Jury Denies Cancer Screening in Philip Morris Class Action Lawsuit

A Massachusetts federal jury decided today that cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris USA does not have to pay for the yearly cancer screenings of currently healthy Marlboro smokers. According to a Philip Morris spokesman, the jury reached their verdict this morning after starting deliberations… Read More »


Progressive PIP Insurance Class Action Lawsuit Settlement

Progressive has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit that accused the insurance company of deceptive business practices by having its website recommend Massachusetts consumers with health insurance purchase automobile insurance with a $8,000 Personal Injury Protection (PIP) deductible. Lead plaintiff Wanda… Read More »

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Widow Sues GE, Others for Husband’s Asbestos Lung Cancer

A grieving widow is suing a number of manufacturing companies, for allegedly causing the death of her husband, who died from the asbestos cancer mesothelioma, which is directly caused by inhaling the toxic fibers. South Carolina plaintiff Joan A. is suing A.W…. Read More »


Syngenta Hit With Lawsuit for Viptera GMO Corn Damages

In recent corn market news, Syngenta is facing a new corn farmer lawsuit from South Dakota alleging that the genetically modified (GMO) corn seed producer caused him major financial damages. Like many farmers of the American agricultural industry, South Dakota plaintiff Harlan O.’s… Read More »

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Force-Placed Insurance Lawsuits Spell Bad News for Banks

For years, force-placed insurance has been a common practice among banks and mortgage lenders. However, many consumer advocates are of the opinion that force-placed insurance is a burden for individuals who cannot afford these lender-placed insurance policies. Furthermore, according to recent force-placed… Read More »

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Unum May Be Denying Pharmacists’ Disability Benefits

Unum Life Insurance Company has recently been under fire for alleged bad faith insurance practices specifically involving denied disability benefits for pharmacists. Pharmacists and other policyholders who pay for disability insurance premiums hope to be able to rely on disability benefits if… Read More »


$7.5M Settlement Reached in Magazine Privacy Class Action Lawsuit

On Friday, a federal judge in Michigan granted preliminary approval of a settlement in the amount of $7.5 million that would resolve allegations that the magazine publisher Meredith Corp. violated Michigan’s Video Rental Privacy Act (VRPA). Under the terms of the settlement,… Read More »