DirecTV Small Business Owners Unauthorized Use Claims Settlement

The defendants in this lawsuit include DirecTV Group Holdings, LLC, DirecTV Holdings, LLC, DirecTV, LLC, Signal Auditing, Inc., Lonstein Law Office, PC, and two individuals. The complaint alleges that DirecTV solicited businesses to take DirecTV programming for their businesses, but then had Lonstein contact them to tell them they had committed commercial misuse of DirecTV  Read more

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FirstEnergy, Energy Harbor Ohio Electricity Settlement

This settlement resolves two class actions against FirstEnergy, FirstEnergy Service, Ohio Edison, Toledo Edison, Cleveland Electric, Energy Harbor, and five individuals, alleging that they took part in racketeering in order to influence the passage of HB 6, and causing some Ohio residents to pay too much for electricity. The complaint alleged the defendants violated the  Read more

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Centene Ambetter Health Insurance Plans Performance RICO Class Action

Ambetter health insurance plans are sold on the exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This class action brings suit against those who provide the plans, including Centene Corporation, Centene Management Company, LLC, and Celtic Insurance Company, alleging they sell fraudulent health insurance policies and bringing suit under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations  Read more

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Ranbaxy TPP Generic Nexium, Diovan, and Valcyte Settlement

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd. and Ranbaxy, Inc. are settling combined class actions alleging generic drug manufacturer Ranbaxy made misrepresentations about both the conditions in its plants and the results of analyses on the integrity of data at the plants. This allowed it to obtain “tentative approval” from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a  Read more

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Opioid Epidemic Costs to Florida Public Schools RICO Class Action

This class action brings suit against a long list of pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors of opioids, on behalf of independent public school districts in Florida. The complaint claims, “public schools have been shouldering perhaps the most profound and enduring consequences of the nationwide opioid epidemic.” It points to schools’ needs to provide special education and  Read more

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Avanir Encouraged Nuedexta Use for Off-Label Purposes Class Action

When drugs are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), they are approved for specific uses, to treat specific diseases or problems. The complaint for this class action brings suit against Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which it claims attempted to market a drug called Nuedexta for other than its original uses, including, it claims, by  Read more

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Grand Canyon University Accreditation Standards Class Action

This class action sues a for-profit university, Grand Canyon University, Inc., and related parties, about their online graduate programs. The school offers graduate degrees in areas that are subject to state regulation, but the complaint for this class action alleges that the programs do not meet the accreditation standards for many state licensing boards and  Read more

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Mylan Antitrust EpiPen Settlement

A group of entities—including Mylan NV, Mylan Specialty LP, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Viatris, Inc., and Heather Bresch—has agreed to pay $246 million to settle class actions alleging that they violated antitrust, federal racketeering, and other laws, preventing effective competition and causing consumers and insurers to pay too much for EpiPen products. The products at issue  Read more

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Regeneron “Charity” Boosted Sales of More Expensive Drug Class Action

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. makes the drug Eylea, which is a prescription injection designed to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD), an eye disease that can lead to blindness. Eylea is more expensive than the competing drug Avastin, but the complaint for this class action alleges that Regeneron used an illegal scheme involving a purported  Read more

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Itria, Biz2Credit “Future Receivables Purchases” RICO Class Action

This class action involves financing provided to businesses by Itria Ventures, LLC and Biz2Credit, Inc. The complaint alleges that the companies offer “future receivables purchases” rather than loans, but that they renege on terms of the financing, charge usurious interest rates, and engage in racketeering.  Read more

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