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    • Egerton Law investigating Audi gasoline emissions violations

      Egerton Law investigating Audi gasoline emissions violations

      In November 2016 international media began reporting that Audi gasoline engines were rigged with defeat devices to cheat emissions tests while the vehicles spewed carbon dioxide at levels in violation of US standards. Image/Thomas doerfer, Audi Q7 3.0 TDI quattro […]

    • VOLKSWAGEN’S FRAUD CONSEQUENCES: The Civil Settlement and the Criminal Penalties

      VOLKSWAGEN’S FRAUD CONSEQUENCES: The Civil Settlement and the Criminal Penalties

      On January 31st, 2017 Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) filed a proposed class action settlement for the 3.0 Liter vehicles. This preliminary proposed agreement divides the 3.0 Liter owners into two classes that have been denominated Generation I and […]

    • DePuy ASR Settlement Program – deadline extended

      DePuy ASR Settlement Program – deadline extended

      Recipients of the DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant who have undergone revision surgery between January 31, 2015, and February 15, 2017, are finally able to participate in the Settlement Program created by the manufacturer. The ASR hip implant, which was […]

    • Johnson & Johnson hit with $1 billion verdict for Pinnacle hip implants

      Johnson & Johnson hit with $1 billion verdict for Pinnacle hip implants

      Medical device manufacturer Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopedics division were again found liable for injuries stemming from the Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant. A Texas jury determined the company should pay $1.041 billion to the six plaintiffs whose cases […]

    • Time to clean out the medicine cabinet: popular items linked to serious medical problems

      Time to clean out the medicine cabinet: popular items linked to serious medical problems

      Studies published in February have shown a link between Nexium, Prilosec and other proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) and chronic kidney disease. More recently, a study published in May 2016 links the same drugs to damage to blood vessels, possibly causing heart […]

    • Distracted driving: Like trying to catch a runaway horse

      Distracted driving: Like trying to catch a runaway horse

      2015 was probably the deadliest year on American roads since 2008. That’s according to a mid-quarter report from the National Safety Council, which estimates 38,300 people were killed in car accidents last year. The NSC said a stronger economy and […]

    • $500 million verdict in DePuy Pinnacle hip implant trial

      $500 million verdict in DePuy Pinnacle hip implant trial

      The jury in the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant trial has returned with a verdict of $500 million for the 5 plaintiffs whose cases were presented over the last months. The DePuy Pinnacle is a metal-on-metal hip implant with a history […]

    • Second bellwether trial under way for DePuy Pinnacle hip implant

      Second bellwether trial under way for DePuy Pinnacle hip implant

      The DePuy Pinnacle hip implant is back on trial in a Texas federal court. Five plaintiffs who received the metal-on-metal hip implant are having their cases presented in one proceeding against manufacturer DePuy, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Image […]

    • Recall likely looming for Volkswagen

      Recall likely looming for Volkswagen

      German automaker Volkswagen appears to be readying itself to launch a massive vehicle recall after the first of the year. As has been widely publicized, a number of its vehicles have been caught up in an emissions test manipulation scandal […]

    • Good luck gone bad? Traffic deaths way up in 2015

      Good luck gone bad? Traffic deaths way up in 2015

      In case you haven’t noticed, gas is cheaper these days – down an average 30 percent from 2014. Good news, right? And the U.S. economy has been steadily adding jobs for quite some time. More good news (although some folks […]