November 21 The Ruth Law Team

Ford Motor Company is facing scrutiny after failing to issue a recall for certain Explorer SUVs that may be leaking exhaust containing carbon monoxide into the interior of the vehicles. Instead, the auto giant is offering to fix the issue for free, but only until December 2018. According to CBS News, 1.3 million letters went…

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November 6 The Ruth Law Team

The Situation It’s currently common practice in most, if not all, banking and financial institutions to include a statement in their contract with customers requiring any disputes to be resolved through arbitration under terms dictated by the bank. When you sign up for an account, you agree these terms when you click in agreement and/or…

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October 3 The Ruth Law Team

Last month, the entire state of Florida went through an emotionally trying time, preparing and enduring the huge threat of Hurricane Irma. While some of our residents weren’t hit nearly as hard as expected, this was not the case for everyone. Parts of the Florida Keys were completely destroyed, and Jacksonville and surrounding areas experienced…

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July 26 The Ruth Law Team

The FDA has received reports of more than 1,100 patient deaths likely linked to the rheumatoid arthritis (RA) medicine Actemra. Unfortunately, consumers were not warned regarding the medication’s potentially deadly side effects. Manufactured by Roche/Genentech, Actemra has been prescribed to more than 760,000 patients and has generated sales of $1.7 billion globally. It works by…

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February 27 The Ruth Law Team

Brown v. Phillip Morris, et al., 15-002451-Cl. A Pinellas County jury has awarded $5.4 million in compensatory damages and $400,000 in punitive damages to the family of a woman who passed away nearly 22 years ago, after years of nicotine addiction ultimately took her life. The Ruth Law Team’s Eric Roslansky and Brent Bigger of Knopf…

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December 14 The Ruth Law Team

With the holidays just around the corner, many of us are beginning to bake, cook and stir up some goodies in preparation for the festivities. Undoubtedly your favorite Christmas cookie or latkes recipe for Hanukkah requires dicing, shredding, or chopping ingredients in some fashion. Before you head to the kitchen, check your food processor to…

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December 8 The Ruth Law Team

It’s been a rough year for Johnson & Johnson, which has faced a slew of lawsuits alleging its talcum powder products have caused ovarian cancer in women. Now, the corporation has found itself in hot water again after it was hit with a billion-dollar verdict over its faulty hip implants, which have caused issues for…

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October 28 The Ruth Law Team

Yesterday another multi-million dollar verdict in a talcum powder trial was issued yesterday to a woman diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using baby powder for more than four decades. Johnson and Johnson was ordered to pay out $65 million in punitive damages and around 90{7b0f9a613a6857e14562fa0a1b26cd067b995d91d673512a1ec838e971e7f3c9} of $2.5 million for pain and suffering and accrued medical…

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August 19 Nicole Davis

The makers of Xarelto claim that they have found a “safe” alternative to other blood thinners (such as warfarin or Coumadin) that requires no regular blood monitoring. However contrary to the manufacturer’s claims, the drug is far from safe and may cause serious side effects. Xarelto carries the risk of side effects such as hemorrhage and internal bleeding….

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August 17 The Ruth Law Team

Please Note: We Are No Longer Accepting American Spirit Cases Marketed as a “100 additive-free natural tobacco” product, the cigarette brand Natural American Spirit has misled its customers into believing the product is a safer alternative to other cigarettes. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned the manufacturer, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc., that descriptors such…

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