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Clairton Coke Plant

USX Corporation, doing business as US Steel, is settling a class action regarding its coke plant in Clairton, Pennsylvania. The complaint alleged that certain emissions from the plant—pollutants, air contaminants, and noxious smells—occurred because of the company’s conduct. It claimed that the emission have interfered with the use and enjoyment of homes in the area surrounding the plant. 

Policeman Reaching Out of Phone

This settlement resolves a class action alleging that CA Management violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) when it sent telemarketing text messages to consumers. The complaint claimed that the company did not get the consumers’ prior express written consent to send the messages. 

Hand Putting Coin in Piggy Bank

Allina Health System is settling a class action about its 403(b) and 401(k) retirement plans brought under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The complaint alleged that the those in charge of the plans violated their fiduciary duties in connection with the monitoring and selection of the plans’ investment options.

Building with RBC Sign on It

A class action against RBC Bank (USA) is being settled by PNC Bank, NA, its successor-in-interest after the two banks merged. The complaint contended that RBC posted debit card transactions in the order of the highest amount to the lowest, and that this resulted in customers being charged more overdraft fees. 

Oasis Energy Logo

This settlement resolves a lawsuit against Oasis Power, LLC, which also does business as Oasis Energy, Censtar, Electricity Maine, Electricity NH, Major Energy Perigee, Provider Power Mass, Respond Power, Spark and Verde. The complaint alleged that the company had violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by telemarketing to consumers without their 

Navistar Truck

Navistar International Corporation and Navistar, Inc. have agreed to settle a class action about their 2011-2014 trucks equipped with MaxxForce 11- or 13-liter diesel engines. The complaint alleged that the trucks had defective exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) emissions systems that produced more soot and heat than engine components could handle, leading to failure of the components.

Wall of Shoe Boxes and Displays at Rack Room Shoes

Rack Room Shoes, Inc. is putting up more than $25 million to settle a class action alleging that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint alleged that Rack Room sent telemarketing text messages to consumer cell phones using automated equipment without getting the cell phone owners’ prior express written consent.

Package of Grove Square Coffee Light Roast

Sturm Foods, Inc. and Treehouse Foods, Inc. are paying $25 million to settle a class action about certain Grove Square Coffee (GSC) products. The complaint alleged that GSC Light Roast, GSC Medium Roast, and GSC Dark Roast products were packaged and labeled in ways that misled consumers into believing their contained premium ground coffee when they contained more than 96% instant coffee.

Box of Infants' Tylenol

Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. offers an Infants’ Tylenol product that purportedly differs from its Children’s Tylenol. However, it is agreeing to settle a class action taking issue with the representations on the Infants’ Tylenol packaging.

Sign for Rikers Island, NYC Department of Corrections

The New York City Department of Corrections (DOC) is settling a class action lawsuit, with $12.5 million for payouts and $5.4 million in attorneys’ fees and costs. The complaint alleged that the DOC improperly subjected visitors who came to see inmates to invasive searches.

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