Investigation of Covid-19 Business Cancelations with No Refunds

To stop or slow the spread of the coronavirus, many businesses and organizations have shut down or curtailed services. But what happens if you’ve already paid for those services and they’re no longer available? Some businesses are giving refunds, but others are offering credits that may turn out to be useless or simply shrugging. A  Read more

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Earnin Skirts Loan Regulations with Wording Class Action

Payday loan companies are known for their very high interest rates and their ability to trap consumers into loans that are very difficult to pay off. The complaint for this class action alleges that Activehours, Inc., which does business as Earnin is a payday lender, but uses different terms in its business that it hopes  Read more

PNC Merchant Services Improper Annual Fee Class Action

When a small business accepts a card payment from a customer, it pays many different parties for the use of that payment method and the processing of the payment. The complaint for this class action alleges that PNC Merchant Services Company, LP adds an extra annual fee that it should not charge.  Read more

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Northern Leasing Systems Coercive Practices and Fraud Class Action

Small business owners generally used payment processing companies to handle their customers’ credit or debit card payments. The complaint for this class action alleges that one such company, Northern Leasing Systems, Inc., “swindles” small business owners by hiding their services’ true costs and locking them in to contracts that they cannot cancel. The complaint brings  Read more

Customer Extending Credit Card to Payment Processing Device

PHEAA Student Loan Income-Driven Repayment Programs Class Action

Plaintiff Arianne Gallagher finished law school in 2011. Since she took a public service job after that, she was eligible for certain programs to help her pay her student loans, but in the years since then, her loan total has grown to more than $160,000, her payments have ballooned from just over $800 to over  Read more

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West Creek Financial Deceptive and Unlawful Rent-to-Own Agreement NY Class Action

Plaintiff Rawle Daisley believed he was entering into an agreement to pay $1,500 for a laptop and stereo speakers, free of finance charges as long as he paid the amount within ninety days. However, the complaint for this class action says he found he was being charged $2,700, with money being subtracted from his bank  Read more

West Creek Financial "No Credit Needed" Sign

Marriott Vacation Club Cruise Fees Settlement

This settles a class action alleging that Marriott did not live up to the promises of its Exchange Program. The complaint alleges that people who booked cruises through International Cruise & Excursion Gallery, Inc. (ICE), Marriott Ownership Resorts, Inc., or Marriott Resorts Travel Company, Inc. either were not provided with a cruise for Exchange Points  Read more

Dish Network Failure to Provide FSN or FX Programming Settlement

Dish Network will pay out $2.7 million in settlement of a class action brought over its failure to provide Fox Sports Network (FSN) and FX programming over a period of time in October 2010. The class action alleged that the company had breached its contracts with subscribers and therefore owed them refunds.   Read more

Town Sports Gyms Passport Membership Is Not “All Access” Class Action

It’s understandable that companies aren’t happy about class actions filed against them. Some fight the charges; others change their procedures. But the complaint for this one alleges that Town Sports International (TSI) berated and/or barred two customers who filed one. Both this and the original class action claim that TSI sold “Passport” memberships that purported  Read more

One of TSI's New York Sports Club Gyms

Staples Extended Services Protection Plan Settlement

Nearly $4 million will go to pay people who had Extended Services Plans (also known as Protection Plans) with Staples for the servicing of computers, laptops, netbooks, tablets, digital readers, printers, shredders, digital cameras, and other electronic devices. The class action alleged that Staples did not adequately disclose that the protection plans required consumers to  Read more