MW Manufacturers Windows Settlement

MW Manufacturers, Inc.  has reached a settlement in a class action alleging that its vinyl-clad, wood-framed windows are defective and susceptible to wood rot, staining, warping, or discoloration.   Read more

Equity Residential Management Settlement (Massachusetts)

Equity Residential Management (ERM) and other companies have settled a class action claiming that they charged tenants nonrefundable fees, including application fees, move-in fees, pet fees, and community fees, that allegedly violate Massachusetts laws. This settlement resolves claims against the following companies: ERM GPT-RG Fall River, LLC EQR-Heritage Ridge, L.P. Charles River Park “D” Company  Read more

Caliber Home Loans Force-Placed Insurance Class Action

This class action lawsuit alleges that Caliber Home Loans, in conjunction with American Security Insurance Company, engaged in a force-placed insurance scheme which caused mortgage borrowers to pay inflated, unjust and unearned commissions, fees and kickbacks.  Read more

Foremost Insurance Class Action Challenges Repair Reimbursements

This lawsuit alleges that Foremost Insurance Company Grand Rapids, Michigan breached its contractual duty to policyholders by depreciating both materials and labor costs in determining the “actual cash value” to paid for repairs, in violation of Arkansas law.   Read more

LoanCare Force-Placed Insurance Practices Questioned

A class action has been filed against mortgage servicer LoanCare, questioning its practices with force-place insurance covering property used as collateral for mortgages.  Read more

Flushmate Systems Exploding Toilet Settlement

This class action alleges that Flushmate flushing systems caused toilets to leak or burst, causing property damage and/or injury. This settlement does not include claims for injuries. Flushmate systems were used in many different toilet brands, sold by plumbing contractors and stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s. Brands include American Standard, Crane, Ecotech, Eljer, Gerber,  Read more

Pool Products Antitrust Settlement

Two separate settlements have been reached with pool product manufacturers in an antitrust class action, one with Hayward and Zodiac, the other with Pentair. The class action alleges that the companies, along with distributor Pool Corporation, conspired to keep product prices artificially high, in ways that violate antitrust, unfair competition, and consumer protection laws. The  Read more

Aimco Maryland Deposit Settlement

This class action alleges that AIMCO, an owner and manager of apartment properties, did not fully refund tenants’ security deposits, but withheld amounts for damages without complying with Maryland’s Security Deposit Statute.  Read more

Safeco Insurance Actual Cash Value Class Action

This class action lawsuit alleges that Safeco Insurance Company categorically and unlawfully excluded General Contractor's Overhead and Profit amounts from Actual Cash Value payments made to policyholders for casualty loss claims before such expenses were billed by a contractor, despite the existence of Arizona case law prohibiting insurers from treating such costs as payable only  Read more

Lumber Liquidators Bamboo Flooring Class Action Lawsuit

This lawsuit alleges that Morning Star Bamboo Flooring, manufactured and sold by Lumber Liquidators, is vulnerable to premature cracking, splitting, warping and shrinking which occurs well before its warranted useful life and that the defendant has not taken appropriate steps to remedy the situation for affected customers.  Read more