Blog Posts in May, 2016

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  • Sunoco Rewards Card Class Action Approved

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 31-May-2016

    U.S. District Judge Paul S. Diamond. Of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, has denied Sunoco’s request to compel arbitration in a proposed class action lawsuit alleging false advertising of the company’s fuel rewards card benefits. The judge determined that Sunoco was not contractually entitled to arbitration because, although the cardholder agreement does provide for arbitration, ...
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  • Proposed Rule Would Allow Consumers to Sue Banks

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

    For years now, consumers who use practically any type of financial product, including credit cards, have been unable to file a class action lawsuit against those financial institutions. Instead, consumers have been forced to use arbitration to settle any type of alleged misconduct on the part of the financial institution. Arbitration clauses are generally tucked away in the fine print of contracts ...
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  • More Than 600,000 Bottles of ADHD Medication Recalled

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 23-May-2016

    Although Allergan is selling its generic drug business, Actavis, to Teva, the sale is not yet complete, leaving Allergan on the hook for the recall of more than 600,000 bottles of generic Adderall. The drugs apparently failed impurity level tests, and while the recall was initiated in February, the FDA just classified the recall during the first week of May. The recall of four different dose forms ...
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  • Chronic Diarrhea, Dehydration and More Linked to Benicar

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 10-May-2016

    As the first round of bellwether Benicar lawsuits grows closer to trial, more and more Benicar patients find themselves suffering significantly from chronic diarrhea, dehydration, and sprue-like enteropathy—a gastrointestinal disorder which can have extremely serious consequences, such as repeated hospitalizations, and even death. While Benicar has been shown to be an effective tool for ...
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  • Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $55M in Talcum Powder Trial

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

    On the heels of a $72 million wrongful death verdict in an ovarian cancer case linked to Johnson & Johnson talcum powder, the manufacturing giant has been hit with another $55 million verdict early this week. It took jurors only about a day to return a verdict in favor of Gloria Ristesund, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after decades of using the company’s talcum powder for ...
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  • Pennsylvania Judges Deny Appeal in Overdraft Fee Lawsuit

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 2-May-2016

    The state Supreme Court will not review a lower court’s decision to allow a class action lawsuit accusing National Penn Bank of improperly assessing overdraft fees. The Court let stand a ruling that found that an updated bank account agreement without an arbitration clause replaces an earlier agreement that required arbitration. National Penn Bank’s request to compel arbitration was ...
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