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.

  • Triaminic vapor patch recall
    Triaminic vapor patch recall
    June 20 2006

    Novartis AG is recalling the Triaminic Vapor Patch after a child suffered a seizure from chewing on one of the cough suppressing patches. Both the menthol scented and the mentholated cherry patches are included in the recall. The company has warned...

  • Nine West Sandals defective product recall
    Nine West Sandals defective product recall
    June 20 2006

    Nine West Footwear is recalling about 6,700 pairs of little girls' "Sam and Libby" thong sandals because metal tacks which are designed to hold down the sides of the strap to the sole can detach or be pulled out and potentially cause a laceration...

  • Simon and Schuster Cloth Books recall
    Simon and Schuster Cloth Books recall
    June 20 2006

    About 9,000 "Curious Buddies" children's cloth books have been recalled by Simon & Schuster because the felt ears and limbs on the pop-up characters can detach when pulled and potentially cause a choking hazard. The recall includes Curious Buddies...

  • Starbucks Corp. California labor violation
    Starbucks Corp. California labor violation
    June 20 2006

    A tentative class action lawsuit alleges that Starbucks Corp. violated state law by allowing shift supervisors to share in the weekly distribution of customer tips at its stores. The suit claims that supervisors are part of management and not...

  • Archdiocese of Philadelphia abuse
    Archdiocese of Philadelphia abuse
    June 20 2006

    A class action lawsuit claims that Reverend David Hagan, a now-deceased Roman Catholic priest from North Philadelphia, routinely abused two brothers in 1977 and 1978. Hagan was accused of abusing the boys in his house in North Philadelphia and at...

  • State of Florida
    State of Florida
    June 20 2006

    The state of Florida has been accused in a class action lawsuit of failing to provide constitutionally adequate care at a treatment center for sexual offenders. The center in Northwest Florida lost a state case over its disciplinary methods in...

  • High Thread Count Sheets fraud class action or lawsuit
    High Thread Count Sheets fraud class action or lawsuit
    June 16 2006

    Recent news reports indicate that many well-known retailers are selling bed sheets with highly exaggerated thread counts (the number of threads per square inch of fabric). A high thread count should indicate that a sheet is exceptionally soft and...

  • ACE Inhibitors Birth Defects
    ACE Inhibitors Birth Defects
    June 8 2006

    ACE Inhibitors, drugs that are used to treat high blood pressure, have been linked to birth defects. ACE Inhibitors already carry black box warning against taking them in the later stages of pregnancy, but now are suspected of causing birth defects...

  • Brookdale International Systems Inc. Fire Safety Warranty
    Brookdale International Systems Inc. Fire Safety Warranty
    June 5 2006

    A lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed against Brookdale International Systems Inc., a division of DuPont Canada. The subsidiary of DuPont was sued in response to its plan to provide prorated refunds to customers for its recalled fire...

  • Vertrue Inc. Membership COnsumer Fraud
    Vertrue Inc. Membership COnsumer Fraud
    June 2 2006

    A lawsuit alleges that Vertrue, a Connecticut based marketing company that pushes a proliferation of buying club memberships through negative option transactions, has engaged in consumer fraud. The lawsuit claims that Vertrue failed to meet the...

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