Morton Pink Salt

Morton “Himalayan” Pink Salt Deceptive Marketing Class Action

Morton Salt, Inc. makes All-Natural Himalayan Pink Salt Products, in both coarse and fine varieties. The salt is marketed as “Himalayan” and “harvested from ancient sea salt deposits deep within the Himalayas.” But the complaint alleges that this is not true and that the salt actually comes “from salt mines hundreds of miles away in  Read more

Deceptive Labels, Deceptive Advertising, Country of Origin
A HondaJet in Flight

HondaJet 90-Day Run Frequency and Disassembly Requirement Class Action

Honda Aircraft Company, Inc. and Honda Aircraft Company, LLC make and sell HondaJets. The complaint for this class action alleges that Honda issued maintenance recommendations for aircraft that were used less often during the Covid-19 pandemic, and that it may now require a $700,000 engine disassembly for those that did not follow the new recommendations.  Read more

Breach of warranty, Aircraft
McKinsey & Company Blue Lines Logo

McKinsey’s Consulting Increases Opioid Sales West Virginia Class Action

McKinsey and Company, says the complaint for this class action, was a consultant to makers of opioids that helped boost prescriptions and sales of these drugs. The complaint alleges that the company and its related entities contributed to widespread opioid use by mothers and the painful effects on their babies.  Read more

Nuisance, Negligence, Gross Negligence, Civil Conspiracy
Double-Helix Strands

Blackstone Transfer of Genetic Information Illinois GIPA Class Action

The Blackstone Group, Inc. acquired Ancestry.com DNA, LLC, a genetic testing company, in 2020. The complaint alleges that this involved “the illegal transfer of thousands if not millions of individuals’ genetic information to [Blackstone], a multi-billion-dollar private equity firm…” The law cited is Genetic Information Privacy Act (GIPA), an Illinois state law that the complaint  Read more

Privacy, News
Your Privacy, GIPA, Genetic Information
Eatz Smoked Almonds

Eatz “Smoked” Almonds Added Smoke Flavor Multi-State Class Action

Eatz brand Smoked Almonds come in a red-toned package. They are made by, and sold in, Family Dollar Stores, Inc. But are the almonds really “smoked”? The complaint for this class action claims that the flavoring comes not from actual smoking but from added smoke flavor, and that this does not meet the flavor labeling  Read more

News, Consumer
Deceptive Labels, Deceptive Advertising, "Smoked" Food Is Only Smoke-Flavored
Bag of Tostitos Hint of Lime Tortilla Chips

Tostitos “Hint of Lime” Corn Chips Lime Content California Class Action

Tostitos corn chips come in a number of varieties, including Hint of Lime. The complaint for this class action alleges that the name of the product and other representations on the front of the package lead consumers to believe that the product contains some amount of actual lime, when the ingredient panel indicates it either  Read more

News, Consumer
Deceptive Labels, Deceptive Advertising, Contains Too Little of Featured Ingredients
Colonial Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack and Shutdown Class Action

In May 2021, the Colonial Pipeline Company was hit with a ransomware attack that locked data in its systems and led to a pipeline shutdown. Colonial quickly paid the ransom, but it took five days to restart the pipeline. This class action brings suit on behalf of the gas stations impacted by the attack, alleging  Read more

Inadequate Cybersecurity
A Burt's Bees Product Label

Burt’s Bees “99.7% Natural” Pet Shampoos and Conditioners New York Class Action

Consumers nowadays prefer natural products, for their pets as well as for themselves, and Burt’s Bees, Inc. has responded by creating dog shampoos and conditioners that it advertises as being “99.7% Natural.” But the complaint for this class action alleges that this is deceptive because the products are actually “highly synthetic.”  Read more

News, Consumer
Deceptive Labels, Deceptive Advertising, All Natural Claims
UMB Bank Sign on Building

UMB Bank Debit Holds and Overdraft Fees Class Action

If your bank okays your debit transaction because you have sufficient funds in your account, can it later charge you an overdraft fee for that same transaction? The complaint for this transaction alleges that UMB Bank, NA authorizes debit transactions but later, at settlement, may claim there are now insufficient funds in the account and  Read more

Your Bank, Overdraft Fees
AmeriFirst Name and Logo

AmeriFirst Data Breach Exposure of Customer PII Class Action

As a provider of mortgage loans, AmeriFirst Financial, Inc. collects and stores a great deal of sensitive, private information on customers. The complaint for this class action alleges that AmeriFirst “is among those companies that have failed to meet their obligation to protect the sensitive personal identifying information (PII) entrusted to them by their customers.”  Read more

Privacy, News
Your Privacy, Exposure to cyber crime, Exposing Private Information