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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.

  • 500,000 Volkswagens Recalled for Cheating on Emission Controls
    500,000 Volkswagens Recalled for Cheating on Emission Controls
    September 21 2015

    Washington, DC: Volkswagen has been ordered by the Obama administration to recall almost 500,000 vehicles which, the government claims, evade emission reduction standards via illegally installed software. The recall involves 4-cylinder Volkswagen...

  • Reports of Illness and Death Prompt Soft Cheese Recall
    Reports of Illness and Death Prompt Soft Cheese Recall
    September 21 2015

    Washington, DC: Further to reports of illness and death, on September 16, 2015, Karoun Dairies, Inc. recalled and ceased production of certain cheeses that the company distributes due to possible contamination with Listeria. The recall includes...

  • FDA Modifies Clozapine Prescribing Information due to Neutropenia
    FDA Modifies Clozapine Prescribing Information due to Neutropenia
    September 16 2015

    Washington, DC: Due to continuing safety concerns and current knowledge about a serious blood condition called severe neutropenia associated with the schizophrenia medicine clozapine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is making changes...

  • Devils Claw Supplement Makers Get Warning Letters
    Devils Claw Supplement Makers Get Warning Letters
    September 16 2015

    New York, NY: The Attorney General of New York, A.G. Schneiderman, has issued Cease-And-Desist Letters to 13 makers of devil' claw supplements marketed to arthritis sufferers, demanding that 13 dietary supplement manufacturers cease and...

  • FDA Halts Sales of 4 RJ Reynolds Cigarette Products
    FDA Halts Sales of 4 RJ Reynolds Cigarette Products
    September 15 2015

    Washington, DC: Further to health concerns regarding four currently marketed R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company cigarette products, including its Camel Crush Bold brand, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued orders that will stop their...

  • Cucumbers Recalled Due To Possible Food Poisoning
    Cucumbers Recalled Due To Possible Food Poisoning
    September 7 2015

    Washington, DC: On September 4, 2015, Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce voluntarily recalled all cucumbers sold under the "Limited Edition"brand label during the period from August 1, 2015 through September 3, 2015 because they may be...

  •  Blue Bell Creameries Issues Nationwide Wide Recall Following Deaths From Listeria Monocytogenes
    Blue Bell Creameries Issues Nationwide Wide Recall Following Deaths From Listeria Monocytogenes
    April 23 2015

    Washington, DC: Blue Bell Creameries of Brenham, Texas, is recalling all of its products currently on the market because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Samples taken by the firm showed the presence of...

  • Trek Recalls Bicycles
    Trek Recalls Bicycles
    April 22 2015

    Washington, DC: Trek is recalling about 900,000 bicycles in the U.S. and 98,000 in Canada, model years 2000 through 2015 due to a potential design defect. These bikes are equipped with front disc brakes and a black or silver quick release...

  • FDA Issues Warning For Flurbiprofen and Pet Exposure
    FDA Issues Warning For Flurbiprofen and Pet Exposure
    April 17 2015

    Washington, DC: The FDA is alerting pet owners, veterinarians, health care providers and pharmacists that pets are at risk of illness and death when exposed to atopical pain medications containing the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)...

  • Baxter IV Solutions Recalled
    Baxter IV Solutions Recalled
    April 10 2015

    Washington, DC: Baxter International Inc. is voluntarily recalling select lots of intravenous (IV) solutions to the hospital/user level due to the potential presence of particulate matter. Intravenous administration of a solution containing...

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