Synta, Ningbo Sunny Consumer Telescope Antitrust Class Action

This is one of a number of antitrust class actions brought against makers and distributors of consumer telescopes in the US, Canada, Taiwan, and China. The complaint for this class action alleges that two companies were affiliates of each other rather than competitors, and that these companies, along with a number of others, colluded to  Read more

A Synta Telescope

Tootsie Roll Partially Hydrogenated Oil and Trans Fat California Class Action

Were Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Pops made until recently with an unhealthy substance, that is, partially hydrogenated oil (PHO)? The complaint for this class action says they were, despite a declaratory order from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).   Read more

Tootsie Rolls, Wrapped and Unwrapped

Masonite and Jen-Weld Interior Molded Door Antitrust Class Action

What’s a doorskin? It’s a part of the most popular type of interior door sold in North America, the interior molded door. The complaint for this class action claims that Masonite Corporation and Jeld-Wen, Inc. violated antitrust laws despite a US Department of Justice (DOJ) effort to avoid this.   Read more

Jen-Weld Door

College Board and Educational Testing Service SAT Test Security Class Action

The SAT test is a major criterion for college admission, so it’s crucial that the testing process be uniform and that no student have an unfair advantage over others in taking the test. But the complaint for this class action claims that tests are sometimes reused, allowing some students to see test questions (and even  Read more

SAT Answer Coding Sheet and Pencil

Psychemedics Drug Testing Brazilian Affiliate Illegal Activity Securities Class Action

Facing a mature market in the US, Psychemedics Corporation looked to the Brazilian market for growth. But according to the complaint for this securities class action, it ruined that possibility by engaging in illegal, anti-competitive behavior in collusion with another company. The complaint says that the two companies entered into an agreement ensuring that Psychomedics  Read more

Psychemedics Hair Testing

Bottled Water Falsely Labeled as “Spring Water” Class Action

In 2015, Americans consumed 11.7 billion gallons of bottled water, the second-largest beverage category after carbonated drinks. Bottled water volumes are increasing, particularly in the category of spring water. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that some companies that claim to sell spring water are selling mere well water. It alleges that James  Read more