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.

  • Oncologist James Hueser and 22 Physicians Tainted Chemotherapy
    Oncologist James Hueser and 22 Physicians Tainted Chemotherapy
    March 21 2006

    A class action lawsuit filed in Columbia alleges that former oncologist James Hueser and 22 physicians knowingly shortchanged patients by giving diluted or tainted chemotherapy drugs and charging full price. The suit alleges fraud, breach of...

  • City of Pennsylvania Litigation Waiver
    City of Pennsylvania Litigation Waiver
    March 21 2006

    Riverview Home is a shelter of last resort for nearly 200 mentally and physically disabled people and allegedly violated federal minimum wage laws by paying residents who participated in a work program less than minimum wage for daily chores...

  • Sacramento County Sheriff's Department Main Jail Inmate Abuse
    Sacramento County Sheriff's Department Main Jail Inmate Abuse
    March 21 2006

    A civil rights lawsuit and potential federal class action lawsuit was filed in US District Court in Sacramento alleging excessive force has taken place since 2003 at Sacramento's Main Jail. The main plaintiff allegedly was denied medical...

  • Exelon Corp. Toxic Waste Water
    Exelon Corp. Toxic Waste Water
    March 20 2006

    A lawsuit filed in Will County, IL Circuit Court argues that faulty maintenance by Exelon Corp. at Braidwood, its twin reactor plant, led to repeated leaks of radioactive waste water contaminated with tritium. The lawsuit was filed seeking class...

  • Gambro Dialysis Machine
    Gambro Dialysis Machine
    March 15 2006

    Gambro's Hemodialysis products are allegedly susceptible to bacterial growth, device malfunctions, and user errors which can cause severe, sometimes fatal side effects in humans. Several reports of patients dying or experiencing high fever or stroke...

  • H&R Block Retirement Plan Fraud
    H&R Block Retirement Plan Fraud
    March 15 2006

    H&R Block Inc. has been accused by New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer with fraudulently marketing retirement savings plans to clients. The lawsuit filed against the largest U.S. tax preparing company has suggested that H&R Block has...

  • Stormpay
    March 14 2006

    A lawsuit has recently been filed against StormPay, an online payment processor, for alleged unfair business practices. After developing a large user base, StormPay allegedly closed numerous user accounts and also announced that they would no...

  • Airline Cargo Price Fixing
    Airline Cargo Price Fixing
    March 13 2006

    15 class action lawsuits have been filed in district courts around the U.S. against United Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Air France-KLM, Lufthansa, and others for overcharging cargo fees.Various corporations have filed these lawsuits...

  • Superior Forestry Service
    Superior Forestry Service
    March 10 2006

    The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a lawsuit on behalf of migrant Mexican workers who allegedly were not paid as promised to plant trees in Tennessee. The suit claims the workers are entitled to back pay, travel expenses and other monetary...

  • Norbord Inc. Oriented Strand Board Price Fixing
    Norbord Inc. Oriented Strand Board Price Fixing
    March 7 2006

    The lawsuit alleges that Norbord and six other companies that produce Oriented Strand Board (OSB) worked together and agreed to fix prices and reduce the supply of OSB from June 1, 2002, through to the present, thereby violating U.S. antitrust...

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