Consumer protection


Bankruptcy Affords No Protection in GM Ignition Switch Lawsuits

An appeals court ruled against GM in the car manufacturer’s attempt to avoid liability in GM ignition switch lawsuits. It may appear odd that GM would seek to be released from such cases where their liability is so…

Class Action Employee Stock Ownership Program

Carey Danis & Lowe Investigating Underpayment for Stock in Employee Stock Ownership Programs Carey Danis & Lowe is currently conducting an investigation into the administration of certain Employee Stock Ownership Plans, or ESOPs in the State of Illinois…

Farmers are Shunning GMO Crops

As worrisome concerns increase about consuming and using genetically modified organisms (GMOs), farmers are turning to non-GMO seeds. There are several reasons for this transformation, most of which directly hit the farmer’s wallet. When a GMO crop is…

GM Pays 900 Million to Settle Criminal Charges Related to its Defective Ignition Switch

Families of those killed in car accidents resulting from GM’s faulty ignition switch have been waiting to hear how General Motors will be held accountable. Now they have their answer: a $900 million penalty. This has caused severe…

Over 20,000 GMO Corn Seed Lawsuits Filed by US Corn Famers

It all comes down to corn prices. During the season, you put in the long days, plenty of hard work, but the harvest’s success still comes down to corn prices. For corn farmers across the US, 2013 was…

Monsanto Woos Chemical Agricultural Company

Earlier this summer, Monsanto twice offered to buy Syngenta for $45 million. Why would the US based chemical giant want to buy out its arch rival in Switzerland? The answer doesn’t seem to lie in Syngenta’s global seed…

Kansas Corn Farmers Feel Financial Strain from GMO Corn

Kansas corn farmers, and corn farmers across the U.S., are feeling financial strain. Farming brings its challenges, but they have been amplified by Syngenta. The Swiss biotech company developed and marketed a GMO corn seed that many say…

GMO Corn Seed Lawsuits on the Rise

More and more GMO corn seed lawsuits are being filed in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Kansas. In one month, the lawsuits targeting the biotech giant, Syngenta, climbed from 300 to almost 1,800. The big increase in GMO…

U.S. Farmers Suffer $1 Billion in Losses from Disrupted Corn Trade with China

Iowa farmers continue to suffer financial losses as a result of China’s import ban on Syngenta GMO corn. Though China began accepting U.S.-grown GMO corn products in December 2014, the farming industry continues to feel the impact of…

Another Testosterone Gel Lawsuit

Daniel R. simply wanted to improve the quality of his life by using AndroGel, a testosterone replacement product. What he received instead was heart problems requiring cardiac catheterization and insertion of a stent. The Lawsuit Plaintiff Daniel R….

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