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Customer Extending Credit Card to Payment Processing Device

Small business owners generally used payment processing companies to handle their customers’ credit or debit card payments. The complaint for this class action alleges that one such company, Northern Leasing Systems, Inc., “swindles” small business owners by hiding their services’ true costs and locking them in to contracts that they cannot cancel. The complaint brings suit under the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA).

Chocolate Mint Power Crunch Bar Advertising Image

This class action targets the Power Crunch brand bars from the Bio-Nutritional Research Group, Inc. The complaint alleges that the Power Crunch bars are misleadingly labeled because they do not contain the named or characterizing ingredients that supposedly provide the flavors.

Vanilla Ice Cream Being Scooped

Lately, a number of class actions have targeted ice cream brands alleging deceptive use of the designation “vanilla.” This is another such case, brought against Cumberland Farms, Inc. and its Farmhouse Creamery brand Deluxe Ice Cream products.

Alliance of American Football Logo with Image of Charging Player

The Alliance of American Football (AAF) played its first games to great fanfare in February 2019. Eight weeks later, its operations were “indefinitely suspended.” Two players in the league, who had three-year contracts, bring this class action against AAF Players, LLC (the AAF), Legendary Field Exhibitions, LLC, AAF Properties, LLC, Ebersol Sports Media Group, Inc. and individuals Thomas Dundon and Charles “Charlie” Ebersol.

2019 Ford F-150 Truck

A number of cases have been filed recently against Ford Motor Company triggered by its admission in its official filings that it may have reported incorrect fuel economy figures for one or more of its vehicles. This class action makes the same allegations, but with more details about the process Ford allegedly used to manipulate figures. The complaint portrays it baldly as “cheating.” 

2019 Ford F-150 Truck

The complaint for this class action is one of several filed recently that accuses the Ford Motor Company of fudging the figures it used in its fuel efficiency testing. The purpose, the complaint says, was to make it look as if Ford vehicles, including the Ranger and F-150, had greater fuel efficiency than they do.

Ford 2017 F-350 Truck

The complaint for this class action is a massive document of over 860 pages. It alleges that Ford knew it should not use Bosch’s CP4 fuel pump in its diesel vehicles, but did so anyway. What was wrong with the CP4? Because US diesel fuel differs from European, the fuel pump does not work as it’s intended and eventually causes engine damage.

Back of Jacket Saying "Team DoorDash"

Tipped workers are among the lowest-paid in the US economy. When consumers pay a tip at a restaurant or to a delivery driver, they trust that that money goes directly to the worker. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that tips entered into the DoorDash, Inc. app do not go to the drivers who bring their deliveries but to DoorDash, in whole or in part.

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.

“A life settlement is a transaction in which an insured person sells his or her life insurance policy to a third party,” explains the complaint for this class action. Life settlements are at issue in this case for “fraud, conspiracy, aiding and abetting, civil theft, and breach of fiduciary duty,” against defendants Conestoga Settlement Services, LLC, Conestoga International, LLC, Conestoga Trust Services, LLC, Michael McDermott, Provident Trust Group, LLC, LLC Bradford and Company, LLC, and Strategix Solutions, Ltd.

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