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.

  • 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...

  • Monsanto Facing Lawsuits over Alleged Roundup Cancer Connection
    Monsanto Facing Lawsuits over Alleged Roundup Cancer Connection
    August 9 2016

    Santa Clara, CA: Legal investigations have been initiated into a growing number of claims against Monsanto, a multinational agrochemical manufacturer, alleging one of the components in its herbicide product Roundup causes cancer. Reports...

  • Eaton Corporation ERISA Complaints
    Eaton Corporation ERISA Complaints
    August 1 2016

    Santa Clara, CA: An investigation has been launched into the Eaton Corporation Plc (“Eaton Corp.”) (NYSE:ETN) on behalf of its current and former employees over the Eaton Savings Plan (the “Plan”) for...

  • NHTSA Launches Investigation into Harley Davidson Brake Defect
    NHTSA Launches Investigation into Harley Davidson Brake Defect
    July 8 2016

    Santa Clara,CA: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will launch an investigation into reports that some Harley-Davidson Inc (HD) motorcycles have defective brakes. According to media reports, NHTSA has received 43 complaints...

  • Deaths and Injuires Prompt Ikea to Recall 29 Million Chests and Dressers
    Deaths and Injuires Prompt Ikea to Recall 29 Million Chests and Dressers
    June 29 2016

    Washington, DC: Following reports of children’s deaths and injuries, Ikea is recalling about 8 million MALM chests and dressers and 21 million additional children’s and adult chests and dressers in the US, and about 6.6 million that were...

  • Fiat Chrysler Recalls 800,000 SUVs
    Fiat Chrysler Recalls 800,000 SUVs
    June 21 2016

    Santa Clara, CA: Fiat Chrysler US (FCA US) is voluntarily recalling an estimated 811,586 mid-size SUVs and full-size cars in the U.S. to reduce the effect of potential driver error by enhancing warnings and transmission shift strategy. The...

  • FDA Warns of Fatal Imodium (loperamide) Related Heart Problems
    FDA Warns of Fatal Imodium (loperamide) Related Heart Problems
    June 14 2016

    Washington, DC: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that taking higher than recommended doses of the common over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription diarrhea medicine loperamide (Imodium), including through abuse or misuse of the...

  • Bravelle Fertility Drug Allegedly Ineffective
    Bravelle Fertility Drug Allegedly Ineffective
    June 8 2016

    Vancouver, Canada: Fertility drug maker Swiss-based Ferring Pharmaceuticals is facing allegations that certain batches of its fertility drug, Bravelle, are defective. In October 2015, Ferring announced that four lots of Bravelle, sold between 2014...

  • Zecuity Transdermal Patch Lawsuit News & Legal Information
    Zecuity Transdermal Patch Lawsuit News & Legal Information
    June 2 2016

    Washington, DC: UPDATED 06/13/2016: Zecuity manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals has decided to temporarily suspend sales, marketing, and distribution to investigate the cause of burns and scars associated with the Zecuity patch. The US Food and...