Earlier this year, a settlement of $130 million plus prospective relief was reached in a class action lawsuit brought by truck stops and other retail fueling facilities that paid percentage-based transaction fees to Comdata on proprietary card transactions using Comdata's over-the-road fleet card.
The investigation into the cause of the deadly bus crash on Interstate 5 near Orland, California, involving the collision of a FedEx tanker truck and a motor coach transporting high school students to tour Humboldt State University is in its initial stages. Investigators will seek to identify why the FedEx truck crossed the medium of the highway as well as measures that could have been incorporated in the design of the bus that could have resulted in fewer fatalities.
Patients who developed bladder cancer after being prescribed the diabetes medication Actos (brand name for the drug pioglitazone) have filed lawsuits against the manufacturer of Actos charging that it did not adequately warn of its cancer risks. Drug makers have a duty to warn of all serious side effects from their medications. These videos discuss the link between Actos and bladder cancer and summarize the charged made in the Actos bladder cancer lawsuits.
Two days before Christmas last year, Texas resident Tiffany Adams was driving her 2007 Pontiac Solstice on a clear day, while wearing her seat belt, when the vehicle suddenly went out of control, traveled off the road, and collided with a tree. Ms. Adams suffered a broken neck, broken ribs, and other severe injuries that required the amputation of both her legs.
A federal jury in Louisiana yesterday ordered Takeda Pharmaceutical Company and Eli Lilly & Company to pay $1,475,000 in compensatory damages, finding that they failed to adequately warn about bladder-cancer risks of their diabetes medicine Actos. Jurors also found that Takeda and Lilly executives acted with wanton and reckless disregard for patient safety in their handling of the drug, and awarded a total of $9 billion in punitive damages against both companies.
Twice in the last seven years, tens of thousands of Americans implanted with cardiac defibrillators have had to make the agonizing decision of whether to undergo surgery to replace their recalled device.
Employees are entitled to receive overtime pay unless they fall into narrow exemptions. The reason is that work is supposed to be spread across employees, lowering unemployment, and preventing unnecessary and entirely avoidable overwork.