A New Analysis of Old Data Finds that the Antidepressant Paxil is Unsafe for Teenagers

September 29, 2015

Scientific and medical literature is routinely cited by both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation. Such literature usually comes from scientific and medical journals, and has often gone through a review process, known as “peer review” in which the author’s work

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The Chamber of Commerce Continues its Attack on Individual Consumers… How You Can Help Stop It

September 21, 2015

Over a period of time, we here at Wexler Wallace have noticed that it’s becoming increasingly difficult for consumers to get a fair shake. From mandatory binding arbitration clauses, more difficult standards for certifying class actions, and proposed bills to

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What is an Employee Nowadays?

September 02, 2015

The economy is changing dramatically in front of our eyes, but I’m not talking about the devaluation of the Yuan. I’m talking about the “on-demand economy.” This new economy is reshaping the consumer world and how goods and services are

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Iowa Select Herbs Banned from Marketing Misbranded and Adulterated Supplements

August 21, 2015

Many dietary supplements and drugs claim to provide some type of health benefit. Walk into any Walgreens and you will see an entire aisle devoted to supplements. Or look at any of the ads you are bombarded with when you

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Jim Beam’s “Crafty” Advertising Questioned by Class Action Lawsuit

August 07, 2015

Many alcohol companies have been under fire for making false advertising claims about the production of their alcohol. Oftentimes, they hype their spirits as being “handmade” or “locally produced” on the labels. In turn, consumers are willing to pay extra

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Chamber of Commerce’s Big Ties to Big Tobacco Under Fire

July 08, 2015

You can’t please all of the people all of the time, and if you’re the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that’s certainly true right now. The CVS Health Corporation, the largest pharmacy health care provider in the U.S., has withdrawn its

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Will the EPA’s Hydraulic Fracturing Report Affect Litigation?

June 15, 2015

On June 4, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its findings on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on drinking water resources. The EPA’s nearly 1,000 page draft assessment, which was conducted at the request

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Guidance for Damages Issues in Class Cases

June 02, 2015

How should trial courts deal with challenges to damages models in class actions? The Seventh Circuit recently suggested a burden-shifting approach, in a recent opinion involving loss causation in a securities fraud case. Glickenhaus & Co. v. Household Int’l Inc.,

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New Rules to Usher In Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces

May 27, 2015

Earlier today, the Department of Labor along with federal procurement agencies released what we believe to be terrific new rules that flesh out—and give teeth to—the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order signed by the President last July. (Executive

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A Setback for Generic Consumers

May 21, 2015

The road to recovery for generic drug consumers just got more difficult. After a series of rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court over the past few years, a person injured from a generic drug is almost entirely unable to bring

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