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.

  • Pfizer Inc. Lipitor False Advertising
    Pfizer Inc. Lipitor False Advertising
    October 3 2005

    A lawsuit has been filed and is seeking class action status against the medication manufacturers of the anti cholesterol drug Lipitor. The suit claims Pfizer marketed Lipitor as a drug that may prevent heart disease when there is no such...

  • Light Cigarettes Misleading Advertising Lawsuit
    Light Cigarettes Misleading Advertising Lawsuit
    September 27 2005

    The National Cancer Institute (NCI)* states that the lower tar and nicotine numbers advertised by light cigarette manufacturers are misleading and false. They go on to state that "Light cigarettes trick the smoking machines to report...

  • Integrated Healthcare Holdings, Inc. securities
    Integrated Healthcare Holdings, Inc. securities
    September 27 2005

    Company: Integrated Healthcare Holdings, Inc. Ticker Symbol: NASD: IHHI Class Period: March 1, 2005 to May 17, 2005 Date Filed: Sep-27-05 Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Nov-28-05 Court: District, CA Allegations:...

  • Homecomings Financial Network
    Homecomings Financial Network
    September 27 2005

    Unfair business practices in issuing and servicing mortgage loans Homecomings Financial Network Inc. provides residential mortgage loans and has offices throughout the United States, including San Diego, CA; Minneapolis, MN; and Dallas...

  • 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...