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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
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Universal Screen Arts Automatic Renewal California Class Action

Universal Screen Arts, Inc. owns multiple companies with online e-commerce websites, including Acorn, Bas Bleu, Daedalus Books, Signals, Support Plus, and What on Earth. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that the websites entraps customers into a difficult-to-cancel automatic renewal membership that comes with a monthly charge of $14.95.  Read more

News, Consumer
Unlawful Subscription Renewal, Deceptive Advertising

I Heart Canna Telemarketing Texts TCPA Class Action

Mothership Enterprises, Inc., which does business as I Heart Canna, is a cannabis dispensary located in California. Unfortunately, the complaint for this class action alleges that it “engages in aggressive unsolicited marketing” via telephone, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).  Read more

Privacy, News
Use of Automatic-Capable Dialer, Unsolicited Text Messages, TCPA
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Vida Longevity Fund Omissions in Offering Materials Class Action

This class action brings suit under the Texas Securities Act (TSA) against a number of parties related to the Vida Longevity Fund, LP, established in 2010. The Fund promised a high rate of return, but the complaint alleges that it was hiding “serious weaknesses in the Funds’s internal processes and procedures…” It claims that these  Read more

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Omitting or Withholding Information, Investments, Investment Losses, False or Misleading Information
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Bank of America EDD Funds Fraud and Lack of Response Class Action

In the “economic devastation” of the Covid-19 pandemic, millions of people are relying on unemployment and similar government benefits to provide money for basic living expenses. California’s Economic Development Department (EDD) has chosen to have its unemployment benefits distributed in the form of a prepaid debit card, issued by Bank of America, NA. The complaint  Read more

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Your Bank, Unauthorized Credit or Debit Card Charges, EFTA, Debit Card, Breach of Contract
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Conspiracy Alleged to Stop Retail Buys of Certain Securities Class Action

The complaint for this class action describes what it calls “a conspiracy to deprive individual investors … of their ability to invest in the open market in the midst of an unprecedent[ed] stock rise so that Defendants could shield themselves from incurring substantial losses as a result of their own high-risk short selling strategies.” The  Read more

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Price Manipulation, Collusion and Price Fixing, Antitrust
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Robinhood and Market Manipulation for GameStop and Others Class Action

The complaint for this action claims that three Robinhood companies manipulated the markets for certain stocks to mitigate its own risks. The complaint alleges that Robinhood Financial, LLC, Robinhood 2 Securities, LLC, and Robinhood Markets, Inc. took unfair actions for stocks of certain companies, like GameStop, to prevent buys, sell shares, and lower prices.  Read more

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Gross Negligence, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Breach of Contract
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GameStop Short Sellers Conspiracy to Stop Retail Buyers Antitrust Class Action

What was all that about GameStop trades? This antitrust class action centers on that story, bringing suit on behalf of small retail investors against a long list of defendants—brokerages, funds, and clearinghouses—with familiar names, such as Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, E*Trade, Robinhood, TD Ameritrade, and Charles Schwab. The complaint alleges that individual investors “were stripped  Read more

News, Antitrust
Securities, Collusion and Price Fixing, Antitrust
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Chevrolet, GMC Vortec Engine Vehicles Excessive Oil Use Class Action

The complaint for this class action makes the startling statement that the General Motors vehicles in this case “were engineered to fail.” This is because, the complaint alleges, the Generation IV Vortec 5300 engines installed in certain 2010 to 2014 vehicles consumes abnormally large amounts of oil. “This excessive oil consumption,” it says, “results in  Read more

News, Automobile
Oil Use or Consumption, Engine Defects, Defective Automobile
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Mercedes-Benz Retirement Plan Breach of Fiduciary Duties ERISA Class Action

The Employee Retirement Security Income Act (ERISA) was intended to protect people who have private retirement plans with their companies. Those who are in charge of those plans have fiduciary duties towards the participants and beneficiaries, including a duty to make sure the fees and expenses of those plans are reasonable. This class action brings  Read more

News
Excessive Fees, ERISA Violations, Breach of Fiduciary Duty