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PetSafe Shock Collars Not “Safe” and “Harmless” as Advertised Class Action

Radio Systems Corporation makes PetSafe shock collars for use on household pets. The complaint alleges that the company advertises these collars as “safe” and “harmless” and uses euphemisms for their effects, but according to the complaint, they are cruel and harmful and can cause injuries to, and even behavioral changes in, pets.  Read more

PetSafe Shock Collar

Holyoke Soldiers’ Home Covid-19 Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action suing a group of individuals (Bennett Walsh, David Clinton, Vanessa Lauziere, Celeste Surreira, and Francisco Ureña) about veterans at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home who unnecessarily contracted Covid-19 between March 1, 2020 and June 23, 2020. The complaint alleges that more than 160 veterans suffered and/or died because of the  Read more

Soldiers' Home in Holyoke

Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Wrongful Death Multidistrict Litigation

A massive multidistrict litigation (MDL) is ongoing against Johnson & Johnson, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products, Inc., Imerys Talc America, Inc., and Personal Care Products Council (PCPC). The lawsuit is entitled In Re: Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Products Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation. The document attached below is a Short-Form Complaint meant  Read more

Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Products

Emtal Industrial Talc Asbestos Settlement

This settlement concerns a number of asbestos-exposure cases between 1984 and 2009. In these cases, the complaint for this one alleges, Engelhard Corporation, its former law firm Cahill, and their employees made misstatements or hid evidence about the evidence for asbestos in Emtal industrial talc. Emtal talc was a brand of talc used to make  Read more

Lump of the Mineral Talc

Fire Victim Trust California Fire Loss and Damage Settlement

This is a different kind of settlement, involving a Fire Victim Trust to “evaluate, administer, process, and resolve eligible claims arising from the 2015 Butte Fire, 2017 North Bay Fires, and 2018 Camp Fire.” The Fire Victim Trust apparently has been assigned to handle claims against PG&E Corporation and/or Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation, alleging  Read more

Camp Fire Destroying Paradise, CA in 2018

Avandia Use and Cardiovascular Injuries Settlement

GlaxoSmithKline, Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline, LLC are settling a class action centering on their drug Avandia. The complaint alleged that people who took Avandia suffered heart attacks or congestive heart failure or needed coronary artery bypass grafts or percutaneous coronary intervention.  Read more

Package of Avandia

Fisher-Price Rock ’n Play Sleeper Deaths and Injuries Class Action

Fisher-Price, Inc. makes a product called the Rock ’n Play Sleeper which purports to be appropriate for babies to sleep in for an extended period or even overnight. But the complaint for this class action alleges that babies left to sleep on it have been injured or died, and that the product is not in  Read more

Yellow Rock 'n Play Sleeper

Fisher-Price Rock ’n Play Responsibility for Baby Deaths Class Action

The nearly-three-month-old daughter of plaintiffs in this case died within a few minutes of being placed in a Rock ’n Play Sleeper, says the complaint for this class action. It brings suit against Fisher-Price, Inc., Mattel, Inc., and Amazon.com, Inc., claiming that the companies knew that the Rock ’n Play was dangerous but continued selling  Read more

Pink Rock 'n Play Product

Nexium, Prilosec, and Similar Drugs Cited in Massive Lawsuit

A massive pharmaceutical case is building in the federal court system involving the drugs Dexilant, Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, and Protonix. Although the master complaint does not seem to be available at the moment, some clues are evident from a First Amended Short Form Complaint in one of the many cases joining this action.  Read more

Prescription Bottles and Pills

Amazon Warehouse Firing of Older, Injured Workers Class Action

If employees are injured in the course of their duties, should they then be fired because they can’t perform those duties any longer? The complaint for this class action alleges that Amazon.com Services, Inc. and its warehouse partner Golden State FC, LLC refused to reassign employees to other duties when they had injuries or disabilities,  Read more

An Amazon Fulfillment Center