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.

  • Match.com Fraud
    Match.com Fraud
    November 22 2005

    Online daters have filed a lawsuit and are seeking class action status against the cyberspace love connector. The suit claims employees from the Internet matchmaking service sent out bogus romantic e-mails and even went on sham dates with...

  • Florida Power & Light Co. Hurricane Wilma
    Florida Power & Light Co. Hurricane Wilma
    November 21 2005

    Customers have filed a lawsuit and are seeking class action status against the utility company. The suit claims FPL failed to properly maintain utility poles and substations, which led to power outages and delays in restoration for the 3.2...

  • Tamiflu Suicide
    Tamiflu Suicide
    November 16 2005

    With flu season approaching, governments all over the world are hording flu vaccines such as the new drug, Tamiflu. Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate) is an antiviral capsule or powder to be taken orally within the first two days of flu symptoms...

  • Welles-Bowen Realty Inc. Title Kickbacks
    Welles-Bowen Realty Inc. Title Kickbacks
    November 15 2005

    A lawsuit has been filed and is seeking class action status in the U.S. District Court in Toledo alleging the company's title-company arm is a sham operation that collects kickbacks from Fidelity National Financial Inc. and Chicago Title...

  • Depo-Medrol Fatalities
    Depo-Medrol Fatalities
    November 9 2005

    Depo-Medrol (Methylprednisolone acetate) is an anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid that is administered to relieve pain from rheumatoid arthritis and bursitis, severe lower back pain or dermatologic disorders. The FDA has approved use of the...

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
    Deep Vein Thrombosis
    November 4 2005

    Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that can develop when blood flow slows or stops to a specific area of the body. DVT can occur for many reasons, one of which is prolonged inactivity. If the blood clot remains in the lower leg it can pool...

  • Zevalin Fatalities
    Zevalin Fatalities
    November 3 2005

    The U.S. FDA and drug manufacturer Biogen Idec have issued a drug safety alert advising physicians that Zevalin can be associated with severe cutaneous or mucocutaneous reactions, some of which have been fatal. The Zevalin therapeutic regimen...

  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    November 3 2005

    There are over 30 types of lymphoma and most of these are classified as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. These cancers are typically found on lymphatic tissues such as lymph nodes or lymphatic organs. The lymph glands protect against infection by...

  • Best Buy Geek Squad
    Best Buy Geek Squad
    November 2 2005

    Attorneys are investigating claims that the Geek Squad at Best Buy violates the privacy of customers having their personal computers and laptops serviced. Allegations include unauthorized viewing of personal files, information and pictures...

  • Defective Camera Chip
    Defective Camera Chip
    October 31 2005

    Electronics companies have announced that some of their cameras, camcorders, and hand-held computers may contain a defective chip. According to the companies, the chip is apt to fail in hot and humid environments. The companies are offering...