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  • Jury awards $417M to woman who says she got cancer from talc in baby powder

    08/23/2017 4:51:00 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 78 replies
    Ars Technica ^ | 8/22/2017 | Joe Mullin
    A Los Angeles jury awarded a woman a $417 million verdict yesterday. The jury found that Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn users of the cancer risks of the talc in its baby powder. The jury's 9-3 vote to hold J&J liable for not warning Eva Echeverria about cancer risks is a huge blow to the company, which is facing thousands of such claims across the country. The verdict consists of $70 million in compensatory damages and $347 million in punitive damages, according to Reuters. No clear link connects talcum powder to ovarian cancer. Some case-control studies, based on...
  • Trump rally attendees sue San Jose, Mayor Liccardo and police chief

    07/14/2016 4:08:12 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 07/14/16 | Ramona Giwargis
    Fourteen people who attended a Donald Trump rally in San Jose last month filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday against the city, mayor and police chief claiming city leaders failed to protect them from assaults by protesters as they left the event and violated their rights to free speech and peaceful assembly.
  • Federal judge certifies tea party in class action lawsuit against IRS

    01/12/2016 3:45:17 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 12, 2016
    A federal judge on Tuesday certified a class action lawsuit against the IRS for its political targeting, advancing the cause of more than 200 tea party groups who said they were denied their First Amendment rights by the tax agency's actions. Edward Greim, one of the lawyers advancing the tea party groups' case, said the certification is a major step because it means the judge has agreed that the IRS did systematically target more than 200 groups for special scrutiny.
  • Apple trial continues, without a plaintiff for now

    12/08/2014 10:40:29 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 49 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | December 8, 2014 Updated 5:31 pm, Monday, | By BRANDON BAILEY
    <p>OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — In an unusual legal twist, a federal judge decided Monday that a billion-dollar, class-action lawsuit over Apple's iPods should continue, even though she also disqualified the last remaining plaintiff named in a case that has been on trial since last week.</p>
  • Obama Slaps States That Don't Comply With Obamacare

    12/01/2012 12:26:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 149 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 01 Dec 2012 01:42 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald and Martin Gould
    Residents of states that refuse to set up health insurance exchanges under Obamacare are set to be hit with higher premiums under new rules announced by the Health and Human Services Department. Insurance companies will be charged 3.5 percent of any premiums they sell through the federal exchanges, the department announced Friday. And insurers are likely to pass that surcharge on to clients, leaading to higher premiums. The only states to be affected are those that refuse to set up their own exchanges because of opposition to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. They are almost certain to be...
  • Class Action Filed Against Taxpayer-Backed First Solar

    03/19/2012 11:31:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies · 1+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | March 19, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    Securities law firms are lining up to get a piece of the action after a class action lawsuit was filed against federally subsidized First Solar, Inc., allegedly because the company failed to disclose the massive costs it was incurring due to defects in its solar panels, leading investors to believe the company’s stock was worth more than its actual value. The complaint, filed by the New York-based Pomerantz, Haudek, Grossman, & Gross law firm, claims that First Solar executives – including founder Michael Ahearn and former CEO Robert Gillette – “made false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed...
  • NAACP voluntarily dismisses bias suit against US Airways

    11/10/2010 1:57:06 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 10 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Tue, Nov. 9, 2010 | By Linda Loyd
    What began as a startling NAACP suit accusing US Airways Group Inc. of discriminating against its African American employees at Philadelphia International Airport has ended with a settlement and a pledge by the airport's largest carrier to strengthen workplace diversity. On the matter of the monetary terms and whether the three former US Airways employees named as plaintiffs in January's federal class-action suit would get - or even want - their old jobs back, no one would say.
  • Diamond/DeBerrs Class Action Lawsuit

    01/22/2008 5:29:24 AM PST · by SuzanneWeeks · 7 replies · 869+ views ^ | 1/21/08 | Marilyn Lewis
    Buy a diamond? Get a refund You may be owed a cut of a $295 million class-action settlement for gems purchased as long ago as 1994. Here's how figure out whether you're eligible and how to make a claim. advertisement Article Tools E-mail to a friendTools IndexPrint-friendly versionSite MapDiscuss in a Message BoardArticle IndexBy Marilyn Lewis How would you like a little refund on that diamond nose stud you bought in your wilder days? Or the diamond engagement ring you purchased for your sweetie when you settled down? If you bought a piece of diamond jewelry -- or jewelry with...
  • To Jog Your Memory: You Overpaid For PCs

    04/26/2006 9:11:01 PM PDT · by CAWats · 57 replies · 1,668+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/26/2006 | James Detar
    The curtain has yet to fall on one of the most flagrant price fixing conspiracies in U.S. history — one that likely caused you to pay more for PCs and other products. The U.S. Department of Justice over the last two-plus years charged four memory chip companies, and 12 high-level managers with these companies, with conspiring to fix prices. All the companies and individuals indicted have pleaded guilty. While it won't say whether it will file more charges, the DOJ does confirm that its investigation remains ongoing. The biggest issues outstanding might well be how the case will affect the...
  • After Abortion Women's Suicide Rates Are Highest Says New Study

    12/01/2005 4:19:46 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 30 replies · 1,203+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2 December 2005
    SPRINGFIELD, IL, December 1, 2005 ( - Compared to women who have not been pregnant in the prior year, deaths from suicide, accidents and homicide are 248% higher in the year following an abortion, according to a new 13-year study of the entire population of women in Finland. The study also found that majority of the extra deaths among women who had abortions were due to suicide. The suicide rate among women who had abortions was six times higher than that of women who had given birth in the prior year and double that of women who had miscarriages. The...
  • CD Price Fixing Suit Settled For $143 Million

    10/01/2002 1:49:02 PM PDT · by weegee · 16 replies · 240+ views
    Billboard ^ | Oct 1 2002 | Bill Holland
    Attorneys general in 41 states and three U.S. commonwealths yesterday (Sept. 30) announced a $143 million settlement of price-fixing charges against the five major U.S. distributors and retailers Trans World Entertainment, Tower Records, and Musicland Stores, Billboard Bulletin reports. In an anti-trust lawsuit filed in August 2000 in federal court, the states charged that the companies from 1995-2000 had conspired to inflate the price of CDs, costing consumers millions of dollars. The suit claimed that the majors and retailers illegally used minimum advertised pricing (MAP) policies to raise CD prices; this resulted in a reduction of discounting and competition among...
  • Mexican Laborers Call for Boycott

    08/30/2002 1:09:37 AM PDT · by 4America · 9 replies · 369+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | August 29, 2002 | By DEBORAH KONG
    SAN FRANCISCO- Mexican laborers who say they're owed money for working on American farms and railroads more than 50 years ago called for a boycott Thursday of the bank they say transferred their wages. Laborers called for a boycott of Wells Fargo banks a day after their lawsuit against the bank, the U.S. and Mexican governments and three Mexican banks was dismissed. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer concluded Wednesday that the workers weren't entitled to relief in a U.S. court. The bank said Thursday it acted responsibly. "We believe we completely fulfilled our responsibility to transfer the money," Wells Fargo...
  • CONGRATS to NORTEL NETWORKS-From $80 to $0.80 a share

    07/26/2002 2:14:11 PM PDT · by Swanks · 9 replies · 275+ views
    Jul 26, 2002 | TORONTO, (AP Online via COMTEX)
    From $80 to 80 cents a share - NORTEL is rated a "SELL" at $0.80... -- A class-action lawsuit filed Wednesday accused Nortel Networks of overstating its revenues in late 2000 and early 2001, when the fiber-optic and telecom equipment giant first said it would fail to meet growth targets. The lawsuit filed on behalf of three Ontario residents by the Toronto law firms Lerner & Associates and Rochon Genova names Nortel and its auditor, Deloitte & Touche, in alleging the kind of fraud that has shaken investor confidence in the United States after scandals involving Enron Corp., WorldCom Inc....