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  • Class Action Accuses Angie's List of Manipulating Reviews

    Posted By Alex Wolf || 29-Jan-2015

    On Wednesday, Angie’s List Inc. was met with a class action lawsuit which stated that the review site deceitfully convinces local service providers and their companies to pay fees in order to gain access to ratings, search rankings, and reviews which are unfiltered. Allegedly, the company receives profits in exchange for the manipulated features. A member of Angie’s List stated she has ...
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  • Patients Taking Xarelto Don't Know There is NO Antidote

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 28-Jan-2015

    Those patients taking the blood thinner, Xarelto, still don’t know that they are at an increased risk for bleeding to death. That’s because Xarelto manufacturers have kept that secret pretty well hidden. Now, lawsuits across the country are cropping up, after patients taking Xarelto have bled to death or experienced serious injury. Unlike traditional blood thinners, Coumadin or ...
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  • Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Four Connecticut Energy Providers

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 28-Jan-2015

    Four Connecticut power companies have been accused of over-charging consumers, and have recently had a class action lawsuit filed against them. The companies are Discount Power, Viridian Energy, North American Power and Direct Energy, and are being charged with deceptive practices. The lawsuit alleges that four power companies made claims in the contracts they entered into with consumers to the ...
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  • Shire's Unlawful Monopoly Directly Harmed Consumers Taking Adderall

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 25-Jan-2015

    Adderall manufacturer, Shire Pharmaceuticals, can't seem to stay out of trouble with the FDA and consumers. In October 2014, the company settled claims of deceptive marketing for more than $56.8 million. The settlement was in response to allegations that Shire inappropriately promoted the sale of Adderall, a drug for ADHD and ADD, by advocating the drug for off-label use-despite lack of ...
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  • Pennsylvania Ranks 20th Auto Insurance Laws and Compliance

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 24-Jan-2015

    There are many risks associated with driving and anytime you get into a car, there's always a chance you'll be involved in a car accident. Even if you diligently follow all safe driving practices, it's possible for another driver to act negligently and cause an accident. If everyone in the Philadelphia area purchased the maximum allowable auto insurance coverage, this wouldn't be a ...
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  • Takata Defective Airbag President Steps Down

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 22-Jan-2015

    The Takata defective airbag debacle has potentially affected more than 7.8 million U.S. vehicles, as automakers scramble to replace frontal air bags on the driver's and/or passenger's side. Takata, a major parts supplier, sold the airbags which were installed on vehicles from model year 2002 to 2008. These airbags can deploy in an explosive manner, injuring or even killing the occupants of ...
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  • Six Ridiculous Bank Fees That are Hidden in the Fine Print

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 22-Jan-2015

    Many consumers are totally unaware of the bank fees they are paying each month. If they are aware, they may feel there is little they can do regarding those fees. In actuality, less than a third of all bank accounts come with no fees at all, and bank accounts with fees will see those fees continue to rise. The average fee across the nation for an overdraft charge has reached $34 per transaction. ...
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  • Types of Cerebral Palsy

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 15-Jan-2015

    Cerebral palsy (CP) can affect your child's life in many different ways and degrees of severity depending on the type and the part of the body that is affected. Your child's chance of recovering and living a normal life is largely dependent on the treatments you can afford. When cerebral palsy is the result of medical malpractice, just compensation can mean access to the best and newest ...
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  • Capital One to Pay $32M To Exit Overdraft Fee MDL

    Posted By Nathan Hale || 14-Jan-2015

    In Florida federal court, on Wednesday, a lawsuit was brought against Capital One Bank after the bank was caught processing transactions in a manner that would allow the bank to net the greatest amount in overdraft fees. As of Wednesday, the court approved a settlement worth more than $31.7 million, which is to be paid by Capital One Bank. These funds will be put into an escrow account no later ...
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  • Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits on Hold due to Delayed Bellwether Trial

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 13-Jan-2015

    All transvaginal mesh lawsuits against the TVM manufacturer, Ethicon, are currently on hold due to delays in the next bellwether trial. Over 65,000 TVM lawsuits are currently pending against TVM manufacturers, because their mesh slings caused complications and permanent injuries to women across the country. Before these lawsuits can be addressed, however, the third Ethicon bellwether trial must ...
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