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BofA Agrees To $27.5M Deal To End Overdraft Fee Suit

Law360, New York (January 13, 2016, 6:55 PM ET) — Bank of America and a proposed class of millions of checking account holders have reached a $27.5 million deal settling claims that the bank improperly imposed overdraft fees on authorized purchases, with plaintiffs on Wednesday telling a Pennsylvania federal court the settlement provided “substantial” relief. [Read More…]

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Uber Loses Bid To Halt TCPA Suits For Spokeo, FCC Appeals

Law360, Los Angeles (January 8, 2016, 5:50 PM ET) — A California federal judge on Friday denied Uber’s bid to halt two putative class actions claiming it sent customers text messages that violated the Telephone Consumer Privacy Act, saying an appeal of new FCC rules and a pending U.S. Supreme Court ruling didn’t warrant a stay. [Read […]

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Uber Loses Bid to Freeze Spam Class Actions

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – Until two higher courts rule on appeals that could reshape the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Uber wants action frozen in two class actions against it; both deal with unsolicited text messaging. [Read More…]

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Consumers Fight Bid To Pause Olive Oil False Ad Suit

Law360, New York (December 10, 2015, 6:14 PM ET) — A proposed class of consumers accusing the makers of Filippo Berio olive oil of misleading consumers over where its olives are grown told a California federal judge Wednesday the company’s attempt to stay the case pending upcoming Ninth Circuit food labeling decisions was prejudicial and […]

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Calif. Olive Oil Buyers Ask For Cert. In False Labeling Action

(October 30, 2015, 5:41 PM ET) — A group of consumers urged a California federal judge on Thursday to certify their proposed classes in a suit accusing the importer of Bertolli and Carapelli olive oils of deceiving consumers about its products’ quality, saying that otherwise the company will continue to defraud customers.

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BEVERAGE GIANTS, THE NEXT BIG TOBACCO?

September 25, 2015 – … So what if hundreds of sugar and soda-addicted Type 2 diabetics got together and filed a class-action lawsuit to take on the beverage giants? “Many judges would laugh it out of court,” says Hassan Zavareei, a lawyer with public interest law firm Tycko & Zavareei, in Washington, D.C. But he […]

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Michael Kors Pays $4.9M To End Outlet Price Class Action

Law360, Los Angeles (June 12, 2015, 7:33 PM ET) — Michael Kors LLC agreed to pay nearly $4.9 million to end a consumer class action alleging the company deceived shoppers by listing seemingly steep discount prices compared to “original” prices on items sold at outlet stores, according to a motion filed Friday in New York federal court.

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