Primary plaintiff Jessica Manner filed the Pizza Hut class action lawsuit in February of 2015. According to court documents, Manner alleged that defendant Summit Pizza West, which manages about 50 Pizza Hut restaurants located in California, violated a California statute that prohibits credit card fraud and identity theft. The California consumer protection law also includes [...]
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) should be renamed the Texting Consumer Protection Act. Companies such as Bebe have found texting is just another way to be slapped with a class action lawsuit for spamming. Primary plaintiffs Melita Meyer, Courtney Barrett, and Samantha Rodriguez filed the class action lawsuit alleging clothing store Bebe sent them [...]
Price gouging evokes history lessons that described the robber barons who manipulated prices around the turn of the 20th century. As several natural gas producers recently found out, antitrust law is as strong as ever. Several class action lawsuits filed by consumers who purchased natural gas recently settled out of court. The primary plaintiffs claim [...]
Primary plaintiffs Arian Nunez, Loretta Nesbitt, and Jamal St. Louis asserted in a class action lawsuit that Postmates rejected all three job applicants after conducting background checks. Postmates gives each applicant a more than 10-page document package that includes paperwork mentioning the background checks. However, the three lead plaintiffs claim Postmates never provided them with [...]
Primary plaintiffs Antoinette Stansberry and Wesley Thornton filed a class action lawsuit in April of 2016 against NCO Financial Systems for violating several provisions of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The United States Congress passed the TCPA to prevent telemarketers from making annoying phone calls to consumers who never gave consent to receive the [...]
The judge overseeing the Mercury Payment Systems class action lawsuit has proposed a settlement that appears acceptable to both parties. Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit alleged Mercury Payment Systems overcharged merchants for processing credit card transactions, as well as illegally adding unauthorized fees. According to class counsel, the plaintiffs did not know Mercury had [...]
The United States Congress enacted the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) to prevent telemarketers from making automated telephone calls or sending rerecorded messages to consumers who have not agreed to receive the calls. Since the inception of the TCPA, Congress has amended the legislation to include other types of unsolicited telephone calls. The TCPA also [...]
State agencies that do not follow employment statutes can discover the cost can be steep, as the State of Washington and the Washington State Patrol learned after the filing of a class action lawsuit. On June 9, 2017, a judge grated official class certification to current and past Washington State Patrol workers, as well as [...]
Truth in advertising laws form the foundation for federal and state consumer protection statutes. Wild Planet Inc. found out the hard way that most consumers want the whole truth and nothing but the truth when it comes to product marketing and packaging. Lead plaintiff Ehder Soto initiated the Wild Planet, Sustainable Seas Tuna class action [...]
When a company makes a claim of creating an all natural product, the company should make sure the claim is true. Just ask Skeeter Snacks, which recently settled a class action lawsuit alleging the company made false and deceptive statements about the all natural ingredients in its extensive line of sweet snacks. Primary plaintiff Mastane [...]