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A number of persons have filed class actions against auto insurance companies in the past year or so on the subject of the actual cash value (ACV) of totaled vehicles. This is another such lawsuit, with the complaint alleging that Geico General Insurance Company does not include sales tax in its calculation of a vehicle’s ACV.

Capital One Bank Sign

Are data breaches getting bigger, involving more and more people? The complaint for this class action claims that information for one hundred million people was exposed in the data breach involving Capital One Financial Corporation, Capital One, NA, and Capital One Bank (USA), NA. It claims that Capital One should be held responsible for not properly protecting the 

FIGS Gray Health Care Pants with Turquoise Waist Tie

FIGS, Inc. has claimed that its health care clothing can kill bacteria and infection, the complaint for this class action says. That would be a real advantage to health care workers—but is it true? The complaint claims that it is not.

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Congress passed the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) to try to stop the rising tide of automated telemarketing. Unfortunately, it has only grown. The complaint for this class action alleges that HealthCompare Insurance Services, Inc. placed illegal telemarketing calls to consumer cell phones, in violation of the TCPA.

Box of VSL#3

When people buy a certain product, which goes by a certain name, they expect the product to remain the same, unless they’re told otherwise. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that, when VSL Pharmaceuticals lost the rights to the formula for their VSL#3 probiotic medical food formula, they simply replaced it with an inferior formula and continued to sell it under the same name. Their distributor was Leadiant Biosciences, Inc., later replaced with Alfasigma USA, Inc.

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Are Teslas cutting-edge vehicles? What would a used Tesla be like? Tesla touts its “best warranty and service program in the world,” but the complaint for this class action alleges that some buyers of pre-owned Teslas can’t get warranty coverage for needed battery repairs or replacement.

Pile Made of Repetitions of Word DEBT

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) tries to help consumers who owe debts by forbidding abuse and requiring clarity, accuracy, and information about the debtor’s rights. The complaint for this class action details multiple alleged violations of the FDCPA by a single defendant—Nationwide Credit, Inc.—on behalf of three consumers. The problems lie in the notice of validation rights.

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The complaint for this class action alleges that telemarketing text messages were sent to consumer cell phones without their permission. This, the complaint says, violats both the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and Washington state’s Consumer Protection Act (CPA). Who is at fault? The complaint names three companies—Cannbis & Glass, LLC, NXNW Retail, LLC, and SpringBig, Inc.—and one individual, Tate Kapple.

Five-Gallon Container of O'Reilly Automotive 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluid

Why are companies still selling what purports to be 303 tractor hydraulic fluid when it’s obsolete? And how is it possible for a tractor hydraulic fluid to even be obsolete? That’s what the complaint takes up in this Missouri class action against O’Reilly Automotive, Inc., Ozark Automotive Distributors, Inc., O’Reilly Automotive Stores, Inc. (doing business as O’Reilly Auto Parts), and Omni Specialty Packaging, LLC.

Frontier Sign in Front of Brick Building

Yes, it’s another class action alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In this case, the complaint alleges, Frontier Communications of America, Inc. repeatedly called placed calls to the private cell phone of a consumer with an automatic dialing system.

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