Blog Posts in April, 2014

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  • Harley-Davidson Recalls 9,100 Motorcycles Due to Defective Fuel Gauge

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 28-Apr-2014

    Harley-Davidson has initiated a recall of approximately 9,100 motorcycles due to a fuel gauge issue that can result in the motorcycle running out of fuel and stalling. The recall covers the following vehicle models: 2013-2014 FXSB Breakout 2013-2014 FXSBSE CVO Breakout These motorcycles were built between March 20, 2012 and March 10, 2014. According to a report issued by the National Highway ...
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  • FDA Announces Plans to Regulate E-Cigarettes

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 25-Apr-2014

    Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it plans to start regulating the e-cigarette market for the first time. Currently, the e-cigarette industry generates about $2 billion a year, and this figure likely will continue to rise over the next few years. The proposed FDA plan would place significant restrictions on the e-cigarette industry, including: Curbing sales ...
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  • What Are the Side Effects Associated with the Mirena IUD?

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 24-Apr-2014

    The Mirena IUD is a popular birth control device used by more than 15 million women around the world. It consists of a small, T-shaped device that gets inserted into the uterus and gradually releases hormones in order to prevent pregnancy for up to 5 years. While Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has marketed the device as one of the most effective forms of contraception available, these ...
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  • Doctors Rarely Pay-Even with Medical Malpractice

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 23-Apr-2014

    An estimated 440,000 people die every year from medical errors that could have- should have -been prevented. Shockingly, half of all medical malpractice payouts are the result of only 5.1% of doctors. Yet even when doctors routinely get hit with medical malpractice lawsuits, they are rarely disciplined. Only 7.6% all “repeat” malpractice physicians had received some sort of discipline ...
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  • Third Bellwether Case for Bard Avaulta Set to Begin

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 22-Apr-2014

    After initially being postponed, the third bellwether case for the Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh trials is finally set to begin on May 19 th. In addition, the discovery process for an additional 200 cases has been initiated. This is good news for the tens of thousands of women who are still suffering after being implanted with a transvaginal mesh product. Avaulta is just one of the several brands ...
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  • GM Class Actions Lawsuits Ignite After Recent Ignition System Recalls

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 22-Apr-2014

    On March 28th, General Motors (GM) recalled an additional 971,000 vehicles. This is in addition to the 1.6 million cars that were already recalled due to ignition systems issues. This is quickly shaping up to be one of the biggest cover-ups in U.S. automotive history, and the GM recall has opened the doors to numerous class action lawsuits across the country. Specifically, the lawsuits relate to ...
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  • 7 Signs You May Be a Victim of Mortgage Fraud

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 21-Apr-2014

    Buying a home is one of the most exciting and frightening transactions you can enter into. While it is great to enjoy the benefits of home ownership and amass a significant asset, it is also accompanied by serious financial obligations which, if not fulfilled, can be disastrous for you and your family. For this reason, it is crucial that your mortgage company treat you honestly. When initially ...
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  • Class Action Lawsuit Against General Mills Allowed to Proceed

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 19-Apr-2014

    Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are plants or animals whose cells have been genetically altered with a gene from an unrelated species in order to take on certain characteristics, such as resistance to insects or increased nutrition. In the past 20 years, GMOs have become extremely popular with food manufacturers and are now found in many of the popular foods we eat. More than 40 types of ...
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  • Banks Continue to "Reorder" Checks to Boost Overdraft Fees

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 18-Apr-2014

    According to the Wall Street Journal, overdraft fees are at an all time high-and consumer advocates know why. A new survey published by Pew Charitable Trusts, found that nearly 50% of the banks in America still “reorder” checking account transactions in an attempt to significantly increase overdraft fees. This process involves processing larger withdrawals first, while smaller ...
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