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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.

  • First Alert Smoke Alarms low battery condition could cause device failure
    First Alert Smoke Alarms low battery condition could cause device failure
    May 3 2006

    First Alert Smoke Alarms with battery-powered OneLink detectors have been recalled. According to the manufacturer, "premature low-battery condition" can occur. What does this translate to? This device could pose a serious fire hazard. If the...

  • Fluoride
    Fluoride
    May 3 2006

    Fluoride is prohibited in most European countries and 98 percent of Europe is now free of fluoridated water. (Those countries agree that supplying the public with a medication via its drinking water is not the appropriate conduit). Belgium has gone...

  • Payday Check Cashing Loan
    Payday Check Cashing Loan
    May 2 2006

    The Florida Supreme Court reinstated a consumer lawsuit claiming that Payday advances made by check cashing companies were illegal loans. The suit is seeking class action status on behalf of customers who obtained cash advances before the payday...

  • Tevis Oil Co. MTBE Water Contamination
    Tevis Oil Co. MTBE Water Contamination
    May 1 2006

    A class action suit filed against Tevis Oil claims methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), a gasoline additive and suspected carcinogen, leached into the ground from a nearby Shell station owned by Tevis Oil Co. It was detected in 2002 and affected 23...

  • Dallas County Community College Minority Discrimination
    Dallas County Community College Minority Discrimination
    May 1 2006

    A federal civil rights suit seeking class action was filed against the Dallas County Community College District alleging the district racially discriminated against minorities when it promoted employees. The suit also cites instances where...

  • In Style necklaces recalled due to serious risk of lead poisoning
    In Style necklaces recalled due to serious risk of lead poisoning
    May 1 2006

    On Thursday, April 27, 2006, Miami's Selected Trading Corporation, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced the recall of (approx.) 55,000 children's necklaces that contain high levels of lead and pose a...

  • Ashland Water Contamination linked to Cancer, possible
    Ashland Water Contamination linked to Cancer, possible
    April 29 2006

    A Department of Health study identifies an increased risk of cancer among residents who swam in an Ashland, Massachusetts lagoon, contaminated by factory waste water. For decades, between 1965 and 1978, Nyanza Inc. produced chemicals and textile dye...

  • NeutraGard Fluoride Rinse Recall, Possible
    NeutraGard Fluoride Rinse Recall, Possible
    April 29 2006

    NeutraGard mouth rinse and fluoride anticavity treatment recalled due to possible bacterial contamination. Pascal Company, Inc. announced a 55,000 bottle worldwide recall of NeutraGard 0.05% Neutral Sodium Fluoride Anticavity Treatment Rinse and...

  • Georgia boot recalled due to inadequate safety standards that may result in foot injuries
    Georgia boot recalled due to inadequate safety standards that may result in foot injuries
    April 29 2006

    On April 25,2006, Rocky Shoes & Boots Inc. of Nelsonville, Ohio in cooperation with the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) announced the recall of 1,300 'Men's Safety Toe Waterproof Hiker Boots'. The product test results suggest that the...

  • Hoist Exercise Benches may fail to lock into place, causing fingers to become trapped or amputated
    Hoist Exercise Benches may fail to lock into place, causing fingers to become trapped or amputated
    April 27 2006

    Hoist Fitness Systems, Inc. has issued a recall of approximately 48,000 Hoist Exercise Benches, stating the bench's front frame assembly can fail to lock into place. Users who then grab the bench to position themselves may get their fingers trapped...

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