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Law Firms Should Harness the Power of Virtual Reality (VR)
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Missouri Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Could Go to New Jersey MDL
Missouri Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Could Go to New Jersey MDL
A talcum powder cancer lawsuit filed in state court by multiple plaintiffs in Missouri has been removed to federal court by attorneys for Johnson & Johnson, who may transfer the case to a multidistrict litigation in New Jersey.

Study Finds That People With Lowest Incomes Pay Most in Bank Overdraft Fees
Study Finds That People With Lowest Incomes Pay Most in Bank Overdraft Fees
A recent study has found that the largest percentage of bank overdraft fees are collected from bank customers who earn the lowest incomes.

Defendants on Philadelphia Xarelto Mass Tort Seek Disclosure of Third-Party Funding
Defendants on Philadelphia Xarelto Mass Tort Seek Disclosure of Third-Party Funding
As the Philadelphia Xarelto mass tort moves closer towards the bellwether trial stage, Xarelto principles Bayer AG and Janssen Pharmaceuticals have signaled that they want to know the identity of any third-party funders associated with Xarleto bleeding issue lawsuits. In other words, the defendants want to know how plaintiffs are funded.

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Violations of California Labor Law and Possibly Animal Rights
Violations of California Labor Law and Possibly Animal Rights
“This dog delivery company is cruel to us drivers and the dogs we deliver across the country,” says Randy. “They have violated the California labor laws and I am pretty sure they have broken the California Law regarding animal abuse.”

IVC Filter Manufacturer Sued Over IVC Filter Death
IVC Filter Manufacturer Sued Over IVC Filter Death
The front-runners in the IVC filter failure litigation file have, and continue to be C.R. Bard and Cook Medical, manufacturers of inferior vena cava filters that have been shown to variously fail. The Bard G2 IVC filter is oft-referenced, lawsuits over which are housed in multidistrict litigation.

Another New Study Links Hair-Loss Treatment Propecia to Sexual Dysfunction
Another New Study Links Hair-Loss Treatment Propecia to Sexual Dysfunction
A new study has found that men who take finasteride, the main ingredient in the hair-loss medication Propecia, may suffer from erectile dysfunction for months or even years after they stop taking the drug.

Plaintiffs Cite California Labor Law, FLSA in Lawsuit against Bloomberg
Plaintiffs Cite California Labor Law, FLSA in Lawsuit against Bloomberg
A California overtime law collective action against Bloomberg LP by employees who work on Bloomberg’s Analytics team assert the media and securities giant has cheated them out of overtime pay through misclassification as overtime-exempt. Meanwhile three plaintiffs who were in danger of being dismissed from the plaintiff pool for missing a filing deadline for documents, have been granted an extension and will remain with the overtime pay lawsuit provided subsequent deadlines are met.

Denied Workers Compensation Claims Always Deserve a Second Opinion
Denied Workers Compensation Claims Always Deserve a Second Opinion
It is not unusual for an insurance company to deny a worker compensation claim. However, the words “claim denied” are not always the final outcome and it’s well worth asking a few more questions before accepting that decision.

Invokana Lawsuits Keep Trickling In
Invokana Lawsuits Keep Trickling In
We’re coming up to the first anniversary of a health and safety review conducted by Health Canada in May, 2016 with regard to Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors: Invokana (canagliflozin), Forxiga (dapagliflozin), and Jardiance (empagliflozin). The move followed a similar review and a warning by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with regard to the potential for cardiovascular injuries and kidney failure.

Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Boston Multidistrict Litigation
Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Boston Multidistrict Litigation
Dozens of Stryker hip implant lawsuits will be consolidated to a Massachusetts federal court over several weeks so that the cases can be handled by one judge.

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