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Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Flight

The relationship between Southwest Airlines Co. and the Boeing Company was special, according to the complaint for this class action. And when Boeing brought out the flawed 737 MAX 8, the complaint alleges, Southwest helped cover up the plane’s fatal deficiencies. 

Bottles of Young Living's Thieves' Oil

The story alleged in this complaint is familiar: a pyramid selling scheme, promising riches, but with the ultimate wealth going to those at the top of the pyramid. In this case, the allegations are against Young Living Essential Oils, LC.

Ranbaxy Building

The complaint for this class action alleges that Ranbaxy Laboratories, Ltd. took advantage of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules on approvals for generic drugs. The complaint says it claimed first-to-file rights for generics of popular drugs even when it had not yet sufficiently developed the generics, in order to block others from doing so. The complaint claims violations of antitrust and anti-racketeering (RICO) laws.

Coin Laundry with Multiple Machines

This class action focuses on Mark Hjelle, the new CEO of CSC ServiceWorks, Inc. The complaint alleges that Hjelle is defrauding customers by subtracting an “administrative fee” of 9.75% from their gross collections. Rather than make claims under state law, the complaint has reasons for bringing a nationwide suit under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.

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A group of companies and individuals, the complaint for this class action alleges, duped people into taking part in an illegal tax-shelter scheme it calls the Captive Insurance Strategies. The complaint claims that the group violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and committed fraud, among other things.

Ranbaxy Building in India

When the patent on a drug expires, another company may make a generic version of it. But even these generics must be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The complaint for this class action claims that Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited and its associates engaged in dishonest behavior in rushing generic applications to the FDA in order to get exclusive rights to make certain generics.

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This is yet another case about the “rent-a-tribe” usurious lending scheme run primarly by Think Finance, LLC and its associates. This time, the defendant is MobiLoans, LLC and the complaint alleges violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.

Roll of Cash

State laws regulate lenders, requiring that they be licensed and specifying a ceiling on the amount of interest they can charge. But in recent years, some have tried to get around these laws, and any regulation whatsoever, by falsely claiming that their loan companies are owned by Native American tribes and taking advantage of sovereignty laws. The complaint for this class action details one such “rent-a-tribe” scheme, which it says violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.

Opioid Pills in Different Colors

The complaint for this class action begins by pointing out that, since 1999, there have been more than 183,000 opioid-related deaths in the US, or more than three times the number of US soldier who died in the Vietnam War. Its primary allegation is that the manufacturers and distributors of opioids have violated the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and driven up the price of health insurance in Pennsylvania.

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Plaintiff Vanessa Williams took out student loans totaling approximately $21,000 for her education. When SLF Center called her and told her it could obtain loan forgiveness for her, she was naturally interested. But according to the complaint for this class action, all that happened was that Williams was saddled with yet another loan, via Equitable Acceptance Corporation (EAC). 

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