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GM retains former BP oil spill fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg to help with ignition switch crisis
General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra said her company has retained former BP oil spill administrator Kenneth Feinberg to shepherd the company through its options amid its ignition switch crisis.
Advocacy group calls for criminal investigation into destruction of documents in transvaginal mesh lawsuit
A consumer advocacy group is asking the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate whether Johnson & Johnson purposely destroyed documents relevant to multidistrict litigation involving its transvaginal mesh device.
FDA shuts down cheese factory linked to deadly listeria outbreak
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has shut down production at a Delaware cheese factory linked to a deadly listeria outbreak after an inspection revealed numerous unsanitary conditions that the agency said created a “reasonable probability” that cheese produced there
One death, multiple illnesses linked to listeria-contaminated Mexican cheeses
Sixteen varieties of Mexican cheeses sold in the United States are being recalled after they were linked to a listeria outbreak that has killed one person and sickened newborns and pregnant women.
Whistleblower’s False Claims Act lawsuit recovers $6.5 million for U.S. Navy
A whistleblower will receive $1.28 million for helping the U.S. Department of Defense recover millions of dollars in funds fraudulently taken from the U.S. Navy by a defense contractor, the U.S. Justice Department announced.
Massive data breach puts more than 300,000 University of Maryland personal records at risk
A data breach has recently been announced by University of Maryland officials, who stated more than 300,000 faculty, staff, students and others who were given an ID at their College Park and Shady Grove campuses have had their personal information
Endo expecting to pay $520 million to settle transvaginal mesh lawsuits
Endo Health Solutions is expecting to pay out about $520 million to settle product liability lawsuits primarily dealing with injuries allegedly caused by its transvaginal mesh device. The company’s American Medical Systems unit faces about 22,000 lawsuits in multidistrict litigation
Bus driver loses appeal to overturn sentence in wake of deadly crash
RICHMOND, Va. – An appeals court Tuesday upheld the convictions of a former low-fare bus driver who allegedly fell asleep behind the wheel and crashed, killing four passengers and injuring dozens of others.