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Over 100 women sue pharmaceutical company over packaging error

Over 100 women are filing a class action lawsuit against Qualitest Birth Control Pharmaceuticals, claiming that a packaging error led to surprise pregnancies. The error occurred after the packages were rotated 180 degrees during manufacturing causing the sugar placebo pills to be placed where the birth control pills were intended to be packaged.

This led to women taking the sugar pills when they believed they were taking proper contraception. The 113 women across 28 states are seeking millions in damages for their unplanned pregnancies and for the cost of raising a child through adulthood, including education. The recalled pills were manufactured in 2011 and, although the company claims it only affected a small number of packages, over 3.2 million units have been voluntarily recalled.

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Dollywood asks courts to dismiss negligence suit

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee-based theme park Dollywood, owned by 69-year-old country singer-songwriter Dolly Parton, has asked courts to dismiss a lawsuit against it that claims negligence on behalf of the park’s staff.

The plaintiff, Tedi Brown, who filed a lawsuit against the theme park in late 2014, claimed that the ride she was on when she was injured, the Waltzing Swinger (a swinging chair ride that lifts occupants as high as 25 feet in the air), should not have been operated in dangerous conditions. On the day in December of 2013 when Brown became injured, it was raining heavily. Brown and her attorney believe the weather led to the ride becoming slippery, which allowed Brown to fall headfirst ten feet onto the pavement below and sustain several injuries.

According to court documents, Brown fell after she, believing the ride to be over, lifted her restraining bar in order to leave her seat. While Brown alleges that she would not have fallen had the seats been dry, Dollywood representatives believe Brown’s decision to lift her own safety bar renders her solely responsible for her injuries.

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126,000 Mercedes Vehicles Recalled for Airbag Defect

Amid numerous automobile recalls, Mercedes Benz has just added several of their vehicles to the list. The automaker announced that it would be recalling 126,000 vehicles in the United States after reports were made of an airbag defect that either caused the device to deploy when no accident had occurred or caused the device’s failure to deploy during a collision.

In 2013, Mercedes found the same defect in a number of their vehicles across Europe, but fixed the problem promptly. However, last year, the same defect began to be reported in the United States. After an investigation by Mercedes, the automaker determined a malfunction in the control unit was causing the airbag to be defective and had affected cars in the United States.

The models included in the recall are the 2008 and 2009 C-300, C-350 and C-63 as well as the 2010 GLK 4-matic. Although Mercedes has not announced when the recall will officially begin, they have stated that no serious injuries have occurred as a result of the defect so far.

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GM announces 4th recall amid engine fires in various vehicle models

Michigan-based automaker General Motors Co. announced on Tuesday, October 27 that it is recalling 1.4 million vehicles – 1.3 million of which are located in the United States – due to dangers that these vehicles might catch fire when oil drips onto hot engine components.

Among the models covered in the recall are the 2000-2004 Chevrolet Impalas, 1998-1999 Luminas, 1998-2004 Monte Carlos, 1998-1999 Oldsmobile Intrigues, 1997-2004 Pontiac Grand Prix, and 1997-2004 Buick Regals.

Some owners of the recalled vehicles have grown frustrated over the automaker’s failure to adequately repair their vehicles, with one owner saying, “The repair was obviously not effective as my car still caught fire, just as described in the recall.”

GM spokesman Alan Adler said that the first recall was made in 2008 and covered around 200,000 vehicles. A second recall was announced in 2009, and a third followed in May of 2015. This most recent announcement marks the company’s fourth recall related to these engine fire issues.

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