Legal News Articles - Consumer Fraud
December 15, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
The US government doesn’t like to be cheated. In fact, the government dislikes being cheated so much that it will pay people to tell on fraudsters that submit false or inflated bills for government services or try to avoid paying money they owe to the government.Read [ Cash for Whistleblowers in the Health Care Industry ]
December 13, 2016. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: Findings from an updated review by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the use of type 2 diabetes medicine pioglitazone (Actos, Actoplus Met, Actoplus Met XR, Duetact, Oseni) suggests there may be an increased risk for bladder cancer associated with drug.Read [ Updated FDA Review Suggests Link Between Actos and Bladder Cancer ]
November 16, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: Several food supplements lawsuits claiming deceptive marketing and labelling have been filed against Jessica Alba’s Honest Company, arguing its products are "falsely" labeled as natural and plant-based. But what does “natural” mean? “From a liability standpoint, I don’t see the merit in these false advertising suits when there is no agreed upon definition of natural in the first place,” says attorney Ann Marie Mortimer, partner at Hunton & Williams law firm.Read [ Is Jessica Alba’s Honest Company Dishonest? ]
November 10, 2016. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: A $240 million settlement has been reached in multidistrict product liability litigation over defective Wright hip implants. The settlement effectively ends five years of litigation brought by 1,300 claimants who alleged their Wright hip implants failed anywhere from 150 days to eight years following hip replacement surgery.Read [ $240 Million Settlement Agreed in Wright Defective Hip Implant MDL ]
October 26, 2016. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: A $14.75 billion settlement between consumers, the federal government and Volkwagen has been granted final approval. The deal includes an aggressive timeline for VW to begin buying back cars that have the infamous emissions cheating software.Read [ $14.2B Settlement Finalized in VW Emissions Class Action ]
September 8, 2016. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: Wells Fargo is facing $185 million in fines, after authorities uncovered millions of fraudulent bank and credit card accounts set up by bank employees in order to boost or hit sales targets. Further, the employees also made up PIN numbers and email accounts in connection with the false accounts, to get people to sign up for online banking services, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) said in a statement.Read [ Wells Fargo Fake Bank and Credit Card Account Fraud Revealed ]
August 11, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: You’ve heard it before: what the government giveth, the government taketh away. That’s the crux of a divergence of goals and protections that pit one arm of the federal government against the other in the name of collecting delinquent accounts. The result is a major crack in an armor intended to protect Americans already under siege from illegal robocalls.Read [ Feds Considering Exemptions to Illegal RoboCall Rules ]
August 11, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Boston, MA: Santander Bank reportedly faces $10 million in fines after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found the company misled customers about its overdraft protection program. Banks and credit unions have faced increasing scrutiny in recent years over excessive overdraft fees and other unethical practices, and consumers have fought back, in some cases filing lawsuits against financial institutions for egregious activities.Read [ Bank Faces $10 Million Fine Linked to Overdraft Fees ]
August 5, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Hartford, CT: Judging from the recent Essure dismissal in a Connecticut court, you might want to keep a journal to record details of your Essure injury. If you have an Essure complaint in California, however, such documentation may not be as crucial.Read [ Essure Good News and Bad News, from California to Connecticut ]
August 5, 2016. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: A decision issued on the consolidated California Essure cases, on August 2nd, will allow the claims of 14 women who believe they were injured by Essure to proceed against the manufacturer, Bayer. This ruling will improve the prospects for recovery of thousands of women alleging they were seriously injured by their use of Essure.Read [ Essure Cases Can Proceed in California ]
- Wells Fargo Bank Settles TCPA Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Jul-29-16)
- Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Settlements Could Take Time By Lucy Campbell (Jul-28-16)
- Olympus Failed to Warn US Hospital of Duodenoscope Infections By Lucy Campbell (Jul-26-16)
- Benicar Trials Postponed Until 2017 By Lucy Campbell (Jul-14-16)
- Proposed New Rules a Boon for Consumers Facing Excessive Credit Union Fees By Gordon Gibb (Jul-13-16)
- $70M Settlement Awarded in Risperdal Lawsuit By Lucy Campbell (Jul-5-16)
- Lawsuits Allege WEN Linked to Hair Loss By Heidi Turner (Jun-29-16)
- Anton Yelchin Killed by Jeep Grand Cherokee Under Recall By Lucy Campbell (Jun-21-16)
- Overdraft Fees Still a Big Payday for Financial Institutions By Heidi Turner (Jun-18-16)
- Does Charging Excessive Overdraft Fees Violate Credit Union Non-profit Status? By Gordon Gibb (May-14-16)
- Bounced Check Re-presentment Lawsuits Are Nothing New By Gordon Gibb (May-11-16)
- Takata Airbag Recalls Increases by 35 Million Vehicles By Lucy Campbell (May-5-16)
- Caffeinated Energy Drinks Linked to Risk of Type 2 Diabetes By Brenda Craig (Apr-27-16)
- VW Agrees to Buy Back or Fix 500,000 US Diesel Vehicles By Lucy Campbell (Apr-21-16)
- Maker Of “Neuro” Drinks Agrees To Pay $500,000 In Fines and Restitution By LAS Staff Writer (Apr-15-16)
- Wells Fargo Loses Overdraft Fee Appeal By Heidi Turner (Apr-13-16)
- VW Dealerships File Consumer Fraud Class Action By Lucy Campbell (Apr-8-16)
- Insurance Lawsuits: Even Honest Rejections of Claims Can Be Costly By Heidi Turner (Apr-7-16)
- FDA to Add Heart Failure Warnings to DPP-4 Type 2 Diabetes Medications By Lucy Campbell (Apr-6-16)
- 60% of Companies are Facing a Class Action – New Survey Report By The National Trial Lawyers (Apr-3-16)
- $11.1M Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Settlement Upheld on Appeal By Lucy Campbell (Apr-1-16)
- Check Re-presentment: What It Is and Why It Matters to You By Gordon Gibb (Apr-1-16)
- Billions at Stake in Canadian Tax Shelter Scam Lawsuit By Brenda Craig (Mar-28-16)
- Check Re-presentment Attorney: Consumers May Be Unknowingly Paying Re-presentment Fees By Heidi Turner (Mar-24-16)
- $75M in Damages Awarded in Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit By Lucy Campbell (Feb-24-16)
- Investigation Reveals Cause of Exploding Takata Airbags By Lucy Campbell (Feb-23-16)
- CDC: Lumber Liquidators Flooring Cancer Risk 3 Times Higher than Previously Predicted By Lucy Campbell (Feb-22-16)
- Panel Declines Consolidation of Credit Union Lawsuits By Heidi Turner (Feb-22-16)
- Dr. Oz Faces Herbal Supplement Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Feb-20-16)
- New Jersey Lawsuit Filed against Volkswagen Over VW Emissions Scandal By Gordon Gibb (Feb-16-16)
- No Need to “Renew” Their Angst: Auto-Renewal Plaintiffs Remain Vigilant By Gordon Gibb (Feb-11-16)
- 200 Women File Class Action Law Suit Against Celebrity Hair Care Product WEN By The National Trial Lawyers (Feb-5-16)
- Healthcare CEO Files Whistleblower Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Feb-5-16)
- Cigna Faces Two New Denied Disability Lawsuits By Heidi Turner (Feb-4-16)
- Counterfeit Duracell Batteries Purchased on Walmart.com By LAS Staff Writer (Feb-3-16)
- Automatic Renewals Are a Runaway Freight Train, but Lawsuits Are Fighting Back By Gordon Gibb (Jan-30-16)
- Report: Banks Make $6 Billion Off of Fees By Heidi Turner (Jan-23-16)
- Frontline Investigates Herbal Supplement Industry By Heidi Turner (Jan-22-16)
- Auto-Renewal Lawsuits on the Rise By Gordon Gibb (Jan-17-16)
- Credit Union Excessive Fees Lawsuits Could Be “Tip of the Iceberg” By Gordon Gibb (Jan-14-16)