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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.

  • Experimental drug
    Experimental drug
    May 12 2006

    A lawsuit has been reinstated by the U.S. Court of Appeals that will allow terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs, with only preliminary testing. The -->Associated Press reports the "Abigail Alliance for Better Access to...

  • Codeine Class Action Lawsuit Case - Codeine Linked to Newborn Deaths
    Codeine Class Action Lawsuit Case - Codeine Linked to Newborn Deaths
    May 11 2006

    Codeine Linked to Newborn Deaths New mothers are often prescribed codeine after childbirth, but some women carry multiple copies of a gene that can turn this common pain reliever into morphine, which produces a toxic substance in breast milk...

  • Novartis Gleevec Bone Formation
    Novartis Gleevec Bone Formation
    May 11 2006

    Gleevec potentially harmful to bone development Gleevec, a drug prescribed to some cancer patients, specifically people with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and a type of stomach cancer called GIST, has been found to interfere with bone...

  • Masterfoods USA M&M Menorah Fire Hazard Recall
    Masterfoods USA M&M Menorah Fire Hazard Recall
    May 11 2006

    M&M Menorahs Recalled due to Fire Hazard Approximately 1,008 M&M's Menorahs have been recalled due to a potential fire hazard. If the candle is allowed to completely burn down, the plastic Menorah could smolder or ignite. The manufacturer...

  • Juicy Couture Jewelry Lead Hazard
    Juicy Couture Jewelry Lead Hazard
    May 11 2006

    Juicy Couture Jewelry Recall Juicy Couture children's jewelry, manufactured by Liz Claiborne, has been found to contain high levels of lead and is now recalled. Lead can be toxic and can cause serious illness, even death, in young children if...

  • Running Press Book Publishers Fireplace in a Box Recall
    Running Press Book Publishers Fireplace in a Box Recall
    May 10 2006

    Recalled Fireplace in a Box Candle Kits The candle kits have been recalled after reports that the mini fireplace holding the candle can ignite. Running Press Book Publishers distributed about 78,500 "Fireplace in a Box" candle kits to chain and...

  • Schwinn
    Schwinn
    May 10 2006

    Bicycle Child Carriers Recalled Due to the risk of a fall, approximately 14,000 Schwinn bicycle child carriers have been recalled. The gray plastic seat with a blue rubber back and seat pad is designed to attach to the back of an adult bicycle...

  • U.S. Tire Recovery and Chemvalley Properties Inc. Nitro Tire Fire
    U.S. Tire Recovery and Chemvalley Properties Inc. Nitro Tire Fire
    May 9 2006

    A complaint has been filed against U.S. Tire Recovery, a company that stored approximately 50,000 tires in a Nitro warehouse that burned and Chemvalley Properties Inc., the owner of the warehouse. The proceeding is seeking class action status. The...

  • Respironics Inc.
    Respironics Inc.
    May 9 2006

    Respironics has recalled its PLV Continuum Ventilator after finding a defect in an internal flow valve. The home-based portable ventilator can suddenly stop providing mechanical ventilation and can potentially cause serious injury or death. 269...

  • Sunrise Homes et al. Title Insurance
    Sunrise Homes et al. Title Insurance
    May 8 2006

    Sunrise Homes, Sun Construction LLC, Title Closing Group Inc. and Berrigan & English LLC A lawsuit seeking class action status alleges Sunrise Homes forced buyers to purchase title insurance from a company that gave kickbacks to the builder. The...

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