Category Archives: Class Actions

Recall lawyer: latest recalls include coffeepots, chairs, and winter coats

A coffeepot that spews boiling water, a winter coat that poses a strangulation risk, and a suffocating bean bag chair are among the latest recalls announced by the federal government. You can read more details about these and other recalls from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The attorneys at Jones Ward PLC represent consumers…

Recalled Sam’s Club baby wipes pose infection risk to babies and parents

Recall lawyers at Jones Ward PLC are warning consumers about harmful bacteria in baby wipes sold at Sam’s Club. The members-only warehouse chain, part of Wal-Mart, issued a recall on October 10 to consumers who purchased Simply Right baby wipes in a 900-count package. The wipes, made by Nutek Disposables and First Quality Enterprises, are…

Recall lawyer on MDLs and class actions: What’s the best fit?

A recalled metal hip implant is the subject of a mass tort, but a recalled can of peanut butter might lead to a class action lawsuit. Likewise, claims over a defective camera are treated as a class action, while injuries caused by dangerous hormone therapy medication are dealt with using a mass tort vehicle known…

Higher One student loan settlement now underway for account holders

If you borrowed money for college using the Higher One loan service, you may be entitled to participate in a class action lawsuit settlement in the coming months. College students and others whose loans were processed by Higher One Holdings, Inc., can make a claim to receive part of a $15 million settlement fund. You…

Recall lawyers to tackle drug and device cases at JPML

Dangerous drugs and medical devices including testosterone therapy and metal hips will be on the agenda at this week’s meeting of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, or JPML. The panel of seven federal judges will meet at 9:30 Thursday morning in Chicago to hear arguments about dozens of mass tort cases, including MDL 2545,…

CAFA Does Not Apply to State Mass Tort Action, Says 9th Circuit

The Ninth Circuit recently held that a coordinated mass tort action can remain in California state court despite the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA). The reason was that the plaintiffs– approximately 1,500 of them– wanted to join their cases for discovery and pretrial purposes only. CAFA requires mass actions to be litigated in federal court…

Tesla Fire Raises New Questions About Vehicle Safety

According to company officials, a fire that erupted under the hood of a Tesla Model S electric vehicle was caused by a faulty battery pack. The fire, which eventually consumed the front portion of the car, was apparently triggered when the driver inadvertently ran over some small debris on the roadway, which kicked up and…

Find out if your bank is charging unreasonable and unfair fees

Banks across the nation, from Wells Fargo to Chase and Bank of America to Fifth Third, are facing legal action due to excessive interest rates, unfair and deceptive fees, and fraudulent overdraft protection programs. The attorneys at Jones Ward PLC represent numerous people in lawsuits against banks and other lenders. In May, attorneys Jasper Ward…

Defects in Recalled Dodge and Chrysler Vehicles Are Crash Risks

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) recently announced a recall of almost 280,000 2009 Chrysler Aspens, 2009 – 2011 Dodge Dakotas, 2009 – 2012 Dodge Rams, and 2009 Dodge Durangos for power train rear axle pinion nuts that could loosen. The cause is an undersized pinion spline that could allow motion between the…

Jones Ward PLC files Class Action against General Motors

Two attorneys at Jones Ward PLC have filed a class action lawsuit against Detroit automaker General Motors Company over a design defect in its 2011 model year and newer Chevrolet Cruze. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Louisville today, describes how the Cruze has a serious mechanical defect that causes antifreeze to leak from…