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US Corn Farmers Cite Lost Income in GMO Corn Lawsuits

By | Class Action, GMO, Uncategorized

gmocornseedlawsuitThe estimates vary, but corn industry participants say that somewhere between $1 ‒ $3 billion is the total loss handed to the US corn industry after China’s rejection of a specific GMO corn product.

Corn industry participants, including US corn farmers, felt the financial impact of the trade disruption with China, and are stepping forward. They’re filing GMO corn seed lawsuits targeting Syngenta, a Swiss biotechnology giant.

Thousands of lawsuits

According to The Free Press, a Mankato, MN news outlet, there are around 2,000 GMO corn lawsuits pending in the US as of early November 2015. Carey Danis & Lowe GMO corn lawyers reviewed the lawsuit docket in late November 2015, and noted that the number has since risen to just under 2,500.

Class Action Employee Stock Ownership Program

By | Class Action, Consumer protection, Uncategorized

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 and around the country. ESOPs are programs where employees of a company are provided company stock in connection with their employment, usually as a company-provided benefit or as a component of an employee’s compensation package.

Upon leaving the company, employees who participate in an ESOP plan are generally provided with the opportunity, or even required, to cash out whatever company stock they may have. We have been made aware of circumstances where an employee cashing out his or her ESOP stock may have been uncompensated, and are investigating whether those former employees are entitled to compensation.

If you are a former employee of a company with an ESOP and you would like to speak with an attorney to see if you may have a claim for damages, please contact James J. Rosemergy at Carey Danis & Lowe for a free, confidential case evaluation.

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

By | Class Action, Consumer protection, Uncategorized

UntitledFamilies 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 disappointment for some because they feel that the settlement doesn’t go far enough. They want GM execs who covered up the flaw to be charged. A technicality with corporate law makes it difficult for federal prosecutors to go after individuals.

However, individuals may still be charged, but this type of case faces higher barriers than in other areas.

Internal GM employees knew about the defect for a decade, but they didn’t speak up and prevent the loss of human life.

Faulty ignition switches in these vehicle models, in a variety of years, have been recalled.

  • Buick: Lacrose, Lucerne
  • Cadillac: CTS, Deville, DTS, SRX
  • Chevrolet: Camaro, Cobalt, HHR, Impala, Malibu, Monte Carlo
  • Oldsmobile: Alero, Intrigue
  • Pontiac: GS, Grand AM, Grand Prix, Solstice
  • Saturn: Ion, Sky

Carey Danis & Lowe Fights Corporate Cover Ups

Carey Danis & Lowe is investigating claims that specific GM vehicles contain an ignition switch defect that causes the key to change to the accessory mode while driving, turning off the engine and most of the electrical components of the vehicle.

If you’ve been hurt in a crash involving a faulty GM ignition switch, you may qualify for a class action suit against the company to seek compensation on your behalf and the behalf of others.

Please contact Tiffany M. Yiatras or Casey Flynn, Jr. at 1-800-721-2519 or by filling in a personal injury form. We’re here to help you.

 

Death Toll Climbs to 124 from Defective GM Ignition Switches

By | Class Action, Uncategorized

UntitledThe number of deaths from the defective General Motors ignition switch has reached 124. That number is a grim reminder of how the company’s cover up devastated in many people’s lives.

Various GM models from 2003-2011 have been recalled to replace an ignition switch that can move into the accessory position due to a heavy key chain or sudden jarring. The accessory position disables power steering, power brakes and airbags.

The car maker’s compensation fund said it certified 124 deaths and 269 injuries in July of 2015, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Families of victims are being offered a minimum compensation of $1 million each.

GM recalled 2.6 million Chevrolet Cobalt’s and other cars in 2014, with models ranging from 2003 to 2011. General Motors admitted that it knew about the ignition switch problems for more than 10 years.

Were you injured by GM’s defective ignition switch?

If you suffered injuries or loss due to GM’s faulty ignition switch, contact Carey Danis & Lowe attorneys for a free legal consultation to discuss options.

Carey Danis & Lowe is investigating class action claims against GM . For more information, please contact Tiffany M. Yiatras, Corey D. Sullivan, or Francis J. “Casey” Flynn, Jr. at 1-800-721-2519 or via email.

GM Steering Recall Class Action: Join a Class Action

By | Class Action, Uncategorized

UntitledIn February 2015, General Motors issued a power steering recall that targeted 81,000 vehicles. The electronic power steering system in these vehicles, which included the Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Cobalt, and Pontiac G6, unexpectedly failed, resulting in drivers experiencing great difficulty in steering the vehicles.

The vehicles that were part of the February 2015 recall are:

Chevrolet Malibu

  • all 2004 and 2005 models
  • some 2006, 2008, and 2009

Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

  • all 2004 and 2005 models
  • some 2006 models

Chevrolet HHR

  • some non-turbocharged model vehicles from 2009 and 2010

Chevrolet Cobalt

  • some 2010 models

Saturn Aura

  • some 2008 and 2009 models

Saturn Ion

  • all 2004 – 2007 models

Pontiac G6

  • all 2005 models
  • some 2006, 2008, and 2009 models

According to a New York Times article on the GM power steering recall, the car manufacturer attempted to discreetly address the power steering defect.

GM didn’t make any public announcement about the power steering problem, even though they were aware of the defect. Instead, the car manufacturer notified dealers of how to fix the power steering defect, but only if car owners complained.

It wasn’t until the power steering complaints grew to such a number that GM finally made the decision to issue a power steering recall.

Could you join a class action lawsuit about the GM steering recall?

If you owned or leased one of the recalled vehicles, you may be eligible to participate in a GM lawsuit about power steering. Contact one of our class action attorneys for a free case evaluation. One of our attorneys can guide you through your legal options, and help you decide if filing a class action lawsuit is right for you.

To learn more, please contact Tiffany M. Yiatras, Corey D. Sullivan, or Francis J. “Casey” Flynn, Jr. by calling 800.721.2519. You can also send an email to Tiffany M. Yiatras at tyiatras@careydanis.com.

We look forward to assisting you in any way that we can.

Kansas Corn Farmers Feel Financial Strain from GMO Corn

By | Class Action, Consumer protection, GMO, Uncategorized

gmo_corn_class_action_lawsuitKansas 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 caused a huge drop in U.S. corn prices.

According to a report by a Kansas news station, KSN, corn prices have dropped in recent years from $7 to a low of $3.50. Many U.S. corn farmers and others involved in the corn industry point to China as the reason for the dip.

What does China have to do with U.S. corn prices?

China is a major importer of U.S. corn.

The country refused to import Syngenta’s GMO corn, Agrisure Viptera, or MIR 162. At the time, China hadn’t approved the genetic modification. And because of their refusal, those involved in the U.S. corn industry were left without a major market for their product.

Carey Danis & Lowe can help you.

Our law firm currently represents U.S. corn farmers who’ve taken a financial hit from China’s refusal of Agrisure Viptera. With our headquarters in the heartland, we understand firsthand the importance that the corn industry plays in a healthy local economy.

Contact our law firm for a free legal consultation. We can guide you through your legal options, and determine if filing a GMO corn seed lawsuit is right for you.

Our phone number is 800.721.2519.

You can also discuss your case with one of our corn lawyers by completing a confidential claim form.

ExamSoft’s Disaster for Bar Exam Participants

By | Class Action, Uncategorized

transvaginalmeshlawsuitTaking the bar exam is stressful, but it’s even more traumatic when the exam can’t be uploaded due to a technology glitch.

In July 2014, law school graduates using the ExamSoft Worldwide’s SofTest program couldn’t upload the written part of the bar exam, causing exam takers undue anxiety at a time when they were already extremely stressed.

ExamSoft allows graduates to type their essays on a laptop while locking out all other programs and the internet. Then the program saves an encrypted file that can be printed or uploaded.

However, when test takers tried to upload their answers on July 28, 2014, they were faced with a frozen screen or error messages, barring them from submitting their essays by the deadline. Worrying about the file upload added to their anxiety because they had another day of testing to endure.

Nationwide, the graduates faced the possibility that they’d fail the exam, receiving zero points due to a faulty upload. Failing the exam prompts dire consequences, nearly eliminating any chance of legal employment for the next six months, when the exams are regularly administered.

Carey Danis & Lowe Can Help

If you experienced ExamSoft Worldwide’s SofTest upload failure during the written portion of the July 2014 Bar Exam, you may qualify in a class action suit against the company, seeking compensation on your behalf and on behalf of others who were similarly affected.

For more information, please contact Tiffany M. Yiatras at 1-800-721-2519 or email her at tyiatras@careydanis.com.

GMO Corn Seed Lawsuits on the Rise

By | Class Action, Consumer protection, GMO, Uncategorized

gI_118526_cdl-pr-122014-gmo-corn-seed-lawsuitsMore 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 corn lawsuits indicates that U.S. corn farmers want to hold Syngenta accountable for their handling of the GMO corn seed, Agrisure Viptera.

These lawsuits assert that Syngenta sold GMO corn seeds that were disapproved by a major U.S. trading partner―China. These U.S. corn farmers were set up for failure, planting, growing and harvesting a crop for which there was no buyer.

According to a court document, Syngenta received warnings from corn industry insiders. These warnings expressed concern about Syngenta selling Agrisure Viptera to U.S. corn farmers without first seeking approval from China.

The corn industry insiders warned that there could be serious economic repercussions for U.S. corn farmers if Syngenta began selling Agrisure Viptera.

Clearly, Syngenta ignored these warnings.

Our corn lawyers can help you recover losses.

Carey Danis & Lowe is a law firm with headquarters in St. Louis. Our corn lawyers understand how so many Midwestern towns depend upon a successful corn growing season. That is why our law firm works tirelessly to recover losses for U.S. corn farmers.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe for a free case evaluation. One of our corn lawyers can discuss your case, analyze your compensation eligibility, and if applicable, guide you through the process of filing a GMO corn seed lawsuit.

You can reach Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.

J&J Abandons Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Fraud Investigation

By | Class Action, Consumer protection, GMO, Product Liability, Uncategorized

vaginal_mesh_lawsuits_settlementsThe team of defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe recently reported on our law blog that Johnson & Johnson filed a motion in a West Virginia federal court requesting an investigation into the validity of vaginal mesh lawsuits. What influenced the mesh manufacturer’s decision was communication they had with women who claimed that phone solicitors called them about filing a vaginal mesh lawsuit.

According to Reuters, these women told Johnson & Johnson that the phone solicitors asked the women about whether or not they received a transvaginal mesh implant. Also, the phone solicitors mentioned how filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit could result in $40,000 in compensation.

Johnson & Johnson asserted that these phone solicitors could have played a major role in the tens of thousands of lawsuits targeted at Johnson & Johnson and their subsidiary, Ethicon.

Even though Johnson & Johnson appeared resolute in investigating each case’s validity, this is no longer true. According to a court filing, Johnson & Johnson recently abandoned their fraud investigation. However, the motivations behind this abandonment are unknown.

Carey Danis & Lowe believes that Johnson & Johnson’s decision is a sound one. With the mesh manufacturer facing approximately 35,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits, sifting through each case to determine its validity would have a detrimental effect on an efficient legal process.

We Represent Mesh Victims

Carey Danis & Lowe provides our expert legal services to people like you who suffer from transvaginal mesh complications.

If you suffer from injuries related to a transvaginal mesh implant, we encourage you to review your legal options with us today. One of our personal injury lawyers can also evaluate your compensation eligibility. We offer free, no obligation case consultations.

Share your story with Carey Danis & Lowe. Call us at 800.721.2519, or complete a confidential personal injury claim form.

Carey Danis & Lowe Announces Launch of GMO Corn Seed Online Resource

By | Class Action, GMO, Uncategorized

Published January 7, 2015 by PR Web

St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) January 07, 2015

gI_118526_cdl-pr-122014-gmo-corn-seed-lawsuitsCarey Danis & Lowe is pleased to announce the launch of their GMO corn seed online resource for U.S. corn farmers. This online resource features up-to-date, valuable information on GMO corn seed lawsuits in the U.S.

Carey Danis & Lowe launched this online resource in December 2014.

Carey Danis & Lowe is a law firm with headquarters in St. Louis, and with additional offices in Illinois and Florida. The law firm specializes in class action lawsuits.

Carey Danis & Lowe recognized a need for an online resource serving U.S. corn farmers who claim to have suffered financially as a result of GMO corn seed. According to the team of class action lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe, the purpose of the newly launched GMO corn seed online resource is to fill this need.

Furthermore, the GMO corn seed online resource establishes, in digital form, the dedication and reliability of Carey Danis & Lowe towards U.S. corn farmers, said the class action lawyers.

Legal Assistance for U.S. Corn Farmers

Carey Danis & Lowe is available to review legal options with U.S. corn farmers who claim lost revenue from GMO corn seeds. The law firm offers complimentary and thorough case evaluations.

Carey Danis & Lowe can be reached by phone at 800.721.2519.

About Carey Danis & Lowe

Carey Danis & Lowe is a plaintiff’s litigation firm based in St. Louis, Missouri with law offices across the United States in Illinois, Missouri, and Florida. Carey Danis & Lowe specializes in class action lawsuits. The Carey Danis & Lowe team is comprised of experienced attorneys working alongside knowledgeable and professional staff that includes medical doctors, nurses, and information technology specialists. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe at 800.721.2519 for more information about their legal services.