Class action lawsuits deal with issues that seem to affect every facet of our lives – from what we drive to what we breathe to what we eat. And at the heart of these suits lies the ultimate goal: to hold companies responsible for the goods and services they provide. Let’s say, hypothetically, that your Ford F-Series truck came installed with a European fuel pump that can’t handle American diesel fuel. Or that your go-to brand of dog food was falsely advertised, so you end up overpaying for an inferior product. When successful, class action lawsuits can force the companies behind the products to shape up – and pay up – so that the average consumer isn’t left out in the cold. Read on to learn more about these not-so-hypothetical situations, along with the latest in class action news.
American diesel fuel is different than European diesel – who knew? – and that difference may be causing headaches for some Ford truck owners. The problem is this: the fuel pump that comes standard in the 2011-2017 Ford F-250, F-350 or F-450 trucks was originally built for European cars and more importantly, European diesel, which is generally thicker and more viscous than American fuel. Bosch’s CP4 fuel injection pump is said to be struggling to lift enough fuel to lubricate itself, and as a result, the pump is running dry and allowing metal to rub against metal. If successful, a class action could help drivers get back some of the money they were forced to spend on repairs; drivers are reportedly shelling out anywhere between $8,000 and $20,000 after finding that their trucks shut off while in motion and/or were unable to be restarted. If this sounds like something that happened to you, you may be able to help with this investigation. More information can be found here.
We care about our dogs enough to adjust their diets and provide them with the healthiest food we can – because we want our furry companions to stick around as long as possible. Unfortunately, some dog food companies are being accused of taking advantage of our love for our pets by lying about what they include in (or leave out of) their high-end, limited-ingredient dog food products. Attorneys have reason to believe that when certain companies say that their dog food is “grain-free,” that this actually isn’t the case, as a handful of products tested positive for corn in independent lab studies. Likewise, some products advertised as “lamb recipes” were found to contain other forms of protein, such as beef, poultry, fish or pork. Dog foods currently under investigation for false labeling include those sold under the Blue Buffalo, Canine Caviar, Rachael Ray Nutrish, and Zignature brand names, with the full list on our website. Read on to find out if you’ve been misled by dog food labels – and in turn, overcharged.
Pipes are one thing that should last a long time before they need to be replaced or repaired – so when home and business owners are reporting that their FlowGuard Gold CPVC pipes are failing within ten years (far short of the 40-50 year life expectancy), it’s undoubtedly no good. It’s believed that the failures stem from the resin used in the piping and that this can cause the pipes to become brittle, crack and leak. Now, attorneys are looking to see if a class action can be filed to help home and business owners recover money for property damage and the cost of repairs. If this sounds like something that you’ve experienced, share your story and find out more information here.
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Anyone who owns or owned a residence or structure containing an affected tank (listed on the settlement site) with a manufacturing date between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011, may be able to claim a piece of this settlement.
If you received more than one telemarketing call from Sirius XM within a twelve-month period between October 16, 2013 and April 26, 2019 despite being on the National Do Not Call Registry, you may be included in this settlement.
Yes, we are all probably aware that cereal isn’t the healthiest food choice we can make to start our day, but Kellogg has still been accused of trying to hide its products’ true sugar content from the average consumer. According to a recent class action lawsuit, Kellogg attempts to promote its overly sugary cereals and bars as “effective in promoting bodily health and preventing disease." For instance, Kellogg states that some of its cereals are “heart healthy,” and emphasizes the whole grain, fiber and fruit content in others - all while hiding or minimizing "material information" about the amount of sugar in its products, as well as the negative effect regular added sugar consumption can have on one's health. Interested in the full story? We have you covered.
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