Aug 31, 2016
What You Need To Know

News in Brief August 31 – Apple, Verizon and More

Apple is facing a proposed class action that claims iPhone 6 and 6 Plus phones contain a design defect that affects the touchscreens on the devices. According to the complaint, Apple knew about the defect – which could leave the touchscreens unresponsive – and refused to cover the cost of repairs.… More

Aug 30, 2016
What You Need To Know

News in Brief August 30 – Williams-Sonoma, Google and More

Williams-Sonoma has been accused of illegally capturing customers' emails and credit card numbers. Lead plaintiff Benjamin Goff claims that he wasn't informed that providing his email was optional and wasn't required.… More

Aug 30, 2016
What You Need To Know

When Is Aloe Not Really Aloe? Why Suncare Brands Are Under Fire

The global market for aloe vera products is said to have reached $13 billion, according to the International Aloe Science Council. But recent class action lawsuits are calling out certain suncare makers saying that they're selling snake oil – and profiting from trusting consumers.… More

Aug 29, 2016
What You Need To Know

News in Brief August 29 – US Water Polo, Mazda and More

A putative class action claiming that USA Water Polo Inc. was responsible for the concussions its players suffered was dismissed on Friday. The lawsuit was brought by a concerned mom after her 16-year-old daughter suffered a concussion during a tournament.… More

Aug 26, 2016
Product Liability

Lumber Liquidators in Hot Water Again, Formaldehyde Claims Still Pending

There seems to be a trend in litigation lately: Lumber Liquidators just can't keep itself out of the courtroom. First, it was the formaldehyde issue. Now, the company is finding itself in hot water amidst allegations that its Chinese-made Dream Home flooring is "defective" and "substandard."… More

Aug 26, 2016
What You Need To Know

Class Action Roundup – August 26

Fox is in the hot seat after a proposed class action claimed that, by filming its TV series Empire at a juvenile detention center, the company infringed upon the rights of the children living there.… More

Aug 26, 2016
What You Need To Know

News in Brief August 26 – J.C. Penny, Amazon and More

Mars Retail Group is recalling more than 52,000 earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings sold between May 2015 and July 2016 over concerns that the accessories may contain excessive levels of lead.… More

Aug 25, 2016
What You Need To Know

News in Brief August 25 – Target, Toyota and More

Target is the latest company to face a proposed class action over the contents of its aloe vera products. According to the lawsuit, Target's Up & Up Aloe Vera Gel is advertised as containing "pure aloe vera" even though it doesn't actually contain any aloe.… More

Aug 24, 2016
What You Need To Know

News in Brief August 24 – Zara, McDonald's and More

Fashion retailer Zara has been hit with a proposed class action in California claiming that it deceived customers by showing its prices in euros. According to the complaint, Zara also charged its fashion-savvy shoppers more than the exchange rate called for.… More

Aug 23, 2016
What You Need To Know

News in Brief August 23 – Bank of America, Starbucks and More

Bank of America has agreed to pay $1.9 million to settle claims that it failed to properly pay overtime to its California customer service representatives. The lawsuit claims that close to 100 of the bank's workers were misclassified under the administrative exemption.… More

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