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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.

  • PalmOne wireless service cancellation
    PalmOne wireless service cancellation
    August 17 2004

    PalmOne has announced that it will shut down its wireless service, Palm.Net, by the end of August 2004. Services such as Palm.Net e-mail and the MyPalm mobile portal and Web clipping service will no longer be available to Palm.Net users. The San...

  • not-for-profit Hospital
    not-for-profit Hospital
    August 17 2004

    Many hospitals around the country are "not-for-profit" and have been granted a tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. In exchange for their tax exempt status, these hospitals are expected to treat patients even if they don't have...

  • GM Saturn Vue suspension failure
    GM Saturn Vue suspension failure
    August 7 2004

    General Motors Corp. is recalling 246,433 of its Saturn Vue sport utility vehicles in order to strengthen their rear suspension systems. Recent rollover tests conducted by U.S. federal safety regulators found that the rear suspension on...

  • Relacore false advertising
    Relacore false advertising
    July 29 2004

    Relacore is a weight-loss supplement manufactured by The Carter-Reed Company. Relacore's website states that "Excess tummy flab is not your fault." Relacore advertisements state that Relacore "is the most significant advancement in weight...

  • Taxus stents
    Taxus stents
    July 16 2004

    Boston Scientific's Taxus Stent is a drug-coated coronary stent used in conjunction with angioplasty procedures. Taxus stents have been linked to blood clots that formed during and right after surgery that can cause death or stroke. Stents are...

  • Pennsylvania hospital motor vehicle victim billing
    Pennsylvania hospital motor vehicle victim billing
    July 15 2004

    A Pennsylvania hospital has allegedly been billing motor vehicle accident victims for treatment of their injuries. Malakoff Doyle & Finberg, P.C., a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania law firm, is currently investigating a possible class action against...

  • Bextra linked to deadly skin inflammation Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS).
    Bextra linked to deadly skin inflammation Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS).
    July 14 2004

    The anti-inflammatory drug Bextra is a pain management medication prescribed for patients suffering arthritis, needing acute pain management, or who suffer severe menstrual symptoms, and is in a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory...

  • Defective Notebook Memory
    Defective Notebook Memory
    June 29 2004

    Law firms are investigating a potential class action against certain personal computer notebook and memory chip manufacturers. Hewlett-Packard recently announced that some notebooks installed with mobile processors and defective memory chips fail...

  • credit card rate increase
    credit card rate increase
    June 21 2004

    A credit card issuer offered customers a "fixed" rate on balance transfers stating the rate would not increase as long as all of the customer's payments were on time. After the customer accepted the offer and transferred one or more credit card...

  • TruGreen ChemLawn employee discrimination
    TruGreen ChemLawn employee discrimination
    June 21 2004

    TruGreen ChemLawn is allegedly involved in illegal practices of employee discrimination and harassment, customer fraud and chemical dumping. This includes reports of employee firings and management demotions for reporting bad commercial practices...

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