$3.35 Million Vaginal Mesh Verdict Against Johnson and Johnson

On February 25, 2013, a New Jersey jury held Johnson and Johnson accountable for the severe and significant injuries suffered by Linda Gross, a 47-year-old nurse from Watertown, South Dakota resulting from her use of the vaginal mesh implant made by Johnson and Johnson. Gross suffered from pelvic prolapse, a condition where the bladder, uterus, [...]

February 27th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|0 Comments

Hershey Sales Workers (CSEs and CDMs) 40 and Older Who Were Terminated Wrongfully May Join Pending Action

On February 21, 2013 United States District Court Judge Charles R. Breyer entered an order conditionally certifying a collective action in Barnes vs. The Hershey Company (CV-01334-CRB (NC)) for a group of former Hershey workers who were 40 and older and terminated involuntarily on or after January 1, 2009.  The Order allows for “All persons [...]

February 25th, 2013|Hershey Age Discrimination Lawsuit|0 Comments

Court Rules Hershey RSRs Entitled to Overtime at 1.5x Pay Rate if Found Misclassified

On February 20, 2013, the Honorable Kandis A. Westmore, United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of California, issued an order providing that the approximately 150 Hershey Retail Sales Representatives (“RSRs”) who were seeking overtime pay would be compensated at an hourly rate of 1.5 (time-and-a-half) and not at the .5 rate (half-time) that [...]

February 20th, 2013|Hershey Overtime Lawsuit|0 Comments

Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) and Your Health Insurer

Ever wonder what happens during the billing process when you go to the Doctor and the doctor sends you out for lab work? Did you know that in some instances, the lab company may change the diagnosis code they place on your records when they seek payment from your health insurance carrier resulting in a [...]

February 12th, 2013|LabCorp|1 Comment