: 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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Thermos L.L.C: Thermos L.L.C, makers of Foogo® Straw Bottle, settle class action lawsuit for misleading consumers

A class action lawsuit was filed claiming that Thermos L.L.C. misled consumers into purchasing a Foogo® Stainless Steel Vacuum-Insulated Straw Bottle or a Foogo® Plastic Straw Bottle by advertising the bottles as “leak-proof”. Plaintiffs allege that advertising as “leak-proof” is false or misleading because the bottles have a tendency to leak. If you purchased a […]

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Corinthian Colleges : Corinthian College students will be forgiven $480 million worth in private student loans

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the U.S. Department of Education announced more than $480 million in forgiveness for borrowers who took out Corinthian College’s high-cost private student loans. ECMC Group, the new owner of a number of Corinthian schools, will not operate a private student loan program for seven years and agreed to […]

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Target: Target pays $3.9 million to settle lawsuit alleging it violated California false advertising and unfair competition laws and also violated a 2008 injunction

The Complaint filed by the Marin District Attorney alleged that since as early as December 2008 Target unlawfully charged consumers prices higher than Target’s lowest advertised price, made statements that misrepresented the weight of Target-branded products, sold commodities by gross weight and sold commodities in less quantity than represented. The Complaint further alleges that Target […]

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J P Morgan: JPMorgan to pay $500,000,000 to settle mortgage related class action over Bear Stearns’ sale of toxic mortgage backed securities

JPMorgan Chase & Co has agreed to pay $500 million to end class action litigation over Bear Stearns’ sale of $17.58 billion of toxic mortgage securities. The class action claimed that Bear Stearns, which JPMorgan bought in 2008, misled investors when it sold certificates backed by more than 47,000 largely subprime and low documentation “Alt-A” […]

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Salter College; Premier Education Group: Salter College settles claims with Massachusetts Attorney General regarding falsified job placement rates and use of deceptive enrollment tactics

  Salter College, a for-profit school, agreed to pay students $3.75 million to resolve allegations of misrepresenting job placement numbers and using deceptive enrollment tactics. Salter College, and its owner and operator Premier Education Group, L.P. (Premier), also agreed to the Attorney General’s demand that requires the defendants to make appropriate disclosures on their website […]

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Td Bank: TD Bank to Pay $825,000 to Address Data Breach Involving Massachusetts Residents

TD Bank has agreed to pay $625,000 as part of a settlement with the Massachusetts Attorney General and agreed to strengthen its security practices after losing unencrypted back-up tapes containing personal information for more than 90,000 Massachusetts customers, and delaying a notice of the incident. Upon learning that the tapes had not arrived, TD Bank […]

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AusNet Services: AusNet Services settles class action for $378 million dollars

  The Supreme Court of Australia approves a record $500 million settlement over the Kilmore East Kinglake Black Saturday bushfires which claimed the lives of 119 people and destroyed or damaged 1,772 homes and properties. About 5,000 Victorians will share in a total payout of $494 million which is the largest class action settlement in […]

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Tmobile: T-Mobile settles cramming lawsuit with FTC resulting in refunds to consumers

The lawsuit settles allegations that T-Mobile was engaged in mobile cramming by placing millions of dollars in unwanted third-party charges on its customers’ mobile phone bills and receiving 35 to 40 percent of every charge they placed. The charges were for services like horoscopes, love tips and celebrity gossip, for which T-Mobile typically billed consumers […]

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Redbull: Red Bull settles class action over marketing and labeling misrepresentations

The lawsuits allege that Red Bull’s marketing and labeling misrepresents both the functionality and safety of Red Bull beverages. Plaintiffs made claims against Red Bull for breach of express warranty, unjust enrichment, and violations of various states’ consumer protection statutes. As alleged, Red Bull promises that it “vitalizes body and mind,” by providing a mixture […]

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