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02/10/2014

NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement

NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement

Attorney William Audet is now offering free case reviews to former NFL players with questions concerning pending multidistrict litigation against the National Football League for injuries related to concussions and/or head trauma. In August 2013, attorneys representing a class of approximately 4,500 former NFL players and their families negotiated a settlement with the NFL for a total amount of $765 million to be allocated as follows: • $657 million to players exhibiting specified cognitive injuries shown to have resulted from concussions and/or... Read More
02/06/2014

Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Update: J&J Penalized For Lost Evidence

Transvaginal Mesh Settlement Information

Audet and Partners, LLP reports that a West Virginia magistrate overseeing multi district litigation in Ethicon v. Pelvic Repair Systems Product Liability Litigation, MDL Case No. 2:12-me-02327, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, will impose monetary sanctions against defendant Johnson & Johnson for its failure to preserve documents pertaining to the pending litigation. U.S. Magistrate Judge Cheryl Eifert ruled that the defendant's "negligent loss of relevant evidence has unduly complicated the plaintiff's discovery and case preparation, and... Read More
01/30/2014

Homeowners Reject JP Morgan Settlement in Force-Placed Insurance Lawsuit

Several homeowners involved in the class-action lawsuit against JP Morgan Chase and Assurant Inc. over force-placed mortgage insurance policies have objected to the proposed $300M settlement on grounds that the settlement is unfair. JPMorgan Chase and Assurant Inc. previously agreed to a $300 million settlement to resolve the class-action lawsuit brought by millions of homeowners who claimed they were unfairly overcharged for “force-placed” mortgage insurance.  Chase apparently made nearly $600 million in additional profits by earning questionable “commissions” on the policies... Read More
01/30/2014

Court Denies J.C. Penney Co. Motion to Dismiss TCPA Suit

A proposed class action lawsuit against J.C. Penny Co. Inc. over spam text messages will continue after a California federal judge rejected J.C. Penny’s attempt to use an offer of judgment to moot the lawsuit. Plaintiff Tracy Maier sued J.C. Penny Co. in January 2013 for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).  Maier had received unsolicited text messages from the retailer after signing up for J.C. Penney’s online rewards program and providing her cellphone number in the process.  The... Read More
01/23/2014

Underreported Da Vinci Robot Injuries Lead to More Injured Patients

Underreporting of da Vinci robotic surgeries may be contributing to increased incidence of injury to patients who elect the robotic procedures lacking an accurate understanding of inherent risks. Bloomberg recently published an unsettling news story recently about a 45-year old woman, Sheena Wilson, who underwent da Vinci robotic surgery for a hysterectomy believing it to be safe only to awake from the surgery with serious injuries leaving her disabled. As reported by Bloomberg, Ms. Wilson said if she had known others had... Read More