Monthly Archives: October 2011

Dean Foods Sued For Saying That Its Milk Supports Brain Health

Dairy giant Dean Foods violated consumer fraud laws by claiming that its milk does a body good, a federal lawsuit alleges.  The class action complaint was filed in U.S. District of Illinois and says that the packaging of Dean’s Horizon Organic … Continue reading

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Wells Fargo Hit With Flood Insurance Class Action

A federal class action lawsuit claims Wells Fargo Bank (WFC) forces borrowers to buy flood insurance on their homes in order to pocket commissions.  According to a class action lawsuit recently filed, the banking giant is accused of unfairly and unlawfully forcing Plaintiff … Continue reading

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FDA Blasts Hair Care Company For ‘Formaldehyde-Free’ Ads

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has rebuked GIB, LLC for advertising its popular Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution as formaldehyde-free even though the hair straightening treatment contains high levels of the carcinogen.  GIB already faces consumer class actions … Continue reading

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Floridians Upset Over Debt Collectors Calling Cellphones

South Florida consumers are aggravated by annoying “robo calls” on their cellphones from debt collectors.  They are fighting back by suing the companies that make the calls and often collecting cash settlements from the lenders.  So far dozens of civil lawsuits against lenders … Continue reading

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Firm Settles South Florida Auto Accident Case; Victims Suffered Severe Injuries

Balkan & Patterson has settled an auto accident case and was successful in recovering $700,000 for our clients. The accident occurred in Alligator Alley in Florida on March 25, 2009, in the early morning. A dump truck that did not … Continue reading

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Denture Adhesives That Contain Zinc

The FDA has issued a warning about adverse events (including nerve damage and numbness) stemming from overuse of denture adhesives that contain zinc.  Besides adverse event reports, the agency noted case reports in the literature linking such symptoms to chronic … Continue reading

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

The FDA has received more than 5,000 adverse event reports in the first six months of 2011 regarding metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, which is more than the agency received in the prior four years combined.  The National Joint Registry for … Continue reading

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