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May 2016 Archives

Arthritis sufferers were given compensation for using Bextra

Do you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis, and did you use a drug called Bextra? Bextra is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug -- often referred to as a NSAID -- that developers said would cut back on stiffness, inflammation and overall pain caused by those conditions. In a smaller amount of cases, doctors also gave it out for those with painful menstruation issues.

Imperial Tobacco being sued for ignoring fire-safe cigarettes

Three people in Canada died in a house fire that was started by a cigarette. The youngest was just three years old, the next was 15 and the oldest was 16. The allegation is that the 16-year-old had been smoking a cigarette that was made by Imperial Tobacco Canada when he fell asleep. The still burning cigarette then caused the fire and took their lives.

Zimmer hip joints could cause pain

When you get a hip replacement, you want the new device to function perfectly. You want increased mobility and better overall movement. You want stability and reliability. What you don't want is severe, chronic pain. Unfortunately, that's what a number of people got with Zimmer Durom Cup implants.

Telus and Bell Mobility sued for illegal billing practices

Have you ever felt like you paid too much to use your cellphone? Did you feel like you were being deceived with regard to what you were going to owe? If so, and if you used Telus or Bell Mobility, you may have been right. Both companies are now being sued for illegal, deceptive billing practices that could have swindled thousands of customers out of additional money all over Canada.

Barrick Gold facing lawsuit for misrepresenting costs

When talking to investors, it's very important for companies to be open and honest regarding earnings and cost projections. No one expects these to be 100 percent accurate, but companies cannot misrepresent things to make themselves look stronger than they are, tricking investors into putting money into their stock.

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