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Customers File Lumber Liquidators Lawsuits Alleging Excess Formaldehyde

Customers File Lumber Liquidators Lawsuits Alleging Excess Formaldehyde August 15, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Toano, VA The number of Lumber Liquidators lawsuits consolidated for pretrial proceedings has jumped in a month to 135, according to court documents. Lumber Liquidators lawsuits allege homeowners who put certain laminate flooring in their home are exposed to unreasonably high levels of formaldehyde, putting them at risk of health problems and lowering their home’s value.
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ER Charge for Splinter Removal: Cha-Ching!

ER Charge for Splinter Removal: Cha-Ching! August 14, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Jackson, MS Kenny was prepared to pay emergency room overcharges to get a splinter of glass removed from his foot but he wasn’t expecting a $2,000 emergency room bill for a five-minute procedure.
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Monster Drink Contents Wrongful Death Lawsuit Goes to Trial

Monster Drink Contents Wrongful Death Lawsuit Goes to Trial August 6, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA As the latest Monster Energy Drink Deaths and Hospitalizations trial is about to get underway, it is perhaps an appropriate time to revisit the life and the subsequent death of the young girl behind the headlines.
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Court Affirms Overdraft Fees Class Action

Court Affirms Overdraft Fees Class Action August 5, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Evansville, IN The Indiana Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court's decision granting class-action status to an excessive overdraft fees lawsuit. The Indiana Court’s decision means the trial for the excessive bank overdraft fees lawsuit against Old National Bank is still scheduled to start October 27.
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More Evidence for Lumber Liquidators Lawsuits—Negligence

More Evidence for Lumber Liquidators Lawsuits—Negligence July 25, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Seattle, WA It’s a difficult decision: You bought flooring from Lumber Liquidators and discovered it was made in China, which explains why your air test indicates it has high levels of formaldehyde. And you have toddlers crawling on the floor. Do you rip it out, dip into your savings and buy flooring from a reputable company, or do you join a Lumber Liquidators class-action lawsuit and wait for compensation?
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Lawsuit Filed against Energy Drink Maker

Lawsuit Filed against Energy Drink Maker July 23, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Los Angeles, CA Although the Monster Energy drink lawsuits might be the ones in the news most frequently, other energy drink makers face lawsuits of their own. Monster Energy reportedly settled two lawsuits in recent months, and faces another high-profile lawsuit in the near future. But Rockstar Beverage Corp. faces a lawsuit of its own, filed in June 2015.
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Excessive Overdraft Fees: You Can Take That to the Bank

Excessive Overdraft Fees: You Can Take That to the Bank July 22, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Miami, FL If there’s one thing banks are awfully good at, it’s excessive bank overdraft fees. Banking fees tend to be an endless scourge on the consumer to begin with. However, pundits point to the process of incurring an overdraft and the resulting fees as the ultimate irony: an overdraft occurs when a consumer is short on cash or momentarily down on his financial luck, while the bank is eager to profit from a consumer’s misfortune.
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Unregulated Herbal Supplements Can Be Lethal

Unregulated Herbal Supplements Can Be Lethal July 20, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC The herbal supplement industry continues to be a headache for health advocates and consumers campaigning for stricter controls and labeling for a product sector that doesn’t fall within the normal parameters and guidelines mandated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That’s partly because herbal supplements are considered neither a food nor a drug and have thus far escaped more intense regulation.
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Payday Loan Class Actions Could Make a Comeback

Payday Loan Class Actions Could Make a Comeback July 19, 2015. By Brenda Craig.
Washington, DC Payday lender shops that offer quick and not-many-questions-asked loans have been pretty much immune to class-action lawsuits for the last four years. However, a change may be in the wind.
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Consumers Might Want to Take Note of Overdraft Fees

Consumers Might Want to Take Note of Overdraft Fees July 11, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Los Angeles, CA When it comes to complaints about excessive overdraft fees, most news has covered lawsuits filed against the big banks. In truth, any financial institution that charges overdraft fees could be improperly charging their customers for overdraft. Customers with accounts at credit unions and smaller banks should also keep an eye on their accounts, and be sure they know how much they’re charged for overdraft protection.
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