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Breach of Contract

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The complaint for this class action alleges that New York Life Insurance and Annuity Corporation hiked the premium on its universal life policies by an excessive rate. It did this, the complaint says, using an illegal policy form to support its moves, and forced many people to allow their policies to lapse, leaving them with nothing for all the years they’d paid in.

Building for Ohio National

When a person or firm is laid off, what happens to any unpaid commissions they might have earned? The complaint for this class action says that Ohio National Life Insurance and related companies simply stopped paying the insurance commissions to securities representatives when it terminated its selling agreements with their companies. The complaint calls this breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

Bridges at Southpoint Aparments in North Carolina

When tenants are late with the rent, are landlords allowed to charge them eviction fees when no eviction proceedings have ever taken place? The complaint for this class action alleges that Pegasus Residential, LLC, Inwood Holdings, LLC, and MP Bridges at Southpoint, LLC charge tenants more than the law allows and more than they should owe. 

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This class action is a complicated one, involving income streams arranged for consumers by an insurance company and used to fund life insurance policies. Minnesota Life Insurance Company should have known that the plan was flawed from the beginning, the complaint claims, and should never have recommended it to their customers.

Video Visits Taking Place at Terminals

If a family member or friend of yours was in prison in another state, you might be glad to hear that JPay, Inc. offered video conferencing visits, priced in thirty-minute increments. But the complaint for this class action alleges that the video conferences did not in fact last for the full thirty minutes. 

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Plaintiff William F. Doshier recently took on fake accounts on Facebook in a class action on behalf of Facebook advertisers. This class action is taking on fake accounts on Twitter, again on behalf of advertisers who are charged for what may be “engagements” or clicks by fake accounts.

Propane Gas Flame

United Propane Gas, Inc., a distributor and supplier of propane gas to customers in twelve states, has agreed to settle a class action alleging that it violated Kentucky law in the 2013-2014 winter. The complaint said that United had suspended or rationed deliveries of propane gas, between January 27 and February 15, 2014, to customers who had made prebuys of the gas.

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Facebook, Inc.’s difficulties with fake accounts have been in the news because of their political influence. But this complaint takes up the problems fake accounts cause Facebook advertisers. Advertisers are billed by the click, so that “invalid clicks” from fake accounts are an expense to them, but the complaint alleges that Facebook is not providing the kind of click reviews it promises. 

Q Club Condominium and Hotel in Fort Lauderdale

Q Club Hotel, LLC is part hotel and part residential condominium. That is, the owners of its 333 condos can rent out their units to hotel guests. The residents and hotel guests thus share some of the facilities (such as the front desk, elevators, and pool) and residents must pay a portion of certain Shared Costs of the hotel and condominium expenses. But the complaint for this class action claims that Q Club is now charging an additional fee for housekeeping services that were before included in the Shared Costs, breaching the condominium’s contracts.

American Airlines Plane in Flight

American Airlines has agreed to settle a class action alleging that some of American’s charges for baggage breached its contracts with customers. The suit is based on the idea that when customers buy tickets, a contract is formed.