Toyota Reaches 145 Unintended Acceleration Injury Settlements

According to a joint status report filed last week in California federal court, Toyota Motor Corp. has resolved more than half of nearly 250 individual unintended acceleration lawsuits that have been consolidated in multidistrict litigation (MDL) titled In re: Toyota Motor Corp…. Read More »


Citizens Sue Illinois for Fracking Property Rights

The state of Illinois faces a proposed fracking property rights class action lawsuit filed by a group of oil and gas rights owners who allege that the state’s denial of fracking permits is unconstitutional. While Illinois did pass a state law in… Read More »


Ford Facing Class Action Over Mercury Mountaineer Tailgate

Ford Motor Co. is facing multiple class action lawsuits pertaining to the tailgates in their SUVs, such as the Mercury Mountaineer, alleging that the automaker allegedly knew that the tailgates were prone to cracking but didn’t disclose the potential problem, and moreover... Read More »


ACT Mouthwash Maker Argues Against Class Certification

The maker of ACT mouthwash is asking a Florida federal judge not to grant class certification to a proposed class action lawsuit alleging that the company makes false claims by saying the mouthwash is capable of rebuilding tooth enamel. Chattem Inc. said… Read More »


Judge Recommends Certification for Cargo Price-Fixing Class

On Oct. 15, a New York federal magistrate recommended class certification for a cargo price-fixing multidistrict litigation, alleging since the early 2000s, multiple airlines conspired together to raise the price of transporting cargo worldwide. The magistrate judge has stated the plaintiffs representing… Read More »


Types of Stock Broker Misconduct: Watch for These Red Flags

Investment in the stock market carries an inherent level of risk in exchange for the possibility of a better rate of return than with safer investments. However, sometimes losses are not caused by market forces, but by stock brokers behaving unethically or... Read More »


Blue Buffalo Class Actions Consolidated in Missouri Fed. Court

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has agreed to consolidate seven false advertising class action lawsuits filed against Blue Buffalo Co. Ltd. for misleading customers about the ingredients in its pet food. The Blue Buffalo multidistrict litigation (MDL), or mass tort,… Read More »


State Farm Tries to Dismiss TCPA Class Action Lawsuit

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. filed a motion to dismiss a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action lawsuit from Illinois federal court, claiming the plaintiffs have failed to properly define the proposed TCPA Class. The proposed State Farm TCPA class action... Read More »