Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Targeting C.R. Bard May Soon Settle

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Targeting C.R. Bard May Soon Settle

Audet & Partners, LLP has learned that Covidien, a medical device manufacturer that supplied material to C.R. Bard that was incorporated into transvaginal mesh products, recent ...

Risperdal Lawsuits Will Not Include Claims for Punitive Damages

Risperdal Lawsuits Will Not Include Claims for Punitive Damages

Audet & Partners, LLP reports that a judge in Pennsylvania overseeing hundreds of Risperdal lawsuits has ruled that the plaintiffs in these lawsuits will be barred under New Je ...

Overprescription of Antipsychotic Drugs to Seniors Class Action Lawsuit Settled

Overprescription of Antipsychotic Drugs to Seniors Class Action Lawsuit Settled

Audet & Partners, LLP reports that, in what may be the first class action lawsuit of its kind, a California nursing home has settled claims brought on behalf of 305 current and ...

Employment Arbitration Clauses Upheld by CA Supreme Court

Employment Arbitration Clauses Upheld by CA Supreme Court

Audet & Partners, LLP reports that on June 23, 2014, the California Supreme Court upheld the enforceability of mandatory arbitration clauses in employment contracts that, in mo ...

Fluidmaster Toilet Connector Lawsuit Investigation

Fluidmaster Toilet Connector Lawsuit Investigation

Audet & Partners, LLP is currently investigating problems reported by consumers with toilet connectors manufactured by Fluidmaster, Inc.  Consumers have reported serious proper ...

Propane Price Fixing Class Action Lawsuit Investigation

Propane Price Fixing Class Action Lawsuit Investigation

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims from distributors and end users of refillable propane tanks distributed by Blue Rhino and Amerigas that these companies conspired ...

Trucker Meal and Rest Break Class Action Lawsuit

Trucker Meal and Rest Break Class Action Lawsuit

On July 9, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco reinstated a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of thousands of truck drivers claiming they are owed signif ...

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Targeting C.R. Bard May Soon Settle

Audet & Partners, LLP has learned that Covidien, a medical device manufacturer that supplied material to C.R. Bard that was incorporated into transvaginal mesh products, recently announced that they will set aside $180 million to cover losses expected in connection with transvaginal mesh lawsuits. Thousands of vaginal mesh lawsuits are currently pending against C.R. Bard in federal multidistrict litigat ...

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Risperdal Lawsuits Will Not Include Claims for Punitive Damages

Audet & Partners, LLP reports that a judge in Pennsylvania overseeing hundreds of Risperdal lawsuits has ruled that the plaintiffs in these lawsuits will be barred under New Jersey law from asserting claims for punitive damages.  This ruling, that upheld an earlier ruling in May 2014, in no way affects claims for compensatory damages to cover medical expenses, reconstructive surgery, and the costs of ot ...

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Overprescription of Antipsychotic Drugs to Seniors Class Action Lawsuit Settled

Audet & Partners, LLP reports that, in what may be the first class action lawsuit of its kind, a California nursing home has settled claims brought on behalf of 305 current and former residents that the hospital overprescribed antipsychotic medication to residents.  The lawsuit brought against the Ventura Convalescent Hospital in 2010 alleged that the facility engaged in the practice of  administering a ...

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Employment Arbitration Clauses Upheld by CA Supreme Court

Audet & Partners, LLP reports that on June 23, 2014, the California Supreme Court upheld the enforceability of mandatory arbitration clauses in employment contracts that, in most cases, effectively deprive employees of the right to bring class action lawsuits against their employers for legal violations in the workplace.  The case, Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, No. S204032, overturned ...

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Fluidmaster Toilet Connector Lawsuit Investigation

Audet & Partners, LLP is currently investigating problems reported by consumers with toilet connectors manufactured by Fluidmaster, Inc.  Consumers have reported serious property damage resulting from faulty connectors that failed or ruptured prematurely.  Information has surfaced that the company may have known of the defects in these products, but chose to market these connectors despite this knowledg ...

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Propane Price Fixing Class Action Lawsuit Investigation

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims from distributors and end users of refillable propane tanks distributed by Blue Rhino and Amerigas that these companies conspired to artificially inflate the price of propane more than 10% since 2008. Beginning in 2008, it is alleged that Blue Rhino and Amerigas, the two leading distributors of propane in refillable propane tanks, agreed to reduce the volume ...

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Trucker Meal and Rest Break Class Action Lawsuit

On July 9, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco reinstated a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of thousands of truck drivers claiming they are owed significant back pay for missed rest breaks and meal breaks.  Prior to this opinion, courts had held that under the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994, federal law regulating the trucking industry prevented state ...

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Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Omnicare Nets $124 Million for Federal Government

The Federal government has accepted a $124 million settlement from Omnicare to resolve several claims initiated by company employees who reported illegal kickbacks and other improprieties to regulators.  Omnicare is the largest provider of pharmaceuticals and pharmacy services to nursing homes in the United States. The whistleblower lawsuits, brought under the federal False Claims Act, challenged Omnicare's ...

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Rustoleum Restore Defective Product Lawsuit

Rustoleum¬ģ Restore¬ģ Lawsuit Investigation Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims on behalf of consumers who have purchased and used Rustoleum¬ģ Restore¬ģ resurfacing products on outdoor decks. ¬†It has been alleged that the Restore¬ģ product, when applied to exterior decks may be prone to premature peeling and/or bubbling, leading to expensive repair costs for property owners. In one reported case, a ...

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Transvaginal Mesh Settlements Remain for Injured Women Against Other Manufacturers

As reported earlier, Audet & Partners, LLP recently settled claims brought on behalf of hundreds of women injured after implantation of transvaginal mesh devices manufactured by American Medical Systems (AMS). Similar transvaginal mesh settlements are now being considered by other manufacturers of transvaginal mesh devices. The parameters of the AMS settlements may lay the groundworks for settlements by ...

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