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08/30/2016

Audet & Partners, LLP Wins Major Victory for Clients in Plavix Litigation

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August 30, 2016 - Audet & Partners, LLP is pleased to announced that after a protracted battle over the issue of personal jurisdiction, the California Supreme Court issued a significant, favorable ruling denying an effort by Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), manufacturer of Plavix blood clotting medication, to obtain dismissal of pending Plavix cases in California Courts.  The ruling clarifies the quality of contacts and activities that allow a non-resident plaintiff to bring a claim in California State Court over a defendant's objections based on specific jurisdiction over the... Read More
05/21/2015

Santa Barbara Oil Spill Threatens Small Businesses

Santa Barbara Oil Spill Lawsuit

On July 7, 2015, Audet & Partners, LLP filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, on behalf of businesses harmed as a result of the recent Santa Barbara oil spill. The pipeline rupture and oil spill in Santa Barbara County has posed significant threats to the environment, wildlife, and small businesses.  The company which owns the ruptured pipeline is Plains All American Pipeline, LP, which has been cited for at least... Read More
11/24/2014

Apple iMessage Lawsuit Ruling Sustains Wiretap Act Claims

Audet & Partners, LLP has obtained a favorable ruling against Apple in a lawsuit claiming that Apple violated federal law by intercepting text messages sent to former iMessage users who switched to Android or other non-Apple devices.  In the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Judge Lucy Koh denied Apple's Motion to Dismiss claims alleging violations of the federal Wiretap Act.  In so doing, Judge Koh held that although iMessage users may have given consent for Apple... Read More
09/17/2012

Blog About Flushmate III “Exploding Toilets” – http://explodingtoilets.com/

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The United States is recalling millions of faulty flushing mechanisms that have caused toilets to explode, creating “laceration risks” for toilet users. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the warning about the Flushmate III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System, which was sold at Home Depot and Lowe’s stores and to toilet manufacturers American Standard, Crane, Kohler, Eljer, Mansfield, St. Thomas and Gerber. Read more: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/aug/16/news/la-exploding-toilets-prompt-recall-lawsuit-20120815 In the interest of providing more information to consumers about this litigation, investigation, and consumer recall, we have created... Read More
09/14/2012

Flushmate Recalls Flushmate® III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System Due to Impact and Laceration Hazards

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(From CPSC, edited) The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Flushmate® III Pressure-Assist Flushing System Units: About 2,330,600 in the U.S. and 9,400 in Canada Manufacturer: Flushmate, of New Hudson, Mich., a division of Sloan Valve Company Hazard: The system can burst at or near... Read More
09/14/2012

Flushmate III Exploding Toilets

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The United States is recalling millions of faulty flushing mechanisms that have caused toilets to explode, creating “laceration risks” for toilet users. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the warning about the Flushmate III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System, which was sold at Home Depot and Lowe’s stores and to toilet manufacturers American Standard, Crane, Kohler, Eljer, Mansfield, St. Thomas and Gerber. Read more: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/aug/16/news/la-exploding-toilets-prompt-recall-lawsuit-20120815 If you own one of these toilets, please contact the law firm of Audet & Partners, LLP - using the... Read More
08/24/2012

Websites Allegedly Use Kids as Marketers

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McDonald's, General Mills, Subway, Nickelodeon and the Cartoon Network could all be violating online privacy rules designed to protect children. On Wednesday, the Center for Digital Democracy, the Center for Science in the Public Interest and other consumer, privacy and children's advocacy groups plan to file five separate complaints against the companies with the Federal Trade Commission. The organizations allege that the businesses are engaging in marketing practices clearly at odds with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. The rules limit the... Read More
08/23/2012

Bank “Setoffs”

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“A bank has an equitable right to set off a matured debt, owed the bank by a depositor, against funds in the customer’s demand deposit account.” In plain English, this means that if you owe a bank money, they generally have a right to take that money out of your bank account to pay off the debt. This is known as the “right of set off,” or “right to set-off,” and is ancient English Common Law. However, this has resulted in cases where consumer bank... Read More
06/13/2012

NuvaRing Contraceptive Ring Lawsuits & Investigations

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NuvaRing is the trade name for a combined hormonal contraceptive vaginal ring manufactured by Merck (formerly Schering-Plough, formerly Organon), that is available by prescription. It is a flexible plastic (ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer) ring that releases a low dose of a progestinand estrogen over three weeks. It is considered to be a “third-generation” birth control method. Numerous lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers, distributors, and marketers of the NuvaRing birth control vaginal ring, and recent court cases are now allowing these... Read More
06/07/2012

da Vinci Surgical Robot Injuries

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According to published reports: "everal hospital burn lawsuits involving the “da Vinci Surgical Robot” claim that a number of patients have suffered serious burns. One New York father filed a wrongful death hospital burn lawsuit after his daughter died as a result of burns caused by the robot. The lawsuit claims that the da Vinci robot caused burns to an artery and intestines when his daughter was having a hysterectomy in a Bronx hospital in August 2010. She died two weeks... Read More
04/20/2012

About Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella (Drospirenone) Litigation

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Some of the newest birth control pills -- Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella -- are the subject of over 1,000 lawsuits that claim the medications increase the risk of blood clots and stroke and cause other health problems in women who take them. Litigation focuses on Bayer Healthcare's failure to disclose the risks of taking these fourth generation combination birth control pills. Recent research regarding Yaz and blood clots prompted the FDA to require Bayer to add warnings to the drug... Read More
04/20/2012

Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz, and Ocella Birth Control Pills

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Yasmin is the brand name for a birth control pill that is generically known as drospirenone.  It is also a treatment for moderate acne and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) in women.  It is produced by Bayer Healthcare.  Bayer Healthcare also manufactures “Yaz” birth control pills. The main difference between Yaz and Yasmin is in the level of estrogen contained in each pill compared to the level of progestins. Yasmin has brought Bayer Healthcare $487 million in sales in the US alone with $1.5... Read More
03/29/2012

Tower of Power Sues Warner Music Group Corp. Over Digital Royalties

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Popular music stars Emilio Castillo and Stephen Kupka,‭ ‬collectively and professionally known as Tower of Power,‭ ‬by and through‭ ‬their attorneys at Audet‭ & ‬Partners,‭ ‬LLP,‭ ‬a San Francisco,‭ ‬California-based trial law firm,‭ ‬and the Law Offices of Lopez‭ & ‬Associates,‭ ‬have filed a class action complaint‭ (‬Case‭ ‬#‭ ‬1531‭) ‬in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against‭ ‬Warner Music Group Corp. ‬The case arises out of the alleged failure of‭ ‬Warner Music‭ ‬to pay... Read More
03/29/2012

A Reminder About Employment Litigation / Employment Law

Employment Litigation

Audet & Partners LLP has an Employment Litigation practice team that is ready to help those who may have suffered from discrimination in the work force. In fact, "employment litigation" is actually a very broad practice area, and encompasses employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, wage and hour violations, wrongful termination, whistleblower/qui tam, and other employment-related torts. As you may know, employment law and litigation is the large body of law that governs the employer-employee relationship, including individual employment contracts, the... Read More
03/28/2012

Werner S2208 and S2210 Attic Ladder Investigation

Werner S2210

According to allegations in a recently filed class action complaint, certain Werner Attic Ladders may have dangerous defects. The attic ladders that are the subject of the class action are S2208 and S2210 pull-down attic ladders. According to the allegations in the complaint, these attic ladders are sold by Lowe's Home Centers. According to the complaint, Lowe's sold approximately 600,000 of these allegedly defective ladders, nationwide, up until 2008. Read... Read More
03/20/2012

Just A Reminder That Audet & Partners, LLP Now Has Two Free SmartPhone Apps!

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Audet & Partners, LLP has created not one, but two free smartphone apps for our clients, prospective clients, and members of the community. The first app that we have released is entitled Audet Law News Legal Information, and may be downloaded free at this site, or at the Apple or Android App Stores. Audet Law News is a free and simple smartphone application that will let you keep up with legal news that affects your family and your legal rights. Easily contact our... Read More
03/15/2012

Bank of America Home Loan Mortgage Modifications

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating allegations of wrongdoing connected to Bank of America “home loan modifications.” Based on information and belief, we are investigating allegations that Bank of America is mishandling such home loan modifications to existing home mortgages. According to our investigation, applicants are allegedly told to let their home loan (mortgage) lapse for three months to qualify for the program. Then, when the applicants attempt to qualify for the loan mod, they are told that they do not... Read More
02/29/2012

Popular Latina Music Star Graciela Beltran Sues EMI Music, Inc. Over Royalties

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Popular Latina music star Graciela Beltran, by and through her attorneys at Audet & Partners, LLP, a San Francisco,California-based trial law firm, and the Law Offices of Lopez & Associates, has filed a class action complaint (Case # CV121002) in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against EMI Music, Inc. The case arises out of the alleged failure of EMI to pay the full royalty rates to artists such as Ms. Beltran on revenue generated from the licensing of... Read More
02/27/2012

Audet & Partners, LLP Launches Auto Accident Injury Smart Phone Application

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Audet & Partners, LLP is proud to announce the release of our newest smart phone application. Audet Accident Law is a fast and free app that allows you to learn your legal rights as an auto accident victim. This simple application also contains news and information about our legal services, and links to an extensive selection of online resources for accident victims, drivers, passengers, and family members. The app also contains links to external resources about first aid, finding a lawyer, and... Read More
02/03/2012

Audet & Partners, LLP to Launch Second SmartPhone App

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The law firm of Audet & Partners, LLP is proud to announce the upcoming launch of yet another cutting-edge smartphone application.  This app will be available for users of both iPhone and Android devices, and should be live within just a few days. Our first app was designed as a general resource for people who are looking for a consumer attorney, and our second app will be more focused on the needs of accident victims, and their families. As with our... Read More