Hyudai: Hyundai settles engine defect class action

This settlement resolves lawsuits that were filed against Hyundai Motor America and Hyundai Motor Company alleging that an engine defect caused stalling, engine noise, or oil lamp illumination in the 2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata with a 2.0 liter or 2.4 liter gasoline direct injection engine. The settlement extends the Powertrain Warranty for the engine short block […]

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Garmin Ltd: Garmin Ltd. settles a class action lawsuit over allegations that its Forerunner 610 watch and watchband are defective

According to the complaint Garmin marketed the Forerunner 610 watch as “not just a pretty face… [but] stands up to rain [and] sweat.” However, the wristband allegedly fell apart on three separate occasions and needed to be repaired. The lawsuit alleged the company made false advertising claims about the sport watch including that the device […]

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HSBC: HSBC Settles Class Action Lawsuit Over Overdraft Fees

The class action lawsuit claimed that as a regular practice, HSBC allowed customers to use their debit cards to make purchases when their accounts were insufficient in order to charge an overdraft fee of $35. In addition, the plaintiffs alleged that HSBC used a software program to re-order transactions automatically which would lead to more […]

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Superfish: Superfish agrees to pay $1 million to settle a class-action privacy lawsuit

The class action lawsuit was brought on behalf of consumers who purchased Lenovo notebooks in late 2014 and early 2015 and alleges that Lenovo bundled Superfish’s “VisualDiscovery” ad-serving software with notebooks which contained security flaws. Superfish is a program that inserts ads into a variety of Web pages including secure HTTPS pages. To do so, […]

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Blue Buffalo: Blue Buffalo settles class action lawsuit over claims it deceptively marketed pet food

The Lawsuit claimed that labeling for Blue Buffalo pet foods (the “Products”) was false and deceptive in that it breached the True Blue Promise, which states that the Products contain no chicken/poultry by-product meals, no corn, wheat or soy, and no artificial preservatives. Blue Buffalo has agreed to pay $32 million to settle the lawsuit. […]

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Lumos Labs: Lumos Labs, makers of Lumosity, settles with FTC over allegations of deceptive advertisement

  The creators and marketers of the Lumosity “brain training” program have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges alleging that they deceived consumers with unfounded claims that Lumosity games can help users perform better at work and in school, and reduce or delay cognitive impairment associated with age and other serious health conditions. As […]

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EDMC Corp: For profit education company Education Management Corp. settles fraud lawsuit for $95 million dollars

The United States Dept of Justice has reached a settlement with Education Management Corp. (EDMC), the second-largest for-profit education company in the country. The $95.5 million settlement resolves allegations that EDMC violated federal and state False Claims Act (FCA) provisions by falsely certifying that it was in compliance with Title IV of the Higher Education […]

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Securitas Security Services: Securitas Security Services settles class action alleging violations of California labor laws

  The lawsuit, which involves former and current security guards employed by Securitas, alleged the Securitas violated state and federal statutes by not providing employees with vacation pay. Guards were given sums of money, however, in the form of lump-sum payments once per year as compensation for vacation time. The complaint asserts that the payment […]

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J.C. Penney: J.C. Penney settles class action lawsuit which alleged false advertising

J.C. Penney announced that it has reached an agreement, subject to court approval, to settle a false advertising class action lawsuit brought on behalf of California customers who purchased certain JCPenney private or exclusive branded products. The lawsuit, filed in 2012, arises from the price comparison advertising of private and exclusive branded products JCPenney used […]

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Groupon: Groupon settles class action over expiration of vouchers

Groupon agreed to pay $8.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that expiration of vouchers violated the law. Aggrieved customers who purchased Groupons between November 1, 2008 and December 1, 2011 can receive 130% of the purchase price of their unredeemed Groupons — in the form of credits toward future Groupons. To receive […]

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