Class Action

Carrier HVAC Buyers Lose 2nd Cert. Bid Over Valve Failures

Consumers who blamed Carrier Corp. and related companies for an allegedly faulty valve in their heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems lost another attempt to pursue their claims as a class action Monday, after a California federal judge said the cases need individual scrutiny…

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Ghirardelli Tastes Victory In Chocolate-Less White Chips Suit

Ghirardelli Chocolate Co. on Wednesday escaped a lawsuit claiming the sweets maker tricked consumers into thinking its cocoa-free white baking chips actually contained chocolate, with a California federal judge saying reasonable consumers wouldn’t have been bamboozled by the product’s packaging…

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GM Ignition Switch MDL Ready For 4th ‘Wave’ Of Plaintiffs

A New York federal judge on Wednesday ordered the initiation of a fourth “wave” of multidistrict litigation over alleged defects in the ignition switches of some General Motors vehicles, pointing to the “remarkable success” of the so-called wave approach in handling the sprawling MDL…

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New Calif. Privacy Law Surfaces In Salesforce Data Suit

California’s new consumer privacy law made an appearance in a proposed class action filed in Oakland federal court that accuses children’s clothing company Hanna Andersson and its online payment services provider Salesforce of failing to properly safeguard customers’ sensitive data…

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App Cos. Sue Facebook Over ‘Brazen’ Anti-Competitive Plot

A handful of tech companies launched a proposed class action against Facebook on Thursday in California federal court, alleging the social media giant intentionally set out to destroy app developers it deemed as potential rivals in “the most brazen, willful anti-competitive scheme in a generation”…

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