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Personal Injury Lawyer Fed Up With Colleague, Files Class Action


Jessica Karmasek

Last week, a Texas attorney who says he is “intimately familiar” with litigation over inferior vena cava filters, or IVCs, filed a proposed class action lawsuit against an Arizona-based law firm for allegedly making unsolicited phone calls to line up potential clients.

Plaintiff John R. MacLean, also known as Scotty MacLean, filed his lawsuit against defendants Arentz Law Group and The Johnston Law Group in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division, Aug. 25.

MacLean, who received one of the unsolicited calls himself, accuses the firms of ignoring the laws on soliciting clients.

“Sadly, there are attorneys and law firms that ignore ethical rules and barratry laws and use any means necessary in the mad dash to grab as many clients as they can,” he wrote in his 14-page complaint. “These firms blatantly and with complete disregard for the law (and at any cost) unethically and illegally solicit clients.”

According to MacLean’s action, each state has established barratry — or litigation for the purpose of harassment or profit — statutes to protect their citizens from law firms that solicit clients the wrong way.

Full Article – http://www.forbes.com/sites/legalnewsline/2016/09/02/personal-injury-lawyer-fed-up-with-colleague-files-class-action/#51e0214f584d

Popular celebrity-endorsed lip balm EOS subject of class-action lawsuit

A California law firm has received over 5,000 calls from around the world after it launched a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against EOS — a lip balm that’s been endorsed by celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears and Hilary Duff.

The lawsuit (which you can read in its entirety below) alleges the product can cause “devastating adverse reactions.”

Rachael Cronin, who launched the suit, claims her lips began cracking, blistering and bleeding within days of trying the product. Her condition reportedly lasted for 10 days.

“She describes not being able to eat food because it was so painful,” said Ben Meiselas, an attorney at Geragos & Geragos.

Cronin approached the law firm in December after going to a doctor and doing some research online, where she reportedly found similar complaints from people on message boards.

In the lawsuit, the potential side-effects of using the lipbalm include:

  • rashes
  • dryness
  • bleeding
  • blistering
  • cracking
  • loss of pigmentation

The latter symptom can allegedly last anywhere from a few days to a few months, according to the lawsuit.

EOS bills its lipbalm as 99 per cent natural, gluten and paraben-free.

“Poison ivy is 99 per cent natural and organic,” Meiselas said of the claim. “Stating something is natural, organic or gluten-free — that doesn’t tell you what’s in it.”

Cronin’s legal team believes certain ingredients in the product are problematic. At least one, Meriselas claims, is apparently a major nut allergen and not labelled as such. Meiselas says another has allegedly been known to cause hemorrhaging and bleeding, and medical literature reportedly says you shouldn’t apply it to your face or lips.

“When you go to the website, there’s absolutely no warnings,” he said, adding there are also no warnings on the packaging.

Read Full Article – http://globalnews.ca/news/2453993/popular-celebrity-endorsed-lip-balm-eos-subject-of-class-action-lawsuit/