Toyota Recalls 110,085 Newer Model Vehicles Due to Power Steering Failure

2015 Toyota Camry Toyota will recall 110,085 newer model Toyota Camrys, Highlanders, and RAV4s due a manufacturing processing error of the electric power steering component.  The subject vehicles are equipped with an electric power steering (EPS) system consisting of an EPS electronic control unit (ECU) and a steering column assembly with an attached [...]

By | March 31st, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Toyota Recalls 110,085 Newer Model Vehicles Due to Power Steering Failure

Johnson and Johnson Again Leads Big Pharma in 2014 Revenues

J&J, who has seemingly survived the DePuy wars and is now facing down 22,000 vaginal mesh suits after losing mesh verdicts for its Ethicon product again leads the way in profits for Big Pharma in 2014, according to Tracy Staton writing in Fierce Pharma. Click here to read the full article: The Top 15 Pharma Companies [...]

By | March 30th, 2015|Drug and Medical Device Litigation|Comments Off on Johnson and Johnson Again Leads Big Pharma in 2014 Revenues

Big PHARMA Spends $4.58 Billion in Direct to Consumer Ads in 2014

Whenever you watch the news, or a sporting event, does it ever seem like there are a lot of ads for drugs? For that special moment there are Cialis and Viagra and a host of other things that nice looking people suffering various maladies suddenly get better in a 30 to 60 second span while [...]

By | March 27th, 2015|Drug and Medical Device Litigation|Comments Off on Big PHARMA Spends $4.58 Billion in Direct to Consumer Ads in 2014

Honda Expands Air Bag Recall to 104,871 Older Model Vehicles

Honda continues to expand the air bag recall that has affected millions of vehicles due to defective Takata inflator parts.  Honda will now be recalling an additional 104,871 vehicles as a result this defect.  In March 2015, Honda began matching Takata airbag inflator part numbers to individual VINs based on factory production records.  Through this [...]

By | March 23rd, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Honda Expands Air Bag Recall to 104,871 Older Model Vehicles

Pennsylvanian Jury Awards $3.6 Million Verdict in Actos Trial

On February 12, 2015, a Philadelphia jury awarded a $3.6 million dollar verdict, which included a $1.3 million punitive damage award, to John Kristufek, a former Pennsylvanian educator, who alleged that pharma giant Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.’s Actos diabetes drug was the cause of his bladder cancer. Click here to read the full article: Takeda Ordered [...]

By | March 17th, 2015|Actos Diabetes Drug|Comments Off on Pennsylvanian Jury Awards $3.6 Million Verdict in Actos Trial

Johnson & Johnson Pleads Guilty for Metal-Tainted Children’s Tylenol and Ordered to Pay $25 Million Fine

McNeil-PPC, Inc., a subsidiary of pharma giant Johnson & Johnson, pleaded guilty on March 10, 2015 for violating the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) with regard to infants' and children's liquid medications, including Infants' Tylenol, Children's Tylenol and Children's Motrin.  The company has pleaded guilty to a federal misdemeanor charge and will pay [...]

By | March 17th, 2015|Drug and Medical Device Litigation|Comments Off on Johnson & Johnson Pleads Guilty for Metal-Tainted Children’s Tylenol and Ordered to Pay $25 Million Fine

Nissan Recalls 625,000 Altimas Due to Latch Defect

2015 Nissan Altima Nissan has announced that it will recall 625,000 Nissan Altima vehicles due to a hood latch defect.  This recall is an expansion of an earlier recall that occurred in September 2014 when  Nissan recalled the 2013 model year Altima vehicles manufactured from March 6, 2012 to February 28, 2013.  Originally, [...]

By | March 10th, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Nissan Recalls 625,000 Altimas Due to Latch Defect

J&J settles Bellew Versus Ethicon Prolift Suit on 4th Day of Trial

In what thousands of women hope is a sign of a change in philosophy, on the fourth day of trial in a bellwether case before the Hon Joseph R. Goodwin, Ethicon and J&J entered into a settlement of the case brought by Diane M. Bellew, who had a Ethicon Prolift Anterior Floor Repair System implant [...]

By | March 9th, 2015|Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on J&J settles Bellew Versus Ethicon Prolift Suit on 4th Day of Trial

Alliance Recalls Tires for Tread Defect

Alliance is recalling tire model number 396, size 445/65R22.5, which were manufactured April 22, 2013, to November 23, 2014, and size 600/50R22.5 manufactured May 27, 2013, to November 2, 2014, because of a tread defect.  The tires have a radial construction consisting of a steel casing and steel belts under the tread.  The problem is [...]

By | March 9th, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Alliance Recalls Tires for Tread Defect

Federal Judge Orders Trinity Records to be Unsealed

Texas Federal Judge Rodney Gilstrap, who presided over the qui tam action against Trinity Industries, Inc., ruled on March 3, 2015 to unseal the trial exhibits and transcripts so that they may be made available to the public. Click here to read the full article: Judge Rules to Unseal Court Records in Federal Guardrail Fraud Trial [...]

By | March 6th, 2015|Trinity Guardrail|Comments Off on Federal Judge Orders Trinity Records to be Unsealed