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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.

  • Skin Llightening Products Carcinogen
    Skin Llightening Products Carcinogen
    August 30 2006

    The Food and Drug Administration's Office of Nonprescription Products proposed a ban on over-the-counter sales of skin lightening products. The creams contain hydroquinone, a drug that shows some evidence of possibly causing cancer. The FDA also...

  • Wild Planet Toys Inc. Squirt Gun Impalement
    Wild Planet Toys Inc. Squirt Gun Impalement
    August 30 2006

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Wild Planet Toys has recalled 273,000 Jet Streamers™ Water Blasters Pool Toys due to injury risk. When partially filled with water, the pool toy can stand upright on the pool floor...

  • City of Davenport, IL Traffic Camera
    City of Davenport, IL Traffic Camera
    August 30 2006

    A lawsuit has been filed in Scott County District Court and is seeking class action status against the city of Davenport. The lawsuit claims Rock Island's traffic cameras violate Illinois state code and are only a moneymaker for the city. The...

  • Plavix Heart Attack Stroke
    Plavix Heart Attack Stroke
    August 30 2006

    Although approved by the FDA, the blood thinner Plavix has been found to nearly double the risk of a first heart attack or stroke in patients with high cholesterol or high blood pressure. Plavix plus low-dose aspirin therapy was believed to...

  • Kiddie Kollege, Jim Sullivan Inc. and Philip Giuliano Mercury Exposure
    Kiddie Kollege, Jim Sullivan Inc. and Philip Giuliano Mercury Exposure
    August 28 2006

    Kiddie Kollege voluntarily shut down on July 28, 2006 after testing revealed abnormal levels of mercury inside the building. Elevated levels of mercury were found in 20 students and three employees. A lawsuit seeking class action status has been...

  • Syratech Corporation Sprinkler Crack
    Syratech Corporation Sprinkler Crack
    August 25 2006

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Syratech Corporation has recalled 10,000 Frog, Fish and Duck Lawn Sprinklers due to injury hazard. The plastic body of the lawn sprinkler can crack when placed under intense water...

  • Katun Corp. Employee Coercion
    Katun Corp. Employee Coercion
    August 24 2006

    Katun paid the U.S. government $11 million in criminal fines for its role in a mail and wire fraud scheme. Current and former employees filed a lawsuit and are seeking class action status against the company claiming it coerced them, as employee...

  • Apple Computer Inc. Battery Fire
    Apple Computer Inc. Battery Fire
    August 24 2006

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in voluntary cooperation with Apple has recalled 1.8 million rechargeable, lithium-ion batteries with cells manufactured by Sony for certain iBook and PowerBook computers. These lithium-ion batteries can...

  • Hilton Head Island Business Licensing Fees
    Hilton Head Island Business Licensing Fees
    August 23 2006

    A lawsuit has been filed and is seeking class action status against the town alleging illegal business licensing practices that unfairly discriminate against certain companies. The lawsuit claims Hilton Head Island is unconstitutionally taxing...

  • Spin Master Toys Airplane Burn Hazard
    Spin Master Toys Airplane Burn Hazard
    August 22 2006

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Spin Master Toys has recalled 7,500 Air Hogs RC Skywinder Radio-Controlled Airplanes due to burn hazard. The rechargeable battery pack inside the toy airplane can overheat posing a...

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