Summer may be over, but there's still a lot going on at ClassAction.org. As the football season starts, fans might be interested in our piece on concussion lawsuits, while those of you more inclined to stay in and browse home shopping channels might be interested in hearing that the Liquidation Channel may have been exaggerating the estimated retail value of its jewelry and gems. Whatever you do for fun, it's always important to know and enforce your rights.
Launched this week, ClassAction.org's new app keeps you up to date on the latest product recalls, safety news, and more. Search by product name – or simply scan a bar code – to find out if a product in your home has been subject to a recall. Safety Alerts by ClassAction.org is free and available for download on iPhones now in the App Store.
Piece rate work - where an employee is paid per unit finished or service performed rather than for the time spent working - is perfectly legal in certain situations. Things get more complicated, though, when companies fail to follow federal laws and end up using piece-meal payment plans to deprive their workers of proper wages. As lawsuits continue to be filed, ClassAction.org takes a look at this complicated and controversial pay system. Read More
Customers of The Liquidation Channel - a home shopping program that auctions off discounted gems and jewels - may be getting far less than they thought. Allegedly, the company is selling items alongside exaggerated estimated retail values, misleading shoppers as to the quality of the pieces - some of which may even contain fake stones. Lawyers have just begun investigating the company over these practices and are interested in hearing from Liquidation Channel shoppers to help determine whether a class action can be filed. It's important to note that Jewelry TV has already been sued over a similar issue. If you had a bad experience with the Liquidation Channel, get in touch today. Read More
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Scottrade, Inc., an online stock trading site, recently experienced problems that prevented some users from accessing their accounts for several hours. That might not sound like a huge problem, but due to the fast-changing nature of the business, even a few minutes of inactivity can be devastating for traders. Now, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a lawsuit can be filed. Read More
CertainTeed may soon face new lawsuits following allegations that its Independence fiberglass roofing shingles were made using a defective adhesive. While the company has reached a settlement over its organic Independence asphalt shingles for a similar issue, this agreement does not cover those who purchased CertainTeed's fiberglass Independence shingles. Attorneys are now trying to figure out whether a new lawsuit can be filed over the fiberglass shingles. If you have these shingles on your home, get in touch with us today. Read More
Junk mail - who doesn't hate it? Well, there's some good news. Several recent cases have shown that the tide is turning against spammers, as recent changes to the Telephone Communications Protection Act come into effect. Read More
Do you use Facebook? Have you ever "Liked" a page? (You can like ours by clicking here!) Here's a question - does that "like" belong to you, to the Facebook page, or to someone else entirely? Read More
Boston Scientific Corp. was ordered to pay more than $70 million last week after losing a jury trial. The jury found that a faulty design in the company's Obtryx sling had contributed to patients' injuries. Read More
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