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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.

  • Wyoming Worker's Safety and Compensation Division Denied Benefits
    Wyoming Worker's Safety and Compensation Division Denied Benefits
    August 3 2006

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Wyoming Worker's Safety and Compensation Division for allegedly violating constitutional rights by denying worker's compensation extended benefits if household income exceeds expenses. A 1993 Wyoming...

  • U.S. Government Immigrant Background Check Delay
    U.S. Government Immigrant Background Check Delay
    August 2 2006

    A lawsuit seeking class action status accuses U.S. government officials of illegally delaying some immigrants' background checks and allowing their applications to linger indefinitely. The American Civil Liberties Union and a Muslim civil rights...

  • AOL double billing lawsuit
    AOL double billing lawsuit
    August 2 2006

    Has an Internet Service Provider ("ISP"), such as AOL, been overcharging you? This seems to be an ongoing problem with certain ISPs. Some customers allegedly have been charged for service before the expiration of their 90-day free trial period...

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development subsidized housing
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development subsidized housing
    July 31 2006

    A lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed on behalf of a group of residents in 30-year-old Third East Hills Park subsidized co-op against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The tenants at the co-op hope to...

  • Microwave Popcorn Lung Disease
    Microwave Popcorn Lung Disease
    July 28 2006

    A 2003 study by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on chemical emissions has linked potential health risks from inhaling artificial butter flavors containing diacetyl in microwave popcorn to fatal lung disease. In previous studies the...

  • U.S. Bank of California labor code violation
    U.S. Bank of California labor code violation
    July 25 2006

    The U.S. Bank of California has been charged in a class action lawsuit of illegally charging employees, many of whom are lower-paid workers without personal checking accounts, a $10 fee to cash their paychecks. Many of these employees live paycheck...

  • Hotels.com and other travel websites room rate taxes
    Hotels.com and other travel websites room rate taxes
    July 25 2006

    Online travel services are accused in a class action lawsuit of shirking their obligation to pay taxes on the portion of the room rate they collect. The lawsuit cites an Orange municipal law mandating that each entity "owning, operating...

  • Gleevec allegedly may cuase heart failure
    Gleevec allegedly may cuase heart failure
    July 23 2006

    One of a new class of wonder drugs that can turn off cancer cells, may be the cause of congestive heart failure in some patients. Although 10 patients developed heart failure in 2004, it was only recently discovered that Gleevec adversely...

  • State of Indiana civil rights
    State of Indiana civil rights
    July 18 2006

    A lawsuit seeking class action status against the Indiana Department of Correction on behalf of more than 20,000 state prisoners claims that a policy barring adult magazines and other printed material with nudity or sexual content is...

  • State of New York contaminated water
    State of New York contaminated water
    July 18 2006

    A class action lawsuit against the State of New York Department of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation claims the water in Seneca Lake State Park Spraypark's holding tanks, which were recycled, were contaminated with cryptosporidium. In...

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