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2018 Subaru Forester

If a passenger-side airbag system does not detect a passenger in the seat, it will not deploy. The complaint for this class action alleges that 2015-2018 Subaru Foresters have a defect that intermittently prevents them from detecting passengers and therefore does not get the airbag ready for deployment.

Scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream

Vanilla, it seems, has flavoring labeling rules that are different from the requirements for the labeling of most other flavors. The complaint for this class action alleges that 7-Eleven, Inc. does not properly label its 7-Select GO!Yum brand vanilla ice cream products.

Cell Phone in Circle with Strikethrough

This class action brings suit against GC Services under the federal laws Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and under California’s Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (RFDCPA). The complaint alleges that GC Services, LP violates all three in its attempts to collect consumer debts.

The Arkansas Constitution imposes an interest rate cap of 17%. The complaint for this class action alleges that Santander Consumer USA, Inc. violates this basic provision, and the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (ADTP), with its interest charges in the financing agreement for the purchase of a vehicle.

Whirlpool Glass Cooktop

The Whirlpool Corporation is “the world’s leading major home appliance company,” the complaint for this class action says, “with approximately $21 billion in annual sales.” However, according to the complaint, some of its cooktops, sold under the Whirlpool, KitchenAid, and Jenn-Air brands, are defective and can turn on by themselves, posing a fire hazard.

Juul "Starter Kit" with E-Cigarette and Pods

A number of class actions have been filed against Juul Labs, Inc. for the effects of its products, particularly on minors. This case brings suit not only against Juul but also against Altria Group, Inc and Philip Morris USA, Inc., “on behalf of all Pennsylvania citizens who have purchased, used, become addicted to, or been otherwise harmed by Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems…” or ENDS.

Cell Phone in Circle with Strikethrough

Some of the most common class actions are those that bring suit under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint for this class action sues two companies for violations of the TCPA—Barclays Bank Delaware and Premier Union Trust, which does business as Second Choice Horizon (SCH).

Oregon Chai's Vanilla Chai

A number of complaints recently have taken on the flavor designation of certain ice creams, almondmilks, and soymilks as “vanilla.” This case similarly alleges that Oregon Chai, Inc.’s vanilla chai products are mislabeled because “they have less real vanilla flavor than the label suggests.”

Apple iPad

Consumers expect quality devices from Apple, Inc. The complaint for this class action bring suit against the company for a quality defect in its iPad and iPad Pro devices—a bright spot on the screen.

California Coast Credit Union Sign Outside Branch

This class action brings suit under two credit reporting laws, the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the California Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCCRAA). According to the complaint, California Coast Credit Union (CCCU) provides erroneous information to credit reporting agencies about financial obligations have been “closed and discharged.”

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