Class Action Investigations

Class Action Investigations

Consumer complaints under attorney investigation; no lawsuits filed yet. When certain consumer complaints affect a larger number of individuals, an attorney may begin a class action investigation. The number of people affected in order to begin an investigation can and will vary depending on the nature of the product in question and the complaint involved. For example, a serious auto defect can lead to a loss of many lives and prompt a class action investigation based on a small number of complaints; a mislabeled food product might be recalled but not result in actual injury to anyone and, therefore, not prompt a class action investigation. If an attorney determines there is cause for legal action, a class action investigation can lead to a class action lawsuit being filed.

  • GM Recalls 691,000 Chevrolet Silverado  and GMC Sierra Trucks
    GM Recalls 691,000 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Trucks
    August 4 2017

    Santa Clara, CA: Nearly 691,000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks model-year 2014, are being recalled by General Motors LLC, due to an electrical issue that can cause temporary loss of the power steering during low-speed...

  • Train Derailment and Explosion Causes Mass Evacuation
    Train Derailment and Explosion Causes Mass Evacuation
    August 3 2017

    Santa Clara, CA: A massive train derailment involving 32 rail cars carrying hazardous material has forced the evacuation of all residents within a one-mile radius. The train accident took place about 85 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, PA...

  • Honolulu Fire First Responder Misconduct under Review
    Honolulu Fire First Responder Misconduct under Review
    August 1 2017

    Santa Clara, CA: The fire department’s response to what was initially thought to be a five alarm fire at the Marco Polo building in Honolulu, Hawaii, is coming under scrutiny to determine any first responder misconduct. According to local...

  • Amusement Park Death at Ohio State Fair Under Investigation
    Amusement Park Death at Ohio State Fair Under Investigation
    July 28 2017

    Santa Clara, CA: A recent review of an amusement park accident at the Ohio State Fair which killed one person, has found that the operator of the ride is responsible for the incident. However, the cause remains undetermined. The report was made...

  • Honda Recalls 2M Vehicles Due To Engine Compartment Fires
    Honda Recalls 2M Vehicles Due To Engine Compartment Fires
    July 19 2017

    Santa Clara, CA: Honda has issued a global recall involving some 2.1 million vehicles equipped with battery sensors that may catch fire. The recall affects about 1.15 million Honda Accord vehicles from the 2013-2016 model years in the United...

  • Unpaid Overtime Law Being Tested In Chipotle Class Action Lawsuit
    Unpaid Overtime Law Being Tested In Chipotle Class Action Lawsuit
    June 8 2017

    Santa Clara, CA: An employee at Chipotle Mexican Grill has filed an unpaid overtime law class action lawsuit after the restaurant chain reversed its decision in 2016 to pay workers overtime. The Chipotle decision also flies in the face of the new...

  • Class 1 Recall of HeartMate II LVAS Pocket System Controller Issued
    Class 1 Recall of HeartMate II LVAS Pocket System Controller Issued
    May 24 2017

    Washington, DC: Following reports of 70 incidents in which the Abbott-Thoratec HeartMate II LVAS Pocket System Controller has malfunctioned after an exchange, a Class 1 recall has been issued for the device. The 70 incident reports include...

  • Zillow Zestimates Allegedly Misrepresent Property Values
    Zillow Zestimates Allegedly Misrepresent Property Values
    May 24 2017

    Santa Clara, CA: Zillow, a real estate website that provides estimates of property values, is facing allegations of consumer fraud, based on Zillow’s Zestimate valuation tool which allegedly misrepresents properties’ real market values. A...

  • Studies Raise Concerns for Risk of Bladder Cancer From E-Cigarettes
    Studies Raise Concerns for Risk of Bladder Cancer From E-Cigarettes
    May 19 2017

    Santa Clara, CA: Data from new studies now show there may be a link between vaping e-cigarettes and bladder cancer. Researchers presenting their findings at the 112th Annual...

  • Abbott Recalls Coronary Catheters
    Abbott Recalls Coronary Catheters
    May 16 2017

    Santa Clara,CA: Abbott has issued recalls of its defective coronary catheters models: NC Trek RX Coronary Dilatation Catheter, NC Traveler Coronary Dilatation Catheter, and NC Tenku RX PTCA Balloon Catheter. The...