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.

  • 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...

  • Gillette Stock Fraud
    Gillette Stock Fraud
    March 7 2006

    Investigation commenced on behalf of investors who sold Gillette common stock (NYSE: G) at any time from November 5, 2004 through January 30, 2005 before the announcement of Gillette's merger with Procter & Gamble. The investigation involves...

  • Lasik eye surgery class action or  lawsuit
    Lasik eye surgery class action or lawsuit
    March 6 2006

    Has your vision been damaged by Lasik laser eye surgery? Register your Lasik laser Eye Surgery Complaint If you or a loved one has suffered damages in this case, you may qualify for damages or remedies that may be awarded in a possible class...

  • Citibank ATM Fraud
    Citibank ATM Fraud
    March 6 2006

    Recently, a consumer trying to access cash via his Citibank ATM card in Canada experienced a locked bank account and declined transaction. Upon contacting the bank, he learned that there has been alleged fraudulent activity on Citibank cards in...