Dreamfields Pasta $8M Settlement Receives Final Approval

A New Jersey federal judge has granted final approval to a class action settlement against Dakota Growers Pasta Company, Inc., makers of Dreamfields pasta alleging that its claims made about the pasta’s glycemic index are false representations. Plaintiffs Joseph Mirakay, Louis Messina,… Read More »

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Tailgate Crack Defect Found in Ford Lincoln Aviator Vehicles

Several tailgate crack lawsuits have been filed against Ford Motor Co. over the past few months, alleging Lincoln Aviator vehicles were prone to crack across the tailgate or experience rear window shattering due to a known vehicle defect. According to several consumer... Read More »

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Bankers Group Asks FCC to Exempt Banks from TCPA Law

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) received a petition from the American Bankers Association (ABA) on Oct. 14 to do away with telemarketing restrictions that the associated banks feel pose “unreasonable and excessive risks” to these institutions. The banks claim that they are... Read More »

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Class Action Settlement Will Improve NY Public Defender System

New York State has agreed to a class action settlement that will ensure indigent criminal defendants in five counties have legal representation at their arraignment. The deal has been deemed a “historic” overhaul of the state’s public defense system. On Tuesday, the… Read More »

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Does Baby Powder Cause Cancer?

Talcum powder has been directly used on the skin as an effective absorbent to help deodorize, and it is commonly used by women for personal hygiene. The primary component in talcum powder is magnesium silicate hydroxide (commonly known as talc). Talc is... Read More »

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Mercedes Moves to Dismiss Sprinter Class Action Lawsuit

This week, Mercedes-Benz filed a motion to dismiss the class action lawsuit accusing the car company of manufacturing Spinter model vans with leaky air conditioning units, arguing that the plaintiffs cannot rely on Mercedes’s reputation to make claims against the company and… Read More »

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Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit Alleges Drug’s Dangers

A Tylenol liver damage lawsuit was filed by a woman who suffered liver failure allegedly due to the popular over-the-counter medication, joining numerous other lawsuits alleging the active ingredient in Tylenol is more dangerous than manufacturers stated. In this Tylenol liver damage... Read More »

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Scotts Wants Toxic Bird Food Class Action Lawsuit Gone

Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is seeking dismissal of a toxic bird food class action lawsuit, arguing that plaintiffs who did not accept its offer of full restitution no longer have valid claims. The company faces an uphill battle because the 9th U.S.Circuit Court… Read More »

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Banana Republic Class Action Lawsuit Goes After ‘Deceptive’ Sales

Popular clothing retailer Banana Republic is being sued for "luring" in shoppers with "deceptive" sale signs outside stores, according to a class action lawsuit filed in Los Angeles. According to the Banana Republic sale class action lawsuit, the retailer advertises that products in the store are... Read More »

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Midland Credit Management Hit With Debt Collection Lawsuit

Midland Credit Management Inc. was hit with a debt collection class action lawsuit alleging that the debt collection agency used illegal practices when trying to collect a debt. New York plaintiff Levi Huebner is filing a Federal Debt Protection Collection Act (FDPCA)... Read More »

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Rice Cooperative Faces Tainted Sushi Rice Claim

Farmers’ Rice Cooperative (FRC), a more than 700-strong grower-owned network responsible for over 20 percent of the rice crop in California, is accused of selling “flush rice,” knowingly mixing rice contaminated with black mold and animal droppings with edible rice and distributing... Read More »

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