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Lawsuits Filed on Behalf of Table Saw Accident Victims

Thousands of Americans are injured each year in table saw accidents, causing amputations, tendon severance, and other serious injuries, according to data for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. More than 63,000 table saw injuries requiring medical attention occur in the U.S. each year, including at least 4,000 that result in amputation. Read the full article…

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2014 was a record year for the SEC whistleblower award program, agency says

In September, the Securities and Exchange Commission authorized an award of more than $30 million to a whistleblower who had provided information that led to a successful SEC enforcement action. According to the SEC, the information provided by the whistleblower allowed the SEC to discover a substantial and ongoing fraud that otherwise would have been very difficult to detect. Read the full article…

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FDA issues warning about uterine cancer risk associated with laparoscopic power morcellators

The FDA has announced that it is taking immediate steps to help reduce the risk of spreading unsuspected cancer in women being treated for uterine fibroids. The FDA is warning against using laparoscopic power morcellators in the removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) or fibroids (myomectomy) in the vast majority of women. The FDA is also recommending that manufacturers of laparoscopic power morcellators include in their product labeling specific safety statements in the form of a boxed warning and two contraindications. Read the full article…

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Ninth Circuit reverses order compelling arbitration, reinstates proposed TCPA class action against Sirius XM

When Erik Knutson purchased a Toyota Tacoma truck in November 2011, it came with a 90–day trial subscription to Sirius XM satellite radio. Knutson’s Sirius XM account was activated for the trial period on November 7, 2011. Then, on November 29, 2011, Sirius XM mailed a “Welcome Kit” to Knutson that arrived in the mail on or about December 12, 2011, over a month after Knutson’s satellite receiver was activated. Read the full article…

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GEICO policyholder awarded $897,000 in damages for injuries caused by underinsured motorist

A 28-year-old South Carolina man, James Smith, sustained a back and shoulder injury in a 2012 crash on I-26. The accident was caused by Joseph Giordano rear-ending a vehicle behind Smith’s and pushing that vehicle into Smith’s, according to the lawsuit Smith filed. Smith’s injuries from the crash caused Smith to abandon his planned career in the military and instead obtain a medical discharge from the U.S. Army, according his suit. Read the full article…

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