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  • $5.3M FitFlop Consumer Fraud Class Action Settlement Reached
    San Francisco, CA: A $5.3 million settlement has been preliminarily approved by a California federal judge in the class action pending against FitFlop USA LLP. The consumer fraud class action alleges FitFlop engages in false advertising by claiming the shoes can tone and strengthen leg muscles. Filed by Charlice Arnold and Arianna Rosales in 2011,...
  • Employers Employ Various Tactics to Deny Workers Compensation
    Aug-22-09 Atlanta, GA Employees who want to protect their rights with regard to workers' compensation need to stay informed, lest they find themselves led down the garden path. While workers' compensation law is pretty straightforward with regard to workers' compensation claims, not all employers are… Case in point is an issue that arose with regard t...
  • "Smell Ya Later" Does Not Apply to Zicam Smell Loss Plaintiffs
    Aug-19-09 Boston, MA The incidence of Zicam smell loss may have been a surprise to users not expecting such Zicam side effects. However, Zicam loss of smell is not news to manufacturer Matrixx, which has received adverse reaction reports with regard to Zicam smell issues since 1999. A number of lawsuits have been filed. One such lawsuit, states the August 10...
  • Red Bull Consumer Fraud Class Action Reaches $13M Settlement
    Los Angeles, CA: A $13 million settlement has been reached in a consumer fraud class action lawsuit pending against Red Bull GmbH. The Austrian beverage maker and its US-based subsidiaries are accused of falsely advertising its energy drinks as providing more benefit to a consumer than a cup of coffee. According to the terms of the settlement...
  • $970M Settlement Reached in AIG Securities Lawsuit
    Philadelphia, PA: A settlement, totaling $970.5 million, has been reached in the American International Group Inc, (AIG) 2008 securities litigation class action lawsuit pending in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. If approved by the Court, the total settlement amount will be among the largest recoveries ever achieved in a...
  • Recent Developments in Chinese Drywall Lawsuits
    Aug-18-09 New Orleans, LA Attorney Gary Mason, one of about 50 lawyers nationwide assigned to work on the Chinese drywall case, discusses with LawyersandSettlements recent developments in the ongoing contaminated drywall litigation… In July, Judge Fallon of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana appointed the lawyers who will se...
  • $3M Haier Freezer Class Action Settlement Proposed
    San Francisco, CA: A $3 million settlement has been agreed by defendant Haier America Trading LLC, in the consumer fraud class action lawsuit alleging the company sold freezers that do not meet national energy consumption standards. Filed in 2011, the lawsuit, entitled Christopher Collins, et al. v. Haier America Trading LLC, et al, alleges Hai...
  • Fen-phen User's Cause of Death: PPH
    Aug-16-09 Chicago, IL Chris (name withheld) says his mother, a Fen-phen user, passed away in Sept 2007 of PPH. She was part of the American Home Products (now Wyeth) class action settlement and received $1 per day for however long she used it—a total of $132. "She spent most of her last years in pain and discomfort," says Chris. "Nobody knew what she ha...
  • LG Display, AUO and Toshiba Settle LCD Price-Fixing Class Action Lawsuit
    San Francisco, CA: AU Optronics Corp, LG Display Co, and Toshiba Corp have agreed to pay $543.5 million in settlement of a price-fixing class action lawsuit. The companies are alleged to have fixed prices for the screens, driving up prices from 1999 to 2006, according to the class-action lawsuit filed in 2007. The lawsuit, In RE TFT-LCD Antitrust...
  • IADT Unsolicited Text Message Ads Class Action Settlement
    Chicago, IL: A settlement has recently been reached in a unfair business practices class action lawsuit relating to the alleged transmission of unsolicited text message advertisements to consumers nationwide by the International Academy of Design and Technology ("IADT"). Recipients of unsolicited text message ads may be eligible for up to $200 in set...
  • Asbestos Mesothelioma, A Plumber's Story
    Aug-11-09 Dahlonega, GA After returning home from World War II, Margi's father began a career as a plumber, a career that would last many years, and in the end be responsible for his death. Mr. Hall was lethally exposed to asbestos during his work. He died of asbestos mesothelioma in 2004. "My father was diagnosed by accident," Margi said. "He had a routin...
  • Dairy Farmers Reach a Potential $46M Settlement for Price-Fixing
    Washington, DC: A potential $46 million settlement has been reached in a price-fixing class action lawsuit pending against the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) over allegations the organization manipulated trading activity on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in 2004. The effect of that behaviour was to drive up the value of dairy products sold within the...
  • Class Action Settlement for Flonase or Generic Flonase
    New York, NY: A proposed settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit regarding the prescription nasal spray Flonase. The lawsuit claims that the seller of Flonase violated state laws by delaying the availability of generic versions of Flonase. The seller is SmithKline Beecham Corporation doing business as GlaxoSmithKline ("GSK"). GSK denies...
  • FedEx to Pay $21.5 Million in Overcharging Class Action Settlement
    New York , NY: A $21.5 million settlement has been granted final approval in a consumer fraud class action pending against FedEx Corp. The lawsuit, brought in 2011 by two law firms, alleged the world' largest cargo delivery company overcharged by as much as $3 per package for tens of thousands of packages. The plaintiffs, made up of government an...
  • Lawsuit Threatened Against Financial Firm
    Jul-23-09 Albany, NY New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has threatened to file a lawsuit against Charles Schwab Corp. in an attempt to force the financial firm to pay off clients who were stuck with auction rate securities (ARS) after the ARS market failed, according to an article at latimes.com (July 20, 2009). For people who have filed stockbroker arbitratio...
  • $7.5 Million Settlement Proposed in Gillette M3P Power Razor Class Action
    Boston, MA: A settlement has been proposed in class action laawsuit with The Gillette Company called In re M3Power Razor System Marketing & Sales Practices Litigation. The lawsuit claims that Gillette's advertisements stating that the M3Power Razor ("M3P") "raises or stimulates hair up and away from the skin" were false and misleading and violat...
  • Former Mechanic Awarded $10 Million in Medical Malpractice Case
    Jul-12-09 Houston, TX A man who entered hospital for a heart operation and came out without his fingers, toes and minus his left leg has been awarded $10 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Under medical malpractice law, plaintiffs can pursue damages if medical malpractice negligence can be alleged. In this case, a 32-year-old mechanic entered Method...
  • Plane Crash Lawsuit Settled for $4.5 Million
    Jul-11-09 Daytona Beach, FL The children of a man who died in a plane crash will receive $4.5 million after a judge approved the settlement. The man, who was 29 years old when the plane crash occurred, was 1 of 4 people who died in the accident. Also killed were the man's mother, his sister and her husband, who was the plane's pilot. According to a June 24,...
  • Just Go Ahead and Try to Sue the Coast Guard
    Jul-8-09 Baltimore, MD What happens if the Coast Guard miscalculates a critical piece of safety information and that miscalculation is implicated in an accident that resulted in the death of five people? According to a June 2009 decision by the Federal Court, the Coast Guard is immune from any financial liability. "I respectfully disagree with the court's interpre...
  • Dog Bites Peak in Summer Months
    Jul-5-09 Huntsville, AL As we head into the most prolific season for potential dog bite injury , there are a number of issues to be aware of with regard not only to dog bite law, but also of health issues that are becoming an increasing concern as the result of (CASE PAGE LINK dog_bites). It's also a sad fact that with the onset of warm weather, the phone for the...
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