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Lawsuits Over Bard Port Centralized in MDL Before U.S. District Judge in Arizona

A rousing appeal has come to fruition as a group of plaintiffs in the Bard Port litigation scored a significant win in their fight for judicial efficiency. Back in May 2023, these astute legal minds filed a motion to establish a Bard Port Lawsuit MDL, aiming to consolidate all claims raised across the federal court …

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San Francisco Archdiocese May File for Bankruptcy as Clergy Sexual Abuse Lawsuits Near Trial

In a startling revelation that’s likely to send shock waves across the religious community, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco has announced its intentions to potentially file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The driving reason behind this monumental move is the looming financial demand posed by hundreds of clergy sexual abuse lawsuits. This wave of …

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New Lawsuits Approved For Hair Relaxer Complaints in MDL’s Short Form Complaint

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation saw the merits of connection in divergent points of view. It noted that when several concerns and lawsuits revolve around the same core matter, it becomes important to bring them all together to the same table — or court, in this case. Thus, when claims were raised about …

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Merck Ordered to Produce Entire Gardasil Adverse Event Database in Lawsuits Over HPV Vaccine Side Effects

Merck, a pharmaceutical company, has been ordered to produce its entire Gardasil adverse event database in lawsuits over HPV vaccine side effects. The plaintiffs’ attorneys will have access to the data, which must be turned over. This is a significant development in the ongoing multidistrict litigation against Merck & Co. What is Gardasil? Gardasil is …

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Highmark Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit Update

In December 2022, Highmark failed to adequately secure and safeguard its patients’ protected health and individually identifiable information. An anonymous plaintiff claims Highmark’s network servers weren’t adequately protected, allowing hackers to gain access and compromise sensitive patient data. The plaintiff alleges that Highmark knew about the data leak as early as December 13 but failed …

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Hernia Mesh Lawsuit – Product Injuries, Settlements & Compensation

A hernia occurs when an organ or tissue protrudes through a weak spot in the surrounding muscle or connective tissue. Hernias are most commonly seen in the abdomen but can also occur in the groin, diaphragm, and chest. Hernia mesh is a medical device used to reinforce the surrounding tissue and prevent the hernia from …

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FEC Fines Clinton and DNC For Lying About Trump In 2016

Federal Election Commission fines Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and the Democratic National Committee for lying about the funding of the discredited Russian “dossier”, which was used in a smear effort against Donald Trump just weeks before his shocking 2016 victory. According to the election agency, Clinton and the DNC broke strict rules regarding the description …

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FINRA Fines Deutsche Bank Securities $2 Million

FINRA today announced that Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. has been fined $2 million by FINRA for not complying with its obligation to seek the best execution of its customers’ orders. Jessica Hopper, Executive Vice president and Head of FINRA’s Department of Enforcement stated that “the duty to seek the best execution of customer orders is …

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McDonalds Hit With Class Action Over Chemicals In Wrappers

Wrappers for McDonald’s French Fries, Cookies, Chicken Nuggets, and Big Macs contained PFAS chemicals. McDonald’s is facing a class-action lawsuit alleging that the fast-food giant concealed the use of toxic chemicals within food packaging. These include per- and polyfluoroalkyl compounds (PFAS), which have been associated with the development of cancer, other reproductive and hormonal disruptions, …

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