GM Recalls Another 2.4 Million Vehicles for Internal Circuit Defect, GM Eclipses 13 Million Cars Recalled this Year Alone

2009 Pontiac G6 The recalls continue to roll out of GM. Only 5 ½ months into the new year, GM has astonishingly eclipsed 13 million vehicles that have been recalled due to a wide variety of defects and dangers.  On May 16, 2014, GM announced it would recall another 2.4 million automobiles due [...]

By | May 23rd, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on GM Recalls Another 2.4 Million Vehicles for Internal Circuit Defect, GM Eclipses 13 Million Cars Recalled this Year Alone

Despite Earning $17 Billion and Paying No Taxes from 2010 through 2012, Pfizer Seeks to Renounce American Citizenship for Tax Benefits

Founded in a red brick building in Brooklyn in 1849, Pfizer, one of America’s oldest companies and the seller of the hugely profitable Viagra and Lipitor, is seeking to renounce its American citizenship and move to climes where it can pay fewer taxes. Despite its huge success in the US with its powerhouse blockbusters bringing [...]

By | May 21st, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Lipitor|Comments Off on Despite Earning $17 Billion and Paying No Taxes from 2010 through 2012, Pfizer Seeks to Renounce American Citizenship for Tax Benefits

Ford Recalls 1,176,771 2013-2014 Vehicles in Two Separate Recalls Involving Air Bag and Door Defects

2014 Ford Escape Ford announced it will recall 1,176,771 vehicles in two separate actions that affect three different models. The recalls involve air bag and door defects in 2013-2014 models. The largest recall affects 594,785 Ford Escape and Ford C-Max vehicles.  The model years affects the newest models from 2013 and 2014.  They [...]

By | May 15th, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Ford Recalls 1,176,771 2013-2014 Vehicles in Two Separate Recalls Involving Air Bag and Door Defects

April 16, 2014 San Francisco Sunnydale Housing Project Tragedy Is Eerily Similar to 1997 Housing Project Fire

On December 13, 1997, a fire started due to faulty wiring in a wall of a downstairs room in the Hunter’s Point San Francisco Housing Authority units at 132 West Point Road near Candlestick Park, spread through the lower floor and up to the upper floor where it trapped and killed a grandmother and her [...]

By | May 10th, 2014|San Francisco Housing Fire|Comments Off on April 16, 2014 San Francisco Sunnydale Housing Project Tragedy Is Eerily Similar to 1997 Housing Project Fire

Endo’s American Medical Scientific Mesh Unit Settles 20,000 Cases for $830 Million

Seeing the writing on the wall, Endo International announced on May 1, 2014 that they will pay $830 million to settle 20,000 cases involving women implanted with the AMS transvaginal mesh unit. Click here to read the full article: Endo’s AMS Unit Settles 20,000 Vaginal Mesh Cases for $830M This settlement will resolve most of [...]

By | May 7th, 2014|Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Endo’s American Medical Scientific Mesh Unit Settles 20,000 Cases for $830 Million

Due to Numerous Injuries, FDA Proposes Reclassifying Vaginal Mesh Devices from Class 2 to Class 3

Based on a number of risks associated with the transvaginal mesh devices including infection, vaginal bleeding, damage to connective tissues, nerves, and blood vessels, on May 1, 2014, the FDA proposed reclassification of mesh devices from Class 2 to the more rigorous Class 3 status. "The FDA has identified clear risks associated with surgical mesh [...]

By | May 5th, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Due to Numerous Injuries, FDA Proposes Reclassifying Vaginal Mesh Devices from Class 2 to Class 3

BMW (12 Models) and Mercedes (3 Models) Recall 409,004 Vehicles in Two Separate Recalls

2010 BMW Z4 Mercedes-Benz and BMW will recall 409,004 vehicles that affect 15 different models in two separate recalls in the United States. The Mercedes-Benz recall is the larger of the two German automobile recalls.  Mercedes will recall 252,867 C300, C350, and C63 vehicles due to rear light defect.  The vehicles affected are [...]

By | May 2nd, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on BMW (12 Models) and Mercedes (3 Models) Recall 409,004 Vehicles in Two Separate Recalls