Imminent Stryker Hip Implant Recall Expected?

October 06, 2016

The Stryker Corporation is expected to announce yet another Stryker hip implant recall in the wake of numerous complaints over its LFIT V40 chrome/cobalt femoral heads. According to the complaints, these femoral heads are reported to be associated with serious

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How Do We Stop Big Banks Like Wells Fargo from Avoiding Liability for Fraud?

September 23, 2016

  Over the past five years, Wells Fargo opened more than 2 million bogus deposit and credit card accounts in its customers’ names without their knowledge or consent.  The practice let the company reap millions by charging its customers unwanted

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Keep the Sun Shining In

August 18, 2016

Open Payments—a program created by the Affordable Care Act—aims to provide transparency in the health care industry by publishing data on payments made to physicians and teaching hospitals by drug and medical device manufacturers for things such as meals, gifts,

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The Rising Cost of Privacy

August 09, 2016

A few months ago, the FCC voted for new broadband privacy rules to take effect. The rules would require Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Comcast and AT&T to remain transparent about collecting data – including letting customers know what they’re

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A Generation Stalled

August 02, 2016

42 million students.  1.3 trillion in debt.  The student debt burden in America, broadly quantified. While student loans are vital to provide access to higher education, the debt also shapes the financial reality of newly-minted college graduates.  This reality has

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Is Starbucks’ Base Pay Increase Enough to Make a Difference?

July 22, 2016

If you’ve been in a Starbucks recently, you’ve probably noticed that the atmosphere feels more chaotic than calm. Overworked employees in understaffed stores are scrambling to concoct whichever seasonal Frappuccino has swept the nation as quickly as possible while customers

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Roger Ailes and the Secrecy of Arbitration

July 20, 2016

Mandatory arbitration is usually criticized, or defended, from the perspective of the parties involved in the dispute itself but an interesting point has been raised by a recent New York Times article covering Gretchen Carlson’s lawsuit against Roger Ailes of

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Generic Drug Labeling: FDA Provides Guidance For Label Updates

July 12, 2016

Just over five years ago, in June 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court decided PLIVA, Inc. v. Mensing,[1] a case which has served to buffer generic drug makers from failure-to-warn lawsuits. In short, the Court held that federal drug regulations applicable

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Can Republican Delegates Be Forced to Vote for Trump?

July 06, 2016

Just a few short days after Brexit rocked the world, Huffington Post Editor-In-Chief Arianna Huffington coined another term: “Trexit.” In an interview with MSNBC, Huffington pleaded with Trump supporters to “Trexit,” that is, “end [their] potential union with Trump,” and 

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The Shadowy World of Debt Buyers

June 29, 2016

Recently, John Oliver of Last Week Tonight did an episode on the debt collection industry. He set up an LLC, named it C.A.R.P. in a hat tip to the eponymous bottom feeder, and purchased $14.9 million in debt from a

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