Blog Posts in January, 2016

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  • Why is Yahoo being Sued by Sprint Customers in Class Action Lawsuit?

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 27-Jan-2016

    In 2014, a Sprint customer filed a lawsuit which claimed that Yahoo sent Sprint customers spam text messages in 2013. This violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) of 1991. Yahoo fought the certification of a class action lawsuit -but lost. Recently, U.S. District Judge Manish Shah granted the lawsuit class-action status because it applied to all U.S. based Sprint users who received ...
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  • AMA Pushes for Ban on TV Drug Ad

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 27-Jan-2016

    In November 2015, the American Medical Association voted in favor of banning direct-to-consumer TV advertising of drugs and medical devices. Now it is up to the Food and Drug Administration or Congress to decide whether or not to ban pharmaceutical advertising. AMA board chair-elect, Patrice A. Harris, believes that direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising of drugs and medical devices inflates the ...
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  • Early Trials Moving Forward in GranuFlo MDL

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 11-Jan-2016

    Coordinated litigation involving the dialysis products, GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, is moving forward in order for thousands of injured plaintiffs to eventually have their day in court. The judge who is currently overseeing the litigation reviewed the preparation of early trials which may provide important insight into how more than 4,300 cases could potentially be settled in the future. The GranuFlo ...
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  • 1077 Mass Tort Lawsuits against Benicar

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 4-Jan-2016

    By mid-October 2015, more than 1,077 lawsuits regarding Benicar, a blood pressure drug, have been filed. These cases were filed within a 2015 Benicar MDL in New Jersey after professionals found Benicar caused severe gastrointestinal symptoms among consumers. Tribenzor, Azor, Benicar HCT and Benicar are all included in the litigation since all four drugs are manufactured by Daiichi Sankyo. Benicar ...
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