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Judge Warns of ‘Rogue Websites’ in J&J Case

Judge Warns of ‘Rogue Websites’ in J&J Case
Posted: November 23, 2013 at 2:41 pm   /   by   /   comments (1)

Something to be wary of if you are one of those affected by Johnson & Jonhson’s recalled hip implants…

A judge in Hackensack warned Thursday of several “rogue websites” by lawyers seeking to take advantage of Johnson & Johnson’s agreement to pay at least $2.47 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits over its recalled hip implants.

Superior Court Judge Brian Martinotti heard a summary of the settlement from lawyers who negotiated an accord designed to resolve about 8,000 U.S. suits against J&J’s DePuy unit. DePuy recalled 93,000 of its ASR hips worldwide in 2010 as the device’s failure rate began to climb.

Lawyers for J&J, the world’s biggest seller of health-care products, and patients revealed the accord on Nov. 19 in federal court in Toledo, Ohio. Martinotti, who oversees about 600 cases in New Jersey, praised the pact as a “creative and a unique” resolution. He said www.usasrhipsettlement.com is the only reliable website outlining terms of the pact. “There are several rogue websites out there,” Martinotti said. “Please be wary of other websites.”

Read the full story at NorthJersey.com >

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  • February 21, 2016 at 2:31 am Mandm

    I don’t think that CSR knew what she was talking about.There is fraud alrtes and there is freezing a credit report but there is no such thing as a credit protection statement Even if you had a fraud alert or had frozen your credit report, a company that you have an existing account with can still pull your reports.You might call back and speak to a different CSR.When asking for an increase, you should ask about a guideline credit limit increase with no hard pull

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