Hands Tossing Caps into Air at Graduation

Northstar End of THE Program for Student Loan Repayment Class Action

It’s great that a student loan company would offer a program to its borrowers with advantages if they pay on time. But can the company then terminate the arrangement at will? The complaint for this class action claims that the program offered by Northstar Education Finance, which does business as Total Higher Education (THE), is  Read more

Termination of Benefits, Student Loans, Breach of Contract
Toy House, Piles of Coins, Paperwork for Mortgage

PHH Mortgage Processing Fees for Payments Florida Class Action

The complaint for this class action cites charges made by PHH Mortgage Corporation (which does business as PHH Mortgage Services) when customers pay their mortgages online or by telephone. The complaint claims that this extra charge is unlawful and brings suit under the Florida Consumer Collection Processes Act (FCCPA).  Read more

Excessive Fees, Additional charges in breach of contract
Three Bottles of Smucker's Caramel Flavored Syrup

Smucker’s Caramel Flavored Syrup Labeling Class Action

A number of recent class actions has addressed the flavoring and labeling of “vanilla” products, such as vanilla ice cream or vanilla almondmilk. This class action, from the same law firm as the “vanilla” ones, is somewhat more intricate. It concerns caramel syrup from the JM Smucker Company (or Smucker’s brand caramel syrup), discusses “vanilla  Read more

Does Not Admit to Artificial Flavor on Labels, Deceptive Labels, Deceptive Advertising
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Citizens and Farmers Bank Improper Overdraft, NSF Fees Class Action

This is one in a line of class actions filed over the allegedly improper imposition of fees on checking accounts by banks and credit unions. The complaint alleges that Citizens and Farmers Bank assesses overdraft (OD) fees on certain transactions even when accounts were never overdrawn.  Read more

Your Bank, Overdraft Fees, Excessive Fees
Bottle of Purell Hand Sanitizer

Purell Hand Sanitizer Deceptive Marketing Class Action

You may not have heard of Gojo Industries, Inc., but you probably have heard of its product Purell Hand Sanitizer. But are the company’s claims for its product accurate? The complaint for this class action says no. It also cites Food and Drug Administration (FDA) criticism that the product is incorrectly marketed as a drug.  Read more

Druglike Claims, Deceptive Labels, Deceptive Advertising
Electrical Workers, in Lift and Climbing Pole

Southern California Edison Incorrect Reporting of Negative Info Class Action

Southern California Edison Company provides information to consumer reporting agencies. The complaint for this class action claims that the company has sometimes reported information on consumers that is inaccurate, thus violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the California Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCCRAA).  Read more

FCRA, Discharged/invalid debts on credit report, Credit Reports
Package of Blue Diamond Smokehouse Almonds

Blue Diamond Growers “Smokehouse” Almonds Deceptive Labels Class Action

If a food product is labeled as having a “smokehouse” flavor, does that mean it has actually been smoked? Should it mean that? According to the complaint for this class action, Blue Diamond Growers “Smokehouse” Almonds are deceptively labeled because they do not get their characterizing flavor from actual smoking but from added flavoring.  Read more

Negligent Misrepresentation, Fraud, Deceptive Labels, Deceptive Advertising
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TD Bank Extra Charges for Paper Statements New York Class Action

In recent years, many consumers and businesses have begun doing as many transactions online as possible. In fact, many banks have taken to charging customers who still want paper account statements to come in the mail. In 2010, New York enacted a law that “made it a deceptive act and practice for a company to  Read more

Your Bank, Extra Charges
Front of a Wegmans Supermarket

Wegmans “French Vanilla” Ice Cream Flavor Designation Class Action

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. sells an ice cream that is labeled “French Vanilla.” The complaint for this class action alleges that this designation is misleading and deceptive, because it suggests that the ice cream is flavored “only from its natural characterizing flavor, vanilla” from vanilla beans—when in fact, the complaint claims, it is not.  Read more

Deceptive Labels, Deceptive Advertising, Contains Too Little of Featured Ingredients
Statement with List of Overdraft and NSF Fees

iThink Financial Credit Union Unfair OD and NSF Fees Class Action

The iTHINK Financial Credit Union was formerly the IBM Southeast Employees’ Credit Union (IBMSECU). The complaint for this class action alleges that the credit union does “unfair and unconscionable assessment and collection of ‘overdraft fees’ (‘OD Fees’) on accounts that were never actually overdrawn, and … routinely charg[es] two or more fees, including OD Fees  Read more

Overdraft Fees, More Than One Fee Assessed on a Single Item/Transaction, Additional charges in breach of contract