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  • GM Announces Recall of Additional 1.5 Million Vehicles

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 31-Mar-2015

    General Motors (GM) just announced that they will be recalling an additional 1.51 million vehicles worldwide, and they plan to take a $750 million charge in the first quarter to pay for the numerous recalls initiated in the past few months. Currently, there have been approximately 7 million GM vehicles recalled worldwide since early February. The largest recall involved ignition switch defects ...
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  • Ford Issues 3 Recalls

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 31-Mar-2015

    Ford Motor Corp. recently announced that they’re initiating 3 separate recalls covering approximately 221,000 vehicles in the United States. Currently, no car accidents or injuries have been linked to these defective autos. However, two under-hood fires have been reported. The vehicles covered in these Ford recalls include: 2011-2013 Ford Explorer SUVs and Ford Police Interceptor Unity ...
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  • Wrongful Death Lawsuit May Lead to Additional Jeep Recalls

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

    Fiat Chrysler has decided to go to trial instead of settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Remington Walden, a four-year-old boy who died in a horrific fire associated with a 2012 car accident. The 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee carrying Walden caught fire after being rear-ended. According to the family's testimony, Walden's chest fused to the Jeep's door due to the heat ...
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  • Lawsuit Filed Against Angie's List for Fraud

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 25-Mar-2015

    Recently, a lawsuit has been filed against Angie’s List for providing inaccurate information. Angie’s List is a company designed to provide members with accurate, unbiased, up-to-date customer reviews about various service providers. However, one plaintiff claims this website withheld valuable information that could have led her to select a different service provider. In 2012, the ...
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  • Alleged FDA and J&J Risperdal Cover Up Exposed

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 24-Mar-2015

    Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was sued in Pennsylvania federal court. The suit claims that the FDA barred a law firm from turning over confidential Risperdal documents, which were obtained through the discovery process. This directly resulted in the denial of a citizen petition asking that Johnson & Johnson publicize documents relating to the dangers of the ...
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  • Daiichi Sankyo Agrees to Pay $39 Million to Settle Benicar Kickback Allegations

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 24-Mar-2015

    2015 did not start very well for pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo. In January 2015, the company agreed to pay the United States and state Medicaid programs $39 million after allegations surfaced that they paid physicians kickbacks to prescribe drugs, such as Azor, Benicar, Tribenzor, and Welchol. This is in direct violation of the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute. The ...
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  • Testosterone Lawsuits Move Forward

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 21-Mar-2015

    Plaintiffs who have suffered heart attack, stroke or death, due to the use of testosterone supplements, will finally see their cases moving forward. U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly recently met with attorneys arguing the testosterone cases in order to discuss future case management strategies. The testosterone cases have been consolidated in a federal multidistrict litigation in the U.S. ...
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  • Xarelto Lawsuit MDL Created in Pennsylvania

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 20-Mar-2015

    Despite the fact that some Xarelto lawsuits have been coordinated in Federal Court in New Orleans, while others have been coordinated in State Court in Philadelphia, manufacturers Bayer and Johnson & Johnson continue to push the FDA for Xarelto approvals. There are hundreds of lawsuits on file with plaintiffs claiming adverse health issues and even death as a result of taking Xarelto. In light ...
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  • Kraft Mac & Cheese Recalled Due to Metal Contamination

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 20-Mar-2015

    Kraft Foods has announced a recall of 242,000 cases of Macaroni & Cheese after several boxes were found to contain metal shards. In total, more than 6.5 million boxes of Mac & Cheese were covered as part of this recall. The Kraft recall is the latest in what is becoming a rather large list of food products that have been recalled in recent years due to contamination by a foreign object. ...
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  • A Large Number of Vehicle Recalls Expected in 2015

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 20-Mar-2015

    There were an unprecedented number of vehicle recalls in 2014, prompting many experts to call it "The Year of the Recall." While the number of recalls in 2015 isn't expected to match the record 63.9 million vehicles recalled in 2014, a recent study presented at the Automotive Warranty and Recall Symposium predicts another above average year. According to the study, the main reason ...
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  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has the Power to Rescind U.S. Supreme Court Decision

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 20-Mar-2015

    The United States Supreme Court has essentially given lenders, credit card companies and banks a license to commit fraud and steal from consumers and small business. It did so in the case of Concepcion v. AT&T Mobility by siding with large corporations while enforcing forced arbitration agreements which are not negotiated and unconscionable in its terms. This license to steal may soon be ...
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  • Anthem Hit with Class Action Lawsuit Following Data Breach

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 19-Mar-2015

    Colorado residents, following the lead of residents in other states, whose information may have been compromised by the Anthem data breach, have filed a class-action lawsuit against the insurance giant. In fact, less than a day after Anthem Inc. reported hackers stole data on as many as 80 million current and former customers, class action lawsuits against the company were being filed in ...
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  • Angie's List Sued for Fraud in Federal Court in Philadelphia

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 16-Mar-2015

    By KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A Pennsylvania woman is lead plaintiff in a federal class-action lawsuit filed this month in Philadelphia against "Angie's List," a website that says it provides members with customer-driven reviews. But the woman claims the Indiana-based company is a fraud. Boasting more than three million paid members, Angie's ...
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  • Sales of Natural Supplements Targeted by New York Attorney General

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

    New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, has accused four major retailers (Walgreen's, WalMart, Target and GNC) of selling fraudulent, potentially dangerous herbal supplements to consumers. Schneiderman has asked that the supplements be removed from the shelves immediately, via cease-and-desist letters. Tests conducted on the top-selling store brands of herbal supplements, found ...
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  • Public Citizen Petitions FDA to Recall Fungal Drug Ketoconazole

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 14-Mar-2015

    The consumer advocacy group Public Citizen has recently petitioned the FDA to recall the fungal medication ketoconazole due to concerns over an increased risk of liver damage. In their statement to the FDA, Public Citizen made the following claims: The risk of liver damage far outweighs the "questionable" benefits of this drug The FDA sent an internal memo in 2013 that classified the ...
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  • Lumber Liquidators Faces Lawsuits Over Dangerous Formaldehyde Levels

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

    Mere days after 60 Minutes reported on the allegedly high formaldehyde levels found in certain wood flooring products sold by Lumber Liquidators, two lawsuits have been filed. The first complaint, filed in a U.S. District Court in California, alleges Lumber Liquidators violated both federal and state laws. The California lawsuit claims that the company sold laminated wood flooring products, ...
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  • Granuflo Lawsuits Rising

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 1-Mar-2015

    As of February 2015, more than 2,575 lawsuits are pending against Fresenius in the District of Massachusetts federally-filed GranuFlo MDL. The lawsuits claim Fresenius knew-or should have known-about the increased risk of death and serious injury associated with GranuFlo, and that those risks were concealed and misrepresented by Fresenius Medical Care. Lawsuits seek punitive damages in addition to ...
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