Certifies U.S. Bank Force-Placed Insurance Class Action Lawsuit

A force-placed insurance class action lawsuit involving plaintiffs from 40 different states was recently granted class certification by a federal judge and will continue with its litigation against lender U.S. Bank. The plaintiff and the Class allege that U.S. Bank was receiving illegal… Read More »

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Cert. Granted in Omni Hotels Wiretapping Class Action Lawsuit

A federal judge certified an Omni Hotels wiretapping class action lawsuit, deciding that the company’s failure to maintain call recordings and logging data did not sufficiently hamper the ascertainability requirement. Lead plaintiff Steven Ades alleges that he made a phone call to… Read More »

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Minn. Man Files Unum Lawsuit for Wrongful Claim Denial

A Minnesota man has filed a disability insurance lawsuit against Unum Life Insurance Company of America for allegedly using bad faith insurance practices to deny his disability benefits. Plaintiff Douglas Lenhart had been previously employed by Safety-Kleen Systems Inc. as a vacuum sales... Read More »

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Midland Credit Management Hit with Abusive Debt Collection Lawsuit

A Philadelphia resident has filed an illegal debt collection lawsuit against Midland Credit Management, Midland Funding, and Encore Capital Group for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Midland Funding is a debt buyer, and Midland Credit Management collects debt… Read More »

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