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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Santa Monica, CA: California lawyer Chris Spagnoli, from the firm of Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, has gone to war with car companies and tire makers many times throughout her career. She is now seeing a new and deadly problem. Those tires on your vehicle may have very few miles on them and look fine, but if they are more than six years old, they may be on the road to a catastrophic automotive failure.