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

Jun 12, 2015
Consumer Fraud

Kashi to Pay $4 Million for All Natural GOLEAN Crunch Claims

by Simon Clark

Advertising, at the end of the day, shouldn't be too hard. You say things that are true, and you don't say things that aren't true. That, of course, is in an ideal world. In reality, companies are called out for making misleading claims on a fairly regular basis – and one of the most… More

May 29, 2015
Opinion

Class Actions That Changed the Way We Shop

by Simon Clark

How and why we shop has changed a lot over the last decade. The rise of the Internet, and eventually smartphone apps, forever changed the way companies interact with customers. Some stores – Blockbuster, Borders – haven't managed to survive the digital revolution. Others – Amazon, Domino's… More

May 26, 2015
Uncategorized

No, Companies Can't Cold Call You. Yes, All These Companies Did Anyway.

by Simon Clark

If we've said it once, we've said it a thousand times: calling or texting someone without their permission can get companies into a lot of trouble. Following changes to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act that came into effect in October, 2013, businesses need prior express written… More

May 21, 2015
Labor & Employment

Lawsuits Are Changing Wal-Mart – and Wal-Mart Can Change the World

by Simon Clark

Wal-Mart is one of the country's largest – and most ubiquitous – stores. Ninety percent of the U.S. population now lives within 15 minutes of a branch, with more than one million Americans employed to stock, price, clean, and manage one of the 4,540 Wal-Mart stores currently open across… More

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