Brenda Craig is a freelance writer specializing in writing legal and financial articles for the web.
Washington, D.C. Good chance that the bill known as the Financial Choice Act slipped by many Americans when it passed through Congress on June 8, 2017. However, advocacy groups and lawyers involved in consumer litigation and class action lawsuits definitely noticed. They see a world of hurt on the horizon for Americans that run up against the power of big corporations.
Troy, MI Members of the Michigan Muslim community have launched a lawsuit arguing that the travel restrictions imposed on citizens from seven countries with Muslim majorities is unconstitutional. The complaint, filed in Virginia in Federal Court, argues President Trump’s Executive Order titled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals” will have dire consequences for them as individuals and stigmatize them for years to come.
New York, NY The Bayer Corporation, a global pharmaceutical behemoth, is accused of discriminating against a pregnant female employee and sidelining another female executive once vaulted as a star employee in a gender discrimination and employment law suit.
Everett, MA A New England team of environmental lawyers from the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is taking ExxonMobil to court to force the oil giant to upgrade its storage facilities in Everett, Massachusetts.
Ottawa, ON: The temptation to use hair dye to trim a few years off of your appearance is universal. So, in the fall of 2013, a Canadian man from Ottawa, Ontario, purchased and began using a well-known Just For Men hair dye product, marketed as Men H-45 Dark Brown Shampoo-in Haircolor.
Ottawa, ON: Lawyer Jeff Orenstein is kind of a legal pioneer in Canadian legal circles. He first got involved with class-action law 11 years ago in 2005 while working with another law firm. Orenstein then decided to set up shop for himself and in 2010, he opened the Consumer Law Group headquartered in Ottawa.
Costa Mesa, CA NFL fan Thomas Abrahamian has had enough of what is being described as the NFL/DirecTV’s “anti-competitive” and “collusive” agreements that force football aficionados to purchase overpriced NFL Sunday Ticket TV packages and buy access to games they don’t want to see.
Lancaster, CA: Despite the fact that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) clearly states that unwanted texts and cell phone calls are illegal, violations of the act happen all the time.
Santa Monica, CA: Keyless cars have been on the market since 2003 but the dangers associated with them are fast overtaking the advantages, according to the litigation documents. They have been linked to everything from easy theft to dangerous and deadly cases of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Santa Monica, CA: California lawyer Chris Spagnoli, from the firm of Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, has gone to war with car companies and tire makers many times throughout her career. She is now seeing a new and deadly problem. Those tires on your vehicle may have very few miles on them and look fine, but if they are more than six years old, they may be on the road to a catastrophic automotive failure.
Atlanta, GA: Turns out you can fight city hall and win. An Atlanta businessman who alleged the city was guilty of awarding lucrative advertising contracts to a competitor with political connections has been awarded $17.5 million dollars in damages.