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Target Settles Last of U.S. Data Breach Claims with $18.5 Million Settlement
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On May 23, 2017, Target Corp. agreed to an $18.5 million settlement with 47 states and the District of Columbia, which resolves state investigations into a detrimental 2013 data breach. The settlement was the largest in history regarding multi-state data breaches. The $18.5 million will be divided between states based largely on each state’s population size. The terms of the settlement will require Target to take advanced measures to secure their customers’ information, hire an executive to specifically oversee an information security program and hire an outside investigator to conduct an assessment of their new security practices.
Elizabeth DiNardo, Esq., Associate Counsel, Counsel Financial 05/26/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Bayer AG, Johnson & Johnson Facing 18,900 Xarelto Lawsuits
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Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson are facing 18,900 lawsuits alleging that the drug Xarelto causes bleeding risks in patients. While lawsuits have been filed in Pennsylvania, Delaware, California and Missouri, and class action actions filed in Canada, most of the lawsuits are pending in court in Louisiana. The lawsuits allege that the defendants "failed to provide adequate warnings regarding uncontrollable bleeding that may occur with its use, and wrongly promoted the blood thinner as a superior alternative to warfarin." At least 16,670 of the lawsuits are underway in the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Staff Report, PR Newswire 05/24/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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California Unemployment Worker's Widow Gets $10,000 Settlement
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The widow of a California unemployment board employee who died of a heart attack is to receive a $10,000 settlement. The lawsuit filed against the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board and alleges that the plaintiff's death was triggered by the changing of his job description. According to the lawsuit, the man's heart condition prevented him from driving, but his employers changed his job description to require him to drive for work. The 74-year-old man suffered a heart attack the day after he was disciplined for refusing to drive to a nearby town for his job. The settlement for his widow is set to be approved at a Santa Clara County Superior Court hearing in August.
Adam Ashton, The Sacramento Bee 05/25/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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GM Named in Lawsuit Over Diesel Truck Emissions
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A lawsuit has been filed alleging that GM rigged its diesel trucks to pollute. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in federal district court in Detroit and accuses General Motors of engineering the vehicles to bypass emissions testing. The lawsuit, which alleges that GM rigged the trucks to circumvent pollution control devices, is similar to lawsuits filed this year against Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler. GM has responded by saying that the lawsuit is "baseless" and that it will defend the lawsuit.
Eric D. Lawrence, USA Today 05/25/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Third Woman Accuses Attorney of Groping in $17.5M Lawsuit
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A third woman has alleged that Michigan personal-injury attorney Mike Morse groped her. The woman filed the lawsuit on Thursday and accused Morse of groping her in the backseat of a car. Two similar lawsuits were filed by other women who say that Morse also touched them inappropriately. The most recent lawsuit, which seeks $17.5 million, alleges that Morse "suddenly and without any permission, inducement, or any invitation whatsoever, (Morse) stuck his hands into Jane Doe's shirt and grabbed both of her breasts." The two previous lawsuits seek $10 million and $15 million.
JC Reindl, Detroit Free Press 05/26/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Georgia School Principal Pins Student's Arm Behind Back, Causing Injury
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A Georgia school principal has been accused in a lawsuit of causing a boy injury by pinning his arm behind his back for 20 minutes. The lawsuit was initially filed in Bibb County State Court but was transferred to federal court on Wednesday. According to the complaint, the boy suffered injury when the Rutland Middle School principal forced the boy's arm behind his back for 20 minutes during an incident in 2015. The lawsuit contends that medical expenses for “assault and battery” have totaled nearly $4,000.
Amy Leigh Womack, Macon Telegraph 05/25/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Recall Issued on Cordless Electric Lawn Mowers Due to Fire Hazard
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A recall has been issued on cordless electric lawn mowers made by Hongkong Sun Rise Trading due to a fire hazard. As stated in the recall, "the circuit board in the lawn mower can short circuit and catch fire, posing a fire hazard to users." About 28,000 were sold at Lowe's and other retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Lowes.com and other websites from May 2014 through July 2016. There have been 12 reports of incidents, including five reports of lawn mowers catching fire. However, there have not been any injuries reported.
Staff Report, PR Newswire 05/26/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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