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Along with Sexual Harassment Charges, Luxury Resort Faked Worker Breaks
#1  Along with Sexual Harassment Charges, Luxury Resort Faked Worker Breaks
Los Angeles, CA: The Terranea Resort, which calls itself Los Angeles’ Hidden Gem and the only luxury destination resort on the LA coast, can also be known as the “Fake Break” Resort.

Johnson & Johnson Resolves Hip Implant Lawsuits for $1 Billion Dollars
#2  Johnson & Johnson Resolves Hip Implant Lawsuits for $1 Billion Dollars
Dallas, TX: Johnson & Johnson has come up with $1 billion dollars to settle as many as 95 percent of the 6,000 lawsuits filed by patients who needed to have metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implant devices removed due to severe pain. This amount includes a prior settlement for over $400 million.

Lawyer Helps People Escape Timeshare Hell
#3  Lawyer Helps People Escape Timeshare Hell
Largo, FL Timeshare contracts are easy to get into and hell to get out of says veteran Florida attorney Michael Finn.

Lisinopril—Hidden Dangers
#4  Lisinopril—Hidden Dangers
Las Vegas, NV Many prescription drugs are as common as aspirin; it's no wonder that many consumers don't read warning labels or consider that a medication could be associated with side effects. Take Lisinopril, for instance. It is one of the most widely prescribed drugs in the US, and it also has the potential to harm a lot of people.

Georgia Court of Appeals Affirms Class Action Status for Excessive Overdraft Fees Lawsuit
#5  Georgia Court of Appeals Affirms Class Action Status for Excessive Overdraft Fees Lawsuit
Atlanta, GA In 2010, Jeff Bickerstaff Jr. filed a class action excessive overdraft fee lawsuit against SunTrust Bank, claiming that the $36 overdraft fees he paid when he overdrew his checking account violated Georgia state laws limiting interest charges. The Complaint claims that the fees amount to interest rates as high as 1,000 percent.

Lisinopril Associated with Many Serious Side Effects, Including Angioedema and Liver Damage
#6  Lisinopril Associated with Many Serious Side Effects, Including Angioedema and Liver Damage
Houston, TXLisinopril, used to treat hypertension, congestive heart failure and heart attack, is associated with many side effects including liver damage. Beverly was diagnosed with angioedema (which can be life-threatening) as a direct result of Lisinopril, according to her hospital doctors.

Microsoft to Pay $2 Million in Workplace Bullying Case
#7  Microsoft to Pay $2 Million in Workplace Bullying Case
Austin, TXMichael Mercieca kept the faith and after seven years finally saw the courts order Microsoft to pay for bullying him to a near breaking point.

Monsanto Roundup: Killer Cocktail?
#8  Monsanto Roundup: Killer Cocktail?
Oakland, CA The jury in Pilliod v. Monsanto Co heard evidence that was not presented in previous Monsanto glyphosate lawsuits. It may have prompted the record-breaking $2 billion award, and the information may be central to the more than 13,000 Roundup lawsuits still pending.

Retail giant Target Settles California Labor Lawsuits over Cashier Seating for $9 million.
#9  Retail giant Target Settles California Labor Lawsuits over Cashier Seating for $9 million.
Oakland, CA: A California judge has given the green light to settle several California labor lawsuits alleging the retail giant violated California’s Private Attorneys General Act by failing to provide seating for more than 90,000 cashiers.

$24.5 Million Settlement in Navy Federal Credit Union Excessive Overdraft Fees Lawsuit
#10  $24.5 Million Settlement in Navy Federal Credit Union Excessive Overdraft Fees Lawsuit
San Diego, CA Navy Federal Credit Union has agreed to settle a class action excessive overdraft fee lawsuit for $24.5 million. Plaintiffs’ lawyers will reportedly seek fees of $6.1 million, approximately 25 percent of the total settlement amount. The settlement marks the end of a lawsuit filed in June 2017.

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Content Tips for Law Firm Bloggers
Content Tips for Law Firm Bloggers
It is standard practice these days for every firm—large, medium, or small—to have some type of blog.  Some of the larger firms have complex pages with many different sub-niche blogs.

Reputation Marketing for Lawyers: What It Is and How to Manage It
Reputation Marketing for Lawyers: What It Is and How to Manage It
Most of us associate “reputation management” with the idea of hiring someone to do public relations (“PR”) when some type of crisis has negatively affected a firm’s public image.


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