Bill Stamped "Past Due" in Red

Midland Credit Management Notation on Envelope FDCPA Indiana Class Action

This class action takes issue with two features of a debt collection letter sent to a consumer by Midland Credit Management, Inc. (MCM). The first is an embossment of the words “Important Information Enclosed” and “Attention Requested” on the envelope. The second is a sentence inside the letter on the subject of settlement offers. The  Read more

Consumer
Unlawful Debt Collection, Notation on Outside of Debt Collection Letter Envelope, FDCPA
Person Dialing Phone to Make Payment

Mortgage Processing Fees for Online or Phone Payments Investigation

Have you ever made a mortgage payment online or over the telephone? Were you charged a fee for it? Many such “processing” fees are unlawful. This may be because they are not permitted under the mortgage agreement, or because they are much higher than the actual cost of processing. We’re investigating to see if a  Read more

Consumer
Servicing Your Mortgage, Processing or Pay-to-Pay Fees, Mortgage-Related Unfair Practices
Point & Pay Name

Point & Pay Misstatement of Processing Fees Florida Class Action

Point & Pay is a “funds transmission service and bill payment processing company” which has more than 1,500 clients, including governments, utilities, and courts. However, the complaint for this class action allege that the company and its clients “misrepresent, conceal, and misstate processing fees” to consumers, so that they end up paying more than they  Read more

Consumer
Unfair Business Practices, Excessive Fees, Additional charges in breach of contract
Bag of Kraft Grated Triple Cheddar Cheese

Kraft “Natural” Cheese Contains Milk with Hormones Class Action

Consumers more and more often desire to buy foods that are “natural,” including products from animals that have not been given certain substances in their feed. The complaint for this class action alleges the Kraft Heinz Company has been claiming that some of its dairy products were “natural,” when in fact they were made from  Read more

Consumer
Deceptive Labels, Deceptive Advertising, All Natural Claims
Box of Rite Aid's Infants' Acetaminophen Product

Rite Aid Infants’ and Children’s Acetaminophen Prices Class Action

Acetaminophen can be dangerous, even fatal, if taken in large doses. Parents are particularly concerned about this when dosing infants. The complaint for this class action alleges that Rite Aid Corporation exploits this fear to charge more for its Infants’ acetaminophen product than for its identical children’s formula.  Read more

Consumer
Deceptive Labels, Deceptive Advertising, Breach of warranty
Can of Vanilla Coke

Coca-Cola “Vanilla” Coke Labeling New York Class Action

The Coca-Cola Company sells a version of its popular Coca-Cola in a vanilla version known as Vanilla Coke. The complaint for this class action alleges that the name and representations on the can are deceptive and misleading because the drink is not flavored exclusively with vanilla.  Read more

Consumer
Deceptive Labels, Deceptive Advertising, Contains Too Little of Featured Ingredients
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TD Bank Unauthorized Account Closings and Reopenings Class Action

A few years ago, the country was stunned by revelations that Wells Fargo had opened a large number of fraudulent accounts in the names of existing customers. This class action alleges that TD Bank, NA has done something similar, “re-opening accounts in the names of consumers without lawful authority.  Read more

Consumer
Your Bank, Unlawful Practices, Opening unauthorized accounts
A Matterport Model of a Home

Matterport “Business Opportunity” and State Requirements Class Action

The sale of “business opportunities” are sometimes called “seller-assisted marketing plans” in state laws. This class action bring suit against Matterport, Inc. and seven of its individual business directors for advertising and selling supposedly lucrative business opportunities in the 3D camera industry which did not offer sufficient disclosures.  Read more

Consumer
Did Not Make/Receive Proper Disclosures, Business Opportunity
Sidewalk Tables in Front of a Pret A Manger Store

Pret A Manger “Natural” Products Contain Synthetics Class Action

Consumers these days prefer natural products, with only natural ingredients, and they will pay more for them than for those with synthetic ingredients. The complaint for this class action, however, alleges that Pret A Manager (USA) Limited markets its food products, such as sandwiches and chips, as natural when they are not. The complaint alleges  Read more

Consumer
Deceptive Labels, Deceptive Advertising, All Natural Claims
Busch Gardens Williamsburg

SeaWorld Parks, Busch Gardens No Refunds for Closures Class Action

On March 16, 2020, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc. closed down all of its parks, including Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia and Tampa, Florida. Since that time, customers with annual memberships have not been able to use them to go to the parks. The complaint for this class action alleges that SeaWorld continues to charge  Read more

Consumer
Failure To Pay For Refund, Entertainment, Covid-19 Related