Notices to Join Case of Hershey CSEs and CDMs Mailed to Former Hershey Employees Includes Those Who Already Signed Severance Release Agreements

Recently, a court-authorized Notice and a Consent to Join form was mailed to former Hershey employees, age 40 or over, who worked as Customer Sales Executives or Category Development Managers who were involuntarily terminated on or after January 1, 2009, in the case of Barnes vs. The Hershey Company (CV-01334-CRB (NC)).  This case was brought [...]

By | March 28th, 2013|Hershey Age Discrimination Lawsuit|Comments Off on Notices to Join Case of Hershey CSEs and CDMs Mailed to Former Hershey Employees Includes Those Who Already Signed Severance Release Agreements

Toyota FJ Cruisers and Nissan Vans Recalled

Toyota Issues Recall for 209,000 FJ Cruisers Due to Seat Belt Defect On March 25, 2013, Toyota Motor Corp. issued a recall for specified FJ Cruiser SUVs from the 2007-2013 model years. The retractors for the vehicles’ front driver and passenger seat belts are mounted in rear-door panels, where cracks can form if the rear [...]

By | March 27th, 2013|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Toyota FJ Cruisers and Nissan Vans Recalled

Troubles Mounting For Johnson & Johnson

Fresh on the heels of a $8.3 million dollar verdict finding its DePuy hip was defective, (Kransky v. DePuy, BC456086, California Superior Court, Los Angeles County), Johnson & Johnson’s is recalling its OneTouch VerioIQ glucose meter, because, according to the Associated Press on March 25, 2013, “they do not provide a warning when a diabetic’s [...]

By | March 26th, 2013|DePuy Hip Replacement, Drug and Medical Device Litigation|Comments Off on Troubles Mounting For Johnson & Johnson

Notice to CSE and CDMs Sent to Former Hershey Workers Who Were Wrongfully Terminated in Age Discrimination Case

On March 19, 2013, pursuant to a federal court order, Notice and a Consent to Join form is being sent to former Hershey employees, age 40 or over, who worked as Customer Sales Executives or Category Development Managers who were involuntarily terminated on or after January 1, 2009, in the case of Barnes vs. The [...]

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Rising Death Toll Associated with Da Vinci Robot Surgery

As medicine searches for new means of surgical procedure, many felt with robotic surgeries there would be better health care and less chance of medical error. One of the leading robot surgeries is the Da Vinci robot machine made by Intuitive Surgical Inc. It was first FDA approved in 2000 for adult and pediatric use [...]

By | March 12th, 2013|Da Vinci Robot Surgery, Drug and Medical Device Litigation|Comments Off on Rising Death Toll Associated with Da Vinci Robot Surgery

$8.3 Million Verdict against J and J for Defective DePuy ASR Hip

On March 8, 2013, after six days of jury deliberations, a Los Angeles jury held Johnson and Johnson (J and J) liable for its defective ASR hip implant and awarded $8.3 million to Loren Kransky, a 65 year old retired prison guard. Kransky had the hip implanted in December 2007 and removed in February 2012. [...]

By | March 8th, 2013|DePuy Hip Replacement|Comments Off on $8.3 Million Verdict against J and J for Defective DePuy ASR Hip

Hershey’s History of Age Discrimination Litigation

A sadly common practice by many employers in our country is to fire people 40 and older who are replaced with younger workers who are often receiving less salary, reduced benefits, and different pensions structures. This policy is known as “blocking” because older workers are perceived as blocking the progress of younger lower salaried workers. [...]

By | March 6th, 2013|Hershey Age Discrimination Lawsuit|Comments Off on Hershey’s History of Age Discrimination Litigation

Punitive Damages Verdict Against Johnson and Johnson for Vaginal Mesh

Yesterday, a New Jersey jury rejected Johnson and Johnson’s attempt to escape responsibility for its malicious conduct and returned a punitive damage verdict of $7.76 million for Linda Gross, a 47 year-old nurse who was severely injured by Johnson and Johnson’s Ethicon vaginal mesh implant. The jury obviously felt that when looking at all of [...]

By | March 1st, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Punitive Damages Verdict Against Johnson and Johnson for Vaginal Mesh