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Legislation Targeting Asbestos Victims Moves Through House Committee

July 29th, 2015

Shortly after the most recent round of midterm elections, we predicted that one of the priorities of the new Congress would be to enact as many tort reform measures as possible. We suggested this might include both a push to enact the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction …

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Congressional Bill Threatens Federal Class Action Lawsuits

June 24th, 2015

This blog has long advocated that the class action suit is a core component of the civil justice system, one that provides a class of plaintiffs redress from corporate wrongdoing. Class actions are not limited to consumer protection, but also help to discourage discriminatory and …

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Retired NHL Players File Class Action Suit Against League

May 27th, 2015

In 2013, more than four thousand former NFL players settled a class action suit against their former employer for $765 million, alleging that the league knew about the long-term risks associated with sub-concussive and concussive injuries. Many of these men–battling problems like chronic depression, dementia, …

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Takata Corporation Faces Wider Recall, Fines, and a Class Action Suit

April 15th, 2015

Last year saw more auto recalls in the United States than any other year in the country’s history (one trade publication has even dubbed 2014 “the infamous Year of The Recalls”). This blog has been covering the massive Takata airbag recall–which has officially claimed the …

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Some Wins, Some Losses in Tobacco Class Action Suits

April 1st, 2015

In November, this blog published an article about the ways in which class action lawsuits–cases in which a group of individuals (a class) may stand together against wrongdoing–have the ability to protect Americans from a variety of threats: discriminatory and predatory lending and insurance policies, …

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Youth Football League Faces Brain Injury Lawsuit

March 11th, 2015

Last June, this blog published an article about President Obama’s so-called “concussion conference,” which he called to address mild traumatic brain injuries in young athletes that many alleged were leading to mental illness and other adverse effects. This came around the same time that about …

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Pharmacy Linked to Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Faces Criminal Charges

January 7th, 2015

Back in October 2012, this blog began covering a fungal meningitis outbreak originating in Massachusetts that eventually killed sixty-four people and injured over 750 more across twenty states. Authorities traced the debilitating outbreak to the New England Compounding Center, a pharmaceutical company that provided personalized …

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New Congress Expected to Take Aim at Asbestos Victims

December 24th, 2014

Now that the dust has settled after this year’s midterm elections–in which thirty-three Senate seats and all 435 seats in the House of Representatives were up for grabs–both the House and the Senate will be in the hands of Republicans (for the first time since …

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$15 Million Herbalife Settlement Raises Questions about Dietary Supplement Regulation

December 10th, 2014

In the past few months, this blog has explored ways in which class action lawsuits and FDA regulation affect the lives of everyday Americans. Today we will discuss the corporation Herbalife–which sells “nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness, and personal care products”–in a story that combines …

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