Blog Posts in September, 2015

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  • Johnson & Johnson Seeks Centralization of 103 New Jersey Talcum Powder Cases

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 30-Sep-2015

    Attorneys for the pharmaceutical giant, Johnson & Johnson, are asking that the 103 lawsuits claiming the company’s talcum powder products caused ovarian cancer be consolidated into multicounty litigation. The application on behalf of Johnson & Johnson seeks to have the individual lawsuits centralized in Atlantic County before Superior Court Judge Nelson Johnson. J & J asserts ...
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  • Sprint Pays $50 Million in Cramming Fines

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 27-Sep-2015

    In early July, a U.S. judge approved a $50 million settlement between Sprint and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This settlement is part of a broader settlement regarding allegations Sprint billed customers for services they neither wanted, nor approved. In May, 2015, Sprint agreed to pay a total amount of $68 million in order to settle complaints regarding “cramming.” ...
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  • Is BMW Guilty of a "Defeat Device," Too?

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

    Recently, Volkswagen was found guilty of equipping many of their newest vehicles with a “defeat device” designed to enable these cars to pass emissions tests. Why is this a bad thing? A recent study proved that many of the vehicles that have passed emissions tests only pass when the vehicle is operating in test mode. However, under normal driving conditions, many of these vehicles emit ...
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  • Volkswagen Owners Deceived by Automaker Seek Justice Through Class Action Lawsuit

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

    A nationwide class action lawsuit on behalf of Volkswagen owners will address deception by the automaker in relation to EPA pollution controls. The EPA has filed notices of these violations against Volkswagen. Apparently, Volkswagen equipped some of their vehicles with software which disguised the true nitrogen oxide emissions, thereby violating the Clean Air Act. It appears 2009-2015 Volkswagen ...
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  • $38.4 Million Paid by Mortgage Accelerator Firm for Deceptive Advertisements

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

    Once again, a company is being fined millions of dollars for deceptive advertising practices. You may have seen ads which claim to save you thousands of dollars in interest if you pay off your mortgage early. While the concept is sound, companies who charge big fees or make deceptive promises are not above-board. Paymap, a Colorado-based company and LoanCare, a Virginia-based company were both ...
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  • Deep Joint Infection Caused by Bair Hugger Forced-Air Warming Blanket

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

    Keeping patients at a stable temperature during surgery can not only shorten recovery times, but reduce bleeding. This is why Dr. Scott Augustine developed the Bair Hugger forced-air warming blanket in 1988. This blanket surrounds the patient with warm air through an attached heater, a flexible hose, and small perforations in the blanket. More than 90% of all forced-air warming blankets in the ...
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  • Man Files Lawsuit Against Sunoco Inc. for Deceptive Benefits of Credit Card Rewards

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 10-Sep-2015

    On August 14, a Florida man filed a lawsuit against Sunoco Inc. of Philadelphia in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania for false and deceptive representations of benefits advertised for the Sunoco rewards credit card. Sunoco Inc. claims that cardholders receive a 5-cent discount on every gallon of fuel purchased at a Sunoco location. As of now, Sunoco is said to have ...
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  • Testosterone Gel Lawsuits on Fast Track Trial

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 5-Sep-2015

    Nearly 2,000 federal testosterone injury lawsuits have been filed after a significant number of men suffered serious harm following the use of a low testosterone drug such as Axiron, Testim and AndroGel. After an MDL was established in the Northern District of Illinois in June 2014 to centralize the cases, more and more men have come forward to join that MDL. This type of consolidation and ...
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  • GAO Asked to Investigate FDA Over Morcellator Claims

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 4-Sep-2015

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office has been asked by twelve members of Congress to investigate claims relating to power morcellators. The GAO investigates how American tax dollars are spent and is often known as the “congressional watchdog.” Specifically, the GAO has been charged with determining why the devices were marketed for two decades prior to safety warnings being issued ...
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