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UPDATED: Weitz and Luxenberg Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Chrysler

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 17, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — *UPDATED* — Weitz and Luxenberg today announced the filing of a class action lawsuit in federal court against Chrysler Group LLC. The nationally respected personal injury and mass tort law firm said it seeks to hold the Big Three automobile maker accountable for economic losses suffered by owners and passengers of Chrysler cars and trucks that stalled, caught fire or sustained other potentially life-endangering malfunctions due to a faulty onboard computer.

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Weitz and Luxenberg Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Chrysler

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 13, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg today announced the filing of a class action lawsuit in federal court against Fiat Chrysler. The nationally respected personal injury and mass tort law firm said it seeks to hold the Big Three automobile maker accountable for economic losses suffered by owners and passengers of Chrysler cars and trucks that stalled, caught fire or sustained other potentially life-endangering malfunctions due to a faulty onboard computer.

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Perry Weitz to Co-Chair Perrin Conferences’ Asbestos Symposium

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 11, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Perrin Conferences has selected nationally prominent mesothelioma victims champion Perry Weitz of Weitz and Luxenberg to co-chair its fourth annual asbestos-litigation symposium Dec. 2 at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan, the law firm today revealed.

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Weitz and Luxenberg, Allied Firms Obtain Stryker Rejuvenate, ABGII Hip Implants Settlement; Payouts Could Top $1 Billion

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 4, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stryker Corp. has agreed to pay potentially more than $1 billion to settle claims from patients injured by the company’s Rejuvenate and ABGII modular hip implants, the nationally prominent personal-injury law firm of Weitz and Luxenberg today announced.

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Global Resolution Reached in Lawsuits over Stryker Rejuvenate/ABG II Failed Hips

HACKENSACK, N.J., Nov. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On November 3, 2014, a global settlement program involving Stryker’s Rejuvenate and ABGII modular hip implants was executed before and announced by Superior Court Judge Brian R. Martinotti in Bergen County, New Jersey. The settlement was finalized after four months of negotiations before retired United States Magistrate Judge Diane Welsh of JAMS in Philadelphia.

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Takata Exploding Airbags Prompts Weitz and Luxenberg to Begin Readying Class-Action Lawsuit

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 28, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reports of at least four deaths and nearly 150 injuries from exploding airbags that hurl jagged, razor-sharp pieces of shrapnel at drivers and passengers spurred leading national law firm Weitz & Luxenberg to today announce it is preparing for a class action suit against airbag manufacturer Takata Corp.

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EPIC’s Michael Nischan to Advise Trucking Industry on Minimizing Risk and Enhancing Safety at 22nd Annual TIDA Seminar

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the head of the transportation safety and security consulting business for EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, Michael Nischan will present his views on risk management in the trucking industry on a panel during a three-day industry seminar hosted by the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA).

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VLP Law Group Grows with the Addition of Jeremy Cubert and Richard Kimball to its Intellectual Property and Corporate Groups

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 7, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Jeremy A. Cubert and Richard N. Kimball. Jeremy will join the Intellectual Property Practice Group as a partner based in the Washington D.C. area. Richard, based in Boston, focuses on corporate and transactional matters.

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Social Justice Advocate Interviews Transgender Federal Inmate about Abhorrent Healthcare

PETERSBURG, Va., Oct. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Social justice advocate, author, and inmate, Christopher Zoukis, recently met with Sangye Rinchen, a transgender federal prison inmate incarcerated for bank robbery at FCI Petersburg – a medium-security federal prison in Petersburg, Virginia. What he learned was frightening.

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National Law Journal Names Weitz and Luxenberg to ‘Elite Trial Lawyers’ List, Reveals 2 Keys to Firm’s $9-Billion Actos Verdict

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 1, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Two keys that earlier this year led to a $9-billion courtroom victory by Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., against the maker of the diabetes drug Actos, were revealed Monday when National Law Journal named the New York City-based personal injury firm to its debut list of ‘America’s Elite Trial Lawyers.’

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Weitz and Luxenberg Investigating Data Breaches of American Income Life Insurance, Home Depot

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg today announced it has begun investigations of two major computer-hacking episodes threatening to produce a nationwide wave of identity thefts that could amount to dollar losses in the billions for consumers and banks.

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Seventy-two Cats Dead and Alleged Animal Abuser Unable to be Prosecuted Due to Humane Officer Breach of Duty

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Aug. 29, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neighbors and concerned citizens are appalled that an Allegheny County Humane Officer who was called to investigate the abuse and abandonment of over 70 cats, removed two cats and sent the rest to die, according to Frankie’s Friends Cat Rescue.

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San Diego North County Attorney Releases Mobile Responsive Web Site

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In response to the growing demand for sound legal information available over the internet, San Diego Attorney Stan Prowse has released an updated mobile-friendly version of his comprehensive and easy to understand legally oriented web site. Easy access to helpful legal information is now available 24/7 over stanprowse.com, optimized for all devices and web platforms.

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Greenwald Picked as Liaison Counsel for GM Recall Lawsuits

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Aug. 26, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The multidistrict-litigation court currently overseeing more than 100 class actions and numerous personal injury lawsuits against General Motors has appointed attorney Robin L. Greenwald of Weitz and Luxenberg to serve as liaison counsel.

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VLP Continues to Grow with the Addition of Mark D. Taylor and Jeffrey A. Fromm

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 5, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Mark D. Taylor and Jeffrey A. Fromm as partners. Mark, based in Washington, D.C., practices bankruptcy law. Jeff, based in New York City, focuses on corporate and transactional matters.

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Chevy Camaro Recall Spurs Weitz and Luxenberg to Again Target GM with Class-Action Lawsuit

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., June 30, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — General Motors is being sued by owners of late-model Chevrolet Camaro cars, customers who feel the Detroit automotive giant’s latest recall has deeply betrayed their trust, the law firm of Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., today announced.

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$25 Million to 2 N.Y. Mesothelioma Victims – Weitz and Luxenberg Triumphs Again in Court

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., June 17, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Riveting, heartrending, and – ultimately – persuasive testimony elicited by attorneys from the law firm of Weitz and Luxenberg led a Manhattan jury on Monday to award $25 million in damages to two victims of asbestos exposure, the plaintiffs’ attorneys today announced.

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Weitz and Luxenberg – Lawsuit Filed in Industrial Chemical Case

WESTPORT, Mass., May 12, 2104 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Town of Westport and Westport Community Schools have taken an important step to protect the health of students, teachers, administrators, and others who work in or visit schools in Westport. They filed a lawsuit against Monsanto Company and its corporate successors to recover the costs of removing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB’s) from their schools, says Weitz and Luxenberg.

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President Obama will be asked to consider the early release of famous con man Steve Comisar currently in Federal Prison

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Prominent defense attorney Jeremy Gordon will ask President Obama to commute the sentence of famous con man and actor Steve Comisar, who is currently in federal prison serving an ‘excessive sentence’ for fraud.

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Weitz and Luxenberg – Jury Awards $9 Billion to Diabetic Put at Cancer Risk by Actos

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., April 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A Louisiana jury has awarded $9 billion to a New York man who developed bladder cancer after taking Actos, Weitz and Luxenberg announced today. The verdict, issued Monday night, orders Takeda Pharmaceuticals to pay $6 billion in punitive damages, and Eli Lilly to pay $3 billion.

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Learn to Protect Assets and Earnings Now by Planning for the Future at Four Seasons Seminar

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C., April 8, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you’re old enough to earn a living, parent a child, or think about maximizing your assets, then it may be time to consider the choices you need to make right now to protect your net worth in the future. That’s why Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Flat Rock, will sponsor ‘Estate Planning and Long Term Care Planning 101: Foundations for Informed Choices,’ a free seminar, on Tuesday, April 15, at 12:30 p.m.

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Weitz and Luxenberg – $12.5M Verdict for Three New York Construction Workers

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., March 19, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A four-month legal battle ended this week in victory for the families of three New York area workers stricken by mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. The verdict, announced Tuesday by a New York Supreme Court jury, brings closure to the fight for justice of three workers unwittingly exposed to toxic materials on the job. Weitz and Luxenberg filed suit more than a year ago on behalf of the three men.

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Quandis Adds to PACER Integration with KMCIS CaseAware Application

ST. LOUIS, Mo., March 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default management technology solutions, announced at the 6th Annual CaseAware(R) Users Conference in St. Louis, Mo., that it has added new functionality to its existing bankruptcy search interface with KMC Information Systems, L.C.’s (KMCIS) CaseAware application.

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NARIP Leads Mission from Hollywood to Berlin

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. and BERLIN, Germany, March 4, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National Association of Record Industry Professionals led a delegation on a mission of commerce, culture and copyright advocacy from Hollywood to Berlin during September 2013 and since to stimulate entertainment economic activities in both countries. The mission resulted in music placements in American productions, including a German artist, and renewed interest in international creative collaborations.

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Quandis Enhances Solution to Identify Borrower Bankruptcies

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 19, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default management technology solutions, announced at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s National Servicing Conference and Exposition in Orlando, Florida that it made significant enhancements to its automated searches of PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records), the United States Courts bankruptcy locater system.

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New Election Guide Provides a Blueprint for Improving State Recount Laws

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Feb. 6, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the United States enters the critical mid-year election season with close outcomes all but guaranteed, Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota (CEIMN) announces a new and concise resource, ‘Recount Principles and Best Practices,’ available for free.

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