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Here are some recent legal news that we hope are of interest to you.

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Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:00:00 -0800

Kmart settles healthcare fraud lawsuit for $32.3 million
Washington, DC The Department of Justice announced that Kmart Corporation has agreed to pay $32.3 million ($59 million including state law issues) to settle a lawsuit that claims in-store pharmacies overbilled Medicare Part D, Medicaid, and TRICARE. The healthcare fraud scheme, which a Kmart pharmacist stumbled upon only when he had his own prescription filled, allegedly affected drug reimbursements in 46 states. The pharmacist was awarded $9.3 million under the whistleblower qui-tam provisions of the False Claims Act (FCA)

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:30:00 -0800

Uber enfrenta demanda colectiva en California
Los Ángeles, CA:Una demanda laboral de California presentada por un conductor de Uber alega que el modelo de fijación de precios de Uber impide que los conductores obtengan salarios adecuados como lo exige la legislación laboral de California. Por su parte, el coacusado Uber Technologies Inc. no está de acuerdo con las alegaciones del demandante Sophano Van y está tratando de que se desestime la demanda. Como

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:00:00 -0800

The Takeaway from Conclusion of Long-running California ERISA Lawsuit
Los Angeles, CA: A California ERISA lawsuit that began life in the Golden State only to wind up in the highest court in the land was finally resolved this past August with a decision favoring the plaintiffs

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:30:00 -0800

Despite Recent Settlements, Banks Still Bilking Consumers Out of Billions
Washington, DC: When one looks back to 2017 and considers examples when banks have been called to account for excessive bank overdraft fees – including last November’s $66.6 million settlement to end a bank overdraft fees lawsuit against Bank of America – one would naturally assume progress is finally being made on an issue that has plagued Americans for years. But

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:45:00 -0800

Takata Air Bag Recall Expands - 3.3M More Vehicles Affected
Washington, DC: This week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that defective Takata airbag recall has been expanded to include vehicles from 14 different automakers. According to ABCNews on Thursday night, the NHTSA posted documents to its website listing the latest affected vehicles. These include Ford, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Daimler Vans, Toyota, Tesla, BMW, Fiat Chrysler, Mazda, Subaru, Jaguar-Land Rover, McLaren and Volkswagen. Last week, Toyota, Ford and Honda released some of their affected models

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:30:00 -0800

Ethicon Physiomesh Plaintiff Starts New Year with Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
Atlanta, GA: It’s one thing for a medical device to result in unwanted side effects and adverse events. However, that frustration is further exacerbated when the medical device thought to be at the root of newfound pain and suffering, has failed to do its intended job in the first place. Thus, the original implantation was all for naught. That’s the claim made by a recent surgical mesh lawsuit involving the now-recalled Ethicon Physiomesh filed last week in Idaho. T

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:30:00 -0800

The First Bard IVC Filter Jury Trial and Expert Witness Testimony
Phoenix, AZ: The first Bard IVC Filters bellwether case begins on March 14 in Phoenix before U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell. The three-week jury trial--Sherr-Una Booker v. C. R. Bard Incorporated and Bard Peripheral Vascular Incorporated (2:16-cv-00474)-- involves tilt, migration, fracture and perforation with serious injuries. The Plaintiffs claim that due to manufacturing and design defects, Bard filters are more dangerous than other IVC filters, and that Bard failed to warn about the higher risks

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0800

Jungle Trux Drivers the Latest to Challenge Unpaid Meal and Rest Breaks
Seattle, WA: Amazon and Jungle Trux, based in King County, WA, have started the new year facing an unpaid overtime and employment class action lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by two package delivery drivers who allege Jungle Trux and Amazon failed to pay them overtime, undercounted their hours, and failed to provide them with required breaks

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:30:00 -0800

Landscaper Employee Files Proposed California Unpaid Wages Class Action
Palm Valley, CA: A California unpaid wages lawsuit has been launched against a landscaper responsible for maintaining the grounds at Palm Valley Country Club in Palm Desert. The allegations include wage infractions, off-the-clock work and improper wage statements

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:00:00 -0800

Will Monsanto-Sponsored Science Poison RoundUp Lawsuits?
San Francisco, CA: More than 300 Monsanto RoundUp lawsuits have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation in the US District Court for the Northern District of California . Expert testimony about whether glyphosate, the main ingredient in RoundUp, is carcinogenic will begin in early March

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:30:00 -0800

Ohio Judge in Opioid MDL Wants Solutions
St. Louis, MO: The courtroom was so packed with lawyers, clients, and interested parties that the Judge had to call for more chairs to be brought in at the first status hearing on the National Prescription Opiate Litigation proceedings in Cleveland, Ohio

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 11:30:00 -0800

Emergency Room Charges and What to Do About Them
Washington, DC: A study into medical bills, treatment costs at hospitals and emergency room charges undertaken last year and published in May by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine confirmed what we already know: charges for medical care can be excessive when compared to what Medicare and Medicaid interprets as the true value for services

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 14:30:00 -0800

Canadian Class Action Launched Against Defective St. Jude Cardiac Defibrillators
Toronto, ON: Imagine the panic one might feel when told the defibrillator relied upon to help keep you alive, could fail at any time and with little warning. In reality, that circumstance is one Canadian lawsuit plaintiff Shirley Houle didn’t have to imagine. Amongst the St. Jude ICD and CRT-D device lawsuits, is a Canadian class action launched this past May.

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 10:00:00 -0800

New Cal/OSHA Rules Came Into Effect in the New Year
Sacramento, CA: A new year often brings changes and updates to regulations requiring the attention of employers in order to avoid the scornful gaze of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (known variously as DOSH or Cal/OSHA). With the health and safety of employees coming into greater focus and scrutiny with each passing year, it behooves not only the employer to become conversant with the new rules, but also employees. To wit, an educated employee is better able to know if, and when his rights have been violated under OSHA if properly conversant with the rules, perhaps with help from a Cal/OSHA lawyer

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:30:00 -0800

New Year, New Unum Lawsuit
Philadelphia, PA: With a new year comes a new lawsuit against Unum Group, after a plaintiff from the Philadelphia area brought a complaint against the global insurance juggernaut. At issue in the Unum lawsuit is the abrupt termination of long term disability benefits by the insurer, allegedly without just cause

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:00:00 -0800

Game Changer Ruling for Risperdal Plaintiffs in Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA: A ruling by three appeal court judges in Pennsylvania has turned the tables on Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Janssen saying that some 5,500 Risperdal plaintiffs with cases consolidated in a state mass tort litigation have the right to pursue punitive damages.