Hewlett-Packard: HP named in class action lawsuit for installing firmware that causes printers to fail when using non-HP brand ink cartridges

  The complaint contends that HP intentionally installed firmware on certain wirelessly-enabled HP printers that caused the printers to fail when being used with non-HP brand ink cartridges. The firmware operated to disable the printers if ink cartridges manufactured by an HP competitor were being used. In such cases, error messages appeared on the printer […]

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Family Dollar Stores: Family Dollar named in class action lawsuit for falsely advertising Tropic Sun Aloe Vera Gel

This is a nationwide consumer class action brought by Plaintiff on behalf of all individuals who purchased Defendants’ Tropic Sun Aloe Vera Gel. Family Dollar Defendants advertise, market, sell, and distribute the Product. The Product’s label declares it to be “Made with 100% Pure Aloe.” According to the Product’s ingredient label, it contains “Aloe Barbadensis […]

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Gerber Products Co.: Gerber named in class action lawsuit over false and captive advertising of its Good Start baby product

The complaint alleges a pattern of deceptive and unfair business practices by Gerber Products Company in the marketing and sale of Good Start, a line of infant formula made with whey-protein concentrate that Defendant produces, distributes, markets, and sells. The Complaint challenging deceptive and misleading representations that Defendant made in promoting and selling Good Start. […]

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Tesla: Tesla named in class action lawsuit over sudden acceleration issue in Model X vehicles

  Since the introduction of the Model X, Defendant Tesla Motors, Inc., has sold approximately 16,000 Model X vehicles throughout the United States. Model X vehicles operate with an electronic acceleration control system by which complex computer and sensor systems communicate an accelerator pedal’s position to the vehicle’s onboard computers, telling the vehicle how fast […]

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Staples: Staples named in class action lawsuit for failing to honor obligations of its Member Rewards Program

The complaint alleges that Staples engaged in a deceptive scheme whereby it purported to offer and provide to Plaintiff and the Class—as Staples Rewards Program Members (“Members”)—credit for a certain percentage of his/her/their total Qualifying Purchase Amount (“Rewards Points”) for purchases made during the applicable calendar quarter when, in fact, Members received credit in amounts […]

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Nestle USA: Nestle USA, manufacturer of Lean Cuisine products, named in class action for deceptively marketing its products as containing no preservatives

Plaintiff brings this class action against NESTLE USA, INC, for the deceptive practice of marketing its Lean Cuisine® frozen meals as having “No Preservatives” when many of them contain citric acid (2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid), a well-known preservative commonly used in commercial food and drink products. Defendant sold Plaintiff and Class members, and continues to sell consumers, […]

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Transnational Foods, Inc: Transnational Foods, Inc named in class action lawsuit over sales of fake octopus

  Transnational Foods, Inc (“TFI”) is a food product brand that sells three canned octopus products under the brand name “Pampa”: (1) Octopus in Garlic Sauce, (2) Octopus in Vegetable Oil, and (3) Octopus in Marinara Sauce (collectively the “Octopus Products”). Cerqueira is a large seafood supplier and cannery that supplies various seafood products to […]

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Viva Labs: Viva Labs named in class action over misleading marketing of Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Viva Labs misleadingly labels and markets its Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil as healthy, and as a healthy alternative to butter and other cooking oils, despite that it is actually inherently unhealthy and a less healthy alternative. Plaintiff relied upon Viva Labs’misleading claims when purchasing the Coconut Oil and was damaged as a result. She […]

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Hyudai: Hyundai named in class action over defect in 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission Hyundai Sonata and Hyundai Elantra vehicles

Plaintiffs bring this action on behalf of all persons in the United States who purchased or leased any Hyundai Veloster, Hyundai Sonata (Eco) and Hyundai Elantra (Eco) vehicles equipped with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT) (collectively, “Hyundai Vehicles” or “Class Vehicles”)1 designed, manufactured, marketed, distributed, sold, warranted, and serviced by Hyundai Motor America, a […]

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Audi: Audi named in class action over use of illegal defeat devices on at least its 3.0-liter gasoline Q5, Q 7, A6 and A8 models equipped with automatic transmissions

  In September 2015, and again in November 2015, Volkswagen and Audi admitted using defeat device software to activate emissions controls when diesel cars were being smog tested and deactivate those controls during normal, on-road driving. Volkswagen, Audi AG’s parent company, took the position that the diesel defeat device was an isolated incident, which it […]

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