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
  • Class Actions: What Might Be On Your Horizon as a Direct Marketer?

    … Companies who have faced class action lawsuits, even (and maybe especially) frivolous ones, won’t soon forget the experience. Just getting a case dismissed, or fending off class certification in the first place, can be extraordinarily costly and stressful. The amounts at stake are often huge–with potential downsides of “per violation” penalties…

    Brann & Isaacson- 11 readers -
  • Class Actions: What Might Be On Your Horizon as a Direct Marketer?

    … of a customer’s credit card number or expiration date on his or her receipt? Federal law prohibits disclosing more than five digits of a consumer’s credit card number, or the month or year (or both) of the expiration date. Class action attorneys are currently on the lookout of potential plaintiffs. There are also state privacy laws that may impose even more…

    Brann & Isaacson- 16 readers -
  • Equifax proves case against forced arbitration

    …. And a disapproval of the CFPB arbitration rule has already passed in the House. However, it has run into some resistance in the Senate. Some Republicans, like Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., have already announced their support for the arbitration rule, and others have wavered. With the Equifax breach showing what arbitration clauses mean in practice…

    Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 15 readers -
  • Spokeo Speaks — Again

    … this previously ignored requirement had been met. Spokeo: Where Is the Concrete Injury? Many heralded the Supreme Court’s decision as an important victory for companies beset by lawsuits over actions that resulted in little or no harm to anyone. On remand, the Ninth Circuit, however, managed a detour, taking upon itself to explore the question…

    Brann & Isaacson- 12 readers -
  • Reference Prices: Are You at Risk?

    … for the identical product, requiring qualifiers “that would signal the use of a formula (e.g., ‘compare estimated value’) or a similar product (e.g., ‘compare similar’).” Absent such disclosures, consumers would view the reference price as a reflecting a “regular/average price.” Next Steps Given this “heads up” from the California courts…

    Brann & Isaacson- 11 readers -
  • 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)

    … and several huge settlements with regulators. In December 2013, the State of California announced a $2.1 billion settlement with the company. That settlement was joined by 48 other states. Last year a whistleblower lawsuit filed by two insiders, one of whom worked as a home retention specialist with Ocwen, was resolved for another multi-million…

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

    … sort. Every single email marketing tool (MailChimp, Constant Contact, InfusionSoft, and more) requires data imports in a .XLS or .CSV format. Starting with this format from the beginning will save you hours of work and headaches later. Make sure every field is in a separate column. Do NOT put first and last names in one column. Again, when…

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

    …, some banks like to kick people when they are down. To take advantage of homeowners who are most vulnerable. What should come as no shock to anyone, some banks were even getting kickbacks from the insurance companies. Everyone making money off the struggling homeowner. Often, the homeowner gets so overwhelmed with force placed insurance charges…

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

    …. The transaction has been demonstrated to be effectively one-sided, for the benefit of the lender.” The court delayed the foreclosure, ordered Freedom to pay her $34,438 and attorney’s fees of $26,165. MahanyLaw Investigating loandepot (Loan Depot) and Freedom Mortgage The fraud recovery lawyers at MahanyLaw are currently investigating whether…

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

    …. The company operates in 14 other states including NY, Texas, Ohio, South Carolina, Florida, Illinois, Puerto Rico, Washington, Missouri and New Mexico. Mahany says the firm is actively investigating Molina’s business practices in those states and urge physicians who feel they were underpaid to contact him. Nurses, billing clerks and others with knowledge…

    Due Diligence- 28 readers -
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