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Aerial View of Oak Park, Michigan

The City of Oak Park, Michigan is having to pay a sizeable settlement in the settlement of a class action alleging that the city mischarged residents for water and sewer services. The complaint alleged that two components of the city’s charges are unfair: a Kuhn Facility debt service charge and a storm water disposal charge.

Farberware Eight-Cup Percolator

Spectrum Brands Holdings may be paying over $2 million over a class action claiming it gave false information about the manufacturer and warrantor of its products. The complaint alleged that Spectrum had falsely claimed that certain of its products were made and warranted by Black & Decker or Farberware.

IKO Shingles on Roof

This settlement resolves a long, hard-fought combined class action against a number of IKO companies who manufactured or sold certain organic asphalt roofing shingles primarily between 1978 and 2008. The plaintiffs claimed that the shingles were defective and tended to crack, curl, blister, fishmouth, claw, discolor, break, or otherwise not perform according to reasonable expectations.

Doctors Associates, LLC has agreed to a settlement that will cost it over $30 million in a class action alleging the company violated the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA). The complaint alleged that the company’s Subway restaurants violated FACTA by printing the expiration dates of credit and debit cards on its point-of-sale receipts.

2015 Jeep Cherokee

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US, LLC is settling a class action concerning its model-year 2014 and 2015 Jeep Cherokee, 2015 Jeep Renegade, 2015 Chrysler 200, and 2015 ProMaster City vehicles.

Van Heusen Outlet Store

PVH Corporation, which owns the Van Heusen stores, has agreed to a settlement in a class action. The complaint alleged that merchandise in Van Heusen stores had tags indicating a false original or “reference” price and then a lower price, indicating that the items were on sale and that buyers were getting a bargain.

Stack of Credit Cards

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Florida’s Office of the Attorney General have concluded a joint case with eight orders against a group of companies and individuals associated with them.

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This settlement involves an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) program for consumers who feel they have been harmed by inaccurate information provided in a credit report about a civil judgment or tax lien.

TV Guide Cover

TV Guide Magazine is settling a class action with a $1.7 million payment. The complaint for the case alleged that the company disclosed subscriber information to third parties, in violation of Michigan’s Preservation of Personal Privacy Act.

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Jenny Craig, Inc. is settling a class action with a payment of $3 million. The complaint alleged that the weight-loss company sent text messages to consumer cell phones via automatic dialing systems, without getting the consumers’ prior express written consent, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).