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News from January 2019

DePuy Orthopedics, and its parent Johnson and Johnson, settle suit with Arizona for $2.4 million

By Marian Johns | Jan 30, 2019

DePuy Orthopedics, Inc., along with its parent company Johnson & Johnson, will pay $2.4 million as part of a settlement with the State of Arizona to resolve claims of illegally marketing the company's metal-on-metal hip implant device.

Consumer Fraud Protection Bureau wants to oversee lenders to the military

By Marian Johns | Jan 30, 2019

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is seeking Congressional approval to oversee lenders who serve military members and their families to insure Military Lending Act (MLA) compliance.

Georgia senior care center to pay back overtime

By Marian Johns | Jan 30, 2019

A Georgia senior care center has agreed to pay over $15,000 in back wages to resolve claims by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) that the center violated employee overtime and record-keeping laws.

New York State to receive more than $1.8 million for opioid disaster relief employment

By Marian Johns | Jan 30, 2019

New York State's Department of Labor will receive an initial payment of more than $1.8 million as part of a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor designed to assist those affected by the state's opioid crisis.

Florida man alleges text messages from Nova Dental were sent without his consent

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 31, 2019

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Florida man alleges the owner of two dental offices in the state sent him unsolicited telemarketing texts without his consent.

Click, then sue: Call-blocking app was meet market for lawyers seeking clients

By John O'Brien | Jan 31, 2019

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Court records in Florida show how easy it is for people to get swept up in a figurative machine that generates lawsuits. In fact, it all started for one man with the push of a button.

Torrent Pharma, others named in suit over allegedly contaminated medication

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 31, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A North Carolina man alleges he was injured by ingesting a prescription medication he alleges contained a carcinogen.

Consumer alleges Powerline Funding unlawfully continues to call him to offer loans

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 31, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – An Anaheim, California resident alleges a direct lending bank keeps calling him to offer loans despite his request to stop the calls.

Actor and GNC battle it out in appeals court

By Charmaine Little | Jan 31, 2019

On Dec. 27, the California 2nd District Court of Appeals, Division 4 weighed in on a case stemming from damages awarded to an actor who sued General Nutrition Centers Inc. over allegedly using his likeness and image long after it was allowed.

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