Product News and Recalls

Strange Times Indeed: Car Insurance Companies Refunding Payments

car insurers issue refunds as travel drops amid coronavirusAt this point, there can’t be too many people who don’t know what flattening the curve means. We’ve all been given tools and knowledge to try do our part to lessen the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our communities and families. Instructions to stay home, avoid groups, maintain proper social distancing, and the closure of non-essential businesses across the country have led to a new sense of “normal” ...

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Walmart Sued Over Employee Coronavirus Death

Walmart sued over employee coronavirus deathAccording to a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Cook County, Illinois, 51-year-old Wando Evans tried to tell his supervisors and managers at the Evergreen Park Walmart location outside of Chicago that he wasn’t feeling well and was showing symptoms of Covid-19. The lawsuit alleges that those warnings were ignored until the store finally sent him home from work on March 23. Evans was found dead in his ...

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Philadelphia IVC Filter Trial Results in $33 Million Verdict

philadelphia ivc filter lawsuit ends in 33 million dollar verdictThe first IVC filter lawsuit to be heard in Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas has resulted in a $33 million verdict in favor of the plaintiff in the case. The verdict is significant because the city’s Court of Common Pleas is hearing over 760 such cases as a part of its IVC filter mass tort program. Some 15,000 additional IVC filter lawsuits are pending in federal courts ...

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Class-action Seeks Tuition Reimbursement

Drexel and Miami University students sue over online classesWhen students sign up to attend distance learning and online universities, they do so knowing that they will not actually be sitting in university classrooms, on college campuses, and experiencing “college life.” Their professors are faces on a screen. Their lessons are sounds coming from their speakers. Their classmates may be in their same city or they may be thousands of miles away. It is both the blessing ...

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Bayer to Change Roundup Label as Part of Settlement

roundup label to change because of lawsuit settlementAnother hole has formed in the dam between Bayer and a flood of lawsuits that accuse the corporation, and Monsanto before it, of creating and marketing a product that causes cancer.

The settlement, announced earlier this month, does not impact or settle the nearly 50,000 lawsuits alleging that the use of Roundup caused victims to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Bayer has maintained that the allegations have no merit and that numerous ...

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Michigan Woman Alleges Sex Trafficking in Ann Arbor Hotel

Ann Arbor michigan Fairfield inn sued over sex traffickingA Michigan woman has filed a federal lawsuit alleging eight years of sexual abuse and trafficking in an Ann Arbor, Michigan Fairfield Inn. Having been sexually abused by her father throughout her childhood, she was living in an orphanage when her trafficking ordeal started at the age of 17.

As detailed in her complaint, that ordeal included “repeated instances of rape, physical abuse, verbal abuse, ...

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