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.

  • Long Island Power Authority Fuel Surcharges
    Long Island Power Authority Fuel Surcharges
    February 28 2006

    A civil suit has been filed in State Supreme Court in Mineola charging Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) with unjust enrichment, deceptive trade practices and breach of contract. The lawsuit is seeking class action status and claims LIPA pushed...

  • First Horizon Home Loan Corp. Unpaid Overtime
    First Horizon Home Loan Corp. Unpaid Overtime
    February 28 2006

    Loan Originators have filed a collective action against one of the largest mortgage lenders in the U.S. alleging they were denied overtime. Employees who sell financial products generally qualify for overtime. A U.S. District Judge conditionally...

  • N.C. Soft Identity Theft
    N.C. Soft Identity Theft
    February 27 2006

    Lawmarket Asia filed a lawsuit against the world's largest independent online game software company for allegedly violating personal information protection by failing to verify identifications of members when they registered at Lineage...

  • Pottery Barn delivery fee potential
    Pottery Barn delivery fee potential
    February 24 2006

    A law firm is investigating complaints against the Pottery Barn furniture retailer for allegations of charging additional fees for home deliveries on catalog-purchased items. Many feel that charging additional fees and/or not disclosing...

  • Greenies Dog Treat
    Greenies Dog Treat
    February 24 2006

    Greenies Dog Treats are sold throughout the U.S. to clean dog teeth and freshen dog breath. Recently, veterinarians and pet owners started complaining when several dogs became severely ill and died after eating Greenies dog treats. Some...

  • GENTLEASE Baby Formula Recall
    GENTLEASE Baby Formula Recall
    February 24 2006

    The FDA announces a recall of GENTLEASE powdered formula for infants after discovering that the formula may contain metal particles. If the powdered formula is accidentally inhaled by an infant, it can lead to serious problems in the baby's...

  • Alcoa Toxic Waste Dumping
    Alcoa Toxic Waste Dumping
    February 21 2006

    A lawsuit has been filed and is seeking class action status against the aluminum company alleging exposure to toxic waste caused employees severe health problems including rare forms of cancer. Between 1965 and 1979, Alcoa drew coal from the mine...

  • McDonald's French Fry Food Allergy
    McDonald's French Fry Food Allergy
    February 16 2006

    After years of promoting their French Fries as dairy-free and gluten-free, McDonald's recently announced that their French Fries may contain wheat and milk products. By not disclosing this information sooner, many consumers may have been subject...

  • Corroded Hot Water Valves
    Corroded Hot Water Valves
    February 13 2006

    Dezincification causes severe corrosion around water valves that are not built with proper materials. The corrosion is rock hard and looks like cauliflower growing around the pipe. This can result in water damage to the area around the water...

  • H&R Block Overtime
    H&R Block Overtime
    February 10 2006

    A group of attorneys is investigating claims that H&R Block does not correctly compensate certain IT employees for the overtime hours they work. Some of these IT employees work for companies who are hired by H&R Block as independent...

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