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.

  • Bed Bug Infestations in Correctional and Psychiatric Institutions
    Bed Bug Infestations in Correctional and Psychiatric Institutions
    October 19 2017

    Nashville, TN: Reports of bed bug infestations in correctional or psychiatric institutions are being made nationwide. Considered a public health issue, bed bugs are more than a nuisance, as they cause a variety of health issues including skin...

  • Government Facing Legal Claims of Flooding Caused by Reservoir Draining
    Government Facing Legal Claims of Flooding Caused by Reservoir Draining
    October 18 2017

    Houston, TX: Allegations of negligence are being made in the wake of damage allegedly caused by the US Army Corps of Engineers after they began releasing floodwater from Hurricane Harvey, which had been collecting in the Addicks and Barker...

  • Allegations of Negligence Made in California Wildfires
    Allegations of Negligence Made in California Wildfires
    October 18 2017

    Santa Rosa, CA: Amid allegations of negligence in its mitigation of the risk and spread of the deadly Coffey Park and Sonoma County wildfires California power supplier PG&E finds itself facing the possibility of lawsuits. Thousands of residents...

  • Oil Rig Explosion in Lake Pontchartrain Critically Injures Workers
    Oil Rig Explosion in Lake Pontchartrain Critically Injures Workers
    October 16 2017

    New Orleans, LA: An oil rig on Lake Pontchartrain exploded on Sunday, October 15, 2017, critically injuring several workers on the rig while another remains missing. The rig exploded off Kenner, LA, and the Coast Guard resumed its search for the...

  •  Fiat Chrysler Recalls 700,000 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee Vehicles
    Fiat Chrysler Recalls 700,000 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee Vehicles
    October 5 2017

    Detroit, MI: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 709,837 sport-utility vehicles sold in North America due to a potential braking defect stemming from an earlier recall three years ago. The recall involves model years 2011 through 2014 Dodge...

  • Florida Light & Power Facing Hurricane Irma Power Outage Class Action Lawsuits
    Florida Light & Power Facing Hurricane Irma Power Outage Class Action Lawsuits
    September 20 2017

    Miami, Fl: Miami's regulated electricity monopoly, Florida Light & Power (FLP), is facing proposed consumer fraud class action lawsuits alleging the additional fees it’s been collecting from its customers following the aftermath of Hurricane...

  • Hurricane Harvey First Responders Alleging Injuries from Explosions
    Hurricane Harvey First Responders Alleging Injuries from Explosions
    September 11 2017

    Houston,TX: First responders to chemical explosions which occurred during Hurricane Harvey are alleging they weren’t warned of the toxicity of the substances they encountered when they arrived on scene and as a result are now suffering first...

  • Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Facing Allegations of Fraud
    Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Facing Allegations of Fraud
    August 28 2017

    Santa Clara, CA: Allegations of fraud are being made against the largest wine and spirits distributor in the United States, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits LLC. The complaints, including a lawsuit filed by a California resident, allege...

  • Unfair Medical Charges for Crash Victims in Florida Medical Center
    Unfair Medical Charges for Crash Victims in Florida Medical Center
    August 24 2017

    Santa Clara, CA: Allegations of fraud have been filed against North Okaloosa Medical Center in Florida, by a man who claims he was charged $40,000 to have four scans done in the center’s emergency room after a car accident. Court documents...

  • Firetruck Sirens Causing Firefighter Hearing Loss
    Firetruck Sirens Causing Firefighter Hearing Loss
    August 24 2017

    Santa Clara, CA: Firetruck siren manufacturer Federal Signal Corporation of Oak Brook, Illinois, is facing allegations brought by firefighters that its devices have caused hearing loss. The siren maker is facing no less than five first responder...