Sprint Smartphone Flex Lease Program Unfair Terms Class Action

Smartphones are expensive, and some customers opt to have a lease plan with their carrier. But does the lease eventually turn into ownership? The complaint for this class action alleges that Sprint Corporation’s Flex Lease Agreement program continues to charge customers monthly fees long after they have paid the full price of their phones, does  Read more

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Annie’s Macaroni & Cheese Phthalate Content Class Action

“For years,” claims the complaint for this class action, Annie’s “has been aware that its Products contain phthalates but only recently has it pledged to take steps to remove these harmful chemicals.” Phthalates are chemicals that are used to make plastics flexible. However, they may migrate into food from the substances it makes contact with  Read more

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Phthalate Content Class Action

Phthalates—chemicals that are used to make plastics flexible—may migrate into food from the materials it makes contact with during processing or packaging. The complaint for this class action brings suit against the Kraft Heinz Company, alleging that phthalates—which tend to bind to fatty products—are present in its Kraft Macaroni & Cheese products.  Read more

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MoneyGram Remission Settlement

A Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) was filed on November 9, 2012, between MoneyGram International, Inc. and the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC). However, during the term of the agreement, the company’s anti-money laundering and anti-fraud programs have remained weak, the FTC says, with a significant rise in consumer fraud transactions. The  Read more

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Wyndham Vacation Resorts No-Consent Credit Accounts Class Action

How would you feel if you attended a timeshare presentation, then found out that the presenting company had opened a credit card account in your name, without your request or permission? The complaint for this class action alleges that Wyndham Vacation Resorts, Inc. and Comenity Capital Bank use consumers’ personal information to institute credit card  Read more

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Baby Foods Contaminated with Heavy Metals Class Action

Heavy metals, such as inorganic arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury are toxic to human beings, and they are particularly so to babies and children. But the complaint for this class action alleges that these substances have been allowed in baby food by certain makers—Gerber Products Company, Beech-Nut Nutrition Company, Nurture, Inc., and Hain Celestial Group,  Read more

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Bank of America Inattention to Fraud on EDD Accounts Class Action

California does not pay unemployment benefits directly. Instead, its Employment Development Department (EDD) has an exclusive contract with Bank of America, NA, which issues the benefits in the form of pre-paid debit cards. Unfortunately, criminals have stealing the benefits from these cards. The complaint for this class action alleges Bank of America is responsible for  Read more

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Syndicated Conservation Easement Tax Strategy Rejected by IRS RICO Class Action

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) allows some conservation easements to be considered a noncash charitable contribution deduction, which can have substantial tax benefits for certain individuals. However, the easements must be placed on the property in strict compliance with the terms set by the IRS. The complaint for this class action brings suit against a  Read more

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EquiAlt $170 Million Ponzi Scheme California Class Action

“This case arises from $170 million Ponzi scheme operated by EquiAlt, LLC[,]”the complaint for this class action says in its opening line. According to the complaint, EquiAlt claims to use investor funds to buy distressed real estate and promised eight to ten percent profit with very little risk. However, the complaint claims that the promises  Read more

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AriZona “Zero Calorie” Arnold Palmer Beverage Class Action

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not require a zero-calorie product to have zero calories; according to the complaint for this class action, it only requires that it have no more than five calories. The complaint alleges that AriZona Arnold Palmer drink had more than five calories, even though at one time it was  Read more

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