Los Angeles, CA – June 4, 2018 – Veteran trial attorney Kate Harvey-Lee has joined Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos LLP as a senior trial lawyer in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Her practice will focus on complex litigation involving consumer and employment class action, employment law, product liability, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death…. Read more
LOS ANGELES, CA/BALTIMORE, MD– May 25th, 2018 – Janet, Janet and Suggs, LLC managing partner Howard A. Janet, one of the lawyers who spearheaded the $190,000,000 settlement of the class action against The Johns Hopkins Hospital on behalf of approximately 8,000 women who alleged they were sexually abused and illicitly photographed by OB/GYN Dr. Nikita… Read more
April 25, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA – After a two-week trial, a Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded $2.2 million to a paralegal who was subjected to sexual harassment at the hands of a senior attorney while they both worked for Fidelity National Financial Inc. On Friday, April 13, the jury awarded $250,000 for… Read more
The January 2017 issue of the American Association of Justice’s Trial magazine is devoted to forced arbitration clauses. Forced arbitration clauses, which are becoming more and more common and are typically hidden in the fine print of contracts, deprive consumers of important fundamental rights – including the right to a trial. Unfortunately, most people do not know about… Read more
The Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles has preliminarily approved the proposed settlement of two class actions involving curb ramps and curb cuts that provide access to sidewalks and other pedestrian pathways located in the City of Los Angeles. The lawsuits that will be resolved by the proposed… Read more
Arias Sanguinetti Stahle & Torrijos, LLP filed a class action against Southern California Gas Company arising from the massive natural gas leak that was discovered on October 23, 2015 at the Aliso Canyon storage facility owned by SoCalGas. The gas leak has injured residents of the Porter Ranch community in multiple ways. Local residents have reported… Read more
A class action is currently pending in Los Angeles Superior Court against Integral Senior Living for its failure to provide duty free meal breaks to its medical technicians. The claims allege that the employees had a right to the breaks without being required to perform certain duties during the breaks.
Class action against Ashley Furniture arising from company’s sale of DuraBlend upholstery “blended leather,” which fails to stand up to normal wear and tear, and instead easily peels and flakes off, revealing a rough, off-white layer underneath.
The Zimmer Durom Cup hip implant was a metal on metal device implanted in patients from 2006 through 2008, before it was recalled. The implant used new metal on metal technology, which was claimed to last longer than non-metal on metal implants. The hip implant was recalled after complaints of metal toxicity and failure of the implant. The metal toxicity was a result of the metal parts grinding against each other causing the metal to be released into the body. Side effects of metal toxicity include severe pain, infection and tissue disease and often required surgical removal of the implant.
DePuy began marketing its Pinnacle hip implant system in the early 2000s as an alternative to other hip implants. The implant is a metal on metal device claimed to be longer lasting and ideal for younger and more active patients. The metal on metal system has been found to have far more complications and adverse side effects than non-metal on metal devices. The metal on metal system often fails sooner than non-metal on metal systems. It also has caused serious side effects due to the metal components. Specifically, the grinding of metal parts causes the metal to enter into the body and blood system causing metal toxicity, which can cause severe pain, weakness, fatigue, numbness, shortness of breath and other debilitating conditions. Often a replacement of the Pinnacle system is required to help resolve these side effects.