With December here and the temperature dropping, it's time to start bundling up. Broken windows and water heaters are definitely something to watch out for, so be sure to check out our reports on Kolbe windows and several brands of water heaters that may be defective. With the holidays so close, it's also time to think about gifts for friends and family - and gift cards are as popular as ever. Did you know each state has different laws about how you can use them? We've put together an interactive guide to gift card laws to help you through the confusion.
As always, the latest class action settlement information can be found at the bottom. Do you have a claim? Several settlements are ending soon - but we'll keep updating our page as more come in.
Gift card sales soar this time of year, with friends and family scrambling to get presents in time for the holiday season. You may have bought gift cards recently - or are about to get some yourself - but do you know your legal rights? Depending on where you live, you might be able to turn the cards in for cash - but only once certain requirements have been met. On the other hand, a lot of states have the right to take the balance of the card and claim it for themselves if you don't use your cards in time. It gets a bit complicated, which is why ClassAction.org's brand new, state-by-state, interactive guide to gift card laws is the just the thing you need this holiday season. Just click on your state to see what rules apply to you - and enjoy some stress-free present giving! Read More
We're currently investigating allegations that Kolbe windows are defective and can rot, crack, and leak even when properly installed. Many Kolbe customers have complained online about the quality and durability of both their all-wood and wood/aluminum mix windows, and these complaints may stem from a problem with the preservative Kolbe uses to treat its products. Have you had trouble with your Kolbe windows? Is water getting in, or are the frames growing mold or rotting? If so, you may be able to take part in a class action lawsuit to seek compensation from the manufacturer. Read More
Patients who took an antibiotic belonging to a class of drugs known as fluoroquinolones, which includes Levaquin and Avelox, may be at risk for developing a serious form of nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy. Manufacturers are already facing lawsuits from patients seeking compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering - and the lawsuits come as no surprise. Last year, the FDA informed fluoroquinolone manufacturers, including Johnson & Johnson and Bayer, that clearer warnings about the risk of peripheral neuropathy were needed. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy, you may be able to take action against the drug's manufacturer. Get in touch today.
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OxyElite Pro, Jack3d, VERSA-1
Spark Dating Networks
Pier 1 Imports
LeanSpa Weight Loss Supplement
Bill Me Later Unsolicited Calls (Dec. 11)
Porsche Cayenne (Dec. 12)
Electrolux Dryers (Dec. 15)
To view a complete list of settlements and to find out how you can file a claim, click here.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are currently investigating allegations that a number of water heaters, including those made by Rheem and General Electric, are defective. According to these allegations, the water heaters can leak or catch fire, resulting in serious property damage. If you've had these problems with your water heater, get in touch with us today. You may be able to take part in a new lawsuit. Read More
Water heaters aren't the only things that can catch fire. Surge protectors - such as those commonly used to control voltage in devices around your home - can overheat, smoke, melt, and catch fire. In 2013, more than 15 million surge protectors were recalled over safety concerns - and multiple makes and models could still pose a risk. Learn more.
Do you know what a pyramid scheme is? It's more complicated than you might think - but the Federal Trade Commission has a lot of advice for those who may be caught up in one. The agency's currently investigating Herbalife Ltd. over allegations that the multilevel marketing company is operating illegally - but Herbalife's probably not the only company on the FTC's radar. Want to know more? We've broken it down for you. Learn more.
Applebee's recently succeeded in getting a class action lawsuit thrown out by arguing that failing to list drink prices is perfectly legal, and we agree; the suit, filed in New Jersey, never really had any merit. Was this a case of the infamous "frivolous" class action lawsuit? We take a look at how things played out. Learn more.
It's been a mixed few weeks for transvaginal mesh lawsuits, with both good and bad news coming to light. More than 70 out-of-state claims were dismissed in Texas, while Boston Scientific lost a crucial bellwether trial in Florida. What does this mean for TVM lawsuits nationwide? Read More
GM Extends Ignition Switch Deadline
General Motors Co. has announced it will be extending the deadline for applications to its ignition switch compensation fund to January 31, 2015. The previous deadline was December 31, 2014. The move comes after delays in notifying eligible individuals led to widespread criticism.
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