Villarreal & Begum August 20, 2019

Ironworkers Sue Amazon over Work Accident

According to the lawsuit, two ironworkers claim they are suffering from career-ending injuries due to Amazon's negligence. They allege that the injuries occurred when a storage rack fell on them. Because of the lack of...
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Villarreal & Begum August 19, 2019

Suit Against Opioid Maker Moves Forward.

A new development has taken place in one of the latest lawsuits against major opioid makers. The judge rejected the claims of Purdue Pharma and Teva Pharmaceuticals that the state of Rhode Island failed to...
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Villarreal & Begum August 19, 2019

Will New FDA Cigarette Warnings Pass?

Back in 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration tried to create graphic warnings on the risks of smoking. However, the D.C Circuit court shot down these warning labels since the FDA didn't actually have...
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Villarreal & Begum August 16, 2019

Virginia Women Awarded $1.5M

Yesterday (8/15/2019), the Virginia Supreme Court upheld a ruling ordering a motorist to pay $1.5 million in damages after causing another driver serious injuries. A trial judge ordered Ann Elizabeth Llewellyn to pay Ann Michelle...
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Villarreal & Begum August 15, 2019

Hurt By a Product? Amazon May be Responsible.

Back in early July, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower courts ruling on a case against Amazon. This decision means that online marketplaces acting as "seller," can be liable for defective products...
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Villarreal & Begum August 14, 2019

Dangerous Trampolines Recalled

As of August 1st, Tramsasoa Sporting Goods Manufactory Co of China recalled their Super Jumper Trampolines. The products have been sold online at Wayfair.com, Amazon.com, Hayneedle.com. and Overstock.com. Products have been sold from 2011 throughout...
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Villarreal & Begum August 14, 2019

NCAA To Pay $75 Million In Concussion Settlement

Yesterday (8/12/2019), an Illinois federal court approved a $75 million settlement over concussions in student-athletes. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) was sued over their practiced regarding students who suffered concussions while playing sports regulated...
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Villarreal & Begum August 13, 2019

J&J Sued For Misleading Consumers

Last month,  Johnson and Johnson subsidiary, Ethicon, went to trial over several surgical mesh products they make. The state of California is suing the company for $960 million for civil penalties. According to the prosecution,...
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Villarreal & Begum August 12, 2019

FDA Stops the sale of 44 Different Vape Products

Last week, the FDA announced that it is looking into seizures said to be caused by vape products. According to the agency, they have received over 120 different cases of seizures caused by vape products....
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Villarreal & Begum August 12, 2019

Landlord Sued Over Legionnaires Disease Outbreak

Back in the summer of 2018, over 60 people contracted a severe case of Legionnaires Disease. The disease is airborne and similar to pneumonia. It comes from a bacteria known as Legionella, which tends to...
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Villarreal & Begum August 9, 2019

Roundup Settlement May be over $8B

Bayer, the German chemical company that bought the weed killer Roundup from Monsanto, is in the news again. Bayer first made headlines after several lawsuits in California. The product, Roundup was linked to cancer and...
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Villarreal & Begum August 8, 2019

FDA Investigating Vaping as cause of Seizures

Over the past 10 years, the Food and Drug Administration has received 127 cases of people suffering from seizures after vaping. Most of the victims have been teens and young adults. The FDA warns that...
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