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Ohio Consumer Litigation / Class Action

AMBETTER LAWSUIT REGARDING LACK OF IN-NETWORK PROVIDERS

By Heidi Culbertson

Ambetter

By David Harman, Burg Simpson Shareholder AMBETTER LAWSUIT REGARDING LACK OF IN-NETWORK PROVIDERS Throughout the country, Ambetter policyholders are reporting that they are not able to find, or are having difficulty finding, medical providers that will accept Ambetter insurance. Additionally, many policyholders are reporting that they purchased the Ambetter product because they thought that their physicians… Read more »

Burg Simpson Investigates DirecTv for Deceptive Sales Practices

By Burg Simpson

Deceptive Sales Practices – Class Action Suit – Ohio Burg Simpson

Attention current and former DirecTV subscribers in Ohio and Kentucky! Burg Simpson is investigating DirecTV for luring customers into two-year contracts with the promise of low monthly rates that disappear when the first bill arrives. DirecTV is no stranger to lawsuits concerning deceptive pricing schemes. In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against… Read more »

Burg Simpson Investigates LuLaRoe’s Failure to Refund Ohio and Kentucky Fashion Retailers and Consultants

By Burg Simpson

Ohio Burg Simpson - LuLaRoe Failure to Refund

Attention Kentucky and Ohio LuLaRoe Fashion Retailers and Consultants! Burg Simpson is investigating LuLaRoe for failing to honor its agreement to refund Consultants for unsold inventory. To entice individuals to become LuLaRoe Consultants, LuLaRoe made a buy-back promise. The buy-back promise consisted of a return policy, by which Consultants who wished to stop selling for… Read more »

FDA Announces Recall of Hyland’s Homeopathic Teething Tablets

By The Burg Simpson Ohio Team

On April 13, 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced the recall of all lots of Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets by the manufacturer, Standard Homeopathic Company. This recall follows the FDA’s September 2016 warning against the use of homeopathic teething products. At that time the FDA stated… Read more »

Dangerous Ingredient in Xanthium & Siler Combo (Bi Yan Pian) Dietary Supplements Leads to Recall

By The Burg Simpson Ohio Team

On February 7, 2017, Kingsway Trading Inc. issued a recall of Xanthium & Siler Combo (Bi Yan Pian) Dietary Supplement because it contains an ingredient, Ephedra Herba (ma huang), that was not disclosed in the supplement’s ingredients list and that has been banned by FDA. Bi Yan Pian, sometimes called “Nose Inflammation Pills,” are often… Read more »

Bacterial Infections After Cardiothoracic Surgery – contaminated cooling machines in operating room.

By Burg Simpson

On June 1, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Safety Communication informing health care providers and patients of new information regarding the Stӧckert 3T Heater-Cooler System (3T device), manufactured by Sorin Group Deustchland GmbH. This communication provides an update to the FDA’s October 15, 2015 Safety Communication concerning Mycobacterium chimaera (M. chimaera)… Read more »

FDA Issues Consumer Warning on Bentonite Me Baby Due to Risk of Lead Poisoning

By Burg Simpson

FDA MedWatch – Bentonite Me Baby – Bentonite Clay by Alikay Naturals: Consumer Warning – Risk of Lead Poisoning The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning on January 28, 2016, directing consumers to not use or purchase “Bentonite Me Baby” by Alikay Naturals due to a risk of lead poisoning. After the… Read more »

FDA Warns Weight-Loss Supplement Manufacturers Against Sale of BMPEA

By The Burg Simpson Ohio Team

On April 23, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued warning letters to companies selling weight loss/performance supplements containing BMPEA (beta-methylphenethylamine). Manufacturers have made representations that BMPEA is an extract of the botanical Acacia rigidula however, there is no evidence supporting this claim. The FDA warned manufacturers that BMPEA is not a “dietary ingredient”… Read more »

Dangerous Chemicals Found in Weight-Loss and Performance Supplements May Increase Risk of Heart Attack or Death

By Burg Simpson

A study published this week in the journal “Drug Testing and Analysis,” [1] reviewed 21 weight-loss and performance enhancing supplements and found that more than half contained a chemical that may cause serious injury and/or death. The supplements are supposed to contain a plant substance called “Acacia rigidula,” but tests showed that half of the… Read more »

Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Class Action Complaint Against Citimortgage and Citibank Over Flood Insurance

By Burg Simpson

As previously reported, Burg Simpson filed a class action complaint against Citibank and Citimortgage regarding improper practices of forcing homeowners living in flood zones to purchase supplemental flood insurance. Citibank and Citimortgage filed a motion to dismiss the complaint. On December 18, 2013, the Court entered an Order denying Defendants’ motion to dismiss.  Read the… Read more »

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