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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 [...]


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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Jury Orders Doc to Pay $2.7 Million in Med Mal Case

By Civil Justice Magazine
27 March 2014

Dr. Carlos Zevallos has been found liable by an Ohio jury in a medical malpractice suit. He has now been ordered to pay $2.7 million for prescribing a toxic mixture of drugs, which lead to a terminal disease. In 2006, Debbie Neifer consulted with Dr. Zevallos, looking for treatment for her rheumatoid arthritis. He increased [...]

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Johnson & Johnson Drug Company Agrees to Pay $5.9 Million in Risperdal Settlement

By Civil Justice Magazine
27 March 2014

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has agreed to a settlement of $5.9 million stemming from a 2008 Risperdal lawsuit. The suit accused the company of using illegal, unfair and deceptive practices when marketing the antipsychotic drug, according to The National Trial Lawyers. The lawsuit was originally filed by the Montana State Attorney [...]

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Medtronic Faces Repercussions because of the Court’s Reversal

By Civil Justice Magazine
10 February 2014

Medtronic may not be a big fan of the Appellate Court these days, and with good reason. The company is back to facing a negligence lawsuit because of an off-label use of their product Infuse. The situation goes like this; a male patient underwent spinal surgery. The surgeon used Infuse. The patient went numb. A [...]

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Another Win for Johnson & Johnson in Appellate Court

By Civil Justice Magazine
07 February 2014

Whatever you think of their products, there’s no denying – J&J always wins in appellate cases. Fernando A. Portes hired two lawyers – Herbert Tan and Eldridge Hawkins – to represent him in a discrimination lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. He lost that lawsuit. So Mr. Portes tried again; this time, he sued his former [...]

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