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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
02/25/2013

Partial Verdict of $3.35 Million Handed Down in First Transvaginal Mesh Trial

In the first jury verdict to rule on whether Johnson & Johnson (J&J)’s Ethicon unit failed to properly warn of the risks of the vaginal mesh implant, Linda Gross, a 47 year-old South Dakota nurse, today was awarded $3.35 million after having required eighteen (18) surgeries to correct problems experienced after a transvaginal mesh implant. In the verdict handed down in Atlantic City, New Jersey, jurors ruled that the company failed to warn the implanting surgeon of the very serious complications... 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
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
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
10/28/2009

Strange trial twist: witness becomes a murder suspect himself | Breaking News from the Press-Register – al.com

Strange trial twist: witness becomes a murder suspect himself | Breaking News from the Press-Register - al.com: "A New Orleans man who came to Mobile to testify as a defense witness in a murder trial was himself implicated in the crime during testimony and arrested Thursday afternoon at Mobile Government Plaza, Mobile police said."... Read More
10/28/2009

The Associated Press: New penalty phase in case of man stabbed 193 times

The Associated Press: New penalty phase in case of man stabbed 193 times: "The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday threw out a 25-year prison sentence given to a woman convicted of killing her husband by him up and stabbing him 193 times.Susan Wright, now 33, was convicted in March 2004 of killing her 34-year-old husband Jeffrey. She buried his body in a hole in the yard of their Harris County home that he had dug for a fountain."... 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