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.

  • Cell Phone Early Termination Fees - Cell Phone Fees & Class Action Lawsuits
    Cell Phone Early Termination Fees - Cell Phone Fees & Class Action Lawsuits
    September 22 2005

    Lawyers are investigating unfairly charged early termination fees on cell phones. Consumers have complained that some cell phone companies have charged early termination fees when service was cancelled within 30 days from the start date; consumers...

  • Praxair and Praxair Distribution Asbestos Debris
    Praxair and Praxair Distribution Asbestos Debris
    September 13 2005

    A lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed against the compressed gas plant alleging a massive fire punctuated by explosions spread asbestos filled debris and the company did not adequately notify the public. "The suit claims Praxair...

  • Toyota Motor Company Steering Recall
    Toyota Motor Company Steering Recall
    September 11 2005

    Toyota Recalling One Million Trucks due to Flawed Parts New York, NY: A subpoena has been issued for Toyota Motor Corp to present documents relating to steering problems in its vehicles. The subpoena was issued by a federal grand jury on June 29...

  • Florida Power and Light
    Florida Power and Light
    September 10 2005

    Florida Power and Light (FPL) - failure to remedy power outages for what is reasonably anticipated as normal weather in a subtropical metro South Florida. Thousands of South Florida customers of Florida Power and Light (FPL) are complaining...

  • Ford Motor Company Cruise Control Fireclass action lawsuit
    Ford Motor Company Cruise Control Fireclass action lawsuit
    September 10 2005

    On September 7, 2005, Ford Motor Company announced the recall of 3.8 million SUVs and trucks involving a defective cruise control switch that can result in fire, presenting a serious risk to property and consumers. This recall, the fifth...

  • Bluetooth
    Bluetooth
    September 9 2005

    It is alleged that Alltel, and maybe other cellular service providers and cell phone resellers, may have sold the Motorola V710 cell phone, and maybe other phones, with representations that the phone had Bluetooth® functions, when in fact, most...

  • Herceptin Heart Disease
    Herceptin Heart Disease
    September 2 2005

    Herceptin (trastuzumab), a drug used for breast cancer patients, may significantly increase the risk of heart problems, specifically cardiotoxicity, according to a study through the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project. The...

  • Medigap Claim
    Medigap Claim
    September 1 2005

    Consumers with Medicare or Medigap Supplemental Insurance denied nursing care/hospice care benefits Medicare Supplemental Insurance or Medicare Advantage policyholders who purchased policies prior to 1992 and have been wrongly denied...

  • Bad Faith Insurance for Cancer Patients
    Bad Faith Insurance for Cancer Patients
    August 15 2005

    "Supplemental insurance policyholders who have received benefits under an American Public Life Policy or an American Family Life Policy within the last 5 years may be entitled to additional compensation." A law firm is investigating the...

  • Wells Fargo No Broker
    Wells Fargo No Broker
    August 14 2005

    Allegations of Kickbacks paid by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage to Title Insurers in California A law firm is investigating allegations by consumers and the state of California Department of Insurance that Wells Fargo Home Mortgage may have paid...