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Mass Torts - Jul 1, 2015 8:45 - 0 Comments

Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Update

On June 2, 2015, Judge Joseph Goodwin, who is handling the transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation (MDL), held a status conference attended by lead counsel for Plaintiffs, as well as counsel representing each of the defendant-manufacturers. The purpose of the status conference was to discuss the approximately 70,000 individual transvaginal mesh cases consolidated before Judge Goodwin in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The cases are part of multidistrict litigation as ordered by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. Continue…

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Product Liability - Jul 6, 2015 8:55 - 0 Comments

Chrysler Recall Ends Defective Power System Litigation

A federal judge was urged last month to approve a settlement in a suit accusing Chrysler Group LLC of tricking consumers into purchasing vehicles that have defective power systems. The putative class contended that the automaker has already recalled the vehicles and has agreed to cover repairs. Continue…

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Fraud - Jul 1, 2015 8:36 - 0 Comments

Whistleblower Lawsuit Investigates Outsourcing Companies for Foreign Worker Fraud

Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys, both Indian corporations that specialize in providing outsourcing services, are reportedly under a Department of Labor investigation. The announcement came from Senator Jeff Sessions and Senator Richard Durbin. Infosys is no stranger to scrutiny, having settled the largest civil visa fraud case in October 2013 for $34 million, after allegedly circumventing federal visa laws and regulations in its efforts to bring foreign workers into the U.S. to work. The latest Department of Labor investigation apparently focuses on news that Southern Edison, an electric power utility company, laid off more than 500 technology workers and required the terminated employees to train their foreign replacements. Continue…

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