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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 [...]


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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We Need Transparency In Reporting Medical Errors

By chris.placitella
13 September 2014

Take Justice Back highlights the need to urge congress to fix the lack of information available to patients to determine if the medical  facilities they are using have a proven safety record. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PREVENTABLE MEDICAL ERRORS GO UNREPORTED? Submitted by Katie Gommel on Fri, 09/12/2014 – 12:58 How many preventable medical errors occur [...]

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Missouri Supreme Court Strikes Down Punitive Damages Cap

By chris.placitella
12 September 2014

          The Missouri Supreme Court in a pro consumer decision said no to the legislature’s attempt to put a limit on punitive damages. the full story link is below.  Missouri high court rules against caps for some punitive damages | The Kansas City Star The Missouri Supreme Court brushed by the [...]

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Remembering 911: The ” Jersey Girls” Who Changed My Life and the Lives of Many Others

By chris.placitella
11 September 2014

By Chris Placitella Like so many people in our area, the tragic events of 911 changed me forever.  I spent many days and nights with the “Jersey Girls“ in connection with representing their families in the 911 Victim’s Compensation Fund. These are extraordinary people and American heroins. We met at their homes, mostly. They arranged for me to meet other families at similar gatherings. They [...]

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Federal Prosecutors Focusing On Over medicating in Nursing Homes

By chris.placitella
09 September 2014

Feds Hope Hitting Nursing Homes In The Wallet Will Cut Overmedication : Shots – Health News : NPR Feds Hope Hitting Nursing Homes In The Wallet Will Cut Overmedication by INA JAFFE September 05, 2014 5:45 PM ET Listen to the Story All Things Considered 3 min 34 sec Download Transcript Federal prosecutors allege two [...]

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