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Customer Forced to Arbitrate After Former Rent-A-Center Employee Robs Him

Mon, 01/26/2015

Zachary Mayberry, student intern Jacoby & Meyers

An 88 year old Missouri man was assaulted and robbed by a Rent-A-Center employee and forced to arbitrate when he took the company to court for his damages. Kenneth Johnson, described by neighbors as a "neighborhood staple," rented a television from a Rent-A-Center

Employee’s Breach of Confidentiality Costs Walgreens $1.4 Million

Fri, 01/23/2015

Zachary Mayberry, student intern Jacoby & Meyers, LLC

The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld a $1.4 million verdict awarded by a Marion County, Indiana jury to Abigail Hinchy, who sued Walgreen’s and Audra Withers-Peterson, a pharmacist for breaching the duty of confidentiality when she provided Hinchy’s ex-boyfriend with Hinchy’s prescription records.

Study Reveals An Alarming Rate Of Harm Caused By Medical Malpractice

Tue, 01/20/2015

Toni Zeller Kohlbeck, student intern, Jacoby & Meyers

A study published in the Journal of Patient Safety in September of 2013 reveals that 400,000 premature deaths a year result from medical error. The study uses the term Preventable Adverse Events (PAE)

Takata Command Changes Could Signal Shift in Recall Response

Thu, 01/08/2015

Joseph Coughlin, student intern, Jacoby & Meyers, LLC

Takata is trying hard to remind people that they have saved more lives than they have taken while battling a recall regarding defective airbags. Takata took out a full-page ad in the New York Times, Wall Street

2015 New Years Resolution: Make Sure My Family Is Taken Care Of

Wed, 12/31/2014

Johnathon Paul Hanes, student intern Jacoby & Meyers, LLC

There are two certainties in life -- death and taxes. Without proper estate planning, your loved ones may be faced with both. Planning for the distribution of your assets, final wishes, and medical care can save your family from unnecessary emotional distress. With the importance of estate planning, it’s a shame that about 55% of adult Americans do not have a living will or an estate plan.

Maine woman sues GM after suffering burn

Wed, 08/20/2014

Detroit Free Press; August 18, 2014

A Maine woman who says she suffered a third-degree burn from a heated seat in Chevrolet Suburban has sued General Motors.

Emma Verrill says in her suit filed in U.S. District Court in Portland, Maine, that GM failed to adequately test the rear seat heaters to prevent them from reaching “dangerously high temperatures that would burn human flesh.”

Nexium Double Whammy

Mon, 10/21/2013

Lawyersandsettlements.com; October 21, 2013

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