Blog Posts in June, 2017

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  • Banks HATE Class Action Lawsuits

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 29-Jun-2017

    Despite the fact that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is aiming to inflict rigorous restrictions on the abilities of your credit card companies and banks to effectively dodge consumer class action lawsuits, the forty-fifth President signed an executive order in February which may help banks who really hate those class action lawsuits—which is likely all of them. As you might expect, ...
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  • Class Action Complaint Filed Against Pennsylvania Vision Insurer

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 20-Jun-2017

    Three parties have been targeted by a federal class action complaint filed by a group of eye care providers and professionals in the industry. Davis Vision, HVHC, and Highmark Health – the parent company of the group – has been accused within the lawsuit of making independent providers choose a Davis Vision lab when ordering glasses, frames, or lenses. The forced bottlenecking is twice ...
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  • Hernia Cases Move Forward with MDL

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 15-Jun-2017

    Hernia mesh issues across the United States are quickly gaining steam. While hernia mesh has not yet reached the level of lawsuits and injuries associated with transvaginal mesh, litigation against hernia mesh manufacturers is increasing rapidly. Atrium Medical C-Qur hernia mesh cases have been consolidated into a federal MDL in the U.S. District Court for New Hampshire. Likewise, Plaintiffs filed ...
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  • Jury Awards Massive Verdict in Talcum Powder Case

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 13-Jun-2017

    Victims of talcum powder-related injuries won another landmark victory recently. Early this month, a St. Louis Circuit Court awarded a massive $110.5 million verdict to a victim who had sustained ovarian cancer as a result of their use of talcum powder products. Lois Slemp of Wise, VA claimed she used Johnson & Johnson’s Shower-to-Shower talcum powder for more than four decades. She was ...
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  • Wells Fargo Faces Lawsuit for Preying on Minorities

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 2-Jun-2017

    In early May, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed a lawsuit against banking giant, Wells Fargo, to proceed. The lawsuit was brought by the city of Miami, alleging Wells Fargo engaged in discriminatory lending during the housing “bubble.” Court documents revealed that Latinos and undocumented workers were targeted during the time period when predatory lending was in its heyday. Wells Fargo ...
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