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In the last year, juries have awarded $289 million, $80 million, and $2 billion to Plaintiffs claiming they were injured by Roundup. In the most recent case, a California jury awarded a couple more than $2 billion in a verdict against Monsanto, which is now owned by Bayer. An Alameda County couple, Mr. and Mrs. Pilliod, were both diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) as a result of their use of the glyphosate-based herbicide, Roundup. The jury awarded them each $1 billion in punitive damages and an additional $55 million in collective compensatory damages.

In March 2019, a San Francisco jury awarded $80 million to a man who used Roundup and was diagnosed with NHL. In August 2018, another San Francisco jury awarded $289 million to a plaintiff diagnosed with cancer. Bayer is appealing all three verdicts and claims there is no link between Roundup and NHL. More trials are set to take place later this year, including the next one in St. Louis, Missouri.

In 2015, the well-respected International Agency for Research on Cancer published a brief explanation of its findings that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, is a probable carcinogen to humans. The research, published in The Lancet Oncology, relied on studies conducted on the chemical over the last few decades.

The use of glyphosate has increased substantially over the last two decades with the introduction of genetically engineered crops that can withstand the herbicide. The increased use has resulted in weeds in many regions developing resistance to Roundup, which in turn has led farmers to use more of the product than ever before.




If you have suffered an injury as a result of Roundup, you should contact Melissa Hague, Esq., the consumer product defect attorney, at Goldman Scarlato & Penny, P.C, to get more information about this case. Ms. Hague can be contacted at our toll free number: (888) 872-6975 or by email: Goldman Scarlato & Penny is dedicated to continuing to litigate all cases where Plaintiffs were harmed by Roundup.

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Melissa Hague, Esq.

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A recent article appearing in the Philadelphia Inquirer, published on February 20, 2019, detailed stories of choking, punching, broken jaws, and bashing boys’ heads into a refrigerator as a regular occurrence at The Glen Mills Schools in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. This abuse was perpetrated on troubled boys who believed they were lucky enough to go to one of the nation’s leading reform schools. The abuse, allegedly compounded with delayed medical treatment and threats of far worse conditions if anyone reported the abuse, allowed the institution to hide decades of severe physical beatings.

According to the article, the school preferred to hire power lifters and ex-quarterbacks as counselors instead of properly trained professionals. The counselors would routinely beat up the boys and then hide them until their physical injuries were no longer visible. The abuse was even allegedly hidden from state investigators by threatening the boys or physically preventing them from speaking to the investigators. The abuse detailed in the article was extreme and far exceeded any kind of physical restraint permissible under the law.

This kind of physical abuse can leave long lasting psychological scars often in the form of post-traumatic stress disorder. Instead of reforming these boys, the school apparently implemented a culture of severe abuse in an effort to control and repress these minors. Trauma caused by abuse can often lead to self-destructive retaliatory or rebellious behavior that can manifest in the form of substance abuse or suicide. Long after the physical injuries are healed these young boys will likely need therapy to help heal the effects of the trauma that was caused to them.

Under no circumstances is this level of abuse justified. Philadelphia Council member Kenyatta Johnson was quoting saying that Glen Mills needs a complete overhaul of leadership; Council member Helen Gym called for an immediate independent investigation, “specifically around the evidence of potential abuse, coverup, witness intimidation, and what criminal and civil laws may have been broken.” There is also an ongoing investigation that has been initiated by the Department of Justice and the Pennsylvania Auditor General’s office recently announced its own investigation.

If you or a loved one was a victim of the physical abuse occurring at The Glen Mills Schools, our trauma informed team of lawyers are here to talk to you about your legal options. You can contact Melissa Hague or Doug Bench any time of day or evening by phone at 888-872-6975 or 484-344-5850 or by email at or

On Friday November 2, 2018, Judge Harz of the Superior Court of New Jersey along with Judge Talwani of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts announced the settlement of the Stryker LFIT V40 hip replacement implants. The settlement which was reached between Stryker Corp. and National Plaintiff’s Leadership counsel includes cases pending in the MDL and New Jersey Superior Court. It is suspected that the settlement covers certain cases involving both recalled and nonrecalled CoCr V40 femoral head implants used in conjunction with certain Stryker stem components such as Accolade TMZF, Accolade 2, Citation, Meridian and Rejuvenate.

The initial settlement terms are confidential and will not be publicly disclosed. Settlement values are believed to vary depending on certain case specific criteria including the degree of harm and the extent of permanent injuries that were suffered. Although the settlement, as stated, will not cover all filed claims, it is a substantial step in the resolution of earliest filed cases involving this product.

On August 29, 2016 Stryker recalled over 42,000 hip implants involving LFIT V40 metal femoral head components. Stryker notified implanting surgeons that these implants have a “higher than expected” revision rate as a result of taper lock failures. The LFIT V40’s flawed design results in excessive wear causing metal from the cobalt-chromium head to get into a patient’s bloodstream and surrounding tissues. These implants are also subject to spontaneous dissociation caused by corrosion of the metal components. These types of failures can cause severe debilitating pain, metal poisoning and often require surgery to have the defective device removed and replaced with a new implant.

Goldman, Scarlato & Penny is dedicated to continuing to litigate all Stryker V40 hip implants that failed and had to be replaced. If you had one of these implants that failed and required additional surgery you should contact an attorney if you have not already done so. If you are not already represented by counsel and you have one of these implants and have questions, please contact Melissa Hague, our defective medical device attorney, at our toll-free number: (888) 872-6975 or by email:

Among the issues being investigated is whether FBI employees have been improperly classified as FLSA-exempt and not fully compensated for their work. Examples would be:

  1. Payment of comp time instead of overtime;
  2. Paying less than time-and-a-half for overtime;
  3. Not paying employees for TDY travel in excess of 50 miles;
  4. Failing to treat travel in excess of 50 miles as TDYs; and
  5. Not compensating employees for time spent working off-duty, such as responding to emails.

FBI employees likely to be affected are those working as a(n) Investigative Specialist (IS), Surveillance Specialist (SS), Staff Operations Specialist (SOS), and/or Intelligence Analysist (IA). Employees falling into other categories also may not have been fully compensated for their time.

FBI employees quietly serve their country each day on the front lines combating terrorism, serious crimes, and political corruption. Our mission is to assure that you are fully compensated in accordance with the FLSA for your efforts.


Some employees have expressed concerns over retaliation. To protect employees and deter employers from taking retaliatory action, the FLSA explicitly prohibits adverse employment actions taken against employees who seek to assert their rights. The FLSA provides for monetary damages for any such action taken by an employer.

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We recognize that many FBI employees work in positions that require access to classified information. You do not need to disclose any classified information to pursue your claim.

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Goldman Scarlato & Penny represents employees on a contingent-fee basis and advances all litigation costs. Accordingly, any fees are due only if we are successful in obtaining a recovery. Employees who have worked in any position described above in the past three years are encouraged to complete the form below for a free evaluation of your case.

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We urge you to contact our firm promptly, as FLSA claims have either a two or three-year statute of limitations (depending on your circumstances), which can limit the length of time for which you may be able to recover back pay. Contact us toll free at 888-872-6975 or via email at for a free, no-obligation and confidential evaluation of your legal options, or use the contact form on this page to reach us.


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Certain Covidien hernia mesh implants appear to be poorly designed. Some mesh implants can cause complications that often lead to additional surgeries. GSP is investigating the following Covidien mesh implants:

  • Parietex
  • Parietex Composite (PCO)
  • Symbotex
  • Surgipro
  • Parietene
  • Parietene Macroporous
  • Progrip
  • Parietex Progrip
  • Parietex Plug and Patch
  • Parietene Progrip
  • Protect Your Rights

If you or a loved one have suffered from pain, infection, organ damage or hernia reoccurrence leading to subsequent surgery you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact us today.

There are time limits by which you need to file a product liability lawsuit. Those limits could time bar your case if it is not filed in a timely manner.

More About Hernia Mesh Implants

Hernia mesh implants are comprised of many different types of products made from different materials utilizing different substances as layers of film, having different pore sizes, using different attachment mechanisms, and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. All of these variables play a factor in the safety and effectiveness of hernia mesh implants, and many of them were never tested for safety and effectiveness before being marketed for use in hernia mesh implant surgeries.

Covidien Parietex mesh is made from polyester and has a layer of collagen film designed to disintegrate over time. Reports show that the film fails to protect against exposure to the polyester material. This, along with its rough edges, can lead to perforation of surrounding organs and tissues, infections, and dense bowel adhesions. The lightweight version of Covidien Parietex mesh with large pores have been shown to fail as a result of it breaking or tearing.

Covidien Symbotex Composite mesh is made from polyester textile and covered with absorbable hydrophilic film on both sides. The layer of film on this product consists of collagen from porcine origin and glycerol.  Covidien Symbotex claims to provide long term reinforcement of soft tissues while the absorbable film minimizes tissue attachment to the mesh in the event of direct contact with the viscera. Similar problems have been reported with Covidien Symbotex as those described with the Parietex implant.

Covidien Paritex ProGrip mesh claims to have a unique design consisting of thousands of microgrips that replace the need for alternative tacks or sutures. The fixation of this mesh is described as similar to Velcro. Once Covidien Paritex ProGrip is implanted, it cannot be moved.  This type of inflexible fixation has resulted in reports of tearing, fraying and unraveling of the mesh which can cause incredible pain, perforation of surrounding tissue and organs, and a pulling or tugging sensation.  Some patients have reported a foreign body response with Covidien Paritex ProGrip implants.

Covidien Parietex Plug and Patch is a plug-like design made from mesh. Covidien Parietex Plug and Patch was specifically indicated for the treatment of groin hernia defects. The World Guidelines for Groin Hernia Management have warned against the use of plug repair techniques because they are associated with higher rates of migration and erosion.

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If you or a loved one has suffered from a failed Stryker metal hip implant, you may be entitled to compensation. If you had your Stryker implant replaced, it is important that you contact us immediately as your time allowed to file a lawsuit may soon expire.

On May 22, 2018, Stryker issued a new “Product Safety Notification” informing persons who had a Stryker hip implant that the company has received a “higher than expected number of complaints” documenting femoral head/hip stem dissociation for certain sizes of femoral heads manufactured by Stryker.  This notification expands the 2016 recall that affected over 42,000 L-fit V40 metal femoral head hip implants. On August 29, 2016 Stryker notified implanting surgeons that these implants have a “higher than expected” revision rate as a result of taper lock failures.  Patients who have received one of these recalled hip implants should follow up with their surgeon.

If you have suffered from any of the following problems with your Stryker hip implant, contact us today:

  • Pain
  • Dislocation
  • Leg length discrepancy
  • Decreased range of motion or loss of mobility
  • Broken femur bone
  • Metal poisoning
  • Revision surgery

Read more about the design flaws of Stryker’s metal hip implants here.

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If you believe you or a loved one may have a claim, contact us today. There are time limits by which you need to file a product liability lawsuit. Those limits could time bar your case if it is not filed in a timely manner. Your state of residence, when you received your hip replacement, and when you experienced injuries could all affect how much time you have to file.

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Knorr-Bremse AG & Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp. (Wabtec) Allegedly Maintained Unlawful Non-Compete Agreements for One Another’s Workers

Knorr-Bremse AG and Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (Wabtec), two of the world’s largest rail equipment suppliers, reportedly reached an agreement with the Dept. of Justice to resolve a DOJ lawsuit alleging that Knorr and Wabtec had maintained unlawful non-compete agreements for one another’s employees, according to a DOJ Release under review by Goldman Scarlato & Penny attorney Brian Penny.

Attorney Brian Penny is investigating potential misconduct related to Knorr-Bremse AG & Wabtec’s alleged non-compete and “no-poach” conspiracy. Former employees from Knorr-Bremse AG & Wabtec who believe they may have been affected by Knorr-Bremse AG & Wabtec’s alleged non-compete and “no-poach” agreements are encouraged to contact attorney Brian Penny with any useful information or for a free, no obligation discussion about their legal options.

Knorr-Bremse AG & Wabtec Allegedly Entered into a “No-poach” Agreement with Rail Equipment Supplier Faiveley Transport S.A.

The DOJ lawsuit alleged that the companies entered into similar “no-poach” agreements with rail equipment supplier Faiveley Transport S.A. before Faiveley was acquired by Wabtec in November 2016, according to the aforementioned Release under review by attorney Penny.

The Justice Department’s Antitrust Division filed a civil antitrust lawsuit on April 3rd in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to challenge Knorr and Wabtec’s no-poach agreements, the Release states, and presented a proposed settlement of that suit the same day.

Antitrust Lawyers Investigating

The Goldman Scarlato & Penny PC firm often represents victims of antitrust conspiracies such as the alleged non-compete and no-poaching agreements at issue here, and are currently investigating Knorr-Bremse AG & Wabtec’s alleged non-compete and “no-poach” conspiracy. The firm takes most cases of this type on a contingency fee basis and advance the case costs, and only gets paid for their fees and costs out of money recovered for clients.

Workers from Knorr-Bremse AG & Wabtec who believe they were affected by activity related to Knorr-Bremse AG & Wabtec’s alleged non-compete and “no-poach” conspiracy may contact attorney Brian Penny for a free no-obligation evaluation of their recovery options, at 888-998-0530, via email at, or through the contact form on this webpage.

If you did, then you probably paid too much.

Interior molded doors are the most common type of interior door sold these days.  These “molded” doors are not made of solid wood, but rather have a hollow core and wooden frame that is covered in a molded plastic “door skin” made to mimic the look of a solid wood paneled door.

In recent years, the number of companies that make doors and doorskins has shrunk considerably.  In fact, today the vast majority of interior molded doors in the United States are manufactured and sold by only two companies – Jeld-Wen and Masonite.

As competition has decreased, the prices of interior molded doors has increased.

The Market for Interior Molded Doors Is Ripe for Collusion

As one might imagine, you can’t make an interior molded door without the doorskin. In fact, the doorskin itself accounts for roughly 70% of the material costs of the door.  Prior to 2012, there were three companies that supplied doorskins to door manufacturers – Jeld-Wen, Masonite and Craftmaster.  These manufacturers competed with each other for customers.

But in 2012, Jeld-Wen bought Craftmaster, reducing the number of doorskins suppliers to just two.  Here’s the problem – these two companies (Jeld-Wen and Masonite) don’t just make and supply doorskins to other door manufacturers, they also make and sell finished interior molded doors.  In other words, these two companies are the sole supplier of doorskins to companies they compete with to sell finished doors.  See where this is going?

In June 2014, Masonite decided it would no longer supply doorskins to its competitors.  That left Jeld-Wen as the only supplier of doorskins to the handful of companies that still manufactured interior doors.  As you might predict, following Masonite’s exit from the doorskins market, Jeld-Wen immediately increased the price of its interior doors.  Jeld-Wen has since announced a series of successive price increases for interior doors and Masonite has followed in virtual lockstep.

The result?  We believe consumers are now paying considerably more for interior doors than they should be paying.  If you bought an interior molded door since 2013 and believe you were affected by this conduct, then please contact us.  We can explain why we believe Jeld-Wen’s conduct violates the antitrust laws and discuss your options for striking back.  Please contact attorney Brian Penny for a free no-obligation evaluation of your recovery options, at 888-998-0530, via email at, or through the contact form on this webpage.

Goldman Scarlato & Penny is investigating claims against Uber on behalf of Uber drivers and customers whose private information was compromised through a massive data breach.

Uber just revealed that over a year ago — in October, 2016 — private information was hacked from a data base maintained by Uber.

If you had unauthorized charges for Uber rides, or experienced identity theft after last October, 2016, you may have a claim. For example, if credit was taken out in your name, or if fraudulent charges, possibly involving rides on Uber you never took, appeared on your credit card, you may have a claim.

If you would like to talk to an attorney to discuss whether your private information has been compromised, or you believe that you are a victim of the Uber Data Breach, please contact GSP to learn more about your rights. GSP attorneys are actively litigating data breach actions against Equifax, Anthem, 21st Century Oncology, Community Health Systems, Athens Orthopedic, Premera, Intuit, Excellus, United Shore, Xerox Mortgage Services, and Target. Please contact Mark Goldman at or call (888) 872-6975 with any questions you may have.

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Update: GSP Files Data Breach Lawsuit against Equifax

Goldman Scarlato & Penny has filed a class action lawsuit in federal court in Atlanta, Georgia seeking to hold Equifax accountable for failing to protect consumers’ private data. Anyone affected by the Equifax data breach should contact GSP for more information. Please fill in your contact information and an attorney will contact you promptly. Or, you can email Mark Goldman directly at or call Mr. Goldman toll free at (888) 872-6975.

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