Verde Energy Unfair Variable Electricity Rates Class Action

Deregulation of electricity markets has not turned out as some consumers expected. The complaint for this class action alleges that Verde Energy USA, Inc. has “deceptive, bad-faith, unconscionable and unfair pricing practices” that have caused consumers to pay much more for electricity than they should have paid.  Read more

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City of Ferguson, Missouri Court Fee Settlement

The City of Ferguson, Missouri has entered into a settlement to resolve a class action alleging that it charged illegal fees in violation of Missouri law. The fees in question are warrant fees and failure to appear fees.  Read more

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Charter Communications Spectrum Self-Installation Fee Class Action

When you pay a fee to a company, you normally expect to get something of value for it. The complaint for this class action alleges that Charter Communications, Inc. (CCI) charges a self-installation fee for its “free” modems and customer self-installation of its Spectrum Internet systems—in other words, for nothing of value.  Read more

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Target “Debit Card” Users and Returned Payment Fees Investigation

A Target debit card may seem like a great idea, with debit card convenience combined with 5% off. But strictly speaking, the card isn’t exactly like a regular debit card, and consumers are paying significant amounts to find this out. The Target card may be more like an electronic check. It isn’t directly linked to  Read more

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Northwest Hospital Emergency Room Charity Care Settlement

Northwest Hospital in Kings County, Washington has agreed to settle a class action claiming that it violated the state’s Charity Care Laws by not screening all emergency department patients to see if they qualified for financial assistance.  Read more

CenturyLink Pure Broadband Overcharge Missouri Settlement

CenturyLink is again found settling a class action, this time one in the state of Missouri that alleges that the company sold a “Pure Broadband” package that was supposed to be broadband service only but actually included a limited-use phone line.   Read more