Deadline for Hershey CSEs and CDMs to Join Wrongful Termination Case Is May 3, 2013, Only Three Weeks Away; Those Who Signed Severance Agreements May Join

The May 3, 2013 deadline for former Hershey Customer Sales Executives or Category Development Managers who were age 40 or older and were involuntarily terminated on or after January 1, 2009, to join the pending age discrimination case of Barnes vs. The Hershey Company (CV-01334-CRB (NC)) is only three weeks away. The Brandi Law Firm [...]

April 11th, 2013|Hershey Age Discrimination Lawsuit|Comments Off on Deadline for Hershey CSEs and CDMs to Join Wrongful Termination Case Is May 3, 2013, Only Three Weeks Away; Those Who Signed Severance Agreements May Join

Bells Sports Recalls BMX Bike Helmets

On March 28, 2013, Bells Sports recalled 2,500 Bell Full Throttle Bike Helmets, full coverage bicycle motocross [BMX] helmets with a chin bar.  These helmets were sold exclusively at Toys R Us between July 2012 and January 2013.  The reason for the recall is that the buckle on the helmet’s safety strap can release in [...]

April 10th, 2013|General Interest, Product Liability|Comments Off on Bells Sports Recalls BMX Bike Helmets

Subaru Recalls Over 200,000 Vehicles Over Corroded Brake Lines

In addition, to our earlier posts regarding Toyota FJ cruisers and Nissan vans, and 2013 Dodge Challengers, Honda and Acura Pilots, another automobile recall occurred regarding 2005-2009 Subaru Outbacks and Legacies. On March 27, 2013, Subaru Outback and Legacy vehicles manufactured from December 2003, through April 2009, and currently, or formerly, registered in Connecticut, Delaware, [...]

April 9th, 2013|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Subaru Recalls Over 200,000 Vehicles Over Corroded Brake Lines

Co-Inventor Testifies He Would Not Use DePuy ASR

On the heels of J&J president Andrew Ekdahl’s amazing testimony in the trial in Chicago of Carol Strum vs. DePuy that the ASR hip was not recalled due to defects, but to was merely a matter of the DePuy ASR failing to meet “clinical expectations”, orthopedist and co inventor orthopedic surgeon Thomas P. Schmalzried, who [...]

April 8th, 2013|DePuy Hip Replacement, Drug and Medical Device Litigation|Comments Off on Co-Inventor Testifies He Would Not Use DePuy ASR

Court Denies Macy’s Motion to Strike Fake Jewelry Case

In March 2013, Macy’s Demurrer and Motion to Strike the Plaintiff’s complaint in the fake jewelry case was heard before the Hon. John Munter of the San Francisco Superior Court (San Francisco Superior Court No. 10 495868).  Plaintiff filed eight causes of action against Macy’s alleging Unfair Completion under Business and Professions code 17200, False [...]

April 5th, 2013|Macy's Fake Gem Lawsuit|Comments Off on Court Denies Macy’s Motion to Strike Fake Jewelry Case

J&J President Testifies DePuy ASR Recall Had Nothing to Do with Safety

On day three of the March 18, 2013 in the trial in Chicago of Carol Strum vs. DePuy, Johnson and Johnson (J&J), President Andrew Ekdahl amazingly testified that the 2010 recall of the metal on metal hip had nothing to do with safety concerns or defects, but was merely a matter of the ASR failing [...]

April 4th, 2013|DePuy Hip Replacement, Drug and Medical Device Litigation|Comments Off on J&J President Testifies DePuy ASR Recall Had Nothing to Do with Safety

Actos, Takeda, and Now Omontys

Takeda, who is defending itself in the Actos litigation where type 2 diabetics have higher than anticipated occurrence of bladder cancer, may be on the verge of another blockbuster drug gone awry.  Recent reports in the Wall Street Journal indicate that the Takeda/Affymax anemia drug Omontys, which was approved by the FDA in April 2012, [...]

April 3rd, 2013|Actos Diabetes Drug, Drug and Medical Device Litigation|Comments Off on Actos, Takeda, and Now Omontys

Another Victory for Workers in Hershey Overtime Case

On March 29, 2013, the Honorable Kandis Westmore of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California denied Hershey’s request that it be granted leave to immediately appeal the District Court’s earlier ruling that the Hershey Retail Sales Representatives (“RSRs”) were entitled to overtime at 1.5 x their hourly rate for all [...]

April 2nd, 2013|Hershey Overtime Lawsuit|Comments Off on Another Victory for Workers in Hershey Overtime Case

2013 Dodge Challenger and 250,000 Honda and Acura Vehicles Recalled on March 25, 2013

In addition to our earlier post regarding Toyota FJ cruisers and Nissan vans, other recalls of note that occurred in the last week of March 2013 are the following: On March 25, 2013, Dodge Challengers from 2013 manufactured from December 3, 2012 and January 24, 2013 equipped with a V6 engine were recalled due to [...]

April 1st, 2013|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on 2013 Dodge Challenger and 250,000 Honda and Acura Vehicles Recalled on March 25, 2013