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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.

  • AT&T Overcharging Customers on the "Download," Says Suit
    AT&T Overcharging Customers on the "Download," Says Suit
    May 24, 2011

    Miami, FL Miami-based attorney Barry L. Davis says testing results show that AT&T iPhone and iPad customers are consistently being overcharged for data usage and has filed a potential multi-million dollar consumer class action against AT&T. "We didn't want to get involved in a lawsuit and filing against AT&T unless we were absolutely correct," says Davis. "So we spent a lot of money making sure that if we were going to take on AT&T, we had everything lined up before we even filed the lawsuit."

  • Arbitration Trumps Class Action?
    Arbitration Trumps Class Action?
    April 30, 2011

    Washington, DC The US Supreme Court's ruling on AT&T vs. Concepcion this past Wednesday, April 27—that companies can require its customers or employees to arbitrate disputes individually rather than joining forces in a class action—has created ire from attorneys and a number of organizations, including consumer and civil rights advocates.

  • DIRECTV Customers One Step Closer to Justice Says Attorney
    DIRECTV Customers One Step Closer to Justice Says Attorney
    April 29, 2011

    San Francisco, CA A California court has granted class-action status to a potentially multi-million dollar class-action suit against DIRECTV. Customers allege that they were charged as much as $480 in early cancellation fees in violation of California consumer law.

  • Fitness Club Slow to Refund Cancellations
    Fitness Club Slow to Refund Cancellations
    April 28, 2011

    Cleveland, OH Upscale health and fitness center, Urban Active, makes it easy to sign up, but very tough to leave. Attorney James DeRoche, from the Cleveland firm of Seaman Garson, calls Urban Active's marketing and sales approach "aggressive," to say the least.

  • Life Partners Class Action
    Life Partners Class Action
    April 26, 2011

    Dallas, TX Waco-based financial company Life Partners did not play fair with investors and is guilty of both breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty, according to a class-action suit filed by Dallas attorney James Craig Orr from the firm of Heygood, Orr & Pearson. If the allegations prove true, hundreds of people who bought something called "life settlements" investments from the company are likely owed thousands and thousands of dollars.

  • Public Citizen Warned about Desogestrel
    Public Citizen Warned about Desogestrel
    April 23, 2011

    Vancouver, Canada Women who take birth control containing desogestrel may not be as concerned about desogestrel side effects as women who take other forms of birth control. After all, there has not been a lot of media coverage concerning oral contraceptives that contain desogestrel. But back in 2007, the US Food and Drug Administration was petitioned to take desogestrel birth control products off the market, due to the risk of venous thrombosis. More recently, a study has found an increased risk of gallbladder disease in women who use desogestrel-based birth control.

  • Consumerinfo.com "Way over the Line," Says Attorney
    Consumerinfo.com "Way over the Line," Says Attorney
    April 14, 2011

    Minneapolis, MN The American consumer is daily bombarded with TV and Internet ads urging people know their credit score. But as it turns out, that information is a little harder to get than some of those ads lead people to believe.

  • Social Security Hit with Class Action
    Social Security Hit with Class Action
    April 5, 2011

    Norwell, MA Dealing with government can be frustrating. Just ask any of the approximately 3 million Americans who deal with the Social Security Administration (SSA) every year, or attorney Victor Arruda who handles thousands of social security claims for Americans across the US.

  • Groupon Becomes "Lawsuit of the Day"
    Groupon Becomes "Lawsuit of the Day"
    March 29, 2011

    Washington, DC The Groupon company has quickly emerged on the scene as a major marketer of discount coupons over the last few years, but consumers are getting frustrated with fine print and have launched a potentially multi-million dollar class action aimed at recovering their money.

  • CIGNA Healthcare Said Female Employee "Too Aggressive"
    CIGNA Healthcare Said Female Employee "Too Aggressive"
    March 22, 2011

    Washington, DC Given the economic conditions in the US, this is not a good time to put your livelihood on the line, but attorney David Sanford believes that the class-action suit against CIGNA Healthcare and Bretta Karp's story of biased performance reviews and promotions denied at CIGNA will inspire others at the giant healthcare provider to come forward as well.

  • Clearwire a Broadband Ponzi Scheme Says Suit
    Clearwire a Broadband Ponzi Scheme Says Suit
    March 22, 2011

    New York, NY Millions of Americans have signed up with Clearwire, an Internet subscriber service based in Washington state that promises lightning fast performance, but attorney Peter Seidman from the firm of Milberg LLP in New York says many of those subscribers are severely disappointed with what they get.

  • Nurse Says She Has Osteoporosis because of Depo-Provera
    Nurse Says She Has Osteoporosis because of Depo-Provera
    March 3, 2011

    New Orleans, LA Like most women who chose Depo-Provera as a method of birth control, Thuan thought it would be "simple and easy." Instead, a shot of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate, better known as DMPA or depo shot, has caused confusion and complications, namely loss of bone density and early signs of osteoporosis.

  • Germany Knew about Children's Motrin SJS. We Didn't
    Germany Knew about Children's Motrin SJS. We Didn't
    February 19, 2011

    Sacramento, CA As advanced a society as Americans believe they are to be, there appears to be areas in which other countries in the world excel. One of those areas, it seems, is a simple awareness of what are in the drugs we are taking, and the very real risks involved in their consumption. A recent court ruling in the State of California over Childrens Motrin and its relationship to a grievous skin condition suggests that Americans can and should have better information.

  • Pfizer Reported to Reach $330 Million Deal on Prempro Lawsuits
    Pfizer Reported to Reach $330 Million Deal on Prempro Lawsuits
    February 9, 2011

    New York, NY Pfizer Inc, the maker of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) Prempro, has agreed to pay $330 million to resolve claims that the menopause drug caused breast cancer. The settlement brings to an end eight years of litigation including some 2,200 related Prempro lawsuits that alleged Wyeth, the company that developed Prempro and was subsequently bought out by Pfizer, knew of the cancer risk but was not forthcoming about it.

  • Three dead, 10 Injured in Mississippi School Bus Crash
    Three dead, 10 Injured in Mississippi School Bus Crash
    February 8, 2011

    Calhoun County, MS At least three people have been killed and 10 injured in a school bus accident in Mississippi Tuesday afternoon. The bus, from Choctaw County, was struck by an 18-wheel tractor trailer at the intersection of Highway 8 and Highway 9 in Calhoun County at approximately 2:30 p.m. local time, Jon Kalahar, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety said.

  • Depo-Provera: When Your Bones Are Older Than You…
    Depo-Provera: When Your Bones Are Older Than You…
    February 5, 2011

    Washington, DC Taking an injection four times per year v. having to remember to take a pill daily for three weeks out of four may have seemed like just the ticket for some women. However, the fallout from Depo-Provera has, for some, proved frustrating with lasting adverse effects.

  • Arizona's Photo Radar Lawyer
    Arizona's Photo Radar Lawyer
    February 5, 2011

    Scottsdale, AZTraffic court judges may not be big fans of attorney Michael Kielsky, but his clients love him. Since Kielsky began fighting photo radar tickets in 2009, he has successfully squashed tickets for about 85 percent of his photo radar clients.

  • 150 People Sickened on Royal Caribbean Cruise
    150 People Sickened on Royal Caribbean Cruise
    January 9, 2011

    St. Petersburg, FL An outbreak of intestinal illness that has sickened about 150 people caused a Royal Caribbean cruise to return to port in Tampa, Florida today. The ship, The Radiance of the Seas, returned from a 5-day trip to Mexico that began January 3.

  • American Tourists Killed in Bus Accident
    American Tourists Killed in Bus Accident
    December 26, 2010

    Cairo, Egypt Eight American tourists were killed and another 21 injured when a bus collided with a truck near Aswan in southern Egypt. A police official said that six of the dead were women. Some of the injured tourists would be airlifted Sunday afternoon to a Cairo hospital-- four crash victims were reported in critical condition.

  • Internet Fraud Scams Victims Out of Money
    Internet Fraud Scams Victims Out of Money
    December 25, 2010

    Columbus, OH The FBI has issued a new warning to consumers to be wary of Internet fraud, including Internet scams and email fraud. According to the FBI, consumers could be victims of an email scam, in which con artists send e-mails to obtain consumers' personal information. That information can then be used to commit identity theft.

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