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Lawsuit

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.

Scanning of Fingerprint

Employers have begun using biometric data to identify their workers and for clocking-in and clocking-out purposes. In Illinois, the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) tries to place at least some minimal requirements on the collection and use of such data. The complaint for this class action alleges that Heartland Beef, Inc. does not abide by the law’s requirements.

Finger Pressing Uber Icon on Cell Phone Screen

The claims raised in this class action, the complaint says, “seek to provide redress to more than 96,000 New York City Uber Drivers … for breaches of contract affecting every member of the largest private sector workforce in New York City…” The class action concerns, first, deductions from Uber driver pay, purportedly for sales taxes and a surcharge for the Black Car Fund (BCF), which provides Workers’ Compensation to drivers. Second, it claims Uber kept two sets of books and charged passengers higher rates than it reported to drivers.

King County, Washington

Many class actions have been filed against Juul Labs, Inc. and its related companies because of the addictive effects of vaping or its apparently youth-oriented marketing. This one is different in that the plaintiff is not a person who became addicted to vaping but Kings County in the state of Washington, which complains of the effects and costs suffered by the county.

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.

Robot with Headphones at Desktop Computer

One of the most common types of class action brings suit against telemarketers under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In this case, the complaint alleges that LendUp Global, Inc. violated the TCPA by contacting consumer cell phones using an automatic dialing system and/or an artificial or prerecorded voice.

Interior of DSW Store

This class action brings suit under California’s labor laws against DSW Shoe Warehouse, Inc. and Designer Brands, Inc. The complaint alleges that, like all too many employers, these companies seemed indifferent to employees getting their required meal and rest breaks, pay for all hours worked, and proper overtime pay.

Fax Machine with Paper Coming Out Labeled "Spam"

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) covers all kinds of telemarketing, including regular voice calls, recorded calls, voicemails, text messages, and faxes. The complaint for this class action alleges that Field Research, Inc. sent out unwanted faxes in violation of the TCPA.

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