Winemaker Cooper Cane is defending a lawsuit claiming they allegedly mislead consumers by labeling certain wines as being from Oregon when the grapes were from California.
A class action lawsuit has been filed against GOOP Inc., a modern lifestyle company owned by actress Gwyneth Paltrow. The complaint alleges that a specific GOOP branded candle sometimes explodes during normal use.
Final approval of a settlement in the Sirius XM Radio Inc. class action was reached on February 9, 2021. The case stemmed from allegations that Sirius XM Radio misrepresented the terms of their lifetime subscribers subscriptions.
The ice cream brand, Haagen-Dazs, is facing a proposed class action over claims that the labels for Coffee Almond Crunch ice cream bars do not accurately portray the actual ingredients.
A federal class action was filed last week alleging that Wyndham Vacation Resorts Inc. used misleading information to entice plaintiffs to purchase timeshares.
Bayer has settled a class action lawsuit regarding claims that Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup caused non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The settlement includes the lawsuits from the federal multidistrict litigation and state of California.
Consumers have recently filed several class actions related to their inability to use or obtain a refund for services no longer offered following the implementation of government restrictions.
Apple announced the settlement of a class action in which it has agreed to pay up to $500 million to iPhone users accusing the tech company of
Experian has reached a $24 million settlement with a class of more than 100,000 payday loan customers in a lawsuit that alleged that Experian inaccurately reported customers’ credit history by reporting debts on disputed loans.
Kemet has reached a $62 million settlement of antitrust litigation in California federal court accusing several electronics parts manufacturers of agreeing to fix the price of capacitors.
A federal judge in Florida gave final approval to a $3.6 million settlement between Global HR Research and a nationwide class of job applicants.
On Monday, Oregon federal district court judge Michael Simon preliminarily approved a $32 million settlement that would resolve multidistrict litigation against Premera Blue Cross over the health insurer’s 2015 data breach that affected an estimated 11 million customers and employees. In a 58-page order, Judge Michael H. Simon said the proposed settlement is fair, considering that the proposed class members have “several strong arguments” regarding Premera’s allegedly inadequate data security measures. The judge also noted
An MDL case entitled In re Hyundai and Kia Fuel Economy Litigation involved alleged misrepresentations involving fuel usage for Hyundai and Kia automobiles. A district court in California approved a nationwide $200 million settlement. A divided Ninth Circuit panel reversed the approval of the settlement holding that the district court must weigh all the varying state consumer protection laws before certifying nationwide class action settlements. Lawyers for plaintiffs and defendants saw this troubling decision as
A majority of the the U.S. Supreme Court held recently that consumers that purchase Apps from Apple’s App store are direct purchasers able to pursue a proposed antitrust class action under federal law. The majority rejected Apple Inc.’s contention that the consumers are “indirect purchasers” barred from pursuing federal antitrust damages under the high court’s 1977 ruling in Illinois Brick. Instead, the majority found the App Store buyers are direct purchasers from Apple, sidestepping calls
A class-action lawsuit has been filed in Minnesota federal court that alleges that four large beef-packing companies and an industry information-sharing service have schemed to suppress the prices they pay for cattle and inflate the prices they charge consumers. The lawsuit names Cargill, Tyson Foods, National Beef Packing and JBS USA Food Co. — who collectively control 70% of U.S. beef processing — as defendants. Agri Stats Inc., a price forecasting service for beef, pork
A cattle ranchers’ trade association filed a class action in federal court in Illinois accusing meatpackers including industry powerhouses Tyson, JBS SA, Cargill and National Beef Packing Co. of conspiring to keep down cattle prices. The complaint alleges the meatpackers are seeking to push the cattle industry toward the level of consolidation already seen in poultry processing.
On April 3, 2019, Earl Enterprises Holdings Inc. (“EEH”), the owner of popular chain restaurants such as Earl of Sandwich, Buca di Beppo and Planet Hollywood, was sued in federal court in the Middle District of Florida by customers who alleged that the company failed to exercise reasonable care in securing and safeguarding their sensitive personal information. EEH had announced that it experienced a year-long data breach affecting customers’ names, credit card numbers and expiration