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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
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
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
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
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
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
10/29/2009

Survey: ‘Find a Lawyer’ Sites Not Rating Well

"Most users see the advantage in having this information available -- but don't believe current online ratings are very reliable. Only a quarter of in-house #lawyers now use online information-sharing sites to evaluate and select lawyers and law firms. What's more, in-house counsel are not yet convinced that such sites would help them hire lawyers.These are the findings of a survey just released by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. The company acknowledged it conducted the research to enhance and publicize its own rating... Read More