Class Action

A class action, class suit, or representative action is a lawsuit where a person sues a group of people, a group of people sues another group of people, or a group of people sues a person. It is pleonastic to refer to a class action as a "class action suit". Collective lawsuits originated in the United States and are still predominantly a U.S. phenomenon. But, in several European countries with civil law, contrary to Anglo-American common law, changes have been made in recent years to allow consumer organizations to bring claims on behalf of consumers.
Posts about Class Action
    • Equifax proves case against forced arbitration

      By David Dayen, The Intercept – EQUIFAX, THE CREDIT REPORTING BUREAU that on Thursday admitted one of the largest data breaches in history, affecting 143 million U.S. consumers, is maneuvering to prevent victims from banding together to sue the company, according to consumer protection advocates and elected officials.

      Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 14 readers -
    • Spokeo Speaks — Again

      In Robins v. Spokeo, Inc., a case that made its way up to the U.S. Supreme Court and back again, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit has allowed a case to go forward on the slenderest thread of alleged “harm,” despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s admonition that a concrete injury must alleged. Spokeo: Background Spokeo publishes online a “people search engine.

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  • Reference Prices: Are You at Risk?

    …, it is critical that retailers consult with their lawyers to ensure that their use of reference prices is appropriate and consistent with the basic principles outlined by the Court of Appeal and the FTC. The best defense to a class action demand is proof of compliance with the law based on sound internal policies and procedures. The post Reference Prices: Are You at Risk? appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

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  • Former Prices: The Latest Class Action Trap In Sales Promotions

    … traction in one court or another, and then the floodgates open. A good example of this occurred in the aftermath of the Supreme Court of California’s decision in Pineda v. Williams-Sonoma Stores, Inc., as I’ve discussed in previous blog posts here and here. Now, we’re seeing growing influx of class action lawsuits arising out of discount and sales…

    Brann & Isaacson- 12 readers -
  • $250 Million GranuFlo Settlement

    …’ GranuFlo or Naturalyte products, you need an attorney. Please contact us at (337) 234-7573 for a free evaluation, or visit the GranuFlo Lawyer website for more information. Class action lawsuits are pending. The post $250 Million GranuFlo Settlement appeared first on Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess. …

    Alexandria Personal Injury Attorney- 13 readers -
  • OCWEN – The Ugly Beast is Still Alive (Whistleblower Post)

    … “significant harm” to its customers. As if Ocwen isn’t the real cause of harm to customers! What started as a regulatory order from the Massachusetts Division of Banks has turned into a full-fledged court battle. And now state Attorney General Maura Healey is jumping into the fray. In what should come as no surprise to many Ocwen customers, Healey…

    Due Diligence- 14 readers -
  • The One Thing to Make Your Email Blasts Better: Segmenting

    … information about road safety issues or changes to laws (e.g. Texas’s new law banning texting and driving) will ensure they remember your law firm and pass along future referrals. Informational emails are particularly useful during class action lawsuits. Disseminating email updates to class members is an easy and cost effective way to keep them informed…

    Stacey E Burke Blog- 12 readers -
  • Anatomy of a Force Placed Insurance Scheme (California)

    … by the FHA or Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac and when banks kept the loans they wrote, the banks had an incentive to keep you in your home. They had an incentive to help you through rough patches. No more. Now, they view defaults as a way to make money. In this post, we will examine a case brought by homeowners in California. Depending on the bank or company…

    Due Diligence- 15 readers -
  • Freedom Mortgage Found Guilty of Defrauding Homeowner

    … will shock you. In conducting our investigation, we came across a recent court case in New Jersey. A Bergen County Superior Court judge ruled the company violated the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. 70 Year Old Woman Brings Case Against Freedom Mortgage Mamie Major sued Freedom after being charged $11,479 in fees to refinance her home. How much…

    Due Diligence- 20 readers -
  • MahanyLaw Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Molina Healthcare

    … the neediest and poorest populations. The law gave a two year pay bump for these public service minded doctors. Instead of paying them at the very low Medicaid rates (called Medi-Cal in California), the law allows doctors to be paid at the higher Medicare rates. Congress did this to insure doctors would continue to serve low income patients. Hispanic Lives…

    Due Diligence- 28 readers -
  • INVESTIGATION: Clayton Homes, Vanderbilt Mortgage, 21st Mortgage

    … was part of Vanderbilt. this was not disclosed to me.” New Mexico: “I have a mobile home with Vanderbilt Mortgage. In 2014 about $5000 was added to my billing statement as ‘service fees.'” The customer goes on to say that the customer can’t get an explanation and made all monthly payments. Colorado: “I purchased a manufactured home which…

    Due Diligence- 18 readers -
  • Looking For a DraftKings Update?

    … Listening to the TV or the radio, you have likely heard one of the advertisements for the fantasy sports games hosted by DraftKings. “Double your first deposit, up to six hundred dollars” – sound familiar? DraftKings ‘Free Bonus’ and ‘Double Your Cash’ Scam After signing up to receive the “free bonus” and “double your cash” up to $600, you…

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  • Draining the Swamp – Big Biz and Lobbyists (Whistleblower Post)

    … drain the swamp but in the right case we can make the swamp too dangerous for those who put greed and power over the needs of the community. Interested in doing your part to drain the swamp? Have information about bank fraud or fraud involving government programs or funds? Call us. In the last five years our clients have received over $100 million…

    Due Diligence- 12 readers -
  • “My Family Thinks I’m a Fraud for Working at Wells” – FIRREA Post

    … There was an article yesterday in CNN Money titled “Inside Wells Fargo, Workers Say the Mood is Grim.” Thats where I found the title quote above. For years, the “too big to fail” banks have been “too big to touch”. Finally, the tide is turning. Unfortunately, for many homeowners and customers of Wells Fargo, Chase, Citi, Ocwen and Bank of America…

    Due Diligence- 13 readers -
  • New Freedom Mortgage Investigation – Improper Crediting of Payments

    … New Freedom Mortgage Investigation – Improper Crediting of Payments October 24, 2016 by Brian Mahany The fraud recovery and lender liability lawyers at Mahany Law are investigating claims that Freedom Mortgage does not properly credit payments made by homeowners. We have been told by one homeowner that Freedom reported her mortgage payments…

    Due Diligence- 17 readers -
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