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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.

  • Roto-Rooter, Inc.
    Roto-Rooter, Inc.
    January 1 2003

    A consumer fraud class action lawsuit has been certified against Roto-Rooter, Inc. on behalf of Roto-Rooter customers in thirty-five states who were charged a fee purportedly for "miscellaneous supplies." The complaint alleges that from October...

  • Adalat side effects, Procardia side effects, possible
    Adalat side effects, Procardia side effects, possible
    October 9 2002

    Nifedipine (Adalat and Procardia) is a calcium channel blocking agent that has been allegedly linked to severe angina, heart attacks, hypotension, and congestive heart failure on rare occasions. Nifedipine reduces the heart's workload and relax...

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