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.

  • Gambro Dialysis Machine
    Gambro Dialysis Machine
    March 15 2006

    Gambro's Hemodialysis products are allegedly susceptible to bacterial growth, device malfunctions, and user errors which can cause severe, sometimes fatal side effects in humans. Several reports of patients dying or experiencing high fever or stroke...

  • H&R Block Retirement Plan Fraud
    H&R Block Retirement Plan Fraud
    March 15 2006

    H&R Block Inc. has been accused by New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer with fraudulently marketing retirement savings plans to clients. The lawsuit filed against the largest U.S. tax preparing company has suggested that H&R Block has...

  • Stormpay
    Stormpay
    March 14 2006

    A lawsuit has recently been filed against StormPay, an online payment processor, for alleged unfair business practices. After developing a large user base, StormPay allegedly closed numerous user accounts and also announced that they would no...

  • Airline Cargo Price Fixing
    Airline Cargo Price Fixing
    March 13 2006

    15 class action lawsuits have been filed in district courts around the U.S. against United Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Air France-KLM, Lufthansa, and others for overcharging cargo fees. Various corporations have filed these...

  • Superior Forestry Service
    Superior Forestry Service
    March 10 2006

    The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a lawsuit on behalf of migrant Mexican workers who allegedly were not paid as promised to plant trees in Tennessee. The suit claims the workers are entitled to back pay, travel expenses and other monetary...

  • Norbord Inc. Oriented Strand Board Price Fixing
    Norbord Inc. Oriented Strand Board Price Fixing
    March 7 2006

    The lawsuit alleges that Norbord and six other companies that produce Oriented Strand Board (OSB) worked together and agreed to fix prices and reduce the supply of OSB from June 1, 2002, through to the present, thereby violating U.S. antitrust...

  • State of Indiana Student Scholarship Denial
    State of Indiana Student Scholarship Denial
    March 7 2006

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana alleges that the Indiana state scholarship program denies college scholarships to American-born students whose parents are not U.S. citizens. The lawsuit argues that the program's eligibility...

  • Ingham County Public School Tearchers Mistaken Identity
    Ingham County Public School Tearchers Mistaken Identity
    March 7 2006

    An elementary school teacher filed a class action libel lawsuit in Ingham County against Department of Education officials who mistakenly identified him as a convicted criminal from a state list of school employees, causing the plaintiff...

  • Newell Rubbermaid, Inc. Employee Healthcare
    Newell Rubbermaid, Inc. Employee Healthcare
    March 7 2006

    Ex-Kirsch employees, now retirees, are being asked by Newell Rubbermaid Inc., which owns Kirsch, to pay $40 per month per person for health care after the company changed its health care plan from one company to another. Retirees and Kirsch agreed...

  • K-Mart Full Time Employees Termination
    K-Mart Full Time Employees Termination
    March 7 2006

    Former K-mart employees are exploring the possibility of a class action suit against the retail giant. They are alleging the company used a "personnel assessment process" to terminate some long term, full time workers in order to hire part-time...