A lot's happened since our last newsletter, and it's great to be able to share it with you. First off, on the left of this newsletter you'll see a new section - Newly Added - where we'll keep you up to date on the latest lawsuits and investigations that have been added to ClassAction.org. It's a great way to watch out for any class actions that may affect you, and to keep an eye on problem products you might be using.
Also, at the bottom of this letter, you'll find a handy guide to upcoming deadlines in several class actions. If you have a claim in any of the cases listed, the time to act is now.
Lastly, we've heard about a few huge recalls being issued nationwide over the last few days. Several types of Hot Pocket have been recalled because of the beef they contain, while General Motors is recalling a number of vehicles - some of which are more than a decade old. To find out more, just read our reports below.
Johnson & Johnson - along with six other vaginal mesh manufacturers - is currently subject to multidistrict litigation in West Virginia over its mesh products. Plaintiffs accuse the companies of manufacturing defective vaginal meshes that have caused thousands of injuries - and last week J&J's first bellwether trial concluded with a surprise ruling from the bench. Judge Joseph Goodwin announced that the plaintiff hadn't presented enough evidence for her case, and approved the company's motion for judgement as a matter of law. Read More.
Nestle announced last week that several brands of Hot Pockets were being recalled immediately after it came to light that beef used in their production was uninspected, and therefore failed to meet USDA standards. The beef came from a California plant where a reported 8.7 million pounds of meat was shipped without ever being properly inspected by the Food Safety and Inspection Service. Read More
Chevy Drivers, take note - GM is recalling more than 1.6 million vehicles because of problems with the cars' ignition switches. The company has allegedly known about the problem for some time, but only issued a limited recall last week, with an expanded recall announced yesterday.
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Fire pots and fuel gels have caused several severe injuries over the last few years, and a number of companies have recalled their products over safety concerns. Consumers risk causing sudden explosions when pouring new fuel into un-extinguished pots. Read More.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's headache isn't over yet. Plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit have asked a federal judge to grant class certification to their lawsuit, which seeks damages for the much-publicized "bridgegate" scandal. Read More.
The March 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake changed thousands of lives - and sailors from the USS Ronald Reagan have now filed a suit alleging they were exposed to dangerous levels of radiation from the Fukushima Nuclear Plant meltdown. Read More.
Endo unit American Medical Systems is facing thousands of lawsuits over its allegedly defective vaginal mesh - and just this week the company revealed it has set aside $520 million to resolve the litigation. Read More.