Unlike many of its competitors, the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System is used to maintain the integrity of the femoral neck and head rather than replace them. This approach, touted as more conservative and thus by implication safer than more radical procedures, turned out to be just as problematic for patients who received the system.
An investor gets introduced by mutual friends to a financial professional who almost immediately begins pitching the investor on an amazing opportunity. Because the investment professional seems like a good guy or gal, and because he or she was introduced by someone the investor already knows and trusts, the investor unconsciously transfers that sense of trust to the broker or hedge fund manager or mutual fund whiz. The investor’s guard is already down. What happens next?
The Catholic Church continues to deal with the fallout from this summer’s shocking grand jury investigation into allegations of rampant sexual abuse by clergy members in several dioceses throughout Pennsylvania. In the latest update, two survivors of alleged child sexual abuse have sued the Philadelphia Archdiocese in order to obtain records of misconduct by priests, along with their work histories.
The Philadelphia Diocese of the Catholic Church has announced that it has created a compensation fund for victims of clergy sexual abuse. The new reparations plan, announced yesterday, will be called the Independent Reconciliation and Reparations program, and will be run by a team responsible for a similar fund in New York.
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Good news for plaintiffs in Essure litigation: Federal Judge Padova has rejected Essure manufacturer, Bayer’s attempt to have the lawsuits removed to federal court. Instead, the cases will be heard in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Green & Schafle offers local counsel services for Essure cases.
As baby boomers hit retirements, bringing with them the largest amount of wealth a single generation has ever possessed, regulators at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) foresee an ever growing number of financial scams designed to separate boomers from their hard-earned savings.
In spite of Bayer’s insistence, Federal Judge John Padova felt that state and local law ought to be applied to the Essure litigation, and returned the cases that had made their way into federal court to their original place of filing, Philadelphia. While Bayer’s attorneys certainly had a legal point in trying to remove the cases to federal court, the move was at least an equal amount strategic, since Philadelphia is well-known to be a plaintiff-friendly venue.
The bill that would open the window for claims passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives last month and now awaits Senate review. There are only a few days left in this term for voting on the bill in Harrisburg, so Representative Rozzi of Berks County, who was raped by a priest, and his supporters have ramped up the pressure in Bucks County.
Broker-dealers are not doing enough to supervise brokers under their charge who have committed indiscretions in the past. According a recent report from the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) based on its sweeping investigation covering 30 jurisdictions across the US, not nearly enough firms are putting brokers with a history of misconduct on “heightened supervision.”
Pennsylvania Attorney General handling the clergy sexual abuse scandal in the state has created a hotline for victims, and the phone is ringing off the hook. The office has received more than a thousand calls, following the naming of more than one thousand victims in the infamous August grand jury report describing widespread sexual abuse by Catholic priests throughout Pennsylvania.
Many are wondering if a scandal of even greater proportions than in Pennsylvania will emerge in New Jersey, which has one of the largest populations of Catholics in the country. Attorney generals in New York and New Jersey have already set up hotlines for individuals who would like to speak with investigators and report instances of sexual abuse.