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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J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.: Chase settles lawsuit over credit card debt-collection abuses

The California Attorney General announced a stipulated judgment resolving allegations that JPMorgan Chase committed credit card debt-collection abuses against tens of thousands of Californians. The settlement addresses debt collection wrongdoing that includes collecting incorrect amounts, selling bad credit card debt, and running a debt collection mill that involved illegally “robo-signing” thousands of court documents and […]

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Anthem Blue Cross : Anthem settles class action lawsuit over mid-year policy changes

According to the settlement, Anthem Blue Cross agreed to end mid year policy changes that raise costs for consumers and to reimburse nearly $8.3 million to about 50,000 customers in California. The settlement resolves two lawsuits filed by policyholders in 2011 alleging that the insurer increased annual deductibles and other yearly out-of-pocket costs on individual policies in […]

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Target: Target pays $2.8 million over discriminatory pre-employment assessments

Target Corp. must pay $2.8 million to settle allegations that thousands of people lost out on a chance to be employed by the company because of certain discriminatory pre-employment assessments. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced today that Target agreed to settle a hiring discrimination claim regarding employment assessments previously used by the retailer […]

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Lennox: Lennox Industries settles class action lawsuit over air conditioning units with faulty evaporator coils

  A settlement has been reached with Lennox Industries Inc. in a class action lawsuit alleging Lennox manufactured and sold defective evaporator coils. The lawsuit alleged Lennox its air conditioning units are susceptible to formicary corrosion as a result of the deficient materials used in the manufacture of its coils and that the company failed to inform its customers […]

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Templeton Rye: Templeton Rye settles class action lawsuit alleging false advertising claims

  The class action lawsuits accused Templeton Rye of intentionally misleading customers about the origins of the company’s whiskey including that the whiskey bottles were labeled as “made in Iowa,” even though the alcohol’s recipe was based off of a stock spirit made in an Indiana distillery. Templeton bottles also declared the spirit as a […]

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Van’s International Foods: Van’s International Foods pays 9 million to settle class action alleging mislabeling products as all natural

Van’s International Foods has agreed to a settlement of up to $9 million to resolve claims that the company mislabeled certain frozen breakfast products as “all natural” when the items contained sodium acid pyrophosphate (SAPP), a synthetic ingredient that typically serves as a leavening agent. The lawsuit alleged that certain Van’s frozen breakfast products sold […]

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Target: Target Corp. pays $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over massive data breach in 2013.

The proposed settlement provides a maximum of $10,000 but will likely be diluted by active participation in the settlement. The 2013 data breach exposed 40 million credit and debit card accounts. The proposed settlement provides free credit monitoring for affected customers and promises that Target will overhaul its security systems. Detailed information can be found […]

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: LinkedIn settles class action lawsuit

A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against LinkedIn, which operates a professional networking service. The class action lawsuit involves claims that LinkedIn did not adequately protect the passwords and personal information of the users of its premium services. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that LinkedIn, which operates a professional networking service did […]

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