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Subaru recalls 215,000 Outbacks, Legacies over corroded brake lines. Class-action plantiffs doused by justices in standard fire case Improper Sealing Prompts Bumble Bee Foods to Recall Canned Tuna
 

Subaru recalls 215,000 Outbacks, Legacies over corroded brake lines.

Class-action plantiffs doused by justices in standard fire case

Plaintiffs’ lawyers in proposed class actions cannot avoid federal courts by promising to seek less than $5 million in damages, according to a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. Justice Stephen Breyer wrote in Standard Fire Insurance v. Knowles that a plaintiff who files a proposed class action “cannot legally bind members of the proposed [...]

Improper Sealing Prompts Bumble Bee Foods to Recall Canned Tuna

Bumble Bee Foods issued a voluntary recall for five-ounce cans of two of its tuna products – Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna – on Wednesday, March 6.  The recall was issued because the seals on these products do not meet the company’s standards. According to Bumble Bee, the seals on some Chunk White [...]


Arab Bank Held Responsible for Financing Terrorists

By chris.placitella
23 September 2014

In the wake of 911 my dear friend and mentor Ronald Motley decided to take on the the banks he believed were responsible for financing those who had unjustly taken the lives of so many innocent Americans. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhIOmp2l4Q0. Many people wondered if this time Ron, the slayer of asbestos and big tobacco, had gone too [...]

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GM Ignition Failure the Fault of More Than Just GM

By chris.placitella
22 September 2014

As with any massive product causing injuries, there are multiple breakdowns in surveillance and communication. The GM ignition fiasco is one such example.The U.S. agency NHSTA that tracks vehicle safety defects didn’t recognize a pattern of air bag failures in General Motors Co. (GM) cars that would later be linked to flawed ignition switch design, [...]

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Philip Morris Ordered to Pay 26 million Tobacco Verdict

By chris.placitella
19 September 2014

  While tobacco cases around the country have met with little success over recent years with some limited exceptions, big tobacco continues to face liability in Florida of all places as a result of the Engel  class-action. Yesterday a federal judge in Florida ordered that Philip Morris must pay the verdict rendered against it.   In [...]

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GM Ignition Defect Timeline

By chris.placitella
18 September 2014

  Having represented people injured by defective products for many years  from tobacco to asbestos to defective drugs, I am of the firm belief that when more than five people are hurt by a product someone  was aware that the injuries would or could happen. The situation with General Motors seems to bear out my [...]

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The Need to Be Vigilant When It Comes to Auto Safety

By chris.placitella
15 September 2014

  Often times the value of the civil justice system is criticized by big business and the anti-consumer lobby. General Motors recent troubles highlight the need for the investigations that are pursued and for the exposure of the truth.  The  following two stories once again highlight why we must be forever vigilant and the true [...]

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Boston Scientific Loses Trans Vaginal Mesh Case with 73 Million Dollar Verdict

By chris.placitella
13 September 2014

A Texas jury handed Boston Scientific a big message this week with a 72 million dollar verdict. Boston had won the first two cases that were tried to a jury. The verdict consisted of approximately $23 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages. It is the largest verdict in any pelvic mesh trial [...]

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