Sega Key Master Arcade Game Rigging Class Action

At issue in this class action are Key Master prize vending machines made and marketed by Sega of America, Inc., Play It! Amusements, Inc., and Komuse America, Inc. The games purport to depend on player skills for wins, but the complaint alleges that “the machines are rigged so that players can only win prizes at  Read more

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Chobani “Fair Trade” Misleading Certification Florida, New York Class Action

Chobani, LLC yogurt products bear a badge or seal that says, “Fair Trade Certified Dairy.” What does that represent? The complaint for this class action alleges that this is a sham certification that is meant to attract consumers with the idea of a sense of fairness even as workers are not treated well.  Read more

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Wells Fargo Aid in Fraudulent Schemes, Credit Card Laundering Class Action

This class action alleges that Wells Fargo & Company and Wells Fargo Bank have knowingly facilitated fraud on consumers. The complaint alleges the company has knowingly provided “substantial assistance to three multi-million-dollar fraudulent schemes” from three entities that offered consumers trials of certain products, then charged them full price and enrolled them in “continuity programs”  Read more

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Match.com Lures to Subscriptions and Illegitimate Users Class Action

When Match.com notifies you that another user has shown interest in you, is that user normally legitimate? When Match tells you that if you don’t meet “someone special” within six months, you’ll get another six months free, what do you have to do to qualify? The complaint for this class action alleges that Match Group,  Read more

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HP Instant Ink Subscription Program Problems Class Action

HP, Inc., which does business as HP Computing and Printing, Inc. instituted an Instant Ink program to supply ink to those who use its computers. But the complaint for this class action alleges that there are two major catches to the program—a prohibition on buying ink from other sources, despite the delivery of error-prone cartridges,  Read more

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Bank of America Mishandling of EDD Unemployment Benefit Fraud Class Action

In California, the Employment Development Department (EDD) issues unemployment insurance benefits through an exclusive agreement with Bank of America (BOA). BOA provides the EDD benefits via accounts and Visa debit cards. Unfortunately, the cards have been subject to fraud. In October 2020, BOA “froze the accounts of roughly 350,000 EDD cardholders.” The bank also reversed  Read more

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Kind Products Less Protein Than Advertised California Class Action

Kind, LLC makes bars, cereals, and other products that it labels according to the amount of protein they contain. The complaint for this class action alleges that the products actually have less protein than advertised and that the proteins used may be of “low biological value” to human beings, meaning that the usable protein content  Read more

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Bank of America California Unemployment Benefit Card Fraud Class Action

During the Covid-19 pandemic, many more people have relied on unemployment benefits. In California, these are handled by the Employment Development Department (EDD); Bank of America, NA (BOA) distributes the funds. However, this complaint alleges that BOA “is either unwilling or unable to stop criminals” from stealing unemployment funds from accounts. It also appears to  Read more

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MoneyGram International Fraudulent Transactions Settlement

MoneyGram International, Inc. is giving up $125 million to settle an action brought against it by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The parties had previously filed a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) in 2012, but during its term, MoneyGram’s anti-fraud and anti-money laundering programs had experienced weaknesses that led to  Read more

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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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