Top 10 Class Action Lawsuits – August/September 2017

  1. SONY – The class action lawsuit claims and alleges that Sony sold Mobile Devices that were deceptively advertised as “waterproof.” The lawsuit pursues claims for violations of various state consumer protection statutes, among other claims. Submit your claim here.
  2. BEBE – Plaintiffs Melita Meyer, Samantha Rodriguez and Courtney Barrett (the “Representative Plaintiffs”) filed a lawsuit against bebe on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated. Their complaint alleges that bebe sent SMS or text messages without the required consent to send such messages. Submit your claim here.
  3. CARIBOU – The lawsuit alleges that Caribou Coffee Company, Inc., sent text messages to Plaintiff’s wireless telephone number without prior express written consent and in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227 (“TCPA”), and seeks statutory damages under the TCPA on behalf of the named Plaintiff and a class of all individuals in the United States who received one or more unsolicited text messages from or on behalf of Caribou Coffee Company, Inc., between May 5, 2012, and July 28, 2017. Submit your claim here.
  4. JASON NATURAL PRODUCTS – The Lawsuit alleges that Hain Celestial and Jason Natural Products falsely advertised that JASON Natural Product Long & Strong Jojoba Pure Natural Shampoo, JASON Volumizing Lavender Shampoo, JASON Normalizing Tea Tree Treatment Shampoo, JASON Dandruff Relief 2 in 1 Treatment Shampoo & Conditioner, and JASON Smoothing Coconut Body Wash (the “Products”) did not contain the chemical sodium lauryl sulfate (“SLS”). Submit your claim here.
  5. KONG TECHNOLOGIES – This lawsuit involves several coordinated cases brought against several companies that developed apps for Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch), and alleges that certain versions of the Foodspotting, Foursquare, Gowalla, Instagram, Kik, Path, Twitter, and Yelp apps obtained contact data from users’ iOS devices in violation of user’s privacy rights, and that Apple aided and abetted that conduct. Submit your claim here.
  6. NATUREMADE – The lawsuit claims that the labeling and packaging of products containing glucosamine and/or chondroitin made by Pharmavite LLC, including TripleFlex and products made for BJ’s by Pharmavite (specifically listed in Question 5, below), contain false, deceptive, and misleading statements. The lawsuit does not claim that these products are unsafe, and makes no claims about the safety of the products. Submit claim here.
  7. CARNIVAL CRUISES – The class action lawsuit claims that RMG made pre-recorded telemarketing calls to landlines and cell phones offering free cruises with Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian as promotions and that these calls violated the TCPA. The lawsuit alleges that Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian authorized RMG to make these calls on their behalf. Submit your claim here.
  8. ASHLEY MADISON – In June 2015, Avid announced that it has experienced an intrusion of its computer network by an unauthorized person or persons who subsequently publicly released personal information of Avid customers. The Action was filed after Avid’s announcement of the Data Breach. In the Action, Plaintiffs allege violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act; violation of the Federal Stored Communications Act; negligence; negligence per se; breach of implied contract; breach of contract; unjust enrichment; negligent misrepresentation; violation of state consumer fraud and protection statutes; violation of the California Customer Records Act; and violation of state data breach notice statutes. Submit your claim here.
  9. NEIMAN MARCUS – From July 16, 2013 to January 10, 2014, approximately 2,187,773 different Payment Card accounts were used at NMG Stores. Out of these approximately 2,187,773 different Payment Card accounts, approximately 370,385 Payment Card accounts were used at an NMG Store during a time when the Malware was operating in that store. The remaining approximately 1,817,388 Payment Card accounts were not exposed to the Malware at any time and were not compromised as a result of the Cybersecurity Incident. Submit your claim here.
  10. POSTMATES – Plaintiffs allege that Postmates violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) in two ways. First, Plaintiffs allege that Postmates failed to provide proper legally required disclosures to individuals who signed up to be couriers utilizing Postmates’ platform prior to obtaining consumer reports on them. Second, Plaintiffs allege that Postmates failed to provide individuals who signed up to be couriers utilizing Postmates’ platform with a copy of their consumer reports and a notice of their rights before allegedly taking adverse action against them. Plaintiffs allege that Postmates procured and used these consumer reports for “employment purposes.” Submit your claim here.

 

NEW CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS – SUMMER 2017

  1. INSTAFLEX GLUCOSAMINE – Direct Digital, LLC (“ Direct Digital” or the “Defendant”) manufactures and sells a glucosamine sulfate joint support supplement called Instaflex Joint Support (“Instaflex”). Submit your claim here.
  2. AMAZON – Amazon didn’t require a password for in-app purchases, which allowed children to spend hundreds of dollars playing “free” games by buying virtual goods—like coins, stars, and pet food—without their parents’ permission. A federal court found Amazon liable for these charges and ordered the company to provide refunds. Submit your claim here.
  3. STAPLES – Plaintiff Neil Torczyner (the “Representative Plaintiff”) filed a lawsuit against Staples on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated. The lawsuit alleges that Staples engaged in unfair and deceptive business practices by not adequately disclosing that it utilized pro rata coupon accounting when it calculated Staples Rewards earnings in transactions involving product-specific coupons. Submit your claim here.
  4. REAL TIME RESOLUTIONS – The claims in this case were brought by a former Stingray employee who alleges that he was entitled under federal and Ohio law to unpaid overtime compensation for those weeks in which he worked more than 40 hours. He also alleges that Stingray was required to keep records of his hours worked but failed to do so. Ten other former Stingray employees have joined the case to date. Submit your claim here.
  5. FLUSHMATE – In June 2012 and January 2014, Flushmate and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission jointly announced a voluntary recall of Flushmate Systems manufactured from October 14, 1997 through June 30, 2009. The lawsuit, United Desert Charities, et. al. v. Sloan Valve Company, et. al., No. 12-cv-06878 (“UDC Action”), was filed following the June 2012 recall announcement. The voluntary recall was expanded on July 14, 2016 to include Flushmate Systems manufactured from July 1, 2009 through April 30, 2011. The lawsuit, Mergens v. Sloan Valve Company, No. 16-cv-05255 (“Mergens Action”), was filed following the July 2016 expanded recall announcement. Some Flushmate III Systems manufactured between October 14, 1997 and April 30, 2011 may leak and/or burst at or near the weld seam of the Flushmate System’s vessel, releasing stored pressure. If the Flushmate System bursts, it can lift the toilet fixture’s porcelain tank lid and shatter the lid and/or the toilet’s tank, posing impact or laceration hazards and property damage. Submit your claim here.
  6. REAL HAM BONE FOR DOGS – This lawsuit is about Defendants’ allegedly false and deceptive marketing of the Real Ham Bone For Dogs product, which has been sold nationwide through retail stores and online. Plaintiffs allege that Defendants misrepresented the product as safe, when the product was prone to splinter into needle- like shards and cause significant physical injury when chewed by dogs. Defendants deny all of these allegations, deny any liability in the case, and contend that the dogs should not have been left unsupervised to eat the bones rather than simply chew them. Submit claim here.
  7. PATRIOT PAYMENT BANKCARD – The lawsuit alleges that, on or after February 27, 2011, Defendants violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) by making calls to cellular telephones through the use of an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice and to telephone numbers that were listed on the National Do-Not-Call Registry. Submit your claim here.
  8. WELLS FARGO STUDENT LOAN – The Class Representatives filed this Action alleging that Wells Fargo violated the TCPA by using an automatic telephone dialing system and/or an artificial or prerecorded voice to call or text cell phones without the prior express consent of the recipients. Submit your claim here.
  9. JOE’S JEANS – The Actions allege that Defendants violated California law by improperly labeling and selling Joe’s and Hudson products as “Made in USA” when doing so was prohibited by a California false advertising statute that requires that if any foreign-made component is part of a product that is otherwise designed, produced and assembled in the U.S., that product cannot be labeled as “Made In USA.” Submit your claim here.
  10. REVLON – A proposed settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit alleging that Revlon’s advertising and sale of cream makeup, concealer and powder under the name “DNA Advantage” is false or misleading. Revlon denies all the plaintiffs’ allegations and is entering into this settlement to avoid burdensome and costly litigation. The settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing. Submit your claim here.

NEW CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS – SPRING 2017

  1. THE BODY SHOP – The Action alleges that Defendant willfully and intentionally violated the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act.FACTA requires that all but the last five digits of a consumer’s credit or debit card numbers be deleted from credit or debit card receipts presented to customers at the point of sale. Submit your claim here.
  2. AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS – Plaintiffs claim AEO violated the TCPA by sending text messages to cellular telephones between April 8, 2010 and January 24, 2017, through the use of an automatic telephone dialing system without prior express consent or where any such consent had been revoked. Submit your claim here.
  3. BELFORD HIGH SCHOOL – For years, websites at www.belfordhighschool.com and www.belfordhighschool.org held out Belford High School as a legitimate, accredited high school. In 2012, a judgment was entered finding that Belford High School was a fraud, that it is not a real school, was never accredited and never had authority to issue high school diplomas. As a result of Plaintiffs’ lawsuit, Belford High School admitted that it has no administrators and never had any, that its supposed accrediting agencies were fake, that it has no employees and never had any, and that the names of faculty and administrators that appear on the diplomas it sold to thousands of persons around the United States were fake. This Judgment found that U.S. residents who purchased Belford High School diplomas are entitled to damages related to the amount paid for their fake diploma. Submit your claim here.
  4. STINGRAY PRESSURE PUMPING – The claims in this case were brought by a former Stingray employee who alleges that he was entitled under federal and Ohio law to unpaid overtime compensation for those weeks in which he worked more than 40 hours. He also alleges that Stingray was required to keep records of his hours worked but failed to do so. Ten other former Stingray employees have joined the case to date. Submit your claim here.
  5. SUPERAMERICA – The lawsuit alleges that SuperAmerica violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), by sending unsolicited text messages. Specifically, the lawsuit claims that SuperAmerica sent or transmitted, or had sent or transmitted on their behalf, text message advertisements to wireless telephone numbers using a computerized automatic telephone dialing system as defined by the TCPA that stores telephone numbers from a database, or dials random or sequential numbers. Submit your claim here.
  6. HYLAND’S HOMEOPATHIC – The lawsuit alleges that Hyland’s made false and misleading statements about the effectiveness of the Class Products, in violation of state and federal law. Submit claim here.
  7. CALIBER HOME LOANS – The lawsuit claims that, on or after July 9, 2011, Caliber violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) by making calls to cellular telephones through the use of an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice. Submit your claim here.
  8. HYDROXYCUT SUPPLEMENTS – On July 20, 2012, one of the Plaintiffs filed a legal action on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated alleging that he relied on allegedly false and misleading statements on labeling and in advertisements regarding the effectiveness of Hydroxycut, and that such statements violate state consumer protections laws. Submit your claim here.
  9. SONY VAIO NOTEBOOK – The lawsuit alleges that Sony sold certain series of VAIO Laptops with a defectively designed touchpad (also known as trackpad) component. Sony denies each and every one of the allegations of unlawful conduct, any wrongdoing, and any liability whatsoever, and no court or other entity has made any judgment or other determination of any liability. Submit your claim here.
  10. KOMBUCHA WHOLE FOOD – The lawsuit also alleges that Whole Foods violated the law by reselling the GT’s kombucha products allegedly mislabeled by Millennium by making false claims regarding antioxidants, sugar content and alcohol content. Submit your claim here.

 

Top 10 Class Action Lawsuits – Summer 2016

  1. MARLBORO LIGHTS – Plaintiffs brought this class action lawsuit against Philip Morris USA in 1998, claiming that Philip Morris violated the Massachusetts consumer protection law by falsely representing that Marlboro Lights were less harmful and delivered lower tar and nicotine than Regular Marlboros, when that was not the case. Submit your claim here.
  2. GODIVA CHOCOLATIER – Godiva Chocolatier Inc. has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit that alleges the company violated the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act by printing more than the last five digits of credit and debit card numbers on receipts. Submit your claim here.
  3. TRESEMME NATURALS– If approved, this TRESemmé class action settlement will resolve allegations Unilever falsely labeled some of its hair care products “TRESemmé Naturals” even though they contain synthetic ingredients. Submit your claim here.
  4. VITAMIN SHOPPE – On August 19, 2015, Plaintiff filed this Action on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated alleging that she relied on allegedly false and misleading statements on labeling and in advertisements regarding the lawfulness, composition and ingredients of the Product, and that such statements violate state consumer protections laws. Submit your claim here.
  5. GARMIN FORERUNNER – The plaintiffs in this case are Andrea Katz and Joel Katz. They allege, on behalf of themselves and other similarly situated individuals, that they purchased and/or owned a Garmin Forerunner 610 watch, and that the watchband was defective. Submit your claim here.
  6. MERCEDES SPRINTER – Mercedes-Benz USA LLC has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit over allegations its Sprinter vans have an air conditioning defect that causes the roof to leak. Submit claim here.
  7. GREEN COFFEE BEAN EXTRACT – The FTC accused the defendants of deceptively claiming that the green coffee bean extract supplements could cause consumers to lose 17 pounds and 16 percent of their body fat in just 12 weeks without exercising or dieting. Submit your claim here.
  8. HIRERIGHT – According to the plaintiffs, HireRight “routinely and systematically” violates federal law by including information on background checks that negatively impacts eligibility for employment without providing a “full” copy to the consumer. Submit your claim here.
  9. iHEARTMEDIA – This lawsuit alleges that iHeartMedia (or its radio stations) sent text messages advertising the goods and services of iHeartMedia’s marketing partners. Submit your claim here.
  10. ADDERALL – The lawsuit alleges that Shire U.S. Inc. and Shire LLC filed “sham patent litigations” against generic competitors of Adderall XR as well as a “sham Citizen Petition” with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration which resulted in both a delay and lessened availability of a cheaper version of the prescription drug. Submit your claim here.