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Class Action Legal News articles include legal news and lawsuit information about lawsuits filed, settlements reached and verdicts rendered in class action cases dealing with personal injury, defective products, bad drugs and other consumer law related news issues. Many of these articles include interviews from top legal professionals with guidance on legal recourse options from losses resulting from bad drugs, medical malpractice, investment fraud, personal injury, defective products and negligent employers.

  • Former Rite Aid Assistant Manager Shares His Story
    Former Rite Aid Assistant Manager Shares His Story
    May 29, 2009

    Holmesville, OH Although Jim M. worked as a Rite Aid Assistant Manager 20 years ago, more recent complaints about the company are coming to light. According to an article in Labor Notes, a warehouse in Lancaster, California, which houses merchandise destined for Rite Aid stores and also employs over 550 employees, has become the center of a massive employment dispute.

  • Rite Aid Assistant Manager Claims Treatment Not Right
    Rite Aid Assistant Manager Claims Treatment Not Right
    May 12, 2009

    Gloversville, NY David B says he was a Rite Aid assistant manager who knows all about Rite Aid overtime. He says he worked a lot of overtime, without receiving any overtime pay. Although David was classified as an assistant manager, he still did many non-managerial duties, which means he may have been eligible for overtime wages. David says his overtime hours resulted in him missing out on spending important time with his family.

  • Clearwire Contract Extensions Not So Clear
    Clearwire Contract Extensions Not So Clear
    May 12, 2009

    Sparks, NV It is one thing to be charged Clearwire early termination fees when you cancel a contract early—before the contract has expired. It is another thing entirely to be charged Clearwire cancellation fees when you have already been told that your contract has ended. Dave H. says he was told his Clearwire contract had ended months ago, only to be told a month later that it had not. In fact, he was told he extended his contract. Now, Dave is stuck trying to decide what action, if any, to take.

  • "Amex Blue Cash Won't Allow Consumers to take Advantage of Rebate"
    "Amex Blue Cash Won't Allow Consumers to take Advantage of Rebate"
    May 9, 2009

    Blue Eye, MO Mark and Tina believe they were duped by American Express and its Amex Blue Cash credit card. If they had known that it would be almost impossible to get the 5 percent rebate that American Express promised, they would never have used the Blue Cash card for any purchases. In fact, it deterred them from saving on other credit cards…

  • Amex Blue Cash Didn't Deliver
    Amex Blue Cash Didn't Deliver
    April 23, 2009

    Manhattan Beach, CA Ron was one of the first American Express Blue Cash card holders, back in 2003. But he stopped using the Blue Cash credit card when it didn't deliver the cash back percentage he was expecting. " You have to read the fine print because I thought Amex was giving 5 percent cash back across the board," says Ron.

  • Clearwire Early Termination Fees Charged Despite "Terrible" Service
    Clearwire Early Termination Fees Charged Despite "Terrible" Service
    April 19, 2009

    Saint Paul, MN People who have signed up for Clearwire Internet service are complaining that they got less than they bargained for. They say that the Clearwire service is terrible and they are charged ridiculous Clearwire early termination fees for canceling a service that they can barely use. Bruce G. (not his real name) says his Clearwire problems began immediately after the service was set up. Now, he is being charged over $500 for Clearwire fees for service that he says was inconsistent.

  • "Why Should I Pay for Nissan's Brake Defect?"
    "Why Should I Pay for Nissan's Brake Defect?"
    April 18, 2009

    Cleveland, OH You spend over $30,000 on a luxury car and expect it to last a very long time, especially if you only have 19,000 miles on it. But for many consumers, the 2005 Infiniti G35x brakes are following in the tracks of the 2003 and 2004 models, i.e., they are dealing with a Nissan brake defect.

  • American Express Blue Cash "Farce"
    American Express Blue Cash "Farce"
    April 17, 2009

    North Palm Beach, FL David believes that American Express did a "bait and switch" with its AMEX Blue Cash Credit Card and says the giant company has deceived consumers—not a good thing for American Express or its customers in this economic climate. "I was told that all purchases over $6,000 would give me a 5 percent cash rebate, but that is not the case," David says.

  • Customer Blamed for Clearwire Billing
    Customer Blamed for Clearwire Billing
    April 10, 2009

    Corpus Christie, TX David F. signed his Clearwire Internet service contract in May or June of 2008. He says that the service was terrible, resulting in his decision to cancel the Clearwire service. Even though he agreed to pay the Clearwire early termination fees, David discovered he was still charged for 2 extra months after he canceled the service. Worse, he says the company blamed him for the extra charges.

  • Brake Defects: "I Will Never Buy Another Nissan"
    Brake Defects: "I Will Never Buy Another Nissan"
    March 22, 2009

    Long Beach, CA: Since Jennifer bought her brand new G35 Infiniti 4-door sedan in 2004, she has had brake issues."If I knew about the recall and Nissan brake defects I would never have bought this car," says Jennifer, "and I will never buy another Nissan."

  • Attorney Gary Graifman Explains AMEX Blue Cash Class Action Lawsuit
    Attorney Gary Graifman Explains AMEX Blue Cash Class Action Lawsuit
    March 16, 2009

    Montvale, NJ A suit filed in New Jersey federal court claims that American Express failed to give the cash rebates promised to consumers on its highly marketed Blue Cash Card. Attorney Gary Graifman, one of the counsel for plaintiffs, suggests "it may have been overly aggressive advertising that motivated it. This is a competitive market and we believe they crossed the line."

  • AMEX May Soon Sing the Blues over its Blue Cash Card
    AMEX May Soon Sing the Blues over its Blue Cash Card
    March 12, 2009

    Washington, DC: A class action lawsuit against American Express (AMEX) alleges that the terms outlined in the promotion of its American Express Blue Cash Card were misleading: The Blue Cash Card claimed that consumers could earn up to 5 percent cash back on purchases made with the card but the suit claims that that the terms outlined in the promotion were misleading, and that cash has not been returned as promised.

  • Mother says SJS Children's Motrin almost Killed her Daughter
    Mother says SJS Children's Motrin almost Killed her Daughter
    March 3, 2009

    Spokane, WA Brianna's 18-month-old daughter, Mackenzie, was given Children's Motrin in hospital after she had minor surgery. Three days after she was sent home Mackenzie was rushed back to the hospital--she had developed Stevens Johnson Syndrome. The doctors told Brianna it was the most severe form of SJS Children's Motrin they had ever seen.

  • California Test Engineer Overtime—Do it or Leave it?
    California Test Engineer Overtime—Do it or Leave it?
    February 14, 2009

    Palo Alto, CA Right across the keyboard, California test engineers are asked to work more overtime and in many cases, their wages are decreasing. Most online test engineer applications come with the caveat: "Must be willing to work overtime and weekends". Andreas Ramos, co-founder of a Silicon Valley search engine marketing agency and advisor to a number of Silicon Valley startups, says California Test Engineer Overtime is really common and most workers don't even know they are entitled to overtime compensation.

  • Homeowners Sue Title Insurance Companies
    Homeowners Sue Title Insurance Companies
    December 10, 2008

    Chicago, IL If you've refinanced your mortgage sometime over the last few years it is very possible that you paid more for title insurance than you should have. Homeowners that refinance an existing mortgage are entitled to a discount on their premium. But that is not always what happened. According to attorney Paul Weiss, from the Chicago firm of Freed & Weiss, some homeowners paid title insurance companies as much as 50 percent more than they had to by law. "Nobody knows about these discounts other than the folks in the industry and apparently they weren't being forthcoming with their customers," says Weiss.

  • Children's Motrin, Antibiotics and More Linked to SJS
    Children's Motrin, Antibiotics and More Linked to SJS
    November 20, 2008

    Atlanta, GA Since Ainsley's sister developed Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) after taking an antibiotic, one of her major goals in life has been to prevent it from happening to anyone else. SJS is usually caused by a drug—from a supposedly harmless painkiller such as over-the-counter Children's Motrin to an anti-epileptic drug or antibiotic prescribed by a doctor. Worst of all, because this terrible illness may have a genetic component, she is afraid her children are also at risk.

  • Hormone Therapy and Prempro: Two Women's Accounts
    Hormone Therapy and Prempro: Two Women's Accounts
    October 21, 2008

    Clinton Township, MI Debbie was prescribed Prempro for post-menopausal symptoms and hormone therapy 12 years ago. Her endocrinologist warned her to discontinue taking it "because it causes breast cancer." Joyce from Savannah, GA wants to tell all women to "quit Prempro now". Tragically the warnings came too late and both women now have breast cancer.

  • $40 Million Settlement approved in Second Phase of Paxil Class Action: Insurance Companies Reimbursed
    $40 Million Settlement approved in Second Phase of Paxil Class Action: Insurance Companies Reimbursed
    October 2, 2008

    Minneapolis, MN U.S. Judge Michael J. Davis of the District of Minnesota has approved the final settlement of $40M to reimburse insurance companies, as third-party payers, for their costs in insuring Paxil purchases paid for by the parents of minors prescribed Paxil or Paxil CR.

  • Total Body Formula: Concern about Permanent Damage
    Total Body Formula: Concern about Permanent Damage
    July 18, 2008

    Whiting, NJ Like so many other people exposed to contaminated Total Body Formula Sandra T. (not her real name) had no idea that her health problems were caused by the supplements. In fact, it took awhile for her to be diagnosed with a selenium overdose. Luckily, some of her symptoms of selenium poisoning have abated, but she suffered serious side effects before she stopped taking Total Body supplement.

  • Terry West: Oklahoma Lawyer Takes Aim at Daimler Chrysler
    Terry West: Oklahoma Lawyer Takes Aim at Daimler Chrysler
    July 9, 2008

    Shawnee, OK: When litigation lawyer Terry West, from the West Law Firm in Shawnee Oklahoma takes his aim, he likes to hit the target dead on. "I like the adversarial situation, I like the challenge," West says. "I like the possibility of hitting a home run, of doing some really good things for some clients, and I like the win or lose mentality, if you don't win you don't get paid."

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