Virginia Tagged Articles

“The UPS Store” in 24 states hit by a data breach

Posted: August 24, 2014 Consumer Fraud

A computer virus may have targeted 51 “The UPS Store” locations in 24 different states, resulting in the exposure of credit and debit card information of consumers all over the nation.

Judge allows suit to move forward against cleanup companies for improper chemical dumping following West Virginia spill

Posted: August 9, 2014 Environmental

Two West Virginia waste management companies charged with cleanup of a chemical spill that polluted the Elk River lost their bid to have an environmental lawsuit filed against them in a West Virginia federal court thrown out.

Federal court holds Chinese drywall companies in contempt for ignoring U.S. litigation

Posted: August 8, 2014 Product Liability

China’s state-owned drywall manufacturers have abandoned litigation in the U.S. involving thousands of American homeowners who sued the companies over allegedly toxic and corrosive drywall they claim has damaged their homes and their health.

Judge denies Ethicon’s request for new transvaginal mesh trial

Posted: July 18, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon has been denied a new trial that would have struck an $11.1 million verdict in the first bellwether trial over allegedly defective transvaginal mesh.

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.

Moving services company settles whistleblower allegations with U.S.

Posted: July 14, 2014 Consumer Fraud

A Virginia-based moving management company has agreed to pay the U.S. government nearly $510,000 to resolve a whistleblower’s allegations that it overbilled the government for moving services it provided to federal employees being relocated.

GM’s plan for ignition switch victim compensation fund flawed; Beasley Allen lawyers weigh in

Posted: June 30, 2014 Product Liability

General Motors (GM) announced on Monday details of its victims’ compensation fund for those harmed by the automaker’s ignition switch defect. The fund, which will be managed by former BP oil spill fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg, will offer at least

GSK pays $22 million to settle fraudulent marketing claims in West Virginia

Posted: June 17, 2014 Consumer Fraud

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has agreed to pay $22 million to settle claims that the pharmaceutical company used illegal tactics to peddle its diabetes drugs. The settlement is one of the largest in West Virginia history, said Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

GSK to pay $105 million to settle claims it unlawfully promoted drugs

Posted: June 8, 2014 Consumer Fraud

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has reached a $105 million agreement with 44 states and the District of Columbia to settle lawsuits alleging the drug company marketed some of its drugs for unapproved uses. The settlement also requires GSK to pay a hefty

Fresenius faces another GranuFlo wrongful death lawsuit

Posted: June 7, 2014 Pharmaceutical

A West Virginia man has filed a lawsuit against Fresenius Medical Care claiming a dialysis concentrate manufactured by the company caused his wife’s death. Fresenius is the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services. There are more than 1,800 Fresenius