There has been an onslaught in the manufacture and installation in the United States and around the world. So it is to be expected that there will be a certain percentage of defective products given the volume of production, regardless of the industry or type of product. The most recent industry that is gained attention is the solar energy industry.
There has been a great increase in the percentage of solar products in the United States over the past decade. It has recently come to light that there is a high volume of defective products resulting from this increased production. My good friend David Williams owns a solar company in Florida, and they are seeing a number of defective panels from the manufacturer as a result of the increase in volume.
Even the general manager of Dupont’s solar panel production group has admitted that shortcuts have been taken in order to accommodate the massive increase in volume. One of the few companies that has capacity to increase production of solar panels is China. However, the quality control at many other facilities has come into question. Some experts have said that the failure rate in defect rate is as high as 13% in some of these facilities. And the solar panels that are defective are failing in his early is two years.
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There is a class action lawsuit related to the morning sickness drug Zofran. The lawsuit alleges that mothers who have taken Zofran during pregnancy to relieve morning sickness have experienced birth defects in their newborn babies. This is one of those class action lawsuits that has severe consequences on a number of levels.
Zofran was originally prescribed for people suffering very difficult effects of chemotherapy treatment. During the 1990’s, the company was able to effectively expand the scope and use of Zofran to include pregnant mothers experiencing morning sickness. The lawsuit alleges that not enough research and analysis was done to determine the safety of the expecting mother. The implication is that it was the result of another large drug company becoming overzealous and its desire to sell more prescribed drugs.
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We all love our furry pets, and many pets are every bit as important to their owners as people are. This might sound crazy to some but it is very true. There has been a recent class action lawsuit against Nutro Ultra dog food regarding the amount of bacillus in their dog food. Nutro advertised on the packaging that they had done a guaranteed analysis of the amount of bacillus in their dog food.
However, it came to light as a result the lawsuit that they really had no way of knowing. So the company was forced to settle the lawsuit and finalize the case. In the settlement, they did not accept any liability but rather settled the case just to avoid the massive legal expenses that would have been incurred as a result of a long trial. These type of lawsuits can go on for years with multiple appeals and seemingly endless legal fees. It does raise suspicion, however, anytime a large company settles a lawsuit without contesting the charges. Although that certainly does not make them guilty.
You would be eligible to be listed as a plaintiff in the case if you purchased Nutro Ultra dog food between April 2007 in June 2009. The payoff is relatively minor, but if it is a matter of principle then you should pursue this case. There is more information at topclassactions.com if you choose to pursue this case.
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Welcome to Lipitor Lawsuits. This is a consumer blog that will hopefully add knowledge and awareness to your daily life. We will keep you abreast of consumer lawsuits that protect the everyday consumer in every aspect of your life:
Life is very busy , and it is our hope that in this blog we can be a consumer advocate to help you protect you and your family by making you aware of consumer lawsuits that are active, and whether or not they are relevant to you.
Unfortunately, we live in a very litigious society. Some lawsuits are undoubtedly frivolous and are motivated by people trying to unjustly make a quick buck. However, there are other lawsuits that are just and necessary, and protect the rights and interests of everyday people that have been harmed by the negligence or greed of behemoth corporations, which sometimes seem to be only concerned about their bottom line. This is not right from a very human and fundamental position.
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