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Great Northern Popcorn Machine

It takes an hour or more to assemble the $300, full-size popcorn machine marketed by Great Northern Popcorn, says the complaint for this class action. Once customers have done so, it alleges, they are left with a defective machine that is too large to return. The complaint claims that Amazon.com, LLC, which sells the machines, is responsible.

Sign Above Capital One Branch

If you don’t have sufficient funds in your bank account to cover a transaction, how many fees should you be charged? The complaint for this class action alleges Capital One Bank, NA imposes multiple non-sufficient funds (NSF) fees or may charge an NSF fee then an overdraft fee. This, the complaint says, is against the provisions in its own banking documents.

Quicken Loans Logo

The complaint for this class action calls the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) “a federal statute enacted in 1991 in response to widespread public outrage about the proliferation of intrusive, nuisance telemarketing practices.” It alleges that Quicken Loans, Inc. engages in these practices, via text messages sent to consumer cell phones, even though the law prohibits this.

Kemps Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Kemps, LLC makes ice cream, including a flavor it calls Vanilla Bean, plus other flavors that include a purportedly vanilla ice cream. The complaint for this class action alleges that these “vanilla” flavors are deceptively marketed and not labeled according to the guidelines for vanilla ice cream.

Letters "HSBC" and Logo on Building

One of the things covered in consumer checking account agreements is what happens when a customer attempts a transaction but does not have sufficient funds to cover it. The complaint for this transaction alleges that HSBC Bank USA, NA violates its own agreements by charging consumers multiple non-sufficient funds fees.

Boxes of Zantac on Shelf

If too many samples of a certain drug are found to be contaminated, shouldn’t sales of the drug be suspended until the contamination problem has been resolved? The complaint for this class action alleges that Sanofi-Aventis US, LLC, Sanofi US Services, Inc. and Chattem, Inc. have faield to pull their drug Zantac off the market, even though it is a brand-name version of the contaminated drug.

Carton of Walmart Great Value Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

This is one of a number of class actions filed in the past year or so challenging the flavor designation of certain ice creams as “vanilla.” Laws on the flavoring and labeling of ice creams are different than for the flavoring and labeling of other foods. This class action brings suit against Walmart, Inc. for its Great Value brand Vanilla Bean ice cream.

Papers on Clipboard Saying "Debt Collection"

The complaint for this class action alleges that Encore Capital and its related companies charge excessive interest on defaulted consumer debts, more than is allowed in Pennsylvania. The complaint brings suit under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) plus Pennsylvania’s Fair Credit Extension Uniformity Act (FCEUA), its Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL), and its Loan Interest and Protection Law (LIPL).

Wells Fargo Logo

If you ask your mortgage servicer for information, can the servicer refuse to provide it? The complaint for this class action alleges that Wells Fargo Bank, NA violated the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) when it refused to answer customer Requests for Information (RFIs) and Notices of Error (NOEs).

Cell Phone in Circle with Strikethrough

Derma Laser Center, LLC, the complaint for this class action says, “is a medical facility that specializes in aesthetic medical procedures.” According to the same complaint, it is also a violator of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) because it does telemarketing in an unlawful way to promote its services.

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