Class Actions
Vitanminwater class action lawsuit

Drink Deception and the Legal War on Vitaminwater

Posted: August 18, 2014 at 8:00 am   /   Class Actions, Deceptive Advertising

Vitaminwater is on the verge of settling a class action lawsuit which claims the Coca-Cola owned company misled consumers by promoting the high-sugar beverage as a healthy drink option. Businessweek has the scoop… So what is this lawsuit against Vitaminwater all about? It was first filed in 2009 by the Center for Science in the […]

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apple labor class action

Apple Case Over Labor Code Is Granted Class-Action Status

Posted: July 25, 2014 at 8:00 am   /   Class Actions

Bad news for Apple this week – the company is subject to another class action suit, this time over labor law violations. The New York Times reports the details… A state court in California has granted class certification to nearly 21,000 current and former Apple employees over claims that the company failed to provide timely […]

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Apple e-book price fixing

Will Apple Pay $450 Million Over E-Book-Price-Fixing Scandal?

Posted: July 21, 2014 at 8:00 am   /   Class Actions

Last year Apple was found guilty of colluding with publishers to illegally raise the price of e-books. Most recently it agreed to pay $450 million to readers who filed a class action against the company, but the Washington Post reports that we might not have heard the end of this story yet… Apple has agreed […]

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Why We Fell For 'Barefoot' Shoes

Why We Fell For ‘Barefoot’ Shoes

Posted: May 16, 2014 at 4:47 pm   /   Class Actions, Deceptive Advertising

The sensationalist claims make by this well known sneaker company have resulted in a class action suit. Did their pseudoscience have you convinced? From snake oil to supplements, Americans keep falling for shaky claims about health products. Blame our obsession with finding shortcuts to better health and fitness, and the many companies ready to take […]

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GM Motors' Faulty Ignitions Caused 100 Deaths?

GM Motors’ Faulty Ignitions Caused 100 Deaths?

Posted: May 6, 2014 at 3:52 pm   /   Class Actions, Consumer News, Faulty Products & Counterfeiting

General Motors Co. is facing mounting pressure over the revelation that its recalled cars may have caused somewhere in the region of 100 US deaths! We are intrigued to know what the compensation might be for victims and owners of those problematic GM vehicles, which have now decreased in value dramatically. General Motors Co. is facing growing […]

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Consumer Arbitrations and Class Actions

CFPB Study on Consumer Arbitrations and Class Actions

Posted: December 14, 2013 at 12:36 pm   /   Class Actions, Personal Protection

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently released a first-of-its-kind study of consumer credit and financial product arbitrations. As a part of the study, it compared individual arbitrations to similar-type consumer class actions in federal court. It found that approximately 7,000 consumer AAA arbitrations were filed over a three-year period (2010 through 2012); approximately 900 were […]

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