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.
Washington, DC: The U.S. House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection has scheduled a September 19 hearing to develop new initiatives to protect U.S. children from toys, jewelry and other imported products contaminated with lead paint.
Washington, DC: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that Mattel has received more than 400 reports of magnets coming loose in products such as Polly Pocket, Doggie Day Care, Barbie & Tanner, Batman and "Sarge" Die Cast toy cars.
Charlotte, NC: Countrywide Financial Corp. found some fresh money last week to help it weather the crisis in the secondary lending market, allowing stakeholders in the company, such as those with mortgage investments, or 401k plans, or its own employees with ERISA plans, to breathe a sigh of relief. The source of the new money was a $2 billion investment Bank of America made August 22 to buy Countrywide shares.
Washington, DC: In the wake of Mattel's two massive recalls of made-in-China toys this month, parents are re-awakened to the dangers of exposing their children to toxic lead paint, and wondering: "Should I have my child's blood tested for lead?"
Los Angeles, CA: The attorney whose lawsuit prompted a recall of defective Chinese tires is filing a class action today to compel Mattel to pay for the testing of children who might have been lead-poisoned by 1.5 million toxic toys.
Los Angeles, CA: AT&T Wireless customer Kenneth Shroyer noticed that after Cingular took over AT&T, his cell phone service became worse and worse. When he called Cingular to complain, they told him he would need to enter into a new agreement with Cingular in order to get a new "chip" for his phone that would improve his wireless service.