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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.

  • Zurn Pex Faces Class Action Lawsuits
    Zurn Pex Faces Class Action Lawsuits
    May 17, 2008

    St. Paul, MN Consumers who have Zurn Pex plumbing systems in their homes may discover that the system is not all it was cracked up to be. People have already experienced leaking in their homes that has caused significant water damage. Some lawsuits have already been filed, although as more consumers experience problems with their Zurn Pex plumbing more lawsuits will likely be filed.

  • Nevada Hepatitis C Cases Rise, CDC Slams Endoscopy in New Report
    Nevada Hepatitis C Cases Rise, CDC Slams Endoscopy in New Report
    May 17, 2008

    Atlanta, GA Since the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada was first linked to the hepatitis C outbreak, more than 80 cases have been confirmed, and a damning report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta adds further fuel to the fire.

  • Interview with Attorney Cory Fein on Ford's Defective Cruise Control Recall
    Interview with Attorney Cory Fein on Ford's Defective Cruise Control Recall
    May 16, 2008

    Houston, TX Cory Fein is an attorney at Caddell & Chapman - whose company motto is aggressive, creative, results. He actively applies those principles against all obstacles in commercial litigation, products liability and class action litigation. The firm, which he joined in 2001, has represented plaintiffs in automotive manufacturing, and consumers in class action litigation against insurance and credit card companies involving defective products and deceptive business practices.

  • California Computer Professionals vs. Sun Microsystems
    California Computer Professionals vs. Sun Microsystems
    May 16, 2008

    Santa Clara, CA In yet another test of California's Computer Professionals legislation, technical writers for Sun Microsystems have filed a lawsuit against the company, alleging they were wrongly classified as computer professionals and therefore denied overtime pay. It is just the latest in a string of lawsuits in California regarding computer professional overtime exemption.

  • Real Estate Closing Costs: Beware of Hidden Fees
    Real Estate Closing Costs: Beware of Hidden Fees
    May 16, 2008

    Seattle, WA It was supposed to have been one of the happiest times in your life: the day you bought your first home. You saw the house and fell in love with, put in an offer on the house and were successful with your bid. But, like many first time home buyers, you may have forgotten (or maybe you did not know) about closing fees for your real estate transaction.

  • Ford Parts Backlog: Owners Get Short End of the Stick
    Ford Parts Backlog: Owners Get Short End of the Stick
    May 12, 2008

    Detroit, MN Imagine receiving a recall notice for a fairly serious problem with your Ford vehicle - one that could cause your vehicle to catch fire. So you duly respond to the recall, only to be told that there aren't enough parts, and that you'll have to wait. The parts backlog means you're continuing to drive a dangerous vehicle that could catch fire at any moment.

  • Cell Phone Early Termination Fees "Ridiculous"
    Cell Phone Early Termination Fees "Ridiculous"
    May 7, 2008

    Castro Valley, CA Gloria M. would like cell phone companies like Sprint to change their policies regarding early termination fees. She knew an early termination fee would be charged if she canceled her contract, but the amount charged for a termination fee was high and Gloria says Sprint took that money out of her account without her authorization.

  • Real Estate Overcharges: $18,000 in Extra Fees
    Real Estate Overcharges: $18,000 in Extra Fees
    May 7, 2008

    Salisbury, NH Imagine finding out, almost two years after obtaining a second mortgage on your home, that you were charged around $18,000 in real estate transaction fees that you were not initially told about. Imagine being told that, because the company filed for bankruptcy, your mortgage was sold, your payments were going up, and your house was going to be foreclosed and you would have nowhere to live.

  • California Computer Professionals Take On IBM - Again
    California Computer Professionals Take On IBM - Again
    May 6, 2008

    Woodland Hills, CA A second class action suit has been filed against information technology giant IBM for refusing to compensate California computer professionals for overtime. The suit is headed by Loren Teegs* (not his real name), a Systems Operations IT Specialist who claims that his employer reclassified certain categories of support workers across the country, coding them as exempt, which has resulted in thousands being denied their due overtime.

  • Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada: "It Makes Me Furious"
    Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada: "It Makes Me Furious"
    May 6, 2008

    Dallas, TX Karen J. (not her real name) is one of many people treated at the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada. And like many of those people, Karen learned recently that she would have to be tested for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV because staff at the center reused needles, vials and syringes.

  • Real Estate Overcharges: Others Get Rich on Your Money
    Real Estate Overcharges: Others Get Rich on Your Money
    May 5, 2008

    Montgomery, AL You know what they say—look after the pennies, and the dollars will look after themselves. So it stands to reason that unscrupulous agents and officials involved with various real estate transactions are doing quite nicely pocketing extra money from real estate overcharges. Money that is rightfully yours.

  • ArthroCare Securities: Dealings Lead to Potential Lawsuit
    ArthroCare Securities: Dealings Lead to Potential Lawsuit
    May 1, 2008

    Sunnyvale, CA: There is nothing more complicated than the various dealings of a major corporation, the results of which can leave your head spinning. However, the announcement of a class-action lawsuit against ArthroCare Corporation alleging securities fraud appears to suggest that such complexities, and the motivation behind them, can hit investors in the pocketbook.

  • Blocked Arteries and Heart Attack While Taking Vytorin
    Blocked Arteries and Heart Attack While Taking Vytorin
    May 1, 2008

    Boise, ID: Stephen, a 57-year old police officer, is the picture of health. He cycles regularly, works out regularly, has never smoked, and doesn't drink. About two years ago he went to his doctor for a routine physical, and his cholesterol levels were found to be very high. So his doctor put him Vytorin.

  • Emergency Triple Bypass Surgery 18 Months After Starting Vytorin
    Emergency Triple Bypass Surgery 18 Months After Starting Vytorin
    April 30, 2008

    Chesterfield: VA A year and half after being on Vytorin, Richard had to undergo emergency triple bypass surgery. His doctor had put him on Vytorin in July 2005, around the time the new cholesterol drug became available. But for eight years prior to that Richard had taken Zocor (simvistatin), one of the two drugs actually contained in the Vytorin pill.

  • Here's a Tip... Managers Shouldn't be Sharing Them With Servers
    Here's a Tip... Managers Shouldn't be Sharing Them With Servers
    April 28, 2008

    New York, NY: A ruling this month governing the hospitality industry in New York could have a sweeping effect as to just what is a service charge, and what is a tip. And for management sharing tips, the ruling could spell an end to that practice. Here's the scoop, or the tip if you will...

  • The Endoscopy Center Hep C Scare: The Number Could Climb Higher
    The Endoscopy Center Hep C Scare: The Number Could Climb Higher
    April 25, 2008

    Las Vegas, NV: While 40,000 people have been identified as candidates for testing in the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada hepatitis C scare, that number could climb to 60,000. What's more, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, such unsafe practices as re-using syringes and double dipping into single-shot vials could be more widespread.

  • Massive side effects of TRASYLOL known for a Long Time
    Massive side effects of TRASYLOL known for a Long Time
    April 23, 2008

    The medical doctor Professor Dr. Juergen H. Fischer already gave warnings during the 1980's concerning the dangers of TRASYLOL. However, no action was taken. We interviewed Prof. Fischer about the long career of a sometimes deadly drug.

  • Tip Sharing Lawsuits Investigated
    Tip Sharing Lawsuits Investigated
    April 21, 2008

    Dallas, TX It is no secret that many people who work in the food service industry rely on tips to supplement their often meager wages. In some states, where it is legal for restaurant owners to pay less than minimum wage, those workers depend very heavily on their tips to make a living. However, many restaurants and other food service establishments require their employees to share tips with workers who are actually considered management. Employees at these restaurants are investigating lawsuits against their employers, alleging that forced tip sharing with management violates labor codes.

  • A Life in Limbo
    A Life in Limbo
    April 19, 2008

    Tiffin, OH: Shelva's husband, Raymond, had to go to hospital recently to have his stent replaced. Raymond has taken Vytorin for two years, and began taking the block-buster anti-cholesterol drug just before he had is original stent put in. According to the claims of the makers of Vytorin, Raymond's cholesterol should have been reduced, so much so in fact that he wouldn't need a new stent in such short order, if at all. But that's not what happened. Vytorin didn't reduce either Raymond's cholesterol levels, or those of his wife, who was also taking the drug.

  • Mutual Fund ERISA: Braden vs. Wal-Mart
    Mutual Fund ERISA: Braden vs. Wal-Mart
    April 17, 2008

    Springfield, MO A class action lawsuit filed in late March alleges that Wal-Mart, the giant discount retailer, violated mutual fund ERISA statutes and cost its 401(k) employee plan holders and investors $60 million in unnecessary expenditures by purchasing expensive mutual funds, when cheaper alternatives were available.

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