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.

  • Kohl's Accused of Consumer Fraud over Alleged Sales Prices
    Kohl's Accused of Consumer Fraud over Alleged Sales Prices
    December 15 2016

    Santa Clara, CA: Kohl's is facing a allegations of consumer fraud over fraudulent sales prices. Attorneys for the City of Los Angeles allege the retailer engages in "false reference pricing" by advertising that their merchandise previously sold at...

  • Cuisinart Recalls 8 Million Food Processors Due To Risk of Injury
    Cuisinart Recalls 8 Million Food Processors Due To Risk of Injury
    December 14 2016

    Santa Clara, CA: Cuisinart is recalling about 8 million (in addition, about 300,000 were sold in Canada) food processors following reports of injury. The food processor’s riveted blade can crack over time and small, metal pieces of the blade...

  • Toxic Vapes From E-Cigarettes Pose Health Hazards
    Toxic Vapes From E-Cigarettes Pose Health Hazards
    December 7 2016

    Santa Clara, CA: New research on the health risks associated with electronic cigarettes indicate that the flavoring additives in liquid nicotine and contained in the devices convert to high amounts of toxic chemicals. According to researchers at...

  • VA Dental Malpractice
    VA Dental Malpractice
    December 5 2016

    Santa Clara, CA: Several hundred veterans may have been infected hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV following reports of dental malpractice. A Department of Veterans Affairs dentist failed to correctly disinfect his equipment over a one-year period...

  • Fiat Chrysler and Bosch EcoDiesel Emissions Cheating Allegations
    Fiat Chrysler and Bosch EcoDiesel Emissions Cheating Allegations
    December 5 2016

    Santa Clara, CA: Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Bosch are facing allegations of emissions cheating in that they colluded to falsify diesel emissions readings with their diesel Dodge RAM 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel models. The allegations...

  • Tennessee Wildfire Property Damage
    Tennessee Wildfire Property Damage
    November 30 2016

    Santa Clara, CA: Wildfires in eastern Tennessee have displaced more than 14,000 Tennessee residents, many of whom have lost everything. The fire advanced with frightening speed, and is estimated to have damaged or destroyed more than 400 homes...

  • Potential Carcinogen, RoundUp Glyphosate, Found In Cheerios and Many Other Foods
    Potential Carcinogen, RoundUp Glyphosate, Found In Cheerios and Many Other Foods
    November 25 2016

    Santa Clara, CA: The weed killer glyphosate is at the center of potential concern regarding the safety of a variety of American foods including cookies, crackers and popular cold cereals breakfast cereals such as Cheerios. Independent testing...

  • ATM Fees Could Violate Antitrust Laws
    ATM Fees Could Violate Antitrust Laws
    November 23 2016

    Santa Clara, CA: ATM fees have come under fire in a recently filed antitrust class action lawsuit against major credit cards and US banks, including Visa and MasterCard. The allegations are that the financial institutions conspired to increase the...

  • Bard Ventralex Hernia Patch Mesh Health Complications
    Bard Ventralex Hernia Patch Mesh Health Complications
    November 9 2016

    Santa Clara, CA: The Ventralex Hernia Patch made by C.R. Bard may be defectively designed, making it be incompatible with human tissue causing health complications in people who have is surgically implanted. According to allegations made in at...

  • Truckers Accuse Wal-Mart of Violating California and Federal Labor Law
    Truckers Accuse Wal-Mart of Violating California and Federal Labor Law
    November 3 2016

    Santa Clara, CA: Wal-Mart is accused of violating California labor law by failing to pay its truck drivers for the time they spend with their trucks during inspections and government-mandated 10-hour layovers. According to the specific...