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A number of class actions have taken issue recently with the way banks charge overdraft (OD) fees. The complaint for this class action alleges that First Savings Bank charges OD fees for transactions that do not actually overdraw accounts. The complaint alleges, “This practice works to catch accountholders in an increasingly devastating cycle of bank fees.”

Ford F-150 Truck

This class action alleges that Ford has equipped its 2017-2020 F-150 trucks with a defective transmission system—the 10R80 ten-speed automatic transmission. The complaint is mostly the same as one filed four days earlier on the same topic, but this case is for truck owners or lessees in Pennsylvania, while the earlier one is for those in Massachusetts.

CBD Gummies

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was intended “to give consumers a choice as to how creditors and telemarketers may call them,” the complaint for this class action says. It also allows them to reject telemarketing, by requiring “prior express written consent” for telemarketing to cell phones. The complaint alleges that Desert Lake Group, LLC violated this law by sending automated text messages to consumers without permission. 

SM Law Firm's Logo

Congress passed the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) because abusive debt collection practices are not only wrong; they also contribute to the number of personal bankruptcies, marital instability, the loss of jobs, and invasions of privacy. The complaint for this class action alleges that SM Law, PC violated the FDCPA by overshadowing a required notice of the consumers’ right to dispute the debt.

Miniature House, Key, Calculator, Pen, and Spreadsheet

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) regulates the activities of third-party collectors of consumer debts, in order to prevent abuse and other misdeeds. The complaint for this class action brings suit under the FDCPA, alleging that LoanCare, LLC charges customers illegal processing fees when they pay their mortgages online or by telephone. 

NuWave Oven Elite with Amber Dome

NuWave, LLC makes kitchen appliances. This class action concerns the company’s NuWave Oven, a countertop appliance with a “high-quality plastic dome” that the complaint alleges is likely to crack after very little usage.

Ford F-150 Truck

The Ford F-Series pickup trucks have been the best-selling pickups in the US for the past forty-two years. The complaint for this class action, however, alleges that the 10R80 ten-speed automatic transmission in 2017-2020 Ford F-150 trucks is defective and can pose safety issues.

Papers on Clipboard Saying "Debt Collection"

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is meant to protect consumer debtors from false, misleading, and abusive practices in the attempts of third-party debt collectors to collect consumer debts. But how far does it go, when debt collectors communicate with other parties? The complaint alleges that Kohn Law Firm, SC engaged in abusive and deceptive practices and asserts, “Any person who receives a debt collection letter containing a violation of the FDCPA is a victim of abusive practices.

Carton of Prairie Farms Dairy Vanilla Ice Cream

This class action brings suit against Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc. for certain of its vanilla ice cream products. The complaint says the products “purport[] to contain flavor only from their natural characterizing flavor vanilla[,] under their Prairie Farms Small Batch brand…”

Gavel on Stand

The Fair Debt Collection Act (FDCPA) requires that communications from debt collectors to consumer debtors be clear and not misleading or confusing. In this class action, the complaint alleges that LVNV Funding, LLC, Resurgent Capital Services, LP, and Resurgence Legal Group, PC (RLG) have filed paperwork for a court case that includes contradictory information and that these documents constitute “communications” under the FDCPA.

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