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Brett Emison

NYT: Johnson & Johnson Hid Reports Showing 40% Failure Rate of DePuy ASR Artificial Hip

A New York Times article published yesterday revealed that Johnson & Johnson – the parent company of DePuy Orthpaedics – hid reports that the DePuy ASR artificial hip had an early failure rate of 40%. Despite this knowledge, [...]
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Johnson & Johnson Ready To Offer $2 Billion Hip Lawsuit Settlement?

Fighting more than 10,000 lawsuits over its recalled metal-on-metal hip implants, Johnson & Johnson may be trying to resolve these cases for more than $2 billion according to a report by Bloomberg News. The report, however, has yet to [...]
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Toyota Sudden Acceleration Lawsuits: Will Company Claim Vindication As It Settles Lawsuits?

Despite years of denials, Toyota has begun settling lawsuits alleging the cause of its highly publicized sudden acceleration problems were caused by electronic malfunctions in the vehicles. In December last year, Toyota agreed to pay between [...]
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How Lawyers Get A Bad Name

Q: What's the difference between a jellyfish and a lawyer? A: One's a spineless, poisonous blob. The other one's a jellyfish. Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a leech? A: After you die, the leech stops sucking [...]
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Metal On Metal Artificial Hips May Face More Scrutiny From FDA

It has been well-documented that metal-on-metal artificial hips – implanted in hundreds of thousands of patients across the country – tend to fail sooner and require replacement more quickly than other artificial hip products. [...]
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35% Of Smart Phone Owners Drive Distracted

More than 1/3 of drivers will use a smart phone while they are behind the wheel… and that's just the drivers who admitted it. The survey, conducted by McKinsey & Company and reported at c|net also looked at how drivers used [...]
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Grief Damages Allowed For A Pet (or Property), But Not for People

I'm a dog person. I know cat people, but can't say I particularly understand them. Some "true" dog people might say I'm not really a dog person – I've only really had two dogs and I don't have one now. [...]
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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Moving Forward

Actos, the popular diabetes drug manufactured by Japanese company Takeda Pharmaceuticals, has a troubled history and is the subject of many lawsuits. There are so many lawsuits that cases are being consolidated into MDLs (multi-district litigation) [...]
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Do You Have A Right of Free Speech If You’re Limited Only To Certain Words?

There are at least 250,000 distinct English words in our vocabulary. Other estimates put the number of English words at nearly 1 million to significantly more than a million words. Would you have the right of freedom of speech if that speech [...]