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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 [...]


Survivors of Defective Johnson & Johnson Pelvic Mesh Meet with NYS Attorney General, Request Criminal Investigations by State AGs into CEO’s Alleged Destruction of Documents

By jose.ortiz
28 May 2014

Today, all the female survivors of the defective Johnson & Johnson pelvic mesh implants submitted a petition and request to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, demanding a criminal investigation of J&J CEO Alex Gorsky and his alleged destruction of documents relating to the product. Prior to today’s submission, 44 states presented investigation requests to [...]

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$6.5M Jury Verdict in Iowa Mesothelioma Case against Boiler Maker Weil-McLain

By Bari Siegel
12 May 2014

Attorney Jessica Dean of Texas’ Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett Won Justice for Her Clients Kudos to Jessica Dean and her colleague Kevin Paul of Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC, Dallas, Texas, following their April 25 $6.5 million jury verdict on behalf of their late client Larry Kinseth of Clarion, Iowa. The defendant, Weil-McLain, was ordered [...]

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$10B Verdict Restored In Philip Morris Light Cigarettes Lawsuit

By Civil Justice Magazine
02 May 2014

An Illinois appeals court reinstated a $10 billion verdict on April 29 in a class action accusing Philip Morris USA Inc. of deceptively marketing light cigarettes. The appellate court said a lower court wrongly speculated that Illinois Supreme Court justices would have favored the defendant despite new evidence. The ruling revived an 11-year-old case which [...]

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Decade Old Apartheid Abuse Cases against IBM and Ford Allowed to Proceed

By Civil Justice Magazine
29 April 2014

Apparently time does not heal all wounds. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin in New York ruled that IBM Corp and Ford Motor Company are not off of the hook as far as lawsuits in apartheid abuse cases dating back 10 years. There are three suits which aim to hold the two companies responsible for selling [...]

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More News on General Motors Released By Congress

By Civil Justice Magazine
18 April 2014

News just continues to roll in on the GM scandal as more and more information is slowly uncovered. The latest series of news continues to point to the fact that GM knew about the ignition defect, which is linked to 13 deaths, but actively sought not to do anything about the problem. On April 13, [...]

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Johnson & Johnson Drug Company Ordered to Pay $3M for Birth Defect

By Civil Justice Magazine
27 March 2014

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, was ordered by a Philadelphia jury to pay $3 million for a child’s birth injuries. The jury found that the injuries occurred as a result of the mother Kelly Anderson taking Janssen drug Topomax while pregnant. It was ruled that Janssen failed to provide adequate label information, [...]

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