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.

  • Copa hair straightening system
    Copa hair straightening system
    June 21 2004

    Copa hair straightening system for alleged false advertising of defective product. There are a number of claims that the Copa Hair Straightening System does not produce the results that it claims, and even that it may have detrimental effect on...

  • Saturn Ion steering lock
    Saturn Ion steering lock
    June 21 2004

    There is a possible class action alleging that Saturn Ion steering wheels lock while the car is being driven. The reports indicate that there have been multiple instances of the steering wheel locking and allowing no turning capability. These...

  • Holster
    June 21 2004

    Alleging Holster straps can catch the trigger and cause guns to fire. There have been eight reported incidents of holsters causing the gun to fire when the strap caught the trigger upon insertion into the holster. The Fobus GLT holsters have been...

  • Effexor-Antidepressants and Violent Behavior
    Effexor-Antidepressants and Violent Behavior
    June 15 2004

    Antidepressants and Violent Behavior The SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) are antidepressants patterned after Prozac (fluoxetine) and include Celexa, Lexapro, Luvox, Paxil, and Zoloft. These and two other non-SSRI antidepressants...

  • Surgical Hair Restoration
    Surgical Hair Restoration
    June 15 2004

    Dozens of doctors and clinics advertise extensively for "surgical hair restoration," "medical hair restoration" and "hair transplantation." Many promise a new, full head of your own hair after just one or two practically painless and inexpensive...

  • insurance policies
    insurance policies
    June 15 2004

    Several large companies such as Wal-Mart, have taken out life insurance policies on their employees, without their consent or knowledge, and named themselves as beneficiaries. The courts have ruled that such monies should go to the families of of...

  • Redux, Fen-Phen Heart and PPH Lung Problems
    Redux, Fen-Phen Heart and PPH Lung Problems
    June 10 2004

    Redux, along with Fen Phen, were wildly popular diet drugs in the late 1990s. They were prescribed as an appetite suppressant in conjunction with a diet and exercise regimen for obesity. However, according to the FDA, up to 20 percent of patients...

  • Mercury-laden Vaccines linked to Autism Class Action or lawsuit
    Mercury-laden Vaccines linked to Autism Class Action or lawsuit
    June 6 2004

    A group of parents, whose children have all suffered brain damage from exposure to toxic mercury overdosing from childhood vaccinations, took a series of legal actions designed to put an end once and for all to mercury-laced vaccines and provide...

  • leased vehicle wrongful charges for excessive wear and tear
    leased vehicle wrongful charges for excessive wear and tear
    June 5 2004

    Some auto leasing companies have a practice of assessing unreasonable charges for "wear and tear" or "excess mileage" at the end of a car lease. Obviously, a certain amount of "wear and tear" is reasonable during the lease period, but sometimes...

  • MetLife Financialclass action lawsuit
    MetLife Financialclass action lawsuit
    May 29 2004

    If you have moved your investment portfolio to MetLife Financial for financial services we would like to know. We would like to hear from you if: 1) your portfolio was transferred to MetLife between 2001 and the present 2) an analysis of your...

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