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  • Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuits Allege Heart Defects

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 29-Oct-2015

    In July 2015, two women filed lawsuits against the pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. The lawsuits allege that their babies were born with congenital heart defects after the women took the medication Zofran during their pregnancies. They claim GlaxoSmithKline knowingly marketed this dangerous drug to OBGYNs though the drug was never approved for use in pregnancy. The mothers, both residents of ...
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  • Diabetic Drug Invokana Faces Canadian Class Action Lawsuit

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 23-Oct-2015

    Janssen, the manufacturer of the diabetic drug Invokana is now facing a Canadian class-action lawsuit, according to court documents filed at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. These documents allege Invokana could be responsible for kidney damage or death among those taking the drug. Under Canadian law, the action must be certified as a class action before it can proceed, which typically takes ...
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  • C.R. Bard Settles 3000 Mesh Cases for $200 Million

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

    C.R. Bard recently agreed to pay $200 million dollars to settle 3,000 cases of injury suffered by women who were implanted with transvaginal mesh. Toward the end of 2014, Bard paid out $21 million to settle approximately 500 cases which translated to about $42,000 per claim. The current settlement will give the 3,000 women approximately $67,000 each. Bard paid out some hefty settlements in 2012 ...
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  • "Unlimited" Data Throttling Policy to Change Following $100 Million Fine to AT&T

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

    Just a few months back, the FCC fined AT & T $100 million for misleading customers regarding “unlimited” data plans. As a result, AT&T has now quietly made changes to its “throttling” policies. Throttling entails intentionally slowing down data-hungry users. The issue is how that slowing process is accomplished and whether consumers are misled about the process. ...
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  • "Unlimited" Data Throttling Policy to Change Following $100 Million Fine to AT&T

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

    Just a few months back, the FCC fined AT & T $100 million for misleading customers regarding “unlimited” data plans. As a result, AT&T has now quietly made changes to its “throttling” policies. Throttling entails intentionally slowing down data-hungry users. The issue is how that slowing process is accomplished and whether consumers are misled about the process. ...
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  • "Unlimited" Data Throttling Policy to Change Following $100 Million Fine to AT&T

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

    Just a few months back, the FCC fined AT & T $100 million for misleading customers regarding “unlimited” data plans. As a result, AT&T has now quietly made changes to its “throttling” policies. Throttling entails intentionally slowing down data-hungry users. The issue is how that slowing process is accomplished and whether consumers are misled about the process. ...
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  • "Unlimited" Data Throttling Policy to Change Following $100 Million Fine to AT&T

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

    Just a few months back, the FCC fined AT & T $100 million for misleading customers regarding “unlimited” data plans. As a result, AT&T has now quietly made changes to its “throttling” policies. Throttling entails intentionally slowing down data-hungry users. The issue is how that slowing process is accomplished and whether consumers are misled about the process. ...
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  • RushCard Computer Glitch Affects Thousands

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

    Thousands of people who depend on the prepaid RushCard to pay their bills and access their direct-deposited paycheck have been affected by a recent computer glitch which has prevented them from doing either. Entertainment mogul, Russell Simmons, is the face of RushCard, starting the company twelve years ago. The multi-million dollar company apparently instigated an upgrade to the system which ...
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  • HIKO Energy LLC Requests Decrease of $1.8 Million Penalty

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 12-Oct-2015

    In August 2015, HIKO Energy LLC, along with several other energy companies, was ordered to pay a civil penalty for using deceptive marketing practices—which ultimately led to steep energy price spikes for consumers. Now, HIKO Energy LLC is urging the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to decrease the amount of this penalty, which was set at an unprecedented $1.8 million. They are ...
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  • Benicar Lawsuits Near 1000

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 9-Oct-2015

    As of very recently, the number of plaintiffs enrolled in the Benicar multidistrict litigation (MDL) located in New Jersey has grown to more than 1,000. When there are a large number of plaintiffs who have filed a lawsuit against the same defendant, and the claims involved similar facts, an MDL may be created. This allows one judge to hear the cases—a judge who is already an expert on the ...
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  • Chase Bank Accused of Overcharging Ex-Inmates

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 9-Oct-2015

    According to a class action lawsuit filed in Federal Court, Chase Bank has a monopoly on debit cards issued to former federal inmates, allowing them to charge exorbitant and unfair fees. The plaintiffs allege that the bank has charged ex-inmates $10 for getting money from a bank teller window, $1.50 a month for not using the card every 90 days, and 45 cents to check the balance on their card. JP ...
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  • Banks are Getting Rich off Your ATM Fees

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 7-Oct-2015

    Those seemingly unavoidable ATM fees you pay every time you use the service may be providing hefty revenues for big and smaller local banks. In fact, the major banks, such as Bank of America, Chase and Wells Fargo, brought in a staggering $437.7 million dollars in revenues from ATM fees during the first quarter of 2015. Justification for these ATM fees from those banks are that they are simply ...
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  • Golomb & Honik, P.C. Proposes Class Action Against JPMorgan for Charging Released Inmates Unfair Debit Fees

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 7-Oct-2015

    According to a proposed class action lawsuit, JPMorgan Chase charged former inmates unreasonable fees to reclaim their money after they were released from prison. Lawyers at Golomb & Honik, P.C. filed a proposed class action lawsuit against JPMorgan, the largest bank in the United States, on behalf of a former convict who garnered national recognition as a prison artist. According to the ...
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  • Consumers Accuse Shire US Inc. of Pay-for-Delay Tactics

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 6-Oct-2015

    Shire US Inc. has been accused of paying off generic rivals in order to delay the availability of cheaper versions of Adderall, an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug. Now, consumers are defending their bid for class certification, arguing that, under the drugmaker’s logic, it would be impossible to ever certify a consumer class action over pharmaceuticals. Consumers have ...
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  • Largest Pay-for-Delay Settlement to Date: Teva Pharmaceuticals Pays $1.2 Billion

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 3-Oct-2015

    Israel-based drug manufacturer, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, is the latest pharmaceutical company to be heavily penalized by the FTC for their pay-for-delay tactics. The lawsuit against Teva alleges the company paid out more than $200 million to four generic drug manufacturers in order to delay a generic version of the drug Provigil. Provigil is a prescription medication used to improve ...
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