investigation

08/21/2013

Whistleblower Protection Afforded by Federal Law Limited by Fifth Circuit

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A whistleblower is usually an individual who works for a private company involved in business with the government or a government employee who witnesses some sort of inappropriate or even illegal conduct. Usually, when a whistleblower reports this type of conduct to its employer under a federal law, that federal law contains anti-retaliation provisions to protect the employee. With specific regard to whistleblowing, Under the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, at least five federal trial... Read More
12/05/2012

Fresenius Imperils Dialysis Patients Administered GranuFlo or Naturalyte

As reported by the New York Times earlier this year, Fresenius Medical Care failed to warn thousands of dialysis patients about the increased risk of cardiac arrest associated with the use of its products Granuflo and Naturalyte. Fresenius operates a number of dialysis clinics across the U.S., but it is also the leading supplier of dialysis products and equipment to other dialysis centers. In November 2011, Fresenius discovered a sharp increase in the number of patients suddenly... 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
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
02/19/2010

FDA comments on denture paste poisoning reports

FDA comments on denture paste poisoning reports | Dallas - Fort Worth News | wfaa.com | Health News: "A spokesperson with the Food and Drug Administration now says they became concerned about the potential of zinc overload from denture adhesives early last year.The news comes after a five-year News 8 investigation into denture paste poisoning in which the FDA was contacted numerous times."... Read More
11/05/2009

PRESS RELEASE: HUGE INVESTIGATION INTO PRICE FIXING OF CD AND DVD DRIVES: PRACTICALLY EVERY HOUSEHOLD IN UNITED STATES AFFECTED BY THIS ALLEGED PRICE-FIXING SCHEME

San Francisco, CA November 5, 2009:  It was recently disclosed that there is currently a worldwide investigation into violations of antitrust laws and other anti-competitive practices into the market for optical disk drives.  According to press reports, the U.S. Department of Justice has requested information from Sony regarding its optical disc drive business in what could be the start of an investigation into the entire industry.In addition, a class action suit was recently filed naming Sony, along with numerous other... Read More
10/29/2009

Compromised Care: Psychotropic drugs given to nursing home patients without cause — chicagotribune.com

#drugs Compromised Care: Psychotropic drugs given to nursing home patients without cause -- chicagotribune.com: "Frail and vulnerable residents of nursing homes throughout Illinois are being dosed with powerful psychotropic drugs, leading to tremors, dangerous lethargy and a higher risk of harmful falls or even death, a Tribune investigation has found.Thousands of elderly and disabled people have been affected, many of them drugged without their consent or without a legitimate psychiatric diagnosis that would justify treatment, state and federal inspection reports... Read More