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- 16 readers -
  • Equifax proves case against forced arbitration

    … disputes over the monitoring out of court. It also includes a waiver of the right to enter into a class-action lawsuit. This shields TrustedID Premier from legal exposure, instead relying on a process that’s very favorable to corporate interests. At first the arbitration clause was a non-negotiable feature of the contract. Now Equifax says you can…

    Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 15 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…

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

    …, and are consistent with the FTC’s guidance on price-based promotions. As the FTC explains, the retailer “should be reasonably certain that the higher price he advertises does not appreciably exceed the price at which substantial sales of the article are being made in the area — that is, a sufficient number of sales so that a consumer would consider…

    Brann & Isaacson- 11 readers -
  • Former Prices: The Latest Class Action Trap In Sales Promotions

    … on Former Prices The FTC has long-established guidelines on former pricing. The FTC requires that a former price must be an “actual, bona fide price at which the article was offered to the public on a regular basis for a reasonably substantial period of time.” Barred are “fictitious” former prices–“for example, where an artificial, inflated price…

    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

    … / Inactivity Birthday or Other Personal Date Clients For Reviews Content Topic Event Attendance Gender Geography Job Function / Job Role New Subscribers Referral Sources For instance, let’s say your firm has multiple clients involved in transvaginal mesh litigation. Sending an email to those contacts containing information related…

    Stacey E Burke Blog- 12 readers -
  • Facebook Advertising Versus Google AdWords: Battle of the Billon Dollar Markets

    … In today’s digital landscape, more and more options are available to businesses willing to spend money for online advertising. Between Google, YouTube, display ads, remarketing, social media, lawyer directory websites, and more, it can be difficult to navigate the options and determine the best fit for your law firm. While Google AdWords is still…

    Stacey E Burke Blog- 17 readers -
  • Anatomy of a Force Placed Insurance Scheme (California)

    … is no bidding or shopping around for a better price. Wahl filed her lawsuit in 2008. She named ASIC as the defendant. It was filed as a class action meaning it was brought on behalf of all California homeowners who had claims similar to hers. Homeowners Can’t Afford to Sue Banks Suing a bank, servicer or insurance company is expensive. This case cost $4.9…

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

    …. In one case we heard that a borrower saved just $18 in monthly mortgage payments while incurring thousands ofndollars of new debt. If you have refinanced and believe the bank is simply trying to profit from the fees, call us. You may have a case. Our firm doesn’t handle individual homeowner cases. Instead, we handle class action cases…

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

    … FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Hispanic Doctors, Law Firm Accuse Molina Healthcare Company of Stealing Pay from Physicians (Milwaukee) The fraud recovery lawyers at MahanyLaw filed a class action lawsuit on December 30th against Molina Healthcare of California. This is the second major class action case filed in 2016 by the firm. According…

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

    … Clayton Homes… by far the biggest player in the mobile home industry. Along with Vanderbilt Mortgage and 21st Mortgage and 25+ other companies, the Clayton Home empire is huge. And it just may be the most predatory mobile home seller and lender in the nation. Clayton Homes was purchased by billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway in 2003…

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

    … to follow through with its promise, brining a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois for the participants in Missouri, Illinois, and then Massachusetts. Later in the year, there were allegations of insider trading- DraftKings employees were using information not available to the public to gamble…

    Bruning Legal- 6 readers -
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