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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
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

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
03/20/2012

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
01/19/2012

Audet & Partners, LLP Launches New (and Free) Smart Phone App!!!

As attorneys, and as members of our communities, we feel that it is important that all people have access to legal resources. One issue has been that many folks simply do not know what to do, or who to contact, should they need legal help.  We are not an attorney referral service, however, we do often refer cases out to other qualified lawyers and firms, if the case is not something that our firm handles. As part of our commitment to educating the public about... Read More
12/15/2011

Attorney William M. Audet Has Been Named “Super Lawyer” of the Year for 2011

Audet & Partners, LLP is proud to announce that Attorney William M. Audet has been named “Super Lawyer" of the year for 2011.  Mr. Audet was recognized for his significant work and multiple million dollar recoveries for his clients in personal injury, business and class action litigation.  The award noted that Audet & Partners' top-tier status arises from the dedication and experience of founding partner William M. Audet. A copy of the reprint from Super Lawyers... Read More
12/08/2011

AUDET & PARTNERS, LLP Filed a Class Action Complaint Against Sutter Health and Sutter Medical Foundation

AUDET & PARTNERS, LLP filed a class action complaint against Sutter Health and Sutter Medical Foundation (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Sutter”) in Sacramento County Superior Court  on December 5, 2011, for violations of the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA), among other statutes. The case arises out of Sutter’s alleged failure to take adequate measures to properly protect its patients’ confidential medical information. Specifically, a desktop computer containing records regarding the medical diagnoses... Read More
11/21/2011

Audet and Partners, LLP Investigating Stolen Medical Records from Sutter Medical Foundation

A computer containing more than 4 million patient records was stolen from Sutter Medical Foundation in mid-October.  The computer contained the names, addresses and descriptions of diagnoses of patients dating back to 1995. Audet and Partners, LLP is currently investigating these claims. Please click here for the full article and visit our website for more... Read More
11/03/2011

Re: Google Android Consumer Privacy Litigation

Audet & Partners, LLP, attorney William M. Audet was recently appointed as co-interim lead counsel in a class action case against Google involving allegations of invasion of privacy on behalf of the class of android users.  The firm was appointed by the Federal Court in the Northern District of California.  A copy of the Court’s order can be found here. For more information about the firm and its work protecting consumers, visit the firm’s website at... Read More
11/02/2011

William M. Audet has Been Named Super Lawyer for Northern California for the Third Straight Year

Attorney William M. Audet, founding partner of Audet &  Partners, LLP, a plaintiffs only litigation firm, was recently named Super Lawyer for Northern California for the third straight year.  The nomination is a merit based selection process.  In addition, Mr. Audet was recently recognized as a Top Attorney in Northern California for his work in Class Actions and Mass Torts. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a... Read More
11/02/2011

William M. Audet Has Been Selected to Speak at the 11th Annual Class Action/Mass Tort Symposium

Founding Audet & Partners, LLP attorney William M. Audet has been selected to speak at the 11th Annual Class Action/Mass Tort Symposium held in New Orleans on December 12, 2011. The Symposium is sponsored by the Louisiana state Bar Association. Mr. Audet will speak on the issue of resolution of large complex mass tort cases, a topic that Mr. Audet knows all to well based on his 20 plus years in this practice of law.  More about Mr. Audet... Read More
11/02/2011

Update: Audet & Partners, LLP Opposes Private Arbitration Against The Finish Line, Inc.

Audet & Partners, LLP recently filed a lawsuit for invasion of privacy in Federal Court against The Finish Line, Inc., a nationwide sports apparel retailer. The Complaint alleges, inter alia, that the company’s manager in the Milpitas, California store set up a hidden video camera in the change room and restroom to secretly record female employees. Finish Line responded to the lawsuit by filing a motion to dismiss the case from Federal Court, and to force the  five current and... Read More
07/12/2011

New William Audet Biography Featured in SuperLawyers 2011

The Law Firm of Audet & Partners, LLP is proud to announce that partner William M. Audet has again been selected to be featured in SuperLawyers Magazine.  Super Lawyers magazine names attorneys in each state who received the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research. Rising Stars names the state's top up-and-coming attorneys. Super Lawyers magazine is published in all 50 states and reaches more than 13 million readers. Here is Mr. Audet's profile: Clients Come First. The... Read More
06/04/2010

William Audet Chosen As 2010 Super Lawyer

We are proud to announce that William Audet has again been chosen as a Super Lawyer, by Super Lawyers Magazine, a Thomson Reuters Publication. The selection process is quite detailed, and not every lawyer who is nominated is chosen.  See http://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html for details. We at the firm are proud that Mr. Audet has again been chosen for this great... Read More