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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 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.”

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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