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08/21/2013

GranuFlo Litigation Update

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Certain dialysis products such as GranuFlo and NaturaLyte carry increased risks of serious injury or even death. This increased risk is linked to elevated levels of bicarbonate in the body, a contributing factor in cardiac arrest. Even the FDA has issued a recall of GranuFlo. The FDA warned consumers that the increased sodium bicarbonate levels may contribute to metabolic alkalosis, which is a significant risk factor associated with low blood pressure, hypokalemia, hypoxemia, hypercapnia and cardiac arrhythmia, which, if not... Read More
05/08/2013

da Vinci Lawsuit Testimony Focuses on Aggressive Marketing by Manufacturer

As of January 2013, 2,585 da Vinci Surgical Systems are being used in 2,025 hospitals worldwide, according to a report from Intuitive Surgical, Inc., the manufacturer of the robot.1  Last year 367,000 surgeries were performed using the robot, which compared to the 114,000 surgeries performed in 2008, provides a testament to Intuitive’s marketing success.2 While the minimal training provided by Intuitive is a continued topic of controversy, their marketing methods are also being questioned.  “Many U.S. hospitals promote robotic surgery in... 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

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

Received an Unsolicited “Spam” Text Message? You Could Be Entitled to Damages

A recent national study suggests that nearly 75% of cell phone users that send and receive text messages have received unsolicited or "spam" text messages advertising or promoting products and/or services. Another study estimates that the number of unique commercial text messaging ad campaigns quadrupled in the first half of 2012, and that receipt of such messages increased 300% between 2011 and 2012. Consumers are protected from unsolicited commercial text messages by the Federal Act known as the Telephone Consumer... 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
10/25/2012

Mexico Class Action Filed Against British Petroleum

On October 23, 2012, Audet and Partners, LLP filed a class action lawsuit against British Petroleum in Mexico City, Mexico.Between April and July 2010, it is believed that the explosion of BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling rig resulted in leakage of some 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. In a subsequent effort to cosmetically reduce the appearance of oil on the water surface, BP covered the oil spill with 1.9 million gallons of Corexit, an oil... Read More
08/24/2012

Websites Allegedly Use Kids as Marketers

Child Email Privacy

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
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

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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
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
08/09/2011

Retailer “Finish Line” and Defendant “David Meyer” Sued Over Bathroom Video Taping.

Defendant Finish Line is a Delaware corporation with its principal place of business in Indianapolis, Indiana. Finish Line is a premium retailer of athletic shoes, apparel, and accessories. Currently, Finish Line owns and operates 660 stores in malls across the United States, including 44 stores throughout the state of California. On multiple occasions, between approximately December 2009 and April 2010, during regular business hours and while acting within the scope of his employment, Defendant Meyer secretly placed a concealed video camera... 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
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