Forced Arbitration and Consumer Contracts

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Author: James Barry, Partner A large part of my practice involves handling cases for consumers who have been either scammed by a business (whether that be overcharged, lied to about the quality of something they were buying, or lied to in a consumer contract) or who have had their private information lost in a data […]

Two Million Baby Swings and Rockers Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard

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A recall of over 2 million RockaRoo Baby Rockers and MamaRoo Baby Swings has been voluntarily initiated following the death of a 10-month-old baby. It was announced on August 15, 2022, that 4moms and the Consumer Product Safety Commission were recalling these products, warning that crawling infants could become entangled and subsequently strangled to death […]

The Difference Between Class Action and Mass Tort in US Law

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Author: James Barry, Partner  Outside of the relatively small group of attorneys that make a living pursuing class actions and mass tort cases, there is significant confusion about what the terms ‘class action’ and ‘mass tort’ mean and how the cases differ. The confusion likely stems from the fact that both class action and mass […]

EPA Takes Major Steps to Protect the Public from Toxic PFOS and PFOA in U.S. Drinking Water

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Author: Daniel J. Harrison, Esq. On October 18, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its PFAS Strategic Roadmap announcing plans to address the urgent public health and environmental crises stemming from the widespread use of per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) across the United States. PFAS are a group of dangerous man-made chemicals that have […]

We are Pogust Goodhead: name change and expansion announced by global law firm

Global law firm PGMBM will now be known as Pogust Goodhead after a succession of litigation victories. Following a landmark ruling ensuring mining giant BHP will face their day of reckoning in the English courts over the Mariana dam disaster, the law firm will also be expanding its services in Brazil.  Pogust Goodhead expansion With the addition […]

PGMBM announce new partnership with North Wall Capital to help support global caseload

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Pougst Goodhead (was PGMBM) have announced a new £100million funding partnership with North Wall Capital which will help the firm to continue to provide access to justice to victims of corporate wrongdoings.    The partnership will enable PGMBM to continue the fight against multinational companies and the harm they are causing to the environment, public health, […]

FDA opens official investigation into Daily Harvest crumbles after reports of illness

Daily Harvest Crumble Recall

The FDA has announced it is investigating an outbreak of ‘adverse reactions’ to Daily Harvest’s Crumbles, specifically the French Lentil & Leek flavour. Daily harvest recalled the item in line with complaints from consumers. At least 133 reports of ‘adverse events’ have been received by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from consumers. The product […]

Class action alert: Prenatal Vitamins

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Pogust Goodhead and our litigation partners have filed suit in Federal Court against multiple brands of Prenatal Vitamins, including Bayer’s One A Day, Target’s Up & Up, Natural Organics’ NaturesPlus, and Nature’s Way’s. We allege that the Prenatal Vitamins manufactured and sold by these companies are underformulated, such that they do not include the amount […]

Harvard University Researchers Link Air Pollution from Fracking Wells to Premature Death

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Author: Daniel J. Harrison, Esq. On January 27, 2022, Harvard University researchers published the first study linking air pollution from fracking wells to premature death. Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health reviewed the locations of more than 15 million Medicare beneficiaries living in major U.S. unconventional oil and gas drilling (“UOGD”) exploration regions from […]

Over a Decade Later, Pennsylvania’s Fracking Boom Continues Amid Citizens’ Concerns

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By Daniel J. Harrison, Esq. Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is an oil and natural gas extraction method. The process involves injecting fluid into subterranean rock formations at high pressure. The high-pressure fluid produces a fracture that allows crude oil and natural gas inside dense rocks to flow into a wellbore for extraction at […]