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Class Actions Filed Over Glucosamine Products

A latest wave of class action lawsuits have been filed accusing retailers and distributors of supplements containing glucosamine-chondroitin. These lawsuits allege that consumers purchase these supplements afer being exposed to promotional literature touting the product’s ability to shield damaged cartilage, but in … Continue reading

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Boca Raton Attorneys Balkan & Patterson Win $1.8 Verdict for Auto Accident Victim

June 27, 2013 – Collier County, FL – The personal injury and auto accident law firm of Balkan & Patterson won a jury verdict of $1.85 million on Friday, June 21, on behalf of our client who suffered a stroke that … Continue reading

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Florida’s Universal Property and Casualty Insurance Company Fined 1.26 Million Dollars

The State of Florida has fined Universal Property and Casualty Insurance Company $1.26 million dollars according to the Sun Sentinel. The press release indicates that state regulators came down hard on Universal for its wrongful denial of claims, cancellation of … Continue reading

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Law Firm Secures Settlement for Special Needs Student in Lee County

The personal injury and abuse law firm of Balkan & Patterson successfully secured a settlement of $200,000 on Friday, March 8, for a family whose child was physically abused by his kindergarten teacher at Gulf Elementary School in Lee County, FL. … Continue reading

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Lancome USA’s Products Are Being Marketed Without Prior Approval From The FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently reviewed Lancome USA’s website and determined that certain products, including but not limited to; Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate, Genefique Eye Youth Activating Eye Concentrate, Genefique Cream Serum Youth Activating Cream Serum, Genifique Repair Youth … Continue reading

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Special Needs School Employee Charged with Abuse of Special Needs Student in Broward County

August 17, 2012 – Broward County, FL – An employee of an alternative education school in Davie has been released from jail on bond after being charged with two counts of child abuse. Allegedly, the school employee, David Baier, mistreated … Continue reading

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Local Hospitals Alleged To Have Performed Cardiac Procedures in Patients Who Did Not Need Them

Have You or a Loved One Received Cardiac Work in Florida? If you or a loved one received cardiac work in Florida, you should be aware that a breaking news article has reported that some local facilities owned by hospital … Continue reading

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Kraft and Cadbury Face Class Action

A putative class action lawsuit was recently filed against Kraft Foods Global, Inc., and Cadbury Adams USA LLC in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging that the defendants deceived consumers over the health benefits of … Continue reading

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Dog Treat Dangers – Chicken Jerky From China Is Harmful To Pets

The government has issued multiple warnings about certain brands of dog treats and their potential dangers. Most pets in loving homes are given treats on occasion, but chicken jerky from China is anything but a treat.  Chicken jerky treats from China have caused vomiting, diarrhea, … Continue reading

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FDA challenges marketing of DMAA products for lack of safety evidence

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to at least ten manufacturers and distributors of dietary supplements containing dimethylamylamine, more popularly known as DMAA, for marketing products for which evidence of the safety of the product had not … Continue reading

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