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This settlement resolves a class action against the City of Los Angeles for improper addtions to its natural gas utility tax. The complaint claims that the city improperly added a Public Purpose Surcharge and a State Regulatory Fee to the tax, when it should have based the tax only on the amount of natural gas used. 

Fingerhut Catalog

Bluestem Brands, Inc., the parent company of Fingerhut and Gettington, is paying over $5 million to settle a second recent class action alleging that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint alleged that Bluestem sent unwanted text messages to numbers that it had coded as “wrong party” numbers. 

Nabi 2 Tablet

This settlement comes out of the bankruptcy proceeding of a company called Arctic Sentinel, Inc., formerly known as Fuhu, Inc., begun in 2015. The company made the Nabi brand children’s tablet. The original complaint for this class action, filed before the bankruptcy proceedings began, alleged that certain models of the tablets did not charge properly and were defective.

Volaris Plane Gaining Altitude

This settlement resolves a class action against Concesionaria Vuela Compañía de Aviación, SAPI de CV, also known as Volaris, and Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, SAB de CV. The complaint alleged that the companies violated California’s privacy laws by recording, without notice or permission, calls that consumers made to their toll-free numbers.

Health-Ade Kombucha Bottle, Pomegranate Flavor

Health-Ade, LLC and Whole Foods Market California, Inc. are paying just under $4 million to settle a class action alleging that the drinks were mislabeled. The complaint claims that Health-Ade misrepresented (a) the sugar content of the drinks, and (b) the alcohol content, which it claimed was higher than the allowed alcohol content for non-alcoholic drinks because of fermentation.

Sagent Lending Technologies Logo

Sagent Lending Technologies is paying well over a million dollars to settle a class action alleging that the company made telemarketing calls that violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint alleged that the company placed calls to consumer cell phones using an automatic dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice.

Cedar Financial Logo

Cedars Business Services, LLC does business as Cedar Financial, and it is settling a class action alleging that it recorded calls to cell phones in California without first telling the other party that the call was being recorded. The complaint claims that this practice violates California privacy laws.

Fossil Outlet Store with Merchandise Offered at "50% Off"

Fossil Group, Inc. and Fossil Stores I, Inc. are settling a class action claiming they engaged in deceptive advertising when they placed false reference pricing on outlet-only merchandise at outlet stores in California.

Vehicle Dashboard with Sirius XM on Screen

Sirius XM Radio, Inc. is putting up $25 million to settle a class action alleging that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint claimed that the company made telemarketing calls to consumer numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry or to its own internal Do Not Call list.

AAA South Jersey Logo

AAA South Jersey, Inc. is settling a class action about its practice of backdating renewals to the expiration of the previous term, rather than dating them from the date the member renews. This class action alleged that the company did not make this clear to members who were renewing sometime after their memberships had expired.

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