Posted On: November 24, 2008

IKEA Iris and Alvine Roman Blinds --- Risk of Child Strangulation

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a recall of all IKEA Home Furnishing Iris and Alvine Roman blinds on the basis that such blinds pose a significant risk of strangulation where a child places his/her neck in an exposed inner cord on the backside of the Roman blinds.

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Posted On: November 10, 2008

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Report Highlights Yamaha Rhino Related Injuries

Oct. 15, 2008, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission released the 2007 Annual Report of All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)-Related Deaths and Injuries, which compiled ATV-related fatality information available to CPSC staff as of Dec. 31, 2007, and ATV-related injury data for emergency-room-treated injuries occurring through Dec. 31, 2007.

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Posted On: November 7, 2008

FDA Mulls a Ban on Avandia

The FDA recently announced that it would consider whether to pull GlasxoSmithKline’s former top-selling drug, Avandia, off the market or allow it to stay on the market with stronger warnings after discovering evidence indicating that the drug may cause liver toxicity, resulting in liver failure and death.

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Posted On: November 6, 2008

HughesNet Early Termination Fees Revisited? The Sprint-Nextel Case

Following the HughesNet Class Action lawsuit filed by the law firm of Pogust, Braslow & Millrood, LLC, which in part asserts claims by subscribers for unlawful early termination fees (ETF), another lawsuit against Sprint-Nextel has now been filed in federal court.

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Posted On: November 5, 2008

Preemption Update: Wyeth v. Levine

On Monday, November 3, 2008, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in Wyeth v. Levine, and we have the full draft transcript available for you here: Wyeth v. Levine (Oral Argument Transcript)

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