Meijer Joins Recall of Michigan Grown Apples Over Listeria Concerns

Last week, Aldi and Kroger announced a recall of their Michigan grown apples, and now Meijer has joined in. Just recently, Meijer announced a voluntary recall “involving Michigan grown apples that may be tainted with listeria.” According to the FDA, the retailer’s recall only impacts “select Meijer brand packaged products that contain sliced apples.”

Woman Awarded $15M for Pelvic Mesh Injuries

Earlier this month, a New Jersey jury found in favor of a woman who had been injured by pelvic mesh. The jury awarded Elizabeth Hrymoc, 71, $15M in her suit against Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) subsidiary Ethicon, the mesh manufacturer. The $15M verdict consisted of $4M for pain and suffering, $1M for loss of consortium (conjugal affection with her spouse), and $10M in punitive damages, meant to send the defendants a clear message that their behavior is unacceptable.

Kmart Corporation Agrees to Pay $32.3M to Settle Drug Fraud Allegations

A $32.3 million settlement has been reached between Kmart Corporation and the United States government, bringing an end to allegations that “in-store pharmacies in Kmart stores failed to report discounted prescription drug prices to Medicare Part D, Medicaid, and TRICARE, the health program for uniformed service members and their families.” The lawsuit itself was filed against Kmart Corporation, a “wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (SHC),” back in 2008.