Author Archives: Wendi Lewis

Astellas Pharma settles whistleblower lawsuit for $7.3 million

Posted: April 17, 2014 Consumer Fraud

Astellas Pharma US Inc., which manufactures and sells pharmaceutical drugs, agreed to pay $7.3 million to the federal government to resolve claims it violated the False Claims Act. The drugmaker was charged with marketing and promoting the drug Mycamine for

Honda recalling Odyssey minivans for possible fuel leak, fire risk

Posted: March 17, 2014 Recalls

Honda announced a recall of nearly 900,000 Honda Odyssey minivans in the United States, citing possible problems with fuel pump filters that could leak gasoline, causing a fire hazard. The recall was filed today with the National Highway Traffic Safety

Graco recalls more child car seats for sticky harness latches, entrapment hazard

Posted: March 13, 2014 Recalls

Graco Children’s Products Inc. has announced the addition of more than 400,000 child car safety seats to its recall. The manufacturer recalled nearly 4 million seats in February, citing sticky harness latches that posed a risk of entrapment to children.

Toyota recalling 2.16 million vehicles worldwide, including Prius hybrid, Toyota and Lexis models

Posted: February 12, 2014 Recalls

Toyota has announced a recall of more than 2.16 million vehicles worldwide. The recall includes 711,000 Prius automobiles in the U.S. and a total of about 1.9 million Prius autos worldwide; as well as an additional 260,000 non-hybrid vehicles.

Child safety car seats recalled by Graco for sticky harness latches

Posted: February 12, 2014 Recalls

Car seat manufacturer Graco Children’s Products Inc. has announced a recall of nearly 4 million child safety seats because the harness buckles may not unlatch, entrapping children. The recall includes 11 models of child safety seats made from 2009 through

Land Rover recalling SUVs for possible defective airbags

Posted: January 3, 2014 Recalls

Jaguar Land Rover announced today it is recalling close to 4,000 Range Rover SUVs for possibly defective airbags. The recall affects vehicles in the United States. Land Rover said the front seat side airbags may not deploy, which could result

BP complains again about claims administration office budget, demands $25.5 million cut

Posted: September 13, 2013 Environmental

Once again, BP lawyers are complaining to U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier that they think the court-supervised claims administrator and his office are spending too much. They object to the office’s fourth-quarter budget figure of $111 million, and say claims

Sub-concussive head trauma may lead to cumulative brain injury

Posted: August 24, 2013 Personal Injury

There has been growing concern in the medical community about the effect of concussions – especially repeated concussions – on the brain. A lawsuit by National Football League players and their families has put a spotlight on the issue, with

Ground beef recalled nationwide for possible E.coli contamination

Posted: August 1, 2013 Recalls

National Beef Packing Company, based in Liberal, Kan., has recalled 50,100 pounds of ground beef products distributed nationwide due to possible contamination with E.coli O157:H7. The products were produced on July 18, 2013, and shipped in 40 to 60 pound

Chrysler agrees to recall limited number of Jeeps after battle with NHTSA over fuel-fed fires

Posted: June 19, 2013 Recalls

Chrysler Group has finally agreed to recall some of its Jeep vehicles, a move it has fought for more than two weeks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) called for the recall of certain year model Jeep Grand Cherokee