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Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Welspun India, Ltd.
November 22, 2016

Finkelstein Thompson is investigating claims that under the labels Better Homes and Gardens and Canopy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (“Wal-Mart”) sold bed linens made by Welspun India, Ltd. (“Welspun”) as  “100% Egyptian Cotton.” Customers often seek out and pay a larger premium for Egyptian cotton because it is high quality. 

 

Volkswagen and Audi 2.0L Settlement
November 02, 2016

On June 28, 2016, a proposed class action settlement on behalf of consumers who are owners or lessees of Volkswagen and Audi 2.0 L TDI vehicles was filed in the multidistrict litigation titled, In re: Volkswagen "Clean Diesel" Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litig., MDL No. 2672 CRB.  at  This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it .

In re Sony PS3 “Other OS” Litigation Settlement
November 01, 2016

If you purchased a “Fat” PS3 in the United States between November 1, 2006, and April 1, 2010, from an authorized retailer for family, personal, and/or household use, you are a Class Member and may be eligible to submit a claim to receive a cash payment.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Claims Against Niantic, Inc., the Pokémon Company
October 25, 2016

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating claims against Niantic, Inc. (“Niantic”), The Pokémon Company (Pokémon Co.”), and Nintendo Co. Ltd. (“Nintendo”). Earlier this year, the immensely popular Pokémon Go smart phone game was released. Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game, where players find and “catch” Pokémon in their real environment, using the GPS, camera, and gyroscope features on users’ mobile phones. 

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates MyFord Touch
October 17, 2016

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating allegations that MyFord Touch and MyLincoln Touch touchscreen systems may be defective. Some customers have claimed that the systems may crash, freeze, fail to respond to voice and touch commands, as well as providing inaccurate GPS information and unable to connect to mobile phones and iPods. 

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates “All Natural” Claims Against Beanfields
October 06, 2016

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating claims that Beanfields Snacks Corporation (Beanfields) has engaged in deceptive and misleading business practices. Many customers counted on Beanfields’ claim the products are “All Natural” and it is alleged that Beanfields actually uses multiple synthetic ingredients such as lactic acid, citric acid, and maltodrextrin.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates ITT Tech
October 05, 2016

Finkelstein Thompson is investigating the closure of ITT Technical Institute , a for-profit university. ITT Tech just lost its federal funding and its accreditation.  Many students have been left in the lurch because of the school’s closing. Students may have suffered financial damage from paying for a degree that has no value , or paying for credits that they have been unable to transfer. Students may have also taken out loans that they are unable to discharge.

Finkelstein Thompson Investigates SiriusXM Lifetime Subscriptions
October 05, 2016

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating claims that Sirius XM misleadingly promised Lifetime subscriptions to its satellite radio service. Some customers may have purchased lifetime subscriptions at high upfront prices, with the understanding that they would be able to access the service continually. Now, Sirius XM is allegedly not honoring lifetime subscription it sold to its early customers without conditions. 

Finkelstein Thompson Investigates Wells Fargo on Behalf of Shareholders
September 30, 2016

Wells Fargo & Company disclosed on September 7, 2016, that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau had fined the company $100 million for secretly opening over 2 million unauthorized deposit and credit card accounts since 2011 in order to meet performance goals.   Wells Fargo’s conduct has also resulted in millions in refunds to affected customers, the initiation of other governmental investigations and sanctions,  lawsuits by former employees alleging they were wrongfully terminated, and securities fraud, class action lawsuits.

Annie Chun's Settlement
September 28, 2016

On March 23, 2016, the Judge in the Peterson v. CJ America, Inc. class action, pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, entered an Order Preliminarily Approving the class action settlement. The Court has scheduled a hearing for September 30, 2016 to consider a motion for final approval of the settlement.  For more information please visit the settlement website at  www.noMSGaddedsettlement.com

Finkelstein Thompson Investigates Yahoo Data Breach
September 26, 2016

Finkelstein Thompson is investigating Yahoo after revelations that 500 million users may have been affected by an email hack in 2014. In a statement  on September 22nd, Yahoo said user information, including names, email addresses telephone numbers, birthdates, encrypted password, and, in some cases, security questions were compromised. Your account and email may have been affected by the breach.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates NFL Hall of Fame Game Consumer Misrepresentation
August 11, 2016

On Sunday August 7, the NFL was due to begin its preseason with a game between the Indianopolis colts and the Green Bay Packers. The game was going to take place in Canton, Ohio at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, to line up with the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. Season ticket holders and other fans from around the country traveled to Canton, Ohio, in order to watch their favorite teams compete. However, the artificial turf that the NFL allowed the game to take place on was not in good enough condition for the game to take place.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Status of Uber drivers in Washington, D.C.
August 02, 2016

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating whether Uber driers are being unfairly labeled as independent contractors. If Uber Drivers ought to be labeled as employees instead of independent, as FT is investigating, Uber drivers would gain workplace protections such as overtime and the ability to obtain tips.  

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Emissions Fraud Allegations Against GM
July 07, 2016

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating General Motors, the American automaker, which has been hit with a lawsuit that alleges that GM’s Chevy Cruze model uses software to cheat on emissions tests. The issues are similar to the issues found in other automakers vehicles last year.
Finkelstein Thompson Investigates LLP Uber Driver Classification Issues
July 05, 2016

Earlier this year, the ridesharing app, Uber settled a class-action lawsuit in the states of California and Massachusetts. To many drivers' dissatisfaction, the suit did not clearly establish the status of Uber drivers outside of those two states. Finkelstein Thompson is investigating whether Uber drivers should be classified as employees rather than independent contractors, especially Washington, D.C., in order for them to receive appropriate workplace protections, overtime pay, and appropriate tips.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates T. Rowe Price for Charges of Excessive Fees
June 17, 2016

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating allegations that T. Row Price Group charged $388 million in excess fees. It has been alleged that T. Rowe Price charges higher fees for its well known funds, and lower prices for its subadvised funds, even though the services provided to the two types of funds are substantially similar. 

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Generic Digoxin or Doxycycline Price Fixing
June 16, 2016

FT is investigating the sky rocketing price increases of many generic drugs. This might be due to collusion by several drug companies. If you have paid unusually large amounts for generic drugs during the last few years, you might have been affected, particularly, if you have paid for some or all of the purchase price of generic digoxin or doxycycline during the period from October 1, 2012 to the present.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Claims Against Uber
May 05, 2016

Finkelstein Thompson is investigating a second spate of claims against Uber. In the two weeks since Uber’s $100 million dollar settlement for drivers in California and Massachusetts, several class-action complaints have been filed against the ride-sharing service. 

Agreement in Principle reached in Volkswagen "Clean Diesel" (Emissions Defeat Device) MDL No. 2672
April 22, 2016

San Francisco, Calif. – (April 21, 2016) – The MDL Plaintiffs' Steering Committee leading the Volkswagen Emissions "Defeat Device" consumer class actions is pleased to announce that they have reached an Agreement in Principle with Volkswagen regarding the claims of all 2.0 liter TDI owners and lessees. The agreement is an important first step in the effort to obtain full compensation for consumers and remediation of the environment impact caused by excessive emissions.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Potentially Unfair Buyout of the Fresh Market
March 18, 2016

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of the Fresh Market (“TFM” or Corporation”) (NasdaqGS: TFM) concerning the Company’s proposed acquisition by Apollo Global Management, LLC. (NYSE: APO). Under the terms of the proposal, TFM shareholders will receive $28.50 for each share of TFM’s common stock owned. 

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Accusations Against Mercedes for Emissions-Cheating Devices
March 01, 2016

Allegations have surfaced that Mercedes-Benz, the German-based car company, installed “defeat devices” in their diesel vehicles that let them ace emissions inspections while otherwise producing pollutants at many times allowed levels. Mercedes marketed certain of its BlueTec diesel vehicles as :“Earth-Friendly” and "the world’s cleanest and most advanced diesel” engines, with “ultra-low emissions, high fuel economy and responsive performance.” 

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Allegations Against EOS Lip Balm
January 28, 2016

Finkelstein Thompson is investigating claims that the popular EOS lip balm allegedly mislead consumers by advertising its signature lip balm as natural and healthful. However, several customers have displayed adverse symptoms  which dermatologists have found, might be attributable to use of EOS lip balm.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates VTech Data Breach
January 27, 2016

Finkelstein Thompson is conducting an investigation into the recent hacking of childrens’ toys made by VTech. 

Gateway Settlement
November 19, 2014

On November 7, 2014, the United States District Court for the Central District of California preliminarily approved a proposed settlement in the case titled, Lima v. Gateway, Inc.
Capitol Park Towers Apartments Settlement Notice
June 30, 2014

The DC Superior Court has preliminarily approved a settlement in the class action lawsuit Chaney, et al. v. Capitol Park Associates, et al. 

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Comments on SEC Proposed Crowdfunding Rule
February 05, 2014

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently proposed regulations to implement Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (“JOBS”) Act and Section 4(a)(6) to the Securities Act of 1933 in which Congress created an exemption to securities registration requirements that would equity-based crowdfunding. As a firm with more than four decades of experience in securities law, Finkelstein Thompson LLP is actively engaged in the development of this new industry and submitted comments in response to the SEC’s proposed rules.

Ninth Circuit Reinstates Claims Against Sony for Removal of the Other Operating System
January 08, 2014

PlayStation®3 (“PS3”) owners won a significant appeal that will allow consumers to pursue their claims that Sony caused damages by disabling the heavily advertised ability to run another operating system and use the PS3 as a computer.

Finkelstein Thompson Defeats NASDAQ’S Motion to Dismiss Case Over Botched Facebook IPO
December 18, 2013

Shareholders who participated in Facebook’s (NASDAQ: FB) botched IPO won a victory on December 11, 2013, when Judge Sweet of the Southern District of New York rejected NASDAQ’s (NASDAQ: NDAQ) motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit alleging NASDAQ negligently failed to properly test and design its systems.

Dry Max Pampers Important Notice
December 09, 2013

On December 5, 2013, the Honorable Timothy S. Black issued an important notice in the case titled In re Dry Max Pampers Litigation, which is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. The litigation relates to the marketing and sales of Dry Max Pampers.

Naked Juice Class Settlement
September 16, 2013

On August 7, 2013, the Honorable John A. Kronstadt approved of a $9 million cash settlement in the case titled Pappas v. Naked Juice Co. of Glendora, Inc.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP was appointed co-lead class counsel. Please visit the Naked Juice settlement website for more information.

Class Action Settlement with Allergan, Inc.
February 21, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is pleased to announce that the Honorable Philip Gutierrez of the United States District Court, Central District of California, granted preliminary approval of a $7,750,000 million dollar settlement with Allergan, Inc. in the case titled, Dr. Julio Garcia v. Allergan, Inc., Case No. CV 11-9811-PSG (Ex). The settlement resolves a nationwide class action suit against Allergan based on allegations that the company promoted the use of one vial of BOTOX® Cosmetic on more than one patient. The lawsuit did not allege that BOTOX® Cosmetic is unsafe or ineffective. Allergan denies the allegations.

GranuFlo and Naturalyte May Cause Heart Problems
November 14, 2012

If you took GranuFlo and Naturalyte and underwent hemodialysis and suffered any serious adverse health effects, please call (877) 800-1450 to speak to Finkelstein Thompson LLP attorneys who are available to analyze your situation at no cost or obligation to you. If you do not know if Granuflo was used for your hemodialysis treatment, Finkelstein Thompson LLP can even help you learn that information.

GranuFlo and Naturalyte are used to treat acute and chronic renal (kidney) failure during hemodialysis. The Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") recalled the drugs after they were linked to serious adverse health effects.  These drugs were part of a Class I recall which are the most serious type of recall issued by the FDA.  Class I recalls involve situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of the recalled products will cause serious adverse health consequences or death. Indeed, as a result of the formulation of Naturalyte and GranuFlo, it is believed patients were at a higher risk of heart and cardiovascular injuries, including cardiac arrest, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and death.

Medtronic InFUSE® Bone Graft Can Cause Harm
November 12, 2012

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating allegations that Medtronic, Inc. illegally promoted and attempted to conceal the adverse events associated with InFUSE® Bone Graft ("InFUSE"), Medtronic, Inc.'s bio-engineered bone graft device used for spinal surgery. It is alleged that Medtronic, Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of InFUSE for posterior lumbar surgery, when InFUSE is FDA-approved for anterior or abdominal lumbar surgery. It is also alleged that Medtronic, Inc. intentionally minimized or downplayed the risks of serious side effects related to the use of InFUSE, including ectopic or uncontrolled bone growth, inflammatory reactions, back and leg pain events, urinary retention, retrograde ejaculation, and implant displacement.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates The Flushmate III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System
August 20, 2012

Recently the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC") announced a voluntary recall of the Flushmate III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System ("Flushmate III"). The Flushmate III presents a hazard of bursting at or near the vessel weld seam with a force strong enough to shatter the tank. The CPSC has already received 304 reports of the product bursting, resulting in property damage  and 14 impact or laceration injuries.

Merix
December 15, 2011

On November 16, 2011, the Circuit Court of Oregon, Multnomah County, entered a judgment and opinion granting final approval of a settlement providing $1.5 million to former shareholders of Merix Corporation. Finkelstein Thompson LLP ("FT") was appointed Co-Lead Counsel in this securities class action alleging that the Merix Board of Directors breached their fiduciary duties to Merix shareholders in connection with the approval of a merger with Viasystems Group, Inc. in October 2009. The certified class consists of all persons who held any Merix common stock continuously from October 6, 2009 through and including February 16, 2010.

Fifth Third Bank
December 01, 2011

This case has been preliminarily approved for settlement.  Please go to https://www.overdraftsettlement.com// for more information.

BAR/BRI Settlement
April 09, 2007

This case has been preliminarily approved for settlement.  Please go to http://www.barbri-classaction.com for more information.