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U.S. intervenes in whistleblower lawsuit against Symantec

Posted: July 24, 2014 Consumer Fraud

The U.S. government has intervened in a whistleblower lawsuit against Symantec Corporation that alleges the company, contracted by the U.S. General Services Administration to provide security software services, defrauded the agency by submitting false claims.

Kia allegedly hid brake switch defect from consumers; class action filed in California

Posted: July 23, 2014 Product Liability

A putative class action has been filed in California federal court against Kia Motors America Inc. The lawsuit alleges the automaker failed to warn consumers that certain vehicles may feature a faulty brake switch that may potentially disable both the

Still no fix in sight for many Cadillacs recalled for defective ignition switches

Posted: July 23, 2014 Product Liability

General Motors (GM) recalled more than half a million Cadillacs spanning a decade of model years in June for problems related to the ignition switch, but engineers have not yet found a way to repair the potentially deadly flaw.

New York City pothole blamed for Canadian bus crash went unrepaired for months

Posted: July 23, 2014 Personal Injury

Residents, commuters, and workers in the Hell’s Kitchen area of New York City say a dangerously deep pothole that caused a charter bus carrying a company of young Canadian dancers to crash has been gone unrepaired despite complaints.

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.

OSHA hits Formed Fiber Technologies with fine for 14 violations of worker safety, hazardous workplace

Posted: July 21, 2014 Personal Injury

Formed Fiber Technologies LLC in Sidney, Ohio, has been issued 14 safety citations, including willful and repeat citations, as well as a notice of failure to abate, with proposed fines totaling $816,500. This comes after they provided false documents and

Mother sues bus company, driver for striking and killing Portland teen in crosswalk

Posted: July 18, 2014 Personal Injury

The mother of a Vancouver, Wash., teen who was killed when she was hit by a charter bus in Portland, Ore., last month is suing the bus driver and his employer, claiming excessive work, fatigue, and carelessness played a role

Documents show GM “opts not to respond” in history of past death inquiries involving faulty ignition switches

Posted: July 17, 2014 Personal Injury

Crash after crash, federal regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) were confused about what was happening to victims who appeared to have just suddenly lost control of their General Motors (GM) vehicle and crashed with failed airbags.

Louisiana sues Fresenius for marketing dangerous, defective dialysis products

Posted: July 16, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Hundreds of people have filed wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits against dialysis products and services giant Fresenius Medical Care North America over alleged injuries and deaths caused by the company’s dialysis concentrates GranuFlo and NaturaLyte. Now the state of

Yellowstone tour bus crash injures 26 passengers and driver

Posted: July 15, 2014 Personal Injury

Three tourists injured when a commercial tour bus flipped in Grand Teton National Park, Wyo., en route to Yellowstone National Park on Thursday remain in the hospital.