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Blue Bell, Jeni's Ice Cream Listeria Recalls

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is recalling all its ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet after a sample tested positive for the deadly bacteria Listeria monocytogenes (listeria). So far no illnesses have been reported, but the company is recalling all of… Read More

Compensation Fund Set Aside for Rare Vaccine Reactions

Do you suspect you or a loved one was injured by a vaccine? You may be eligible for compensation that's set aside specifically for those who suffer rare vaccine injuries. Awards from this program will pay for past and future medical rehabilitation expenses.… Read More

Stryker Extends Settlement Deadline

The Stryker Corp. ABG II and Rejuvenate modular hip implant claim enrollment deadline was extended to April 17, 2015. Claims must be filed by 5:00 p.m. EST. The agreement pays out a base compensation of $300,000. It also provides additional payments… Read More

GM Ignition Switch Settlement for Family of Victim

On March 13, General Motors, Inc. (GM) settled out of court with the parents of a Georgia woman killed in a 2010 auto accident caused by the company's faulty ignition switch. This is the second time the family of Brooke Melton, a 29-year-old pediatric… Read More

Johnson & Johnson Subsidiary to Pay for Bad Tylenol

McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $25 million to resolve federal criminal charges that they sold contaminated infant and childrens Tylenol and Motrin. The company acknowledged that they failed to take corrective… Read More

NHTSA Fines Takata for Airbag Probe Violations

The U.S. government will fine Japanese airbag maker Takata Corp. $14,000 per day for failing to fully cooperate in a long-running probe of defective airbags. Five deaths, including one in Jan. 2015, have been linked to the defects and more than 18 million… Read More

ASR Hip Settlement Eligibility Extended until January 2015

Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy have agreed to extend eligibility for its ASR defective hip implant settlement fund to patients who needed replacement hip surgery between Aug. 2013 and Jan. 31, 2015. The company expects to spend as much as… Read More

Houston Death Highlights Problems with Recalled Vehicles

Automakers have a responsibility to do everything in their power to inform consumers of problems in their vehicles and recalls that have been issued. They must take steps to reach all purchasers of their vehicles, which includes mailing notices, contacting… Read More

General Motors Begins Paying Claimants for Defective Ignition Switches

General Motors Company (GM) has started the process of paying out claims based on its defective ignition switches. The switches caused the recall of millions of vehicles across the United States as well as countries around the world. The faulty switches… Read More

Airbag Explosion in Japan Raises Questions over More Recalls

Are more recalls on the way for Japanese auto parts supplier Takata Corporation? After an airbag exploded at a scrapyard in central Gifu prefecture spraying shards of metal debris all over the inside of the 2003 Toyota WiLL Cypha vehicle, many are predicting… Read More