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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.

  • Annuity Plan Bonuses Fraud  and Retirement Seminar Fraud
    Annuity Plan Bonuses Fraud and Retirement Seminar Fraud
    March 28 2006

    Allegations have been made that some companies are involved in annuity plan fraud. Specifically, claims have been made that retirement planning seminars are being used to sell seniors on the idea of investing in an annuity plan, even though annuity...

  • Venango Park and Natural Resources Authority Operators
    Venango Park and Natural Resources Authority Operators
    March 27 2006

    On behalf of approximately 40 landowners whose property was acquired by the park in the late 1960s, a class action lawsuit demands that the Venango Park and Natural Resources Authority produce its forest management plan and related documents to...

  • Nike Employee Racial Segregation
    Nike Employee Racial Segregation
    March 27 2006

    Current and former employees of Niketown Store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago have filed a class action lawsuit claiming the store segregated black employees to lower-paying jobs and falsely accused some of theft. It alleges that store managers...

  • Reebok Bracelet Recall and Lead Toy Recall, possible
    Reebok Bracelet Recall and Lead Toy Recall, possible
    March 26 2006

    Reebok is recalling 300,000 bracelets after learning of the toy's potential risk of causing lead poisoning. One 4-year-old child died after swallowing the bracelet pieces and suffering lead poisoning. The bracelets were included as a free gift...

  • St. John's Wort
    St. John's Wort
    March 25 2006

    Recently many consumers have complained about bad reactions to herbal remedies. Consumers tend to believe that because a herbal remedy is "natural" that it is also harmless - but this is not necessarily the case. Mixing herbal products with other...

  • Libidfit class action or lawsuit
    Libidfit class action or lawsuit
    March 25 2006

    Consumers are now being warned that the natural health product Libidfit allegedly contains undeclared ingredients that could cause problems to people with heart problems. Libidfit is used for erectile dysfunction and sexual enhancement, but...

  • Novartis Employee Unpaid Overtime class action lawsuit
    Novartis Employee Unpaid Overtime class action lawsuit
    March 24 2006

    A former sales representative for the pharmaceutical company Novartis filed suit claiming that she and her co-workers were wrongly denied overtime pay. They regularly worked more than 40 hours per week and according to New Jersey state and federal...

  • Royal Group Technologies Ltd.
    Royal Group Technologies Ltd.
    March 23 2006

    The Canadian Commercial Workers Industry Pension Plan has filed a $1 billion class action lawsuit in an Ontario court claiming that Royal Group and eight former and current company officials were in violation of US securities laws and failed to...

  • Star Princess Fire
    Star Princess Fire
    March 23 2006

    A fire broke out on the Princess Cruises Star Princess luxury ship while sailing from Grand Cayman on route to Montego Bay Jamaica. The Star Princess fire broke out at approximately 3:10 a.m. local time on Thursday, March 23rd, 2005. The...

  • Google Index Advertising
    Google Index Advertising
    March 21 2006

    Web Publisher Kindersmart.com, which maintains a website for parents with young children, filed a class action lawsuit against Google for removing its website from Google's index, causing considerable harm to its business. Traffic to the site...

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