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Pennsylvania lawsuit claims Ryobi table saw is “unreasonably dangerous”

Posted: April 18, 2014 Product Liability

A products liability lawsuit has been filed by a Pennsylvania man who suffered severe permanent injuries while working with what he claims is an “unreasonably dangerous” Ryobi table saw.

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

Federal government intervenes in whistleblower lawsuit filed against Orbit Medical, Inc.

Posted: April 15, 2014 Consumer Fraud

A False Claims Act whistleblower lawsuit against Orbit Medical Inc. and its former executive Jake Kilgore now has the government involved due to the seriousness of what may have taken place.

Bayer files motion to dismiss some of its Mirena IUD lawsuits

Posted: April 14, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals is hoping to ditch some of the 450 lawsuits it faces over inadequate warnings for possible complications with its Mirena intrauterine device on the grounds that the cases have exceeded the statute of limitations. The Mirena IUD is

The death of a University of Alabama student at a party spurs $10 million wrongful death lawsuit

Posted: April 10, 2014 Personal Injury

Days before the statute of limitations would have barred the complaint from the court system, a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit was filed by the family of a University of Alabama student who drowned in the Black Warrior River in

GM continues to ignore NHTSA’s questioning deadline, penalized $7,000 for each day overdue

Posted: April 9, 2014 Product Liability

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) this Tuesday, General Motors (GM) has missed an April 3 deadline to release information regarding its recent defective ignition switch recall of 2.6 million vehicles. Due to its tardiness, a fine

Evenflo announces recall of around 1.3 million child safety seat buckles due to stuck harnesses

Posted: April 9, 2014 Recalls

Nearly 1.3 million child safety seat buckles are currently under recall by the company Evenflo. The company has found that the seat buckles have the potential to become stuck, therefore putting the child at risk in case of an emergency

Teachers file whistleblower lawsuit against Minnesota school

Posted: April 5, 2014 Consumer Fraud

ST. PAUL, MINN. — A Minnesota private school faces a whistleblower suit filed by two teachers who claim they were subjected to discrimination and retaliation when they raised concerns about an allegedly unsafe field trip to Thailand, wrongly claimed and

Anadarko agrees to pay record $5.15 billion for toxic waste cleanup costs

Posted: April 4, 2014 Environmental

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has agreed to pay $5.15 billion to clean up radioactive uranium, thorium, and other hazardous waste that was dumped throughout the United States, the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday. The settlement is the largest recovery for environmental

Frustrated families of GM ignition switch victims seek real answers, action

Posted: April 3, 2014 Product Liability

General Motors Co. Chief Executive Mary Barra testified before a Congressional panel Tuesday in an effort to provide lawmakers with an understanding of the company’s failure to recall defective ignition switches and allowing six of its models to remain on