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Feds side with Oregon truck driver whistleblower, order reinstatement and back pay

Posted: August 27, 2014 Personal Injury

An Oregon truck driver who filed a whistleblower complaint against her employer alleging she was fired for refusing to drive an unsafe truck will receive back wages and compensation for legal fees in addition to being reinstated to her job,

Lipitor side effects lawsuits mount against Pfizer

Posted: August 27, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Lawsuits are mounting against Pfizer Inc., alleging the company withheld information that its cholesterol-lowering statin drug Lipitor could cause women to develop type 2 diabetes. In the past five months, Lipitor side effects lawsuits have jumped from 56 to more than

GM lawyers under federal criminal investigation for allegedly concealing ignition switch evidence

Posted: August 26, 2014 Product Liability

Federal prosecutors are investigating General Motors’ legal department for possible criminal liability in the way it handled the company’s deadly ignition switch problem, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Federal agencies partner up to improve whistleblower protections for commercial drivers

Posted: August 26, 2014 Personal Injury

Better oversight of whistleblower protections afforded by the federal Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) is the aim of a memorandum of understanding signed by leaders of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Mirena IUD linked to increased breast cancer risk in premenopausal women

Posted: August 26, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Premenopausal women who use a hormone-releasing intrauterine device, such as the Mirena IUD, are at greater risk of developing breast cancer, according to a study recently published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Company ordered to reinstate, compensate truck drivers it fired for voicing safety concerns

Posted: August 25, 2014 Personal Injury

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ordered Pontiac, Mich.-based Asphalt Specialists Inc. to pay $1 million in back wages and damages and reinstate a foreman and two truck drivers who were fired after voicing safety concerns.

Second transvaginal mesh lawsuit against Boston Scientific goes to trial

Posted: August 23, 2014 Pharmaceutical

The second bellwether trial involving injuries from Boston Scientific’s transvaginal mesh device is underway in Massachusetts state court, and plaintiffs are hoping for a different outcome than the first.

Whistleblower’s False Claims lawsuit against Samsung leads to $2.3 million settlement

Posted: August 23, 2014 Consumer Fraud

Samsung Electronics America Inc. has agreed to pay $2.3 million to resolve whistleblower allegations that its business practices led the U.S. government to unknowingly purchase foreign electronics from countries not approved under the Trade Agreements Act and thus the submission of

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,

Testosterone levels tend to fluctuate significantly in younger men but remain more constant in older men

Posted: August 22, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Most schools of thought suggest that measuring testosterone levels in men can be tricky because the hormone levels vary from day to day as well as hour to hour. However, a new study finds that only young men experience statistically