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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.

  • International Business Machines Corp. and Lenovo ThinkPad Batteries Fire Hazard
    International Business Machines Corp. and Lenovo ThinkPad Batteries Fire Hazard
    September 28 2006

    The US Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Lenovo and IBM Corp. has recalled over 500,000 rechargeable, lithium-ion batteries used in ThinkPad notebook computers due to fire hazard. The recall involves about 168,500 battery...

  • Wynn Las Vegas Card Dealer Tips
    Wynn Las Vegas Card Dealer Tips
    September 26 2006

    A lawsuit has been filed and is seeking class action status on behalf of more than 500 card dealers at the Las Vegas strip hotel. The lawsuit was filed in Clark County District Court and claims a recently implemented tip pooling program requires...

  • Holland America Line Passenger Charges
    Holland America Line Passenger Charges
    September 25 2006

    A lawsuit has been filed and is seeking class action status against the cruise ship operator for allegedly defrauding passengers traveling on Alaska cruises through a series of allegedly deceptive actions. The lawsuit was filed in the US District...

  • Hasbro Inc. Playskool Tool Bench
    Hasbro Inc. Playskool Tool Bench
    September 25 2006

    In cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission Hasbro has voluntarily recalled about 255,000 Playskool Team Talkin' Tool Bench toys following the deaths of two young children. Two boys under the age of two suffocated to death when...

  • Salinas Valley E. Coli Spinach
    Salinas Valley E. Coli Spinach
    September 22 2006

    In the wake of the E. Coli outbreak that resulted in the destruction of spinach crops in California's Salinas Valley it appears that the bacterium is so pervasive that almost every waterway in the valley is in violation of national standards. An...

  • Pancreas Transplant Program under investigation.
    Pancreas Transplant Program under investigation.
    September 22 2006

    Sharp Memorial Hospital's pancreas transplant program is the subject of an investigation for a possible class action lawsuit for adding and waitlisting patients in their pancreas transplant program even though they have not done a pancreas...

  • LEGO Systems Inc. Explore Super Trucks Puncture Hazard
    LEGO Systems Inc. Explore Super Trucks Puncture Hazard
    September 21 2006

    The US Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with LEGO Systems has recalled 358,000 LEGO EXPLORE Super Trucks due to puncture hazard. The plastic wheels on the truck can detach, exposing a metal axle. This poses a puncture hazard to...

  • Tribune Co. Shareholders
    Tribune Co. Shareholders
    September 20 2006

    A shareholder lawsuit has been filed and is seeking class action status against eight directors of the company for allegedly erecting defensive barriers to prevent potential acquirers from attempting to buy the company directly from shareholders...

  • Cafe Express Illegal Immigrant Employee
    Cafe Express Illegal Immigrant Employee
    September 19 2006

    Approximately 100 illegal immigrant employees of Cafe Express have filed a lawsuit and are seeking class action status against the restaurant chain for unjust enrichment and fraud. Cafe Express, a unit of Wendy's International Inc., and its law firm...

  • DaimlerChrysler Corporation and Cooper Tire and Rubber Company
    DaimlerChrysler Corporation and Cooper Tire and Rubber Company
    September 19 2006

    On September 26, 2005 Utah State University instructor Evan Parker was transporting 10 agricultural students home from a field trip when the left rear tire blew and the van rolled four times. All 11 men were ejected from the van; Parker and eight...

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