Category: Financial News

Home Loan Discrimination Pregnancy

Denied a Mortgage Due to Pregnancy? Not So Fast

It is illegal to deny a home loan to a woman because she is pregnant or on maternity leave, but it happens all the time — and victims of discrimination may be entitled to compensation.

/ October 14, 2016
Abilify Lawsuits MDL

Abilify Lawsuits Centralized in MDL

Lawsuits filed by people who took the anti-psychotic drug Abilify (aripiprazole) and became addicted to gambling have been consolidated under one judge in Florida.

/ October 13, 2016
Taxotere Lawsuit MDL

Taxotere Lawsuits Centralized in MDL

Judges have picked a federal court in Louisiana to centralize lawsuits accusing Sanofi-Aventis of failing to warn about permanent baldness from the chemotherapy drug Taxotere (docetaxel).

/ October 11, 2016

Samsung Halts Production of Galaxy Note 7 Following Reports of Fires with Replacement Phones

Samsung announced yesterday that it is temporarily discontinuing production of its Galaxy Note 7 replacement phones amid reports that a number of the devices had caught fire.

/ October 10, 2016
Ford F-150 Brake Failure

NHTSA Investigates Total Brake Failures on New Ford F-150 Trucks

Did the brakes fail on your brand new Ford F-150? You're not alone. After recalling 2013 and 2014 model-year F-150s, the government investigates 25 reports of the same problem on 2015 and 2016 trucks.

/ October 7, 2016

Bad Day for Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

As Johnson & Johnson defends itself in trials over baby powder and a metal-on-metal hip implant, the company finally warns that an insulin pump is vulnerable to hacking.

/ October 5, 2016
Railroad Cancer Lawsuit

Railroad Worker With Cancer Awarded $7.5 Million

A jury in Illinois has awarded $7.5 million to a railroad worker who developed leukemia after being exposed to creosote and other toxic chemicals on the job without protective equipment.

/ September 29, 2016
Class action lawyer for Samsung washing machine explosion injuries.

Samsung Top-Loading Washing Machines Linked to Explosions

Samsung and U.S. safety regulators are warning that top-loading washing machines made between March 2011 and April 2016 can explode and cause severe injuries and/or property damage.

/ September 28, 2016
Hepatitis A lawsuits filed against Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Virginia.

Hepatitis A Lawsuits Filed Against Tropical Smoothie Café

Tropical Smoothie Café is facing several lawsuits and a class action after strawberries from Egypt were linked to an outbreak of hepatitis A. Health officials have confirmed 102 illnesses in Virginia, plus dozens of cases in 7 other states.

/ September 21, 2016

Fentanyl Drug-Maker Donates $500K to Stop Pot Legalization

The biggest donor against the legalization of marijuana in Arizona is a pharmaceutical company that makes the highly-addictive painkiller Fentanyl and two synthetic cannabis products.

/ September 9, 2016