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.

  • Long-haul Truckers Allege California Labor Law Violations
    Long-haul Truckers Allege California Labor Law Violations
    October 4 2016

    Santa Clara, CA: A trucking company in California has found itself on the end of a California labor law class action lawsuit brought by a driver who claims Prime Inc, misclassified himself and thousands of other drivers as a means of avoiding...

  • Suboxone Antitrust Action Filed by 35 Attorney Generals
    Suboxone Antitrust Action Filed by 35 Attorney Generals
    September 28 2016

    Santa Clara, CA: The makers of the drug Suboxone, which is used to treat opioid addiction, are facing an antitrust lawsuit filed by 35 Attorney Generals. According to their complaint, the AGs allege Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals and Indivior...

  • Converse Workers Claim Unpaid Wages
    Converse Workers Claim Unpaid Wages
    September 28 2016

    Santa Clara, CA: An unpaid wage and hour complaint has been brought by California-based workers at Converse Inc. Filed in 2015 by Eric Chavez, the complaint sought to establish a class of "hundreds, if not thousands" of nonexempt employees who...

  • Wells Fargo Employees File Wrongful Termination Class Action
    Wells Fargo Employees File Wrongful Termination Class Action
    September 26 2016

    Santa Clara, CA: A wrongful termination class action lawsuit has been filed against Wells Fargo by two employees who allege, on behalf of themselves and other employees similarly situated, that by trying to meet the aggressive sales quotas set by...

  • Wells Fargo Fraudulent Bank and Credit Card Account Fees
    Wells Fargo Fraudulent Bank and Credit Card Account Fees
    September 8 2016

    Santa Clara, CA: Wells Fargo customers are concerned that the $5 million payback from the bank over the massive banking fraud that was revealed to the public this week, may not go far enough. Customers who have had fake checking accounts set up in...

  • FDA Warns Women About Ovarian Cancer Screening Tests
    FDA Warns Women About Ovarian Cancer Screening Tests
    September 7 2016

    Santa Clara, CA: The FDA issued an alert for women about the risks associated with the use of tests being marketed as ovarian cancer screening tests. Specifically, the Agency concerned about delaying effective preventive treatments for women who...

  • ITT Technical Institutes Closes its Doors Following Fraud Investigations
    ITT Technical Institutes Closes its Doors Following Fraud Investigations
    September 7 2016

    Santa Clara, CA: Following investigations for fraud, ITT Educational Services has closed the doors on its subsidiary, ITT Technical Institutes, stranding some 45,000 students and 8,000 staffers. The school is among the largest for-profit colleges...

  • Baxter Vascu-Guard Peripheral Vascular Patch Linked to Deaths and Surgical Adverse Events
    Baxter Vascu-Guard Peripheral Vascular Patch Linked to Deaths and Surgical Adverse Events
    September 2 2016

    Washington, DC: The FDA has issued a warning regarding Baxter International Inc.’s Vascu-Guard Peripheral Vascular Patch (also referred to as the Vascu-Guard patch). The agency has recently received multiple adverse event reports associated...

  • Lead Poisoning Leading to Illness In Indiana
    Lead Poisoning Leading to Illness In Indiana
    August 31 2016

    Santa Clara, CA: Environmental lead poisoning is responsible for health issues reported in the children of a woman living in Indiana, one of 1000 such families. Those families, including 670 children, were advised in a letter issued July 25 by East...

  • McDonald’s “Step-iT” Activity Wristbands Recalled
    McDonald’s “Step-iT” Activity Wristbands Recalled
    August 25 2016

    Washington, DC: McDonald’s is recalling about about 29 million Step It Activity Wristbands in the US and a further 3.6 million units in Canada following more than 70 reports of incidents, including seven reports of blisters, after wearing the...