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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.

  • Talcum Powder Lawsuits Consolidated in New Jersey
    Talcum Powder Lawsuits Consolidated in New Jersey
    October 14, 2016

    Camden, NJ: An issue that has been grabbing headlines (Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer Risk) in recent months due to the heritage nature of a product used for generations, is progressing forward on the litigation front with the selection of a venue for multidistrict litigation. And while Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has seen the most ink in terms of its heritage ‘Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder’ brand, there are other talcum-based powder products and manufacturers also at play.

  • Common Sense Agreement in for Texas ID Rules for Immigrant Kids’ Birth Certificates
    Common Sense Agreement in for Texas ID Rules for Immigrant Kids’ Birth Certificates
    July 28, 2016

    The state of Texas has agreed to expand the types of documents immigrant parents can give to get birth certificates for their children born in the United States, settling a lawsuit filed by immigrant families.

  • “Just For Men” Haircolor Sparks Class-Action Suit
    “Just For Men” Haircolor Sparks Class-Action Suit
    June 8, 2016

    Ottawa, ON: The temptation to use hair dye to trim a few years off of your appearance is universal. So, in the fall of 2013, a Canadian man from Ottawa, Ontario, purchased and began using a well-known Just For Men hair dye product, marketed as Men H-45 Dark Brown Shampoo-in Haircolor.

  • Johnson & Johnson Loses $55M Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit
    Johnson & Johnson Loses $55M Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit
    May 18, 2016

    St. Louis, MO: As Johnson & Johnson is ordered to pay $55 million in a talcum powder side effects lawsuit, more lawsuits are being filed alleging certain talcum powders are actually dangerous products linked to ovarian cancer. The $55 million award is the second large award handed out in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder lawsuits in recent months.

  • Cold-FX Canadian Class-Action Lawsuit
    Cold-FX Canadian Class-Action Lawsuit
    May 10, 2016

    Vancouver, BC: Compared to our friends south of the border, Canadians don’t complain much. But when a Vancouver resident filed a lawsuit against the makers of Cold-FX alleging fraud, many Canadians were up in arms. No one likes being duped.

  • Canadians Becoming Class-Action Friendly
    Canadians Becoming Class-Action Friendly
    April 25, 2016

    Ottawa, ON: Lawyer Jeff Orenstein is kind of a legal pioneer in Canadian legal circles. He first got involved with class-action law 11 years ago in 2005 while working with another law firm. Orenstein then decided to set up shop for himself and in 2010, he opened the Consumer Law Group headquartered in Ottawa.

  • Train Derails in Heavy Rainstorm in California Injuring Commuters
    Train Derails in Heavy Rainstorm in California Injuring Commuters
    March 8, 2016

    Santa Clara, CA: An Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) commuter train with more than 200 passengers aboard hit a downed tree Monday night and derailed. Nine people in the train crash were injured as the passenger car rolled into in the Alameda Creek along Niles Canyon Road, in Sunol, CA.

  • Federal Trade Commission Filed Gerber Good Start Suit in 2014
    Federal Trade Commission Filed Gerber Good Start Suit in 2014
    March 3, 2016

    Washington, DC: Consumers may have filed their own Gerber Good Start lawsuits but back in 2014, it was the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that initially filed suit against the baby food maker, alleging the company made unsubstantiated claims about the health benefits of Gerber Good Start Gentle baby formula.

  • Consumers Sue Gerber Over Good Start Claims
    Consumers Sue Gerber Over Good Start Claims
    February 16, 2016

    Los Angeles, CA: Consumers who filed a lawsuit against Gerber over claims it made in marketing its Good Start baby formula were handed a small victory when the judge in the suit tentatively certified the lawsuit as a class action. The Gerber Good Start lawsuit alleges consumers were misled into buying the baby formula by false claims made in the company’s marketing of the product. Gerber also faces a different lawsuit alleging the company violated the Unlawful Trade Practices Act in its marketing of Gerber Graduate Puffs.

  • NFL Fans Fight Back against DirecTV’s “Package Deal”
    NFL Fans Fight Back against DirecTV’s “Package Deal”
    February 4, 2016

    Costa Mesa, CA NFL fan Thomas Abrahamian has had enough of what is being described as the NFL/DirecTV’s “anti-competitive” and “collusive” agreements that force football aficionados to purchase overpriced NFL Sunday Ticket TV packages and buy access to games they don’t want to see.

  • Good Grief: Gerber Good Start Gentle Soared on the Narrowest of Claims
    Good Grief: Gerber Good Start Gentle Soared on the Narrowest of Claims
    February 1, 2016

    Newark, NJ: As the Gerber Good Start Class Action brought by plaintiff Oula Zakaria continues to roll toward ultimate certification, it’s useful to look back 18 months to October 2014, when the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launched a Gerber Consumer Fraud Lawsuit against the venerable manufacturer over claims made in its marketing and labeling.

  • Good Start Gentle Plaintiff Gets Good Start on Gerber Class-Action Lawsuit
    Good Start Gentle Plaintiff Gets Good Start on Gerber Class-Action Lawsuit
    January 16, 2016

    Los Angeles, CA: A plaintiff who took issue with alleged misrepresentation by a Nestle SA subsidiary over its Gerber Good Start Gentle line of products has herself managed a good start to her proposed class-action baby formula lawsuit after a judge this week gave tentative approval to certification of the class.

  • New Lawsuit Filed against Gerber
    New Lawsuit Filed against Gerber
    December 24, 2015

    Portland, OR: While Gerber already faces a lawsuit concerning its Good Start baby food, a new lawsuit has been filed against Gerber, this time focused on its Graduate Puffs. The lawsuit claims Gerber misled consumers into buying Graduate Puffs by including fruits and vegetables in the label that do not actually exist in the product. This lawsuit is separate from the Good Start lawsuit, which alleges Gerber misled consumers into thinking its baby food could prevent allergies in infants despite a lack of data to back up that claim.

  • Gerber: Alleged Deception Not Limited to Good Start Baby Formula
    Gerber: Alleged Deception Not Limited to Good Start Baby Formula
    December 7, 2015

    San Francisco, CA: In an environment overrun with mistrust and misleading information, consumers can be forgiven for both their wariness and weariness over unsubstantiated claims. Until recently, one product that consumers long held as beyond reproach has been baby food and baby formula. However, in recent months consumers have become wary over even that bastion of trust. To wit, Gerber Good Start Gentle may not be the good start many consumers have come to expect, given an apparent realization that claims of protection against the development of allergies have little grounding in truth.

  • Good Grief: Gerber Good Start Sputters over Claims of Allergy Prevention
    Good Grief: Gerber Good Start Sputters over Claims of Allergy Prevention
    November 25, 2015

    Los Angeles, CA: We have all had or overheard the conversations: “Why is it that so many kids have allergies today? Back when I was a kid, we all played outside, ate dirt and didn’t have a care in the world…” Now, children go to allergists, take various medications, and so on. Thus, one can imagine the relief that a new parent might feel when picking up a can of Gerber Good Start Gentle and noting on the product label that the infant formula could prevent the onset of allergies.

  • Spokeo Lawsuit Heard by Supreme Court
    Spokeo Lawsuit Heard by Supreme Court
    November 23, 2015

    Washington, DC: The US Supreme Court has heard arguments in the Spokeo lawsuit, which alleged Spokeo published false and misleading information about people without the victims’ knowledge or consent. The lawsuit was filed by Tom Robins, who alleged Spokeo published false information about him and marketed this information to employers while he was looking for work.

  • Got Phone Spammers? Here's What to Do
    Got Phone Spammers? Here's What to Do
    November 11, 2015

    Lancaster, CA: Despite the fact that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) clearly states that unwanted texts and cell phone calls are illegal, violations of the act happen all the time.

  • Gerber Good Start Gentle Formula Lawsuit Filed
    Gerber Good Start Gentle Formula Lawsuit Filed
    November 11, 2015

    Porter Ranch, CA: A lawsuit has been filed against Gerber, alleging the company falsely marketed its Good Start Gentle infant formula. The lawsuit, which was filed on behalf of Oula Zakaria and seeks class-action status, alleges that not only did Gerber illegally market Good Start Gentle infant formula as reducing the risk of food allergies and skin problems, it also falsely represented to consumers that the product was endorsed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

  • MIT Study Finds VW Emissions Could Cause 60 Premature Deaths
    MIT Study Finds VW Emissions Could Cause 60 Premature Deaths
    October 30, 2015

    Boston, MA: According to a new study by researchers at MIT, Volkswagen's use of software, called VW defeat devices, to evade emissions standards in more than 482,000 diesel vehicles sold in the US, could contribute to 60 premature deaths across the country.

  • Keyless Cars and Carbon Monoxide
    Keyless Cars and Carbon Monoxide
    October 21, 2015

    Santa Monica, CA: Keyless cars have been on the market since 2003 but the dangers associated with them are fast overtaking the advantages, according to the litigation documents. They have been linked to everything from easy theft to dangerous and deadly cases of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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