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.

  • Greyhound Fatal Bus Crash
    Greyhound Fatal Bus Crash
    September 11 2006

    New York - On August 28, 2006 a Greyhound bus carrying 54 people crashed on Interstate 87 in upstate New York. Five people were killed in the accident and all of the 49 survivors were taken by ambulance to area hospitals, many with serious and...

  • Novartis' Glivec Heart Failure
    Novartis' Glivec Heart Failure
    September 11 2006

    The FDA approved Novartis' Glivec in May of 2001 to use on patients with advanced stage Philadelphia-chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia. A recent study of targeted cancer therapy Glivec found that the treatment could cause heart failure...

  • California Physicians Unlicensed IUD
    California Physicians Unlicensed IUD
    September 10 2006

    At least 850 women in Southern California are being notified by letter that their physicians are being investigated for allegedly illegally obtaining contraceptives from unlicensed Internet or Mexico based vendors. An intrauterine device or IUD is...

  • Starbucks Corp. Coupon Recall
    Starbucks Corp. Coupon Recall
    September 9 2006

    Seattle - A nationwide lawsuit has been filed and is seeking class action status against Starbucks Corp., the Seattle based coffee company related to its recent recall of coupons entitling holders to a free iced drink. Starbucks Corp. e-mailed the...

  • Donor Referral Services Tainted Tissue
    Donor Referral Services Tainted Tissue
    September 8 2006

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration have shut down Donor Referral Services of Raleigh, NC. The FDA said the company, run by Philip Guyett, had serious deficiencies in its processing, donor screening and record keeping. The government accused...

  • Monterey Mushrooms Listeria Monocytogenes
    Monterey Mushrooms Listeria Monocytogenes
    September 8 2006

    Monterey Mushrooms has recalled 10,000 cases of fresh sliced white mushrooms and fresh sliced Baby Bella mushrooms, because they have the potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes...

  • Fayette County, KY Detention Center Employee Overtime
    Fayette County, KY Detention Center Employee Overtime
    September 7 2006

    Fayette - Employees of the Fayette County Detention Center have field a lawsuit against the city claiming they are required to work overtime without pay, and short changed on rest and lunch breaks. The lawsuit is seeking class action status and...

  • NorthSteppe Realty Underestimated Utilities
    NorthSteppe Realty Underestimated Utilities
    September 7 2006

    Franklin - Ohio State University's Student Housing Legal Clinic has filed a lawsuit and is seeking class action status on behalf of students against the local landlord. NorthSteppe Realty allegedly intentionally misled students about the cost of...

  • Atico International USA Inc. Patio Umbrella Lead
    Atico International USA Inc. Patio Umbrella Lead
    September 7 2006

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Atico International has recalled 27,700 nine foot patio umbrellas due to lead content. The umbrella poles contain paint with excessive levels of lead, which can cause adverse health...

  • Triangle Tube/Phase III CO Poisoning
    Triangle Tube/Phase III CO Poisoning
    September 7 2006

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Triangle Tube/Phase III has recalled 3,000 Delta Performance or Delta Performance Plus Series Combination Water Heaters due to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. The burner plate and...

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