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Bank of America settles mortgage fraud claims with U.S. and six states for record $16.65 million

Posted: August 22, 2014 Consumer Fraud

The U.S. Justice Department and six state attorneys general have reached a $16.65-billion settlement with Bank of America Corporation to resolve claims that the bank and its former and current subsidiaries, including Countrywide and Merrill Lynch, defrauded investors, government agencies,

Last unresolved lawsuit from Continental Flight 3407 crash headed to trial

Posted: August 21, 2014 Personal Injury

One wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the crash of Continental Airlines Flight 3407 in Clarence Center, New York, has not been resolved, and the case appears to be headed to trial in the coming months.

Pfizer faces thousands of lawsuits linking Lipitor to type 2 diabetes

Posted: August 20, 2014 Pharmaceutical

From the time the cholesterol-lowering statin Lipitor (atorvastatin) hit the market in 1996, it has been the No. 1 best-selling prescription drug in the country, bringing in more than $130 billion in worldwide sales. More than 29 million people in

Lawsuits against Bayer alleging neurological side effects from Mirena IUD will not be centralized

Posted: August 15, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Nine lawsuits against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals alleging the company’s Mirena IUD caused neurological conditions will not be consolidated into a multidistrict litigation because there are just too few to justify the motion. Plaintiffs had asked that the lawsuits be centralized

Fresenius fighting request to produce adverse event reports related to GranuFlo, NaturLyte

Posted: August 5, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Fresenius Medical Care is fighting a request by plaintiffs for the dialysis products and services provider to produce hard copies of adverse event reports involving patients because it would require the company to sift through records at 2,100 clinics with

Fresenius faces more than 5,500 NaturaLyte, GranuFlo lawsuits

Posted: July 30, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Fresenius Medical Care, the world’s largest provider of dialysis services and products, is facing more than 5,500 lawsuits alleging the company’s dialysis concentrates caused patients to suffer sudden cardiac arrest.

Risperidone side effects send patients to the emergency room

Posted: July 28, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Adverse effects of antipsychotic medications such as Risperdal (risperidone) send more than 20,000 people in the United States to the emergency room each year, prompting the American Psychiatric Association to issue an advisory to clinicians to carefully evaluate patients before

FDA approves oxycodone combination drug that resists abuse

Posted: July 27, 2014 Pharmaceutical

A powerful combination opioid painkiller whose euphoric effects can be rendered inactive if the drug is tampered with has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The drug’s formulation aligns with the agency’s commitment to combat the misuse

Attorneys in GM litigation seek access to all of automaker’s ignition-switch-recall disclosures

Posted: July 25, 2014 Product Liability

Lawyers appointed as temporary counsel in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) against General Motors (GM) for lost value of its vehicles have told the federal judge overseeing the litigation that the automaker should submit all pre-discovery disclosures and other documents it

Florida hospital spent $24 million in taxpayer money fighting whistleblower lawsuit

Posted: July 22, 2014 Consumer Fraud

A Florida hospital that settled a whistleblower’s allegations of fraud with the U.S. Justice Department earlier this year used millions of dollars in taxpayer money to defend itself in the case, Florida’s WFTV reported.