Aug 28, 2015
Important Rulings

Giving Out Your Number Counts as Express Consent, Judges Rule

by Simon Clark

Ever since changes were brought in a couple of years ago, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) has required express consent by consumers before companies can contact them. The revamped laws don't just ban cold-calling, but instead impose a duty on companies to ensure they're only… More

Aug 27, 2015
Consumer Fraud

You Snooze, You Lose: Fitbit Faces Lawsuit Over Sleep Tracking

by Simon Clark

It's important that you get what you pay for. If something you buy – a bed, a car, a computer, or a sandwich – makes a certain claim, it's reasonable to expect that claim to be true. When companies make false claims (and they do, all the time) consumers have the right to seek compensation… More

Aug 14, 2015
Consumer Fraud

Can You Trust Sale Prices?

by Simon Clark

Several retailers are currently facing lawsuits over their use of inaccurate or misleading "compare at" sale prices. In many of these cases, consumers took action after finding out that products they bought were being sold at sale prices that drew comparisons to fictional "full" prices.… More

Aug 11, 2015
Labor & Employment

Pay Stub Problems Bring United, Continental Back Down to Earth

by Simon Clark

Labor laws in California set out clear regulations for pay stubs, including what's required to be on the stub and how this information must be laid out. In California, your pay stub needs to include everything from gross wages earned and total hours worked to the name and address of your… More

Jul 29, 2015
Newly Filed / Newly Settled

Compare's Not Fair: TJMaxx, Kohl's Face Suits for Duping Shoppers

by Simon Clark

Everyone loves saving money – and knowing how much you're saving only makes the deal seem sweeter. Why pay full price when so many outlet stores are offering huge discounts? Even better, with the department store price clearly listed next to the discounted price, shoppers can find out… More

Jul 21, 2015
What You Need To Know

Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act Could Spell Trouble for Consumers

by Simon Clark

It's no surprise that big businesses don't like class action lawsuits. The reason is simple: class actions are effective and offer groups of consumers a way to fight corporations on equal footing. One person may never be able to take a company to court over, say, inaccurately labeled… More

Jul 14, 2015
Newly Filed / Newly Settled

Honda Hit with Class Action Over CR-V Vibration Problem

by Tara Nagel

Honda has been hit with a class action lawsuit alleging that the company's 2015 Honda CR-V suffers from a defect that causes them to rattle and vibrate violently. The problem, the suit says, stems from design problems that have "plagued" the vehicle since its introduction.… More

Jul 9, 2015
What You Need To Know

Facebook Texts: Spam or Emergency Communication?

by Simon Clark

Back in March, we told you about a lawsuit filed against Facebook, Inc. over its "spam" text messages. The lawsuit was filed by plaintiff Noah Duguid after he repeatedly received Facebook's safety alert text messages.… More

Jul 7, 2015
Newly Filed / Newly Settled

Gerber Hit With Lawsuit Over False Allergy Claims on Infant Formula

by Simon Clark

Gerber Products Co. has been hit with a lawsuit over health claims on the company's Good Start Gentle infant formula. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, accuses Gerber of falsely marketing its formula and making allergy-based "health claims"… More

Jun 26, 2015
What You Need To Know

Yahoo to Face Class Action Over E-mail Scanning

by Simon Clark

A judge in California has certified a class action lawsuit that accuses Yahoo of illegally scanning e-mails sent to Yahoo Mail users. The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, claims that e-mails sent to Yahoo addresses by non-Yahoo Mail users are… More

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