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02/19/2013

Mirena IUD Irresponsible Advertising Continues Despite Rising Lawsuits

The amount of money a pharmaceutical spends on advertising its products doesn’t necessarily mean its products are safe.  For example, drug giant Bayer, the maker of the Mirena IUD, has spent millions of dollars advertising its Mirena IUD contraceptive through TV and social media ads.  The advertising apparently works – Mirena IUD sales reportedly topped $700 million in 2010.   At the same time, women who have suffered serious complications after using the Mirena IUD including uterine perforation, miscarriage and... Read More
02/19/2013

Miscarriage and Infertility Linked to Mirena IUD Prompt Lawsuits

At Audet and Partners, LLP, we are currently investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of women who have suffered complications from the Mirena IUD (Intra-Uterine Device).   Sadly, there have been cases linking the Mirena IUD to miscarriage and infertility. Now women across the United States who have suffered adverse complications after using the device are now speaking out. Mirena IUD Serious Injuries Serious complications have been linked to the Mirena IUD including: Infection Uterine Perforation Ectopic Pregnancy Miscarriage Ovarian Cysts Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Infertility Mirena IUD Lawsuits Bayer marketed it as... Read More
02/19/2013

Domino’s Pizza Drivers Decertified in Class Action for Tips

Recently the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decertified the Domino’s Pizza Drivers class action lawsuit brought by 1,600 delivery drivers against the company for wrongfully denying them tips in violation of the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act. We are currently evaluating claims by hospitality workers, such as Domino’s Pizza delivery drivers, who have had gratuities wrongfully withheld from them. Workers may have the right to bring a class action lawsuit for violation of wage and hour laws or... Read More
02/19/2013

Facebook Settles Sponsored Stories Class Action Lawsuit

If you or your child have or have had a Facebook account and a Facebook Sponsored Story featured your or your child’s name or profile picture, you or your child may be entitled to up to $10 by virtue of a new class action settlement. Given the public interest in this case, our class action law firm has provided answers to some of the most common questions about the settlement below. Sponsored Stories is one of Facebook’s advertising programs... 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
12/05/2012

Central AC Warranties Amount to Hot Air

Goodman and Amana air conditioning units are at the center of a new class action lawsuit. Apparently, the company knew its AC units were defective, but sold them anyway without warning consumers or issuing a recall. Products sold with inherent defects of this nature often violate product warranties issued by manufacturers. These warranties, by law, are intended to protect consumers when purchased products fail to perform as reasonable expected. In the case of defective central air units... Read More
11/28/2012

Injured by an Exploding Flushmate Toilet? You May Be Able To Join a Class Action Lawsuit

After people were injured by "exploding toilets" the Consumer Products and Safety Commission ordered a recall of over 2.3 million Sloan Flushmate III toilets. This was a very popular toilet because of its of its powerful flush. The system, however, apparently was not strong enough to withstand the air and water pressure it created, causing the tank lid to rise and shatter the tank. There have already been over 300 flushmate problems reported involving toilets that have... Read More
11/28/2012

Valley Fever Infections Rise Among California and Arizona Prison Inmates

In recent years there has been an epidemic of valley fever in California and Arizona. Valley Fever Infection, coccidioidomycosis, is a disease caused by fungus which lives in the soil. It can be contracted by simply breathing in the dust in a contaminated area. Symptoms of valley fever include fever, aches, pains, coughing and running nose. Coalinga prison inmates and other prisoners in the San Joaquin Valley are at particularly high risk for valley fever. In 2005 inmates... 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
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
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
02/03/2012

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
03/02/2011

How to Find and Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product or defective drug, one of the first things you should do (after getting medical treatment for the injury), is to contact an attorney. People who are harmed by defective products or defective drugs (or anything, for that matter) generally have certain legal rights, but those rights can sometimes be lost if the person who was harmed does not seek legal representation. Therefore, if you or a loved one was... Read More
02/03/2011

New Website Coming Soon!

We are diligently working on a new website for http://AudetLaw.com. Our existing one is very good, but we wanted to take it up a notch or two, and make it even easier to use.  Another thing that we are doing is really trying to integrate it with our Facebook and Twitter accounts.  We realize that law firm websites are typically boring, and we are trying really hard to make ours interesting, useful, and dare we say it, fun. .... Read More
03/22/2010

Four New TV Campaigns! Depakote, Raptiva, Overtime, and Whistleblower. . .

We are proud to announce that we will be running four new TV campaigns in certain markets, starting the week of March 22, 2010.  The purpose of these new campaigns will be to let more people know about our law firm, and also let them know about some of our larger cases.  Here are the four... 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
11/02/2009

Apple iTunes Gift Cards Lawsuit

As you may know, Apple sells songs online for its popular iPod music player.For years, Apple charged only .99 per song at its popular "iTunes" online store.  Then, in April 2008, Apple decided to raise the price for some songs.  Now some songs are .99 and some songs are $1.29.The problem with this is that numerous people purchased gift cards from Apple, expecting to pay only .99 per song.In fact, according to allegations in the filed complaint, Apple continued to... Read More
10/28/2009

Raptiva

Audet & Partners, LLP, a San Francisco, California-based trial law firm, was the first to file a complaint against Genentech arising out of the recently announced withdrawal of Raptiva medication. Filed in Alameda Superior Court, the complaint seeks general and punitive damages. More info:... Read More