BP To Pay $18.7B Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Settlement

Late last week, the largest global settlement in U.S. history was reached by BP Exploration & Production Inc., $18.7 billion, to put to rest claims against it in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Under the terms of the settlement, BP will… Read More »

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Essure Complications Will Get FDA Panel Review

The Food and Drug Administration has announced plans for a meeting of their Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel to discuss the safety and effectiveness of the Essure birth control device. Background on Essure Essure is an implantable contraceptive device meant to be a non-surgical... Read More »

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FTC Mails Debt Collection Scam Refund Checks

At the end of June, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it was in the process of mailing 95,000 refund checks as compensation for a debt collection scheme perpetrated by Asset Capital and Management Group. Consumers will have until Aug. 29, 2015… Read More »

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Judge Grants Partial Summary Judgment in IVC Filter Lawsuit

An IVC filter lawsuit was truncated somewhat when the judge granted partial summary judgment to defendant C.R. Bard concerning allegations over failure to warn, manufacturing defects and negligent misrepresentation. However, plaintiff Denise O.’s claims over alleged design flaws and the need for punitive damages... Read More »

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Dog Owners Want Beneful Class Action Certified

A group of dog owners wants a California federal judge to certify a class action lawsuit filed against Nestle Purina Petcare Company alleging that its dog food Beneful is toxic to dogs. The more than two dozen plaintiffs from a total of… Read More »

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Propecia Meta-Analysis Reveals Flaws in Clinical Trials

A recent review of clinical trials of the active ingredient in the hair loss drug Propecia found they failed to adequately relay safety information about the drug’s risk of erectile dysfunction. The report was authored by scientists from Northwestern University and published... Read More »

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New Benicar Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court

A new Benicar lawsuit was recently filed in federal court. The lawsuit alleges that Daiichi Sankyo and Forest Laboratories and their subsidiaries failed to provide sufficient research and failed to warn about serious risks of gastrointestinal disorders associated with using the medication.... Read More »

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Pradaxa Antidote Shows Promise in New Study

Amidst intense litigation regarding allegations of uncontrollable bleeding, the pharmaceutical manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim has announced an antidote for their popular anticoagulant Pradaxa. Pradaxa has been at the center of serious bleeding allegations for the past several years, but a new study published... Read More »

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Grieving Widow Joins Akron Asbestos Lung Cancer Suit

In a recent asbestos lung cancer lawsuit, a grieving widow told her story of how her husband became unbearably ill due to asbestos exposure. Grieving widow Mary A. attended the most recent court hearing set for the wrongful death of her husband.... Read More »

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Mother Files Zofran Lawsuit Over Son’s Heart Defects

An Alabama woman filed a Zofran lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline, alleging the drug maker off-label marketed its anti-nausea drug Zofran as a morning sickness relief even though it knew Zofran was unsafe for use by pregnant women and could cause serious birth defects.... Read More »

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Judge Sets 26 Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits for Consolidated Trial

A federal judge overseeing  thousands of vaginal mesh lawsuits against Ethicon Inc. has set a single consolidated trial for 26 women plaintiffs allegedly harmed by the company’s transvaginal mesh product. U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin, who is overseeing more than 25,000 Ethicon... Read More »

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McDonald’s Wage and Hour Class Action Plaintiffs Seek Cert.

Plaintiffs of a McDonald’s wage and hour class action lawsuit have filed a motion for certification of a class of California workers, who McDonald’s Corp. allegedly denied overtime pay, rest breaks, meal periods, final wages, and also miscalculated their wages. Background on... Read More »

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